Facebook Like Button

Facebook Like Button

Since Facebook Like Button came out, more and more people are adding the Like Button To their web sites!   We found out an interesting fact that only 10.8% of the top 10,000 websites on the net actually have the Facebook Like Button? When you take a look at most of the big websites of major corporations these are ether out dated web sites or have been oblivious to the world around them. In any case we start to look at social networking as a craze, the question is what will happen 5-10 years from now? How many more social networks will rise and fall in that time? On AddThis we have over 350 ways to share content. This is probably the most linked in sharing system to date but it can be overwhelming to choose which network to share on. Facebook Share Buttons are not only easy to use but can provide seamless integration of interests to several of your closest friends and relatives but again with limited exposure. With a click of the mouse you can provide instant interaction with a comment of your own about why you would recommend that particular website or photo or whatever. On the other hand, we have a slew of other very useful networks like StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Friendster, LinkedIn and so on. But the question is, which ones are more able to convey information to the people you deal with on a regular basis? The answer is simple…all of them! That’s right! With networks like Ping.Fm and others like Google +1, Feedburner Etc… This takes the hassle of tons of...
Practices and Methodologies In Social Networking

Practices and Methodologies In Social Networking

Nowadays, when people think about Social Networks (SN), they often refer to Web applications like Facebook, Hi5 or LinkedIn even though family, friends, classmates, or network of work colleagues remain the most common SN. SN refer to relationships that exist between network of people. The original concept of social circles was introduced by Georg Simmel, at the beginning of the 20th century. Since this first theory the discipline has matured to be used for instance by modern computer technologies to empower social science to do massive surveys on all kinds of social networks. The main idea is to map social relations and to look for parameters which will eventually lead to a better understanding of how relations work, information flows and organizations collaborate. Currently, such tool could be used to map and understand how the H1N1 influenza is spreading over a network of people. Many types of relationships (ties) can be revealed by Social Network Analyzes (SNA) in organizational settings; Knowledge transfer, trust relationships, who act as information or knowledge brokers? Where are the information bottlenecks? (just to name a few ideas). “The Hidden Powers of Social Networks” by Robb Cross and Andrew Parker is about using this latest social networking theories to improve the networks of organizations. Both authors worked with IBM on the Knowledge and Organization Forum. Dr. Cross is well recognized within the Social Networking Community, publishing lots of publications about the topic in several well known journals. To put their approach in one sentence: Try to find out the underlying, informal structure in organizations! They then put the scientific theories about how to improve the...