It’s on the Internet, so it must be true

A bit tongue-in-cheek, but here is a recent statistic I saw quoted on Twitter: “90% of txts are open w/in 14 seconds of receipt.” I’m always looking for great new statistics to quote, but I also always research them — if they are not linked to research — to figure out where the statistic originated. I started with the above quote in Google. ┬áNot much came back so I...
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Secrets to building sustainable online communities

This past week I gave a talk on building sustainable online communities. You can access the presentation on slideshare and register on telligent.com to view the full webinar.


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More than just the application

From a comment left on this article: How Social Media Upending Enterprise Successful companies put more value on the information than the application. Look at what Amazon has done for consumer buying or what Google has done for advertising. The key to this market is not on building the new ‘it’ application, but on helping companies understand how their brand is being discussed, what...
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Community Platform of the Year

Yesterday our Community Server 2008 product was named Community Platform of the Year by InfoWorld for Applications, Middleware, and Data Management. Obviously we’re thrilled with the recognition, but we’re more thrilled to be associated with a number of other technologies that were selected for this category including: Mozilla Firefox, and Oracle...
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Measuring Social Media

It’s not that often that I’m right (and probably much more often that I’m wrong!), but there are several things that Telligent called before the market that I don’t hesitate to see us take credit for: Before there was “Social [Networking | Media]” we had a vision for building a community platform that integrated in a suite of tools. This is what became...
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Enterprise 2.0 Keynote at VSLive!

Slides from my keynote for the VSLive! conference in Dallas, "Building the Infrastructure of Enterprise 2.0", is published on SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/robhoward/vslive-dallas-keynote-presentation/
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