Social Media

World's Largest Organ Donor Registry Crowdsources PSA's

Amateur filmmakers don’t have to move to Hollywood to make it big thanks to a new video contest for MatchingDonors.com, the world’s largest living organ donor registry. The organization has partnered with Zooppa, a website of user-generated advertising to create the “Everybody Can Save a Life!” contest. Participants can upload a 30 second PSA encouraging people to sign up to ...

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Telcos Become Banks – Facebook Next?

I came across an article yesterday on GigaOm – Dreams of mobile payments lead telco to try banking – notifying us that Rogers, a Canadian mobile carrier, has filed to become a bank. It makes sense, as we see various iterations of mobile wallets coming into existence, and carriers looking for a new revenue stream. Of course, it’s yet to ...

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Twitter's Business Model Innovation

In an excellent article on the impact of twitter on the Arab Spring revolutions, Blake Hounshell makes an important point about twitter itself: “But five years since its founding, Twitter has hit a critical mass of activists and casual observers on the ground, journalists in the office and in the field, and analysts behind their desks. Twitter today is always ...

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5 Creativity Lessons from Facebook's Soleio Cuervo

The Wall Street Journal ran a profile this past weekend on Soleio Cuervo, a product designer and member of the team that created the Facebook “Like” button. Since I always appreciate a profile that looks behind the scenes at how someone who creates does the creating, I recommend you check the article out if you haven’t seen it already. In ...

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A YouTube and Google+ Innovation

Thanks to some of the people in my Google+ feed, I came across a little hidden innovation that YouTube and Google+ have brought to the social media party – social video watching. In real life, when people want to watch a show together they either invite them over for a TV night or maybe they hang on the line on ...

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Let the Innovation Conversations Begin

One of the reasons that Blogging Innovation has been replaced by Innovation Excellence is so that we can create more opportunities for people to collect and connect on the site. I would like to call special attention to our first innovation office hours tomorrow at Noon EDT (9am PDT or 5PM GMT or 6PM EU) on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/search/ixchat or ...

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Future of Facebook – Part One

We live in stormy times. Accelerating change in technology and information is transforming our world, making it more difficult to predict and navigate. Opportunities and challenges alike are growing in scale and complexity, as reflected in massive fast-growing systems like Facebook. It’s important to think about these things now and generate predictions and scenarios for possible futures, so that sensible ...

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What's Next With P&G's Connect + Develop Site?

The pace of evolution on the intersection between open innovation and social media is astonishing and companies need to pay lots of attention to where things are headed. P&G and their Connect+Develop initiative is rightfully considered one of the best examples of open innovation implementation and I especially like their “behind the scenes” efforts and how they and constantly try ...

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Facebook – The Social Accelerator?

We live in a world of accelerating change. As our communication technologies evolve, it becomes easier to connect more and more of us around the planet to each other. The web collapses space and time, dissolves geographic boundaries, and gives us windows into each other’s worlds. This is causing shifts in the way individuals perceive themselves, their immediate relationships with ...

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Your Customers Aren't Listening

We appear to have a bit of a disconnect on our hands. According to a recent study by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, there’s a significant divide between how companies want to leverage social media channels, and how their customers use them. For example, more than 60 percent of executives surveyed believe social media will fundamentally change the way they ...

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