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EC – Businesses raise their internet profile by using social media

“This article presents recent statistics on the use of social media by enterprises in the European Union (EU) as part of their strategy for integrating information and communication technologies (ICT) in their business. Social media refer to internet based applications such as, for instance, social networks, blogs, multimedia content-sharing sites and wikis. In principle, enterprises use social media for image building or for marketing products but more generally in order to reach an audience in ways that the audience wants to be reached…Use of social media: highlights:

  • Some 30 % of EU enterprises used social media (e.g. social networks, blogs, content-sharing sites and wikis) in 2013, with almost three out of four of these businesses (73 %) using such applications to build their image and to market products.
  • Social networks were enterprises’ favourite form of social media.
  • Half of EU enterprises that used social media, especially enterprises in the accommodation sector, reported using them to obtain customers’ opinions or reviews or to answer their questions.
  • Among the enterprises that used social media, the size of the enterprise was not so important in determining whether the firm used social media to attract customers: 72 % of small enterprises used them for image building or for marketing products, compared with 79 % of large enterprises.”

New York Review of Books – The fast pace of change on the information superhighway

Are We Puppets in a Wired World? - Sue Halpern highlights new books on a range of issues including privacy, big data, social media and predictive analysis in relationship to e-commerce. “In the first five years of the new millennium, Internet use grew 160 percent; by 2005 there were nearly a billion people on the Internet. By 2005,Continue Reading

Commentary – The Decline of Wikipedia

Tom Simonite – MIT Technology Review: “The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10. It is not operated by a sophisticated corporation but by a leaderless collection of volunteers who generally work under pseudonyms and habitually bicker with each other. It rarely triesContinue Reading

OpenStreetMap -The Free Wiki World Map

Wikimedia – “Previous versions of our application used Google Maps for the nearby view. This has now been replaced with OpenStreetMap – an open and free source of Map Data that has been referred to as ‘Wikipedia for Maps.’ This closely aligns with our goal of making knowledge available in a free and open mannerContinue Reading

GSA's Apps.gov Offers Info and Links to Free Social Media Applications for Government Agencies

Via GSA’s Apps.gov: “Social media apps make it easier to create and distribute content and discuss the things we care about and help us get the job done. Social media includes various online technology tools that enable people to communicate easily and share information. Social media includes text, audio, video, images, podcasts, and other multimediaContinue Reading

National Archives Announces Launch of New "Our Archives" Wiki

“The National Archives announces the launch today of its first public wiki called “Our Archives” on Wikispaces located at: http://www.ourarchives.wikispaces.net. “Our Archives” provides a collaborative space for members of the public, researchers, and staff to share knowledge about National Archives records, resources and research. The wiki is an opportunity for researchers, historians, archivists, and citizenContinue Reading

Leaks of National Security Documents to Media Focus of Government Prosecution

Follow up to New Yorker: Julian Assange and WikiLeak’s mission for total transparency news from two sources on converging aspects of leaking national security data via MSM and alternative news outlets. “Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear that he may be aboutContinue Reading

New Yorker: Julian Assange and WikiLeak's mission for total transparency

No Secrets, by Raffi Khatchadourian: “[Julian Paul] Assange is an international trafficker, of sorts. He and his colleagues collect documents and imagery that governments and other institutions regard as confidential and publish them on a Web site called WikiLeaks.org. Since it went online, three and a half years ago, the site has published an extensiveContinue Reading

The Application Usage and Risk Report – An Analysis of End User Application Trends in the Enterprise

The Application Usage and Risk Report – An Analysis of End User Application Trends in the Enterprise, Fall Edition 2009, Palo Alto Networks: “Social networking, blogging/microblogging, cloud-based productivity and collaborative applications are just a few of the applications that are making the cross over from personal to corporate use as a means of improving productivity.Continue Reading

DoD Web 2.0 Guidance Forum

DoD Web 2.0 Guidance Forum – Value of Web 2.0 Capabilities: “In examining how the Department of Defense should take maximal advantage of Web 2.0 capabilities (including social networking services, social media, wikis, blogs, RSS feeds, etc.), we are looking at how Web 2.0 capabilities can be used to improve current and future Department operations.Continue Reading

Web 2.0 Collaboration: Tools for the Next Generation of Public Service

Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools for the Next Generation of Public Service – Driving high performance through more engaging, accountable and citizen-focused service “Web 2.0 technologies and services have spread around the world at an amazing pace and are used by millions of people every day. Many public service organizations are also adopting Web 2.0 applicationsContinue Reading

OpenCongress Project Launches Project RaceTracker

“The RaceTracker project on the OpenCongress wiki tracks every election for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and state governor. RaceTracker is a free, open-source, fully-referenced, and non-partisan public resource. It is coordinated by the crew at the SwingStateProject.”