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Social Media, Investor Relations, and Expert Networks

Brian Solis has a lengthy post at Techcrunch on Social Media and Investor Relations. There's a lot of material there, but I think he omits the area in social media through which the most market-moving information is flowing: expert networks. [...continue reading]

Liveblogging The Smart Money of Crowds: Collaborative Investing Startups

I'm liveblogging notes from tonight's MIT Enterprise Forum event on The Smart Money of Crowds: Collaborative Investing Startups. This was not hard to organize, and I'm very happy with how the event turned out. You can see the Twitter discussion via hashtag MIT0407. Panel Biographies [...continue reading]

Content is Dead, Community is King? The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry

My colleague Jesse Mandell took detailed notes on the recent SIIA panel on Brown Bag Lunch: Content is Dead, Community is King? The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry". You can view the web broadcast at no charge here. Panelists: Leslie Forde, VP [...continue reading]

Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0 in the Financial Services Industry

Matt Nelson of Tower Group was kind enough to give me permission to post his thoughtful slides on "Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0 in the Financial Services Industry", from the recent New York Financial Markets World conference on "Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in Capital Markets."  Christopher Rollyson [...continue reading]

The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry, Oct. 31

I'm happy to be participating at a Software and Information Industry Association lunch /webcast on October 31 in midtown New York, on "The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry". The event is on "how your enterprise can profit from social networking: in promotion and [...continue reading]

More on Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in Capital Markets

Christopher Rollyson took some very detailed notes on the recent New York conference on "Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 in Capital Markets." They're worth reviewing. [...continue reading]

How to Source Deals Using Social Media

I'm looking forward to speaking at an upcoming conference, Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0 in the Capital Markets Industry, on September 17 in New York. Liz Abraham of Financial Markets World reports that they still have slots for a few speakers with experience in using or implementing Web 2.0 in the [...continue reading]

Yahoo Should Not Buy Facebook

Robert Peck of Bear Stearns recently presented on the theme "Yahoo should buy Facebook", with a rough valuation of Facebook. I have to admit my skepticism of this argument. Yahoo has a history of not taking advantage of its acquisitions (Broadcast.com…). Far cheaper than buying [...continue reading]

M&A in the blog and wiki software markets

Kathleen Reidy has posted a useful survey of M&A in the blog and wiki software markets. [...continue reading]

"How Consumers Use Social Networking Sites" report

Charlene Li writes that Forrester just released a report on "How Consumers Use Social Networking Sites"."Social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook have seen tremendous growth over the past two years, attracting a young and engaged audience. Frequent users of these social networking sites not [...continue reading]

Web 3.0: Where Are We Headed?

I enjoyed speaking at the recent Web 2.0 New York conference.  I have posted an expanded version of my slide deck on "Web 3.0: Where Are We Headed?"  My thanks to Sutithi Chakraborty for her help in researching this topic. [...continue reading]

Web 2.0 NY Conference – June 14, 2007

I hope that some of you can join me at the conference below---I'll be on the panel discussing user-generated content. Web 2.0 NY  - June 14, 2007 Combined with Local Ad World & Madison Ave. 2.0    Collaborative & Social Tools applied to Business & [...continue reading]

InfoWorld: Social Media Breakfast 5/15: Overhyped or Under-executed? Strategies for Success

I hope to see you at this upcoming event: Sponsor: InfoWorld Title: Social Media Breakfast: Overhyped or Under-executed? Strategies for Success. Location: Roosevelt Hotel, New York City Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. [...continue reading]

MIT CIO Symposium: Networks for Competitive Advantage

I look forward to speaking at the MIT CIO Symposium on May 17 in Boston.  "This year's theme explores how social networks in business can revolutionize the processes by which people, partners and customers work together to create value. Social networks and related technology have gained [...continue reading]

Online communities and free speech

Earlier this year, Scott Allen blogged about some of the ongoing debates he's seen regarding online communities and free speech. Some users seem to think that the right of free speech applies everywhere, when in reality, it doesn't. In fact, the very same right of free speech that allows people [...continue reading]

Three Social Networking Startups: RevCat, YourLocal, CollectorsQuest

I was a judge tonight at an event sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum-NY, presentations by three social networking companies. (Sponsor: Fish & Richardson P.C.) The other judges: - Steve Brotman, Managing Director, Greenhill SAVP - Jim Coleman, President & Certified Facilitator -The [...continue reading]

Blogs as Business Tools (Investors' Business Daily)

Gary Stern of Investors' Business Daily wrote in a recent article, Blogs Are Put To Use As Business Machines on the significant benefits of unconventional marketing tools, especially blogs. According to the article, blogs can help greatly in generating new prospects and business leads. Of course, [...continue reading]

Social Media attacking Big Media

Social media, user-generated content, digital egalitarianism ... big media has a big problem ... The second tectonic shift that rocked the Internet in recent days came from Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia that allows visitors to create and edit roughly 1.5 million [...continue reading]