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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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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: Discover how you can overcome the negative compliance and security side effects of deploying new communications and social channels in the pharmaceutical industry. Learn 6 ways to adopt these technologies while mitigating legal and security risks.
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

The Impact of Mobile, Social, and Big Data on Data Governance
sponsored by ERwin
EGUIDE: New technologies are changing the terms of data governance. In this e-guide get valuable advice from data governance experts Mark O'Neill and Cory Isaacson as they explain how to navigate data governance in the era of big data and social media.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

ERwin

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

The Significance of Customer Engagement: An Investigation into Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals why customer engagement is critical to the concept of customer lifetime value. Discover what it takes to do customer engagement right, so you can experience increased revenue over a longer period of time at a lower cost.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 16 Mar 2016

Avaya

Super Bowl 50: The Social Story
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: How can your brand galvanize your campaigns with meaningful messages and unique second screen activations? Click through now to discover the powerful bond between social media and sports that your brand should be leveraging to drive engagement.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation

6 Questions To Ask A Social Platform Vendor Before Signing A Contract
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You've probably noticed the abundance of social relationship management tools on the market today. From long-established companies to fresh start-ups, the space is saturated with solutions for pretty much everything. Download this white paper now to learn what social relationship management platform is right for your business.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 15 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation

Infographic: Stats you need to Satisfy the Evolving End Customer
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Make the customer experience easy and personal. Access this infographic to broaden your understanding of what the customer experience means in the wake of social and mobile advances.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 11 Mar 2016

Avaya

The Business Leader's Guide to Optimizing the Social Customer Journey
sponsored by Salesforce
WHITE PAPER: Your customers are praising and complaining on Twitter and Instagram. Are you responding? This resource explains how to successfully use social media to dramatically impact the customer experience. Learn how to address common problems in this blossoming marketing tool.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Salesforce

Is Social The New Customer Call Center?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Companies need to adapt their customer service for social consumers, but social service is more than just resolving issues – it drives brand reputation. In this webinar, discover how your organization can work with Twitter to create, improve, and transform customer service solutions for your brand.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Feb 29, 2016

Oracle Corporation

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

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

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
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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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