By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 20, 2010
The emergence of Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the social Web as a global force in the last several years has done a great deal to highlight their potential to fundamentally alter the way we communicate and collaborate both at home and in business. However, despite the movement of social computing into our daily lives we’re all clearly on a long journey together as the technologies themselves emerge from infancy.
The state-of-the-art today when it comes to the social computing environments that surround us now — in our browsers, mobile devices, and elsewhere — underscore how much more we have left to do to make these new modes of digital conversation and discourse become mature, efficient, safe, and truly useful.
Fortunately the Web doesn’t stand still and there continues continues to be rapid research and development when it comes to the mechanics of today’s online social universe. There are many new efforts under way to refine and improve the world of social media, some of which we’ll explore here and many which are just beginning…
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By Dion Hinchcliffe on December 10, 2009
The ongoing and seemingly inexorable decline of traditional media continues to be the canonical example of what happens when the ground rules get changed in an industry that is fundamentally unable to adapt to new market conditions. A great analysis recently posted by Umair Haque at Harvard Business underscores the point: The so-called new normal is starting to seem more and more foreign the deeper we go into the 21st century than most organizations may yet be willing to believe.
Here’s an exploration of what will likely drive forward next-generation businesses in the 21st century.
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