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Darwin
Boston, MA
Discussing the chaos emerging from Web 2.0 and how our Awareness Engine™ can help! Also exploring applications of eDiscovery within the enterprise.
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Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine™ has been chosen by KM World as Trend-Setting Product for 2011. This marks the second year in a row we have been designated with this honor. It is much appreciated. Each year, KMWorld editors review the previous year’s technology advancements, with particular attention toward those products that represent new or business-critical direction for the industry at large. These are then called "Trend-Setting Products of the Year." The KMWorld Trend-Setting Product list was first published in 2003. The selected products "demonstrate thoughtful, well-reasoned innovation and execution for the most important constituency of them all: the customer". KM... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Computerworld reported on an IDC study that predicts we will see a 50 times increase in the world’s data in the next ten years. In 2011 alone they report that 1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion gigabytes) of data will be created leading to greater information overload. This is the equivalent to every U.S. citizen writing 3 tweets per minute for 26,976 years. Then over the next decade, the number of servers managing the world's data stores will grow by ten times to match the 50 times increase in data. The report adds that IT execs will likely have trouble finding... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
A new Pew Report stated that 13% of online adults use Twitter, and half of Twitter users access the service on a cell phone. This is a significant increase from the 8% of online adults who said they were Twitter users the first time Pew asked about Twitter adoption in November 2010. Different groups a have varying adoption rates. The study found that 25% of online African Americans now use Twitter, 19% of Hispanics, compared with 9% of non-Hispanic whites to use the Pew terms. There are age differences as well. As reported, the number of 30-49 year olds who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to our favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. Some of these we did to link to things we found useful and others are RTs. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, we are now going to post our favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later. We will repeat this once or twice a month if that timing seems to work best. We may adjust the timing. We spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work. We hope this is also... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
We have been discussing the relationship of Twitter and journalism here (see Twitter Not a Replacement for Journalism but a Complement and The New Twitter Journalism, as well as related: Is Twitter Speech, Text, or Something New?). Many others have touched on the topic and now Twitter, itself, is stepping in with its “Twitter for Newsrooms,” using the hastag #TfN. It writes that it offers resources to help with all stages of the reporting and publishing process. There are four main sections: #Report, #Enagage, #Publish, and #Extra that includes their blogs. The Research section includes a strategy for search and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Actually the new Web, or Web 2.0, has been around for a while now. Here is an interesting study on its positive impact after the many naysayers have spoken up. Communispace, in partnership with Ogilvy & Mather, recently released findings from a joint research study that examines the impact technology has on the lives of today’s consumer, with a specific focus on the role technology plays on children and family life in our society. The ‘Tech Fast Forward: Plug in to See the Brighter Side of Life’ study evaluates the optimistic outlook associated with tech-savvy kids and their respective families... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
David Coupland recently wrote more on Marshall McLuhan in the Guardian on the occasion of 100 years after McLuhan’s birth: Why McLuhan's chilling vision still matters today. I tweeted it and got many retweets and this encouraged me to think about a blog post on the article. David starts with the interesting question: “which technological change felt more like a cathartic change to society: TV in the 1950s or the internet since 2000.” David said that a few years ago we would have said TV and now he picks the Web. As someone who was involved with both transitions I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Mathew Ingram a posté un article intéressant sur Gigaom intitulé « Non, Twitter ne remplace pas le journalisme ». J’avais déjà abordé ce thème dans le passé. (voir The New Twitter Journalism ou si vous préférez, Le Nouveau Journalisme Twitter, et aussi Can Social Media Support Quality Journalism?). Mathew répond à une remarque de Jeff Jarvis concernant comment “l’article” ou les nouvelles traditionnelles sont de moins en moins nécessaires. Mathew dit que selon Jeff, tant de reportages faits en temps réel arrivent au travers des réseaux sociaux que l’article standard via media grand public est devenu une valeur ajoutée de... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
