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Announcing Government 2.0

Announcing Government 2.0

Now, on behalf of New Paradigm, I’m pleased to announce that we are using the lens of Wikinomics to launch a global investigation into the future of government and democracy. The investigation will identify and analyze emerging opportunities to harness new models of collaboration to transform public sector organizations — from government agencies and political parties to health care providers and educational organizations around the world.

The Social Customer Manifesto: Facebook Beacon Privacy Improvements: A 90 Second Overview

The Social Customer Manifesto: Facebook Beacon Privacy Improvements: A 90 Second Overview

A 90 second video overview of the improvements to privacy controls in Facebook Beacon.

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It. If Not, Design One That Does. - New York Times

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It. If Not, Design One That Does. - New York Times

Made-to-order shoes are profitable, he said, and “it answers the question of how you make the product more compelling to the consumer, and that’s to give them the power to design it.”

02138 § Poking Facebook

02138 § Poking Facebook

Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg created one of the most trafficked sites on the Web and became a paper billionaire as a result. But ongoing lawsuits suggest that Facebook's origins are murkier than Zuckerberg would like to admit. Is the man many are calling Harvard’s next Bill Gates telling the truth?

Motivation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Motivation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Motivation is the reason or reasons for engaging in a particular behavior, especially human behavior as studied in psychology and neuropsychology. The reasons may include basic needs such as food or a desired object, goal, state of being, or ideal. The motivation for a behavior may also be attributed to less-apparent reasons such as altruism or morality. According to Geen,[1] motivation refers to the initiation, direction, intensity and persistence of human behavior.

Startups Tell VCs: Don't Show Me the Money (Yet)

Startups Tell VCs: Don't Show Me the Money (Yet)

Like garage bands that want to hone their chops and grow a fan base before taking on any paying gigs, more Web 2.0 startups like Crusher are electing to put off pursuing revenue streams until they get their act and their audience together.

Create text-to-speech podcast from RSS feed with Odiogo for iPod, MP3 player and mobile phone

Create text-to-speech podcast from RSS feed with Odiogo for iPod, MP3 player and mobile phone

Check out our automated podcast “to go”: your site's RSS feeds, text articles and blog posts can be converted automatically to iPod-ready audio files ready to download and play anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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