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Chris Wolz in Influence
14 Aug 2007
A little cross promotion of our latest Online Community Report newsletter, which has come great stuff about trends in social networking, the public release of a report we did on "Online Community Metrics", and marketing to online communities (including an event we're hosting in NYC on...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
13 Aug 2007
There is a compelling use of YouTube being launched by the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) with the support of YouTube and in collaboration with the Find Madeleine Campaign, at www.youtube.com/dontyouforgetaboutme. I think this again shows the power of online video...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
30 Jul 2007
It opens up problems to entirely new answers that the asker would never have contemplated before. NPR does a nice overview of one of our favorite topics, using the web for open collaboration, or "crowdsourcing" in a piece by Margot Adler called "Businesses Harness Power of the Crowd...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
10 Jun 2007
Friendships formed early in a researcher's career can lead to career-long collaboration -- ongoing sharing of ideas, joint projects between individuals, organizational partnerships as the researchers gain seniority, and other significant collaboration efforts. This was the message I took away from...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
15 May 2007
There's a fun article in the NYT about how some musicians are using the web as the primary vehicle to build their careers, by building a vibrant fan base that supports the musicians in some amazing ways. Takeaways for those of us who, alas, are not rock and roll musicians, but trying to do work...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
27 Mar 2007
Online collaboration is one of the most exciting and powerful opportunities we see developing on the web. Smart organizations are finding ways to use the web to connect together people who want to pitch in on important issues. This can enable policy-focused organizations to change the way they do...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
11 Mar 2007
The Omidyar Network and others are funding a new start-up called Collaborative Drug Discovery, which has a product to enable scientists to "archive, mine, and collaborate to more effectively develop new drug candidates for commercial and humanitarian markets." It's interesting at two...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
5 Mar 2007
There's fascinating news in the Washington Post about a new effort by the US Patent and Trademark Office to enlist the public in commenting on pending patent applications. What's interesting is that this effort springs out of a very pragmatic need for the Patent Office - the need for help with...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
25 Feb 2007
Foreign Affairs magazine is running an interesting web-only round-table discussion about global health policy questions. This web feature, with staged replies from a handpicked set of experts, is a valuable extension to its bi-monthly magazine - with the commenters politely, but pointedly,...
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Chris Wolz in Influence
21 Jan 2007
Some recent research by Edelman is interesting - titled "A Corporate Guide to the Global Blogosphere: The new model of peer-to-peer communication." It looks at blogging and its implications for corporations. A lot of their insights are relevant for executives in noncommercial groups -...
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