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One Google+ Feature that Could Change Your Conversations

April 25, 2012 by Nick Rock

Whenever I post, everyone who has circled me will see my public post in his stream, relevant or not. Business post or personal stuff, it doesn’t matter.To separate my sharing I need to choose a circle with members I have added, but what about members that have circled me but I haven’t circled them?[read more]

Using Unconference in the Enterprise – Manifesting Social Business

October 21, 2011 by Bill Johnston

"When I facilitate the events, I promise participants two key things: 1. They will leave the event with a long list of new ideas to put into practice immediatly, and 2. They will leave the event with an extended network of practitioners to collaborate with, learn from and gain support from in their day to day efforts."[read more]

Building Friendships for Business - Leveraging Circles (Part 3)

September 25, 2011 by Michael Klein

"For businesses you need to not just keep track of your circles individually but you need a way to track your circles over the course of a relationships and across a number of different tools. Trying to do this in your head or on a napkin will be an impossible task."[read more]

Social Marketing - Leveraging Circles (Part 2)

September 24, 2011 by Michael Klein

"How does your behavior change now that you’re dealing with friends? Would you phone your friend up at 2 a.m. to offer your 50% off sale? Would you spam them? Would you flood their wall with news of your impending sale? I hope the answer is a resounding no to all of the above."[read more]

Leveraging Circles (Part One)

September 23, 2011 by Michael Klein

"What’s intriguing about these ‘circles of friends’ is social media sites are now starting to realize the value and potential of segmenting groups like this. For example, Google+ offers the ability to organize relationships using the same segmentation principles and Facebook just released a similar feature where you could choose to update your status targeted at specific circles."[read more]

Changes in Store for Facebook Groups

May 5, 2011 by Jessica Schilling

Anyone who says the days of Facebook Groups are over might want to check their inbox - chances are, they'll find at least a few emails from the last day or two with a subject line of "Someone-or-other updated the group Blah Blah." So what's all that about? Right now, it looks like the tail end of Facebook's October '10 revamp of Groups functionality, when the social giant pretty much scrapped the old Groups format and replaced it with something that behaves sort of like a cross between a Facebook business page and an email listserv (remember those?).[read more]

MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet

January 19, 2011 by Maddie Grant

 There is a brand new Pew Internet Research survey out called The Social Side of the Internet which is all about the impact of the internet on GROUP-FORMING. There’s lots of data in here about internet users joining groups, including associations. The internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America. A...[read more]

All New Facebook Groups – Does This Change Everything?

October 27, 2010 by Heather O

  Now that the new facebook groups have been out for a bit, I wanted to post my “take” on them so far. The new facebook groups are still ‘too new to tell’ in many respects, but they certainly have the potential to change the way that we use facebook quite a bit. The question is, whether it will. As facebook staffers admit, the...[read more]

8 Ways to a Better Facebook Group

October 14, 2010 by Janet Fouts

  If you’ve decided to create one of the new Facebook groups and add your friends here are some tips to make it worthwhile for everyone. Creating the group is easy. I’m assuming you’ve seen the video by now, but if not here’s a link and some info on creating Facebook groups. Here are some things to think about first though! Start...[read more]

10 Tips for Managing The New Facebook Groups

October 11, 2010 by Jason Markow

Facebook Groups is quite simply: Facebook The Way It Should Be. Last Wednesday Facebook introduced a revamped version of their "groups" feature.  If you are 100% new to groups take a look at the crazy short video below (it's only 2 minutes!). After that, and to really get you rolling in style we created a list of the top 10 tips to...[read more]

LinkedIn Groups have a new look!

July 16, 2010 by Danielle Leitch

This month LinkedIn is revamping the Groups section of their site.  You may already be a member of a group on LinkedIn, but if not, I would highly encourage it.  More than likely, there are groups about your industry or a specific topic that is of interest to you.  LinkedIn’s groups have always been a great way to portray...[read more]

Will Changes to LinkedIn Groups Mean Changes in User's Attitudes?

July 7, 2010 by Paul Chaney

If you've participated in any LinkedIn Groups lately, you know they've undergone quite a facelift. This video outlines the changes:  It doesn't appear that the changes have been rolled out unilaterally. In at least one group in which I participate, the old interface is still what shows up. I don't know if that is something the...[read more]

We Made Group-Forming Ridiculously Easy

March 4, 2010 by Ross Mayfield

Ridiculously easy group-forming matters because the desire to be part of a group that shares, cooperates, or acts in concert is a basic human instinct that has always been constrained by transaction costs. Now that group-forming has gone from hard to ridiculously easy, we are seeing an explosion of experiments with new groups and new...[read more]

How to add Friends to Groups, Lists or Filters in Facebook

March 25, 2009 by Laurel Papworth

Before the new Facebook interface was fully launched, I mentioned that it would be a good idea to plan some groups for you to filter your friends into. Lists like “business” or “cute” or “mum and her friends” or guys at work” or “guys at footy”.So, I was trying to figure out how to...[read more]

Next Steps?

September 17, 2008 by Bruce and Sally Witt

Now that you have your profile in a few places, you need to actually meet people.  The best place to develop relationships is in Forums or Groups.If you are on Linked In, there is a very basic ability to communicate now in groups by leaving messages in the Groups area.  You should be in a few groups with people that have...[read more]