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Yammer – Social Network

The Enterprise Social Network

Yammer is revolutionizing internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Although Yammer is as easy to use as consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, it is enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives.

Yammer is free for your whole company, enabling users to communicate, collaborate, and share more easily and efficiently than ever before. It reduces the need for meetings, increases communication across silos, surfaces pockets of expertise and connects remote workers.


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Top Social Networking Sites

from: http://webtrends.about.com/od/socialnetworking/a/social_network.htm

MySpace:  Started in 2003, MySpace was a driving force in popularizing social networking and still maintains the largest userbase.
Facebook:  Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook was designed as a social networking site for Harvard students. After spreading from Harvard through the university ranks and down into high school, Facebook was opened to the public in 2006.
Hi5:  A fast-growing social network with a strong base in Central America, Hi5 has over fifty million users worldwide.
Ning:  A social network for creating social networks, Ning takes the idea of groups to a whole new level. Created by Marc Andreessen.

Flixster  With a tagline of “stop watching bad movies,” Flixster combines social networking with movie reviews.

Last.fm  Billing itself as a social music site, Last.fm allows members to create their own radio station that learns what the person likes and suggests new music based on those interests. In addition to this, you can listen to the radio stations of friends and other Last.fm members.

LinkedIn A business-oriented social network, members invite people to be “connections” instead of “friends.” Linkedin is a contact management system as well as a social network, and has a question-and-answer section similar to Yahoo! Answers.

Xanga  A social blogging site that combines social networking elements with blogging. Members earn credits for participating in the site and can spend credits on various things such as buying mini-pictures to post in the comments of a friend’s blog.

Badoo: Based in London, Badoo is one of the top social networking sites in Europe.

Migente: A social networking site targeted at Latin America.

Orkut: Originally created by Google to compete with MySpace and Facebook, it has mainly caught hold in Brazil.

Studivz: A German version of Facebook with a strong audience in students.

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What is Social Media / Social Network?

Social Media
The term social media refers to the different types media that  that are available on the Web for information disaplay and exchange. It depends on interactions between people  using technology as a conduit.

  • forums / message boards
  • instant messaging / email
  • blogs
  • wikis
  • podcasts
  • pictures/photo sharing
  • video

Social Network
The term social network commonly refers to an online community that shares common interest or is connected in some way.

  • Commonly used social media applications are:
  •  Google Groups (social network)
  •  Wikipedia (wiki)
  •  MySpace (social networking) / Facebook (social network)
  •  YouTube (social network and video sharing)
  • Flickr (photo sharing)
  • Twitter (social network and microblogging) 

Traditional media

  •  television
  • book
  • radio


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Created by Marc Andresseen and Gina Bianchini in Oct 2004, Palo Alto, CA (ning.com)

Ning is a social network site that lets anyone create theri own social network. Ning offers the latest social networking features, all infinitely customizable to meet your unique needs. The Ning Platform makes this possible. As a platform, you don’t have to appeal to Ning for the features you want. If you have the time and the inclination, you can build them yourself. It’s the software equivalent of Home Depot. Unlike other services that offer a “one-size-fits-all” offering, your social network on Ning runs on a programmable platform.

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