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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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2017 State Of Global Customer Service Report
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the Microsoft 2017 State of Global Customer Service report's key findings about digital brand engagement, customer self-service, omnichannel strategies, and more.
Posted: 08 Dec 2017 | Published: 08 Dec 2017

Microsoft

Everyone Wins When Registration Is Easy
sponsored by Janrain
CASE STUDY: Explore how the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group uses a customer identity management platform to facilitate a seamless registration process, provide a personalized experience on brand sites, welcome back returning visitors with a one-click login experience, and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2017 | Published: 05 Dec 2017

Janrain

Slate Increase Registrations More Than 30% by Improving User Experience
sponsored by Janrain
CASE STUDY: Explore how Slate, a digital magazine, upgraded its log-in system to make it easier for readers to engage with and register for its content.
Posted: 05 Dec 2017 | Published: 05 Dec 2017

Janrain

5 Ways You Should be Using Social Data...That You Probably Haven’t Considered
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Discover the 5 ways you should be using social data that you probably haven't considered, and how you can use analytics tools to locate and extract insights from the sea of social media data.
Posted: 29 Nov 2017 | Published: 29 Nov 2017

IBM

APIs: The New Language of Business Collaboration
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to capitalize on cloud, mobile, big data, and social computing trends with APIs and learn how to develop, deploy, and maintain APIs throughout their lifecycle.
Posted: 01 Nov 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2017

Red Hat

Providing Great Customer Service Through Social Media
sponsored by Zendesk
WHITE PAPER: One of the first challenges to providing great customer service is where to focus your time and resources. Providing great customer service through social media can be a way to get around this hurdle. Learn how you can get started with developing a social customer service strategy of your own.
Posted: 25 Oct 2017 | Published: 25 Oct 2017

Zendesk

Microsoft Lays Out Linkedin CRM Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
ANALYST REPORT: In this note by Nucleus Research, learn why Microsoft's new Relationship Sales tool, which combines Microsoft's Dynamics 365 for Sales and LinkedIn's Sales Navigator Enterprise edition, can drive a productivity increase of 12 – 15% for sales people, while also accelerating time to close.
Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Published: 19 Oct 2017

Microsoft

Creating An Omnichannel Experience For Your Customers
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: Consumer behavior is rapidly changing in today's always-on digital world ... and according to an Aberdeen Report; companies with an omnichannel program see 25% annual growth in revenue and a lower volume of customer complaints. Learn how to create an omnichannel contact center experience for your customers.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Genesys

Safety Meshing: Hybrid trust models in social networks for end-to-end encryption
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis series looks at an alternative approach to end-to-end encryption.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 13 Sep 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Promoting Your Business Abroad: How to Prep Your Strategy for Exporting
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to get started with exporting and take steps towards increasing sales opportunities and growing your customer base. Discover how to adapt your website to promote your business internationally, market your business with advertising and social media, support exporting with accounting software, and more.
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Sage (UK) Limited

The Public Sector Guide to Social Media Strategy and Policy
sponsored by Smarsh
RESOURCE: This guide outlines some practical steps you can take to develop a social media strategy and policy to help gain the maximum value from your online efforts.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

Smarsh

Digital Transformation Trends in IT Services
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
ANALYST REPORT: CIOs and other leaders are tasked with taking their organizations to the next level in digital transformation; delivering the agility to stay competitive in a dynamic global market. Access this IDC report to see how CIOs and business leaders should approach assessing their organization's maturity and the next step in their digital transformations.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Vodafone GmbH Enhanced Customer Experience Across Channels
sponsored by Genesys
CASE STUDY: Mobile phone network company, Vodafone GmbH, knew they needed to enhance their customer service. Previously, their communication channels operated in silos that caused customer frustration. Discover how Vodafone GmbH was able to accomplish this goal, and also enable a high-quality mobile app for their customers.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Genesys

Are we trusting social networks too much?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series sheds an often uncomfortable light on the privacy risks people incur by using social media, and offers advice on how to minimise those risks
Posted: 31 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Explore the Changing Contact Center Landscape
sponsored by LogMeIn Rescue
EGUIDE: New technology is shifting contact centers in a different direction – one that appeals more to current customer expectations. In this expert guide, discover new opportunities available for contact centers. Explore why infrastructure has become a major concern, new multichannel technology, and how one call center made social media work.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

LogMeIn Rescue

Chit-Chat: The New Team Messaging Apps Go Mainstream
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EZINE: In this special edition of Network Evolution, we explore how the rise of team collaboration apps could change the way enterprises do business.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

SearchNetworking.com

Customer Engagement Strategies Hinge on Social Media Savvy
sponsored by Bazaarvoice
EGUIDE: Social media plays an important role in customer engagement strategies, but many sales and marketing teams struggle with how to use social platforms. This guide features insights from Sales Machine 2016, a two-day sales best practices and technology convention. Learn how you can use social media as an effective customer engagement tool.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Bazaarvoice

Social Media Monitoring Long on Promise, Short on Results
sponsored by SearchContentManagement
EBOOK: Every company knows that social media holds great insight into customer desires, but many are failing. This handbook on social media monitoring identifies some of the difficulties and provides suggestions on converting raw data into actionable information to successfully engage audiences, identify prospects and enhance brand awareness.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Aug 2016

SearchContentManagement

InterSystems Caché gives PCS an advantage in cloudbased social media management applications
sponsored by InterSystems
CASE STUDY: Thanks to social media, brand perception can change rapidly in any given market. Read on to learn how cloud technology eases brand management in existing markets and transitions into new ones.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

InterSystems

New Rules of Engagement: Dispelling 3 Myths of Communications
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Take a closer look at the pros and cons of adopting a consumer-like approach to business communications. Explore 3 enterprise communication myths, and how you can selectively leverage components of these misconceptions to foster a culture of engagement.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

New Rules of Engagement: Dispelling 3 Myths of Communications
sponsored by Avaya CenturyLink
WHITE PAPER: Take a closer look at the pros and cons of adopting a consumer-like approach to business communications. Explore 3 enterprise communication myths, and how you can selectively leverage components of these misconceptions to foster a culture of engagement.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya CenturyLink

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

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

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
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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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