Business Collaboration in Social World

Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships and collaboration, and we need a whole army of businesses work together to build a better world in the coming decades. This means that companies must take advantage of cooperating with each other. This does not mean that brands should not compete for business or trying to attract more customers. But when a larger goal can be established, companies can benefit from working together to bring innovation and reach more effective solutions. The business world is full of intellectual property and research departments remain the property unnecessarily when they could be helping others to solve problems. There are four ways that companies can try to help.

There are many ways that companies can collaborate.

Offer their intellectual property as open source when it could help other industries.
Share expenses research and development leading to progress beneficial to all.
Co-financing or co-sponsor new ideas of common value.
Co-organizing training seminars and workshops for employees and managers.
co-host events to raise awareness and funds for research or causes.
Combine volunteer activities of employees to generate greater awareness and impact.
Jointly lobby for new legislation to improve efficiency and reduce environmental damage.
social media is, by definition, a huge improvement for collaborative efforts. Give people the space and tools to form virtual communities of practice "focused on shared goals and values, as well as the ability to share technical papers and seminars for the exchange of information and training, among many other benefits.

The momentum of the efforts of corporate collaboration is the construction, and a growing number of websites are tracking trends of cooperation, collaboration and co-creation. CSRwire industry leader, for example, tracks what companies and groups of companies are doing to bring business practices more sustainable and responsible, while international nonprofit serve as the Net Impact to inspire, educate and equip corporate executives and business students to operate in a more socially and environmentally sustainable.

Twitter Marketing

Brands are beginning to establish best practices for communicating with current and potential customers on Facebook. But many of those same brands with big Facebook fan bases have smaller or no Twitter followers at all. With over 300 million user accounts, Twitter has become an important network of businesses to make their communication plans. Here are nine brands that have succeeded in Twitter along with the lessons to take in what they do well and how you can emulate their success.

Do not be afraid to say:I am sorry". Showcase the people and personalities behind your brand.

Bring your brand's personality to life with multimedia. Have fun with your followers.

Authentically engage with celebrities. With much larger following than most brands, celebrities caneasily influence your brand and follower count on Twitter

Everyone loves a good deal. Use contests and offers to drive excitement about your brand.

Twitter is not about you, it is about your audience. Figure out what your audience wants to hear about and tweet it.

Do not take yourself too seriously on twitter. Accelerate the positive comments and embrace the negative ones.

If your customers use your products or service outside of business hours, figure out a way to be responsive on twitter whenever they need help.

Not every brand can be quite as much fun on twitter but we can all learn to lighten up little, ask questions and give away free stuff.

Find twitter chats to join by using hash tags. Consider starting and hosting your own twitter chats on a regular basis.

Facebook Buys Software Design Company Sofa

Sofa are pleased to announce today that Facebook has acquired the Sofa team.When started in 2006, Sofa resolved to make eco-friendly products, helpful and friendly that matter to people.Over the years, Sofa have built an impressive team of designers and developers around this mission. Together, Sofa created a great software that many people use and enjoy everyday. That's something Sofa'll always be proud of.Sofa hopes to continue working on the couch forever. But after Facebook made first contact, Sofa Sofare quickly convinced to join forces.Facebook is full of talented and has a great culture. Sofa are challenged at home and at the same time, and can actually do things there.

But equally important, Sofa believe that Facebook, lets make a real difference for a team many people lives. The sofa will be moved from Amsterdam to Palo Alto in the coming Sofaeks - and make sure to instill some of our particular flavor of Dutch culture on Facebook. Sofa products, Kaleidoscope and versions are not part of this acquisition. Both applications will remain available and are committed to ensuring a bright future for them out of the sofa. Sofa are also working with our joint venture partner to provide a smooth transition and the best possible future for Checkout, Enstor and their collective customers. For more details see this page.Finally, Sofa express our deepest gratitude to our customers, partners, advisers and all others who have helped us over the past five years. Working with you is the reason for this was so incredibly fun adventure.

Facebook Users in Argentina Spend 9 Hours a Month on Site

A study found that Microsoft Sites led all web properties in the ratings in April, reaching over 95 percent of the online population, while the average visitors most of the time on in August , 8 hours for visitors during the month. These results and others are presented through a live webcast, The State of Internet in Argentina, on 14 June.

Most Microsoft sites visitors see the accounts of most of the time

In April 2011, nearly 13 million people 15 years old access the Internet from a home location or work in Argentina, spending an average of 26.9 hours online during the month. Microsoft Sites led as the most visited online property to almost 12.4 million unique visitors, representing 95. 1 percent of the entire online population. Google Sites ranked second with nearly 12,300,000 visitors (94.3 percent), followed by with 11.5 million visitors (88.6 percent). In terms of participation of users, to the head with an average of 8.8 hours visitors to the property during the month of April. Compared to global markets, users of Argentina's largest average amount of time on second behind Israel - where visitors an average of 10.6 hours in April.

Younger users lead the way for the use of Internet in Argentina

A demographic analysis of Internet users in Argentina found that men and women almost equally composed of the online population. Males accounted for 50.5 percent of online users, while women accounted for 49.5 percent of users. young users accounted for the bulk of visitors each gender with males 15-24 accounting for 15 percent of the online population, while females 15-24 accounted for 14.2 percent of the visitors.

young users also average more minutes online with boys between the ages of 15 and 24 an average of 33. Seven hours in April, followed by females aged 15-24 with 31.4 hours during the month. Users aged 15 to 34 years accounted for nearly 60 percent of all time online in Argentina.