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The Darwin Awareness Engine™ helps users track Web and Enterprise 2.0 events for content discovery on emerging trends and gain faster understanding of complex issues. To demonstrate the value of this new way to present time-sensitive and contextual information, we have dedicated a new Darwin Edition to information relating to the over how to handle the US debt ceiling. In this edition, we present recent news, blogs and social media mentioning this topic. As with all editions we are acting as reporters here and allowing all sides of the issue to come through. We picked the US debt ceiling debate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
If you are in the Boston area on July 27 join us at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Startup Clinic. This event will occur at the Royal East Restuarant
, 792 Main Street,
 Cambridge, MA 02139 from 5:30 to 8:30. We are pleased to be accepted to this forum where industry experts will listen to our pitch to investors and provide feedback. Anyone can attend to hear what is said and participate in the discussion. You can register at the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge site. Two startups present each at each event. Darwin Ecosystem will be presenting along with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
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The Darwin Awareness Engine™ helps users track Web and Enterprise 2.0 events, uncover emerging trends and gain faster understanding of complex issues. To demonstrate the value of this new way to present time-sensitive and contextual information, we have dedicated a new Darwin Edition to enable content discovery around Rupert Murdoch’s news empire as it confronts the phone hacking scandal and its aftershocks. In this edition, we present recent news, blogs and social media mentioning this topic. As with all editions we are acting as reporters here and allowing all sides of the issue to come through. We picked the Murdoch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to our favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. Some of these we did to link to things we found useful and others are RTs. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, we are now going to post our favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later. We will repeat this once or twice a month if that timing seems to work best. We may adjust the timing. We spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work. We hope this is also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
State Street is known for banking and is one of the reasons that Boston is a financial services hub on global scale. They are also looking ahead to predict how technology will impact their industry and released its Vision Report. The report, “The Evolving Role of Technology in Financial Services,” looks at the impact of forthcoming advances in three specific areas: analytics, electronic trading and regulation, as well as portfolio allocation and modeling. The report looks at the impact that next generation technology such as cloud computing is expected to have on the industry. According to the report, investors will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Je n’ai jamais fait trop attention à Klout jusqu’au moment ou j’ai remarqué l’article du New York Times : Sur Twitter? Vous êtes jugés (« Got Twitter ? You’ve Been Scored). Je l’ai parcouru rapidement et envoyé un tweet pour sauvegarder le lien afin de lire l’article ultérieurement. J’utilise souvent mon feed Twitter @billives comme un outil de marque-page social pour me rappeler des articles et les accéder plus tard. J’examine tous mes tweets deux fois par mois pour revoir ce qui m’a paru important durant cette période. Ensuite, j’écris un blog qui liste tous les tweets que je trouve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Big Data is a hot topic. I went to a session on Big Data Analytics for Social Media at the recent Enterprise 2.0 conference. Here is some advice from Gartner that we can certainly agree with as reported by Nathan Eddy in the Channel Insider. The article begins buy noting that many IT leaders are managing "big data" challenges by focusing on the high volumes of information and properly covering the many other dimensions of information management. According to Gartner, this can leave massive challenges to be addressed later. Big data is a “term used to acknowledge the exponential growth,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
One of the intended consequences of the success of Google’s Page Rank is SEO and in its dark form, black hat spam. I reported on a milder version of this in Trying to Game Google on Mother’s Day. The New York Times covered a darker side with its article, Google’s War on Nonsense. It reported on a new form of sweat shops, the content farms. As they wrote: “Content farms, which have flourished on the Web in the past 18 months, are massive news sites that use headlines, keywords and other tricks to lure Web-users into looking at ads. These... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is “an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The premise: while "modern" management is one of humankind's most important inventions, it is now a mature technology that must be reinvented for a new age.” I am impressed with their efforts and recently joined the MIX site. It is free to sign up. MIX leaders include: Gary Hamel, Michele Zanini, Polly LaBarre, and David Sims, and others. I had lunch with Michele after the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston and he filled me in on some of what they are doing.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to our favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. Some of these we did to link to things we found useful and others are RTs. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, we are now going to post our favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later. We will repeat this once or twice a month if that timing seems to work best. We may adjust the timing. We spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work. We hope this is also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
