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Jim Cashel in Influence
2 Nov 2009
We recently described how we use social media at Forum One. Today we'll talk about the category leader for posting and sharing PowerPoint presentations, SlideShare. Since we're a consulting firm, we (and many of our clients) produce a lot of PowerPoints. Some of them are not too bad. We've used...
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Jim Cashel in Influence
27 Oct 2009
 At Forum One, we spend a lot of time thinking about social media: we run the Online Community Research Network, we lead many social media events every year, and we have provided consulting services to several hundred organizations. We have even published the...
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Michael Walsh in Influence
21 Sep 2009
In the absence of social media compliance and regulatory standards, social networking technologies face increased scrutiny in both the government and commercial sectors. While many government leaders and corporate executives recognize the ability for social media to enable organizations to “...
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Andrew Cohen in Influence
9 Sep 2009
Tonight, President Obama will deliver a major address to Congress on U.S. health reform. So it's a good time to take a look at how people are using online tools and tactics to influence the reform discussion. Here, I survey a few of the more interesting online approaches I've encountered. I'm not...
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Michaela Hackner in Influence
17 Aug 2009
Forum One recently supported a groundbreaking, education summit in New Mexico: "Unleashing Knowledge and Innovation for the Next Generation of Learning", convened by the Stupski Foundation, West Wind Education Policy, and the Knowledge Alliance. My colleague Colleen and I spent weeks...
David Strelneck in Influence
1 Jun 2009
The upcoming Twitter discussion I blogged about on June 1 (see below) took place last Wednesday, here's my top impressions: First, you can see the full transcript here, posted by the event sponsor Ashoka. Its nice to have a transcript packaged, though you can also see it all by searching Twitter...
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Andrew Cohen in Influence
19 May 2009
As the health reform debate heats up, here's a new way to stay on top of the most relevant news and opinion from major newspapers and other media outlets. Check out this web widget that you can embed on your own site or blog. The news items are updated weekly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation'...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
25 Jan 2009
Beth Kanter outlines on her blog a great framework for mapping out a social media strategy - summarized here: Identify Objectives (what you want to accomplish - stated as SMART objectives) Identify the Audience (who must you reach, what do they care about?) Integrate (how to connect...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
21 Jan 2009
As Obama raised his hand and took the oath of office around noon yesterday the new administration launched its new version of the WhiteHouse.gov web site. It includes a new "White House Blog", and the first posting shows some smart thinking about how a government entity can use a blog. We...
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Andrew Cohen in Influence
4 Jun 2008
Picking up where my colleague Chris Wolz left off yesterday, I'm live blogging a session at a small event in DC. Today we are at the recently-opened Newseum -- an impressive building near the U.S. Capitol. This session is titled " Networking: Using the Web to Connect with Your Stakeholders in...
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