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A Simple Step Towards Using Social Media for Social Good

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There are more ways than ever to get in touch with like-minded folk and join communities of relevance to your personal interests. But how do we maximise social media for social good?
A Simple Step Towards Using Social Media for Social Good

Why I Would Give Up Facebook in a Heartbeat

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Being on Facebook originally was fun – reconnecting with friends I hadn’t seen in years, staying in better touch with family out of state and even getting to give an apology to someone that was about 10 years overdue. There were no ads and no games – you could say Facebook life was much simpler. Fast forward to now. Everytime I log on, I’m shown more ads that I ever remember seeing.
Why I Would Give Up Facebook in a Heartbeat

Social Startups: GirlsAskGuys.com Answers Questions You Didn't Know You Had

MegHan.Hunt
In the “collaborative economy,” questions and answers are currency. For an interactive question and answer platform -- where you can ask the community for suggestions on anything from the best Christmas gift for your sister’s boyfriend to the best slow jams to listen to while in bed -- the site GirlsAskGuys.com shows promise.
Social Startups: GirlsAskGuys.com Answers Questions You Didn't Know You Had

5 Ways to Grow Your Online Community

Edwin Huertas
Long before social media networks emerged, companies had already realized the value and benefits of creating communities around their products and brands. And why not? When treated properly, these communities generate goodwill to the company’s customers and prospects.
5 Ways to Grow Your Online Community

Productivity and the Rise of Coworking for Freelancers

Daniel Green
Currently there are 53 million Americans freelancing, making up 34% of the total workforce, with freelancers predicted to make up 50% of the US workforce by 2020. With companies embracing remote-working for their employees (and making large savings on real estate costs), new start-ups have cropped up, implying that there is a growing market for remote workers who will regularly need an office space on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis.
Productivity and the Rise of Coworking for Freelancers

From Large Corporations to Startups, Work Is Becoming More Social

Kayla Minguez
Check out these two case studies to see how more organizations are meeting their employees' needs for social interaction during the workday.
From Large Corporations to Startups, Work Is Becoming More Social

Building the Business Case for Community

Vanessa DiMauro
In every corner of an organization, the idea of having an online community is brought up. But often, the idea remains just that – an idea – because starting the journey seems daunting. How should we begin to build the business case for it? How can we translate the hard-to-explain-and-grasp benefits of community into a comprehensive and convincing plan? What lessons can be learned from others who have succeeded? How can we report the value in business terms? To answer these questions and more, we are sharing a detailed roadmap to set you firmly on course!
Building the Business Case for Community

A Place Designers Can Call HOME

MegHan.Hunt
As the audience for interior and exterior design evolves, so has the method for reaching them. We live in a digital world where mobile technology, social media, and online videos rule. With a focus on content curation, The Design Network is the first ever crowd-sourced, broadband television network and online community for both professional interior designers and the modern DIY crowd.
A Place Designers Can Call HOME

Why Community Manager Should Be Your Association's Next Hire

maggielmcg
Startup community managers are part sociologists, part event planners, part product developers and they straddle many different roles to build a sense of fellowship among a product's users.
Why Community Manager Should Be Your Association's Next Hire

Social Startups: Spot.IM Frees Website Owners from External Social Platforms

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“While existing social networks provide an effective way for publishers to reach new users and drive traffic to their website, Spot.IM gives site owners the ability to keep those users, and the conversation they have, in the place where the content was created,” said Nadav Shoval, CEO and co-founder of the first distributed social network.
Social Startups: Spot.IM Frees Website Owners from External Social Platforms