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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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The Digital Marketer’s Guide to Resource and Budget Allocation Across Channels
sponsored by Marketo
EBOOK: Typical adults consume 9.8 hours of media per day, exposing themselves to thousands of ads and weakening the effect of each one. Access this e-book to learn how to get ahead of the digital media advertising trend coming in 2017, several best practices, considerations, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Marketo

How Converging Cloud, Mobile, and Social Trends are Impacting ERP
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: 4 influential trends – cloud and SaaS, mobility, social media, and big data – are converging as they impact enterprise resource planning and ERP vendors. Discover how to adapt your ERP strategy to incorporate SaaS, increased mobility, big data insights, and more in order to drive your business's innovation.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Sage Software

Best Practices for Social Media Archiving and Security
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While social media can provide a number of important benefits to organizations, increasing use of social media comes with several security/compliance risks and costs. Uncover social media usage statistics, risk possibilities and how to best employ social media securely for your organization.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Extending the Value of Mobile Java Apps
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In the age of mobile development, you may want to revisit your strategy for Java and JEE systems. Watch this webinar to get tips on how to implement microservices and APIs, improve user experience, and more. You'll also learn how to improve app integration and leverage cloud-based mobile backend as a service.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Aug 3, 2016

IBM

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

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

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

5 Ways Wholesale Distributors Can Succeed with the Millennial Generation
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a checklist of five tactics that can help you prepare your business to succeed with the next generation of customers, partners and employees. Access now and you'll also unlock the details and benefits of each tactic.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

Infor

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

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

Assessing the Benefits of Social and Cloud-Based CRM Tools
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Do the cloud and CRM go hand in hand? Most will argue yes, but why? In this expert e-guide, tap into advantages of CRM in the cloud, and learn how technology company Shuttle Cloud uses cloud tools to manage customers, organize sales leads and hire internally. Plus, gain tips for making social CRM tools work effectively in your organization.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Expert Tips for Social CRM: Why Companies Are Pinning Their Hopes on Pinterest
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: Discover how you can formulate a winning social CRM strategy, and knock your customers' expectations out of the park. Tap into why Pinterest is piquing the interest of businesses and get an exclusive look at how MLB teams engage with their customers via personalized mobile updates.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

CRM Analytics: How to Make the Most of Customer Data
sponsored by SearchCRM
EBOOK: The right combination of technology and human resources behind CRM analytics can provide a competitive advantage. Discover how you can empower sales, marketing, and customer service teams to make smarter, data-driven decisions with CRM analytics.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

SearchCRM

CRM Stories: Rogerseller
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE: In this resource, Rogerseller's Geraldine Smallacombe illustrates how she was able to give her customers a more dynamic journey. Access now and learn how to achieve a social presence that engages customers and gauges sentiment, in-depth knowledge of preferences and profiles that results in better targeting, and more.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Microsoft

Collaboration and Messaging Apps in the Enterprise
sponsored by Magnet
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn how new, real-time collaboration tools are driving greater productivity in the business, but more importantly, learn why CIOs should still keep an eye on the consumer messaging market.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016

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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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