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The program for KM World 2011 in Washington DC Nov. 1 - 3 has been released and registration is now open. I have attended many of these events, and presented at the first three as well as many others since then. Last year was the first one in Washington DC and attendance was up on a significant basis over the previous year. We attended last year’s event to receive the KM Promise Award for the Darwin Awareness Engine™ that was greatly appreciated. There is a great list of speakers this year including our friends: Patti Anklam, Jane Dysart, Jordan Frank,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Forrester a récemment publié un rapport intitulé « Accélérez votre maturité sociale : comment passer de l’expérimentation sociale à la business transformation » qui est aussi inclus en tant que chapitre dans la dernière révision du livre Groundswell. Sean Corcoran dit que « la meilleure observation sortant de cette recherche est que, quelle que soit votre industrie, votre région de résidence, ou votre audience ciblée, les grandes sociétés ont tendance à passer par des étapes de changement similaires lorsqu’elles adoptent et utilisent des technologies sociales dans leur business. Toutes les entreprises interviewées pouvaient être placées dans l’une des cinq catégories... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Mathew Ingram posed an interesting piece, No, Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism, on Gigaom. I have covered this topic a bit already. (see The New Twitter Journalism or if your prefer, Le Nouveau Journalisme Twitter) as well as: Can Social Media Support Quality Journalism? Matthew is responding to a statement by Jeff Jarvis on how the “article” or traditional news story may no longer be necessary. Matthew states that Jeff makes the point that with so much real-time reporting via social networks, the standard news article has become a “value-added luxury.” Jeff then responds that he was taken... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
I had not been paying too much attention to Klout until I saw this article in the New York Times, Got Twitter? You’ve Been Scored. I skimmed it and tweeted about it to save the link for further reading. I often use my Twitter feed, @billlives, as a social bookmarking tool so I remember and have access to posts and articles I want to save. I then go through my tweets twice a month and it gives me an overview of what I thought was important during this time. Then I do a blog post that lists the tweets I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Here is the last in a series of notes on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. This covers the session: Enterprise Social Collaboration & Innovation - Strategy & Implementation. The speaker is Karthik Chakkarapani, IT Director, Technology Solutions & Operation, American Hospital Association. The session description states: “Consumer-oriented social media platforms are transforming the way that people communicate and accelerating the spread of information at the speed of light. Having an Enterprise Social Collaboration platform also allows organizations to transform the way employees share, learn, collaborate and communicate effectively and efficiently. As organizations move toward greater levels of collaboration... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Here is another in a series of notes on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. This covers the session: Big Data Analytics for Social Media. The Moderator is David Carr, Editor, The BrainYard (InformationWeek.com enterprise social media) The panelist are: Zach Hofer-Shall, Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc., David Gutelius, Chief Social Scientist, Jive Software, and Michael Wu, Principal Scientist, Lithium The session description states: “Big Data analytics technologies like Hadoop first took hold in the realm of very large scale Internet operations such as search engines, but the need for them is becoming more widespread as enterprises seek to make... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog
Here is another in a series of notes on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. This covers the second keynote on Wednesday. This year they have multiple keynote speakers in each session. This one includes: Sara Roberts, President/CEO, Roberts Golden Consulting, Inc., Ross Mayfield, President Chairman and Co-founder; VP of Business Development, Socialtext, Bert Sandie, Director - Technical Excellence, Electronic Arts Inc., Tyler Knowlton, Chief Strategist on Digital Innovation for the Chief Trade Commissioner, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), and Deb Lavoy, Director, Product Marketing, Social Workplace, OpenText Sarah talked about why your employees will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Darwin Awareness Engine Blog