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DEFINITION: Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains."In the 1950's, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove the theory mathematically.  … 
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Create a Workplace for a User-Centric World
sponsored by Atos
VIDEO: Discover in this video how digitalized services with seamless technologies can facilitate digital transformation in 4 core areas of your business: customer experience, business reinvention, compliance, and operational excellence. Tune in to also see how Windows 10 and other collaborative platforms pair with these services.
Posted: 27 Jun 2016 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2016

Atos

Engagement Everywhere eBook
sponsored by Avaya
EBOOK: Two out of three executives under the age of 35 are frustrated by technology at work, but believe they can be more productive with information sharing, and that better communications will positively impact business growth. Find out how else the digital revolution is impacting midsize businesses.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Avaya

Sophos Finds a Scalable Global Network Delivery Partner
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this case study, take a closer look at the content delivery network (CDN) that an IT security company leveraged to meet the demand for publishing security updates to millions of customers every 4 hours.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Governing the Complications of Social Media Security and Compliance
sponsored by Actiance
EGUIDE: In this exclusive e-guide, technology law expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses the obstacles of governing social media security in 21st century business and what you can do to protect sensitive company information.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Actiance

How Mobility Gives Small Businesses an Edge with Customers
sponsored by CDW
MICROSITE: What's the easiest way for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to compete with larger ones? Planning a strong mobile strategy that allows for more efficient internal operations and better customer engagement. Read on to learn how to lay out the best possible strategy for your SMB.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

CDW

Delivering a Digital Customer Experience for Today’s Mobile Consumer
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
WHITE PAPER: Today's customers demand flexibility from their digital interactions. Discover how you can provide seamless, satisfying digital experiences to your customers through email, text, web chat, and social media by downloading this white paper now.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Mitel Networks Limited

Six Tips to Use Social Media to Win Leads, Make Friends, and Influence Your Community
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
EBOOK: Proper social media usage can spell amazing success for your organization. Access this eBook to learn six strategies to improve how your organization utilizes the most popular communication channels and reach more customers than ever.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Solarwinds N-able

Risk or Reward? UC, IM, and Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: For pharmaceutical companies, the reward from social channels is high, but they must mitigate the risk in order to make it worth using. Learn how to capture and archive all content from social channels to stay in line with corporate governance and regulatory requirements.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

Actiance

Recruitment is Marketing: The Future of Talent Acquisition
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Social media has changed how we approach recruiting. In this report, discover how the social phenomenon has rocked the HR recruiting world, and learn how to create multi-faceted online attraction strategies.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Work Like a Network Accelerating Team Collaboration with Social
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and discover why productivity is no longer just defined by how quickly and efficiently an individual employee can deliver output. Rather, productivity is defined by how effectively teams collaborate and leverage the work and insights of others to reach a common goal that can benefit your business...big time.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Microsoft

Three Ways to Better Connect Your Workforce with Enterprise Social
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Download and discover how Enterprise Social allows your workers to connect to conversations, documents, and files that matter; be informed to make smarter decisions; and overall feel more engaged in their jobs and company culture.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Microsoft

Seize The Data: What's your data doing for you?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: For businesses that have the tools to launch effective big data analytics programs, the results can benefit the entire enterprise. In this resource, discover the 4 ways in which big data analytics tools can benefit your business.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Seize The Data: Engage your customer
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
RESOURCE: Discover how one big data analytics platform helped NASCAR quickly and easily extract valuable insights from their customer data.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Foster Collaborative Communication with SaaS
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: If you're looking to lower your TCO, receive fast ROI and protect critical IP with the power of a collaborative software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, download this quick just-the-facts video today. (Psst: it includes a hyperlink for a free trial of it, too!)
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 17 Nov 2014

IBM

Security Challenges in Healthcare Social Media Usage
sponsored by Actiance
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, Jeani Park, senior director at an Internet and mobile device monitoring company, answers questions about security challenges that healthcare organizations face when it comes to social media. Discover best practices for governing use of social media in a hospital or practice so that you can ensure patient information stays secure.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Actiance

Become a Social Business with Seamless Cloud Collaboration
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: IBM recently came to us to help get the word out about the benefits of a cloud-based social platform, which uses social tools to link people and colleagues across today's global, mobile business environment. Click to watch a quick video followed by a free trial so you can see if it fits your own unique collaboration and communications requirements.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2012

IBM

Social Business Helps Build a Smarter Bank
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: View today's featured video and watch how a world class bank demonstrates the power of providing their customers and employees with an exceptional digital experience – one that is relevant, intimate, social, drives real value and keeps them engaged anytime, anywhere.
Posted: 01 Apr 2016 | Premiered: 26 Nov 2013

IBM

Digital Customer Experience Success Stories
sponsored by Mitel Networks Limited
CASE STUDY: Customers demand outstanding convenient service on any platform. Discover how other businesses are catering to their needs by downloading this case study now.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

Mitel Networks Limited

How Social Business Builds A Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Today's social media users know when you take their grievances seriously, versus when you're just telling them what they want to hear. Learn ways to show your audience that you take action when addressing their concerns and fixing problems.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Infor

From Valuable to Vital: Why Companies Are Getting Serious About Social Media
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: What was once considered a novelty limited to personal use has transformed and been exploited by business. Learn tips on building a social business strategy, and uncover ways to generate value with it in this white paper.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Infor

Increase End User Productivity and Reduce Operating Costs with a Social Collaboration Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester brief, learn how a social collaboration platform can improve productivity by providing a unified location for content, reduce the burden on IT resources by bringing disparate resources together, provide anytime, anywhere access to information, and more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

IBM

Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Osterman Research report, learn how email is evolving and combining with new technologies. Explore how you can ensure that your email is securely integrated with new capabilities such as mobile and social, so that you can leverage email as a competitive advantage rather than allow it to become a liability.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

How Does Social Customer Service Affect Contact Centers?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, our CRM experts discuss how social media is transforming the way contact centers work. Learn strategies and best practices for implementing a social media customer service plan in your contact center.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Answering Customer Complaints Gracefully on Social Media
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide digs into the challenges of implementing a social customer service strategy in your enterprise. Uncover considerations on deciding how the organization should interact with customers, which sector of the company should handle these communications, and more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Social Media Customer Service: Where Companies Go Wrong
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide explores the disconnect between customer service and social media in companies both large and small. Uncover the risks of ignoring customer service on social media, and learn expert tips to get it right.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation
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SOCIAL NETWORKING DEFINITION (continued): …  Although they were able to phrase the question (given a set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another member via k_1, k_2, k_3...k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to solve the problem to their own satisfaction. In 1967, American sociologist Stanley Milgram devised a new way to test the theory, which he called "the small-world problem." He randomly selected people in the mid-West to send packages to a stranger located in Massachusetts. The senders knew the recipient's name, occupation, and general location. They were instructed to send … 
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