Some stuff I'm reading this week...

ABC News: Forget Phones: Companies Turn to Twitter

ABC News: Forget Phones: Companies Turn to Twitter

Millions of people call customer service every day, yet few are satisfied with the responses they get. What does a frustrated consumer need to do to get prompt help? Tweet.

That's right, tweet. Twitter is the newest social networking Internet site that asks its 50,000 users only one question when they log on: "What are you doing? The trick is to respond in 140 characters or less, which keeps posts short and pithy.

Superstruct! Play the game, invent the future. | The Institute For The Future

Superstruct! Play the game, invent the future. | The Institute For The Future

This is a game of survival, and we need you to survive.

Super-threats are massively disrupting global society as we know it. There’s an entire generation of homeless people worldwide, as the number of climate refugees tops 250 million. Entrepreneurial chaos and “the axis of biofuel” wreak havoc in the alternative fuel industry. Carbon quotas plummet as food shortages mount. The existing structures of human civilization—from families and language to corporate society and technological infrastructures—just aren’t enough. We need a new set of superstructures to rise above, to take humans to the next stage.

You can help. Tell us your story. Strategize out loud. Superstruct now.

It's your legacy to the human race.

E Learning Development | E-Learning Software | ELearning Design | NogginLabs, Inc.

E Learning Development | E-Learning Software | ELearning Design | NogginLabs, Inc.

Providing e learning software, development and design solutions for major corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations.

Das Magazin » Digitale Beduinen

Das Magazin » Digitale Beduinen

Article in Das Magazin about coworking. Photo of me. Not bad, either. I look like trouble. BTW...the article is in Swiss, so I have no idea what it says.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook and LinkedIn Surging in US

Social Networking Stats: Facebook and LinkedIn Surging in US

According to Nielsen Online, Facebook swelled to 29.2M unique visitors in the US, up more than 10 percent from May. Meanwhile, professional social networking site LinkedIn grew more than 20 percent month-over-month to 9.5M uniques. Year-over-year, that represents 77% growth for Facebook, and 187% for LinkedIn, respectively.

LinkedIn Wants You to Learn Social Capital Theory : aha-moments

LinkedIn Wants You to Learn Social Capital Theory : aha-moments

Dr. Nan Lin, professor of Sociology at Duke University, defines social capital as the ability to locate and mobilize resources within your network. It’s not just who you know, it’s who will actually invest effort to help you towards your goals.

washingtonpost.com: Creative Commons Is Rewriting Rules of Copyright

washingtonpost.com: Creative Commons Is Rewriting Rules of Copyright

"No Meaning No" was released under an innovative new licensing scheme called Creative Commons that some say may be better suited to the electronic age than the hands-off mind-set that has made copyright such a bad word among the digerati.

So far, more than 10 million other creations -- ranging from the movie "Outfoxed" and songs by the Beastie Boys to the British Broadcasting Corp.'s news footage and the tech support books published under the O'Reilly label -- have been distributed using these licenses. The idea has even won the support of Hilary Rosen, formerly of the Recording Industry Association of America, and Jack Valenti, the past head of the Motion Picture Association of America, who became known for their aggressive pursuit of people who share free, unauthorized copies via the Internet.

Interest in Creative Commons licenses comes as artists, authors and traditional media companies begin to warm to the idea of the Internet as friend instead of foe and race to capitalize on technologies such as file-sharing and digital copying.

Scary Cow Productions - the indie film co-op

Scary Cow Productions - the indie film co-op

San Francisco Bay Area community-based movie-making machine!

Green Students - Green Students Fundraising

Green Students - Green Students Fundraising

Green Students’ goal is to educate today’s youth about the environment and to allow schools and other organizations to carry out meaningful fundraisers. The concept is simple: rather than raise money through the sale of chocolate bars, participants are educated about the environment and sell eco-friendly products such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and Klean Kanteens.

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