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IdeaStorm brews community ketchup

The other day, as part of my regular gallivant on the web, I spotted IdeaStorm, the new community site by Dell Computers.
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Social Finance: The next revolution on the web

Social finance seems to have gained root on the web. Sellaband is a great concept. It enables musicians and their fans to raise the money for a professional recording, selling music through the site and the sharing of any advertising spoils. At the end everyone makes money – the artist, the believers [fans] and the site itself.
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Being socially responsible can also be profitable

Being socially responsible has always been fashionable in the corporate world. But after Al Gore’s moving and thoroughly inspiring ‘An inconvenient truth’, a lot more companies have jumped the bandwagon of being socially responsible or environmentally friendly.
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7 reasons to blog

We were working on a blog site for a client, who over the course of a few years has also become a friend and well-wisher of our company. I remember, when the senior partner at Pigtail Pundits, briefed me about it, I wasn’t the least bit amused.
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Where is Social Networking headed?

Is content, and conversations about content driving the next social networking wave? By now, we do know that pure social networking sites MySpace, Orkut, ibibo, Fropper, Facebook, etc, generate content [profiles, pictures, audio, video, blogs, