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The mesmerizing tech monopoly

June 4, 2017 by

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A recent post from The Verge, managed to surface one jaw-dropping perspective: By positioning themselves as the platforms on top of which information technology across every sector now runs, these titans of tech become the new centers of gravity for our economy, growing in size, scope, and influence while everyone else struggles not to fall […]

Phone-as-a-Service: mobile’s final frontier?

October 3, 2016 by

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A colleague pinged me on a brow-raising post by Guardian on the what appears to be ‘silent war’ among manufacturers and smartphone players. Over what? Well, ultimately, YOUR attention. Nothing new to us, right? But what the article highlights as the proposed state of smartphone innovation reaching a final stagnation point is an intriguing area of discussion. Also, […]

Should Social Entrepreneurs Collaborate? 4 Reasons Why

March 26, 2013 by

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In our new Social Change series at #SMCHAT, we’ve been discussing how to recognize a Social Entrepreneur, a person who is intentional and focused on advancing the social good in a sustainable way. It’s a noble pursuit, but one that can be extremely difficult to pursue in a vacuum. So let’s ask a relational question. […]

The Social Change Agenda: What is Possible?

January 23, 2013 by

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#SMCHAT is a Twitter Community that explores social media “one level down” … asking questions that spider out from the core inquiry:  ‘what is possible with social media?’  Whether we’re talking about Marketing practice, nuances of Customer Service, or recent advances in Mobility, we’ll challenge our understanding of what social media can help us achieve. […]

Alchemy of Social Change: What’s in the DNA of a Strong Community?

September 26, 2012 by

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Back inJanuary we introduced the notion of chemistry .. or maybe even alchemy .. to discuss what makes up a great community.  In that conversation we were discussing social communities in general, including #SMCHAT. But in the world of social change … which spans Non-Profits and NGO’s but  also includes change initiatives in large ecosystems like […]

Social Media Commerce – Where Social Media, Customer Service and Revenue Intersect

September 12, 2012 by

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Social Media Commerce...I love the sound of that. It's the sound of fruition...Creation of revenue streams via social media. It's exciting for so many. For some, however, it can be intimidating. The important questions can be tough: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? This week's #SMChat, September 12th at 1pm ET, will focus on Social Media, Customer Service and Social Commerce questions.

The Shift to Social Change

February 22, 2012 by

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For a good while now, this series has focused on how non-profits can best use social media to realize their missions. And while we’ve had a great run and good fun doing charity makeovers and exploring how .org’s can take advantage of the latest tools, we wanted to change things up a bit and broaden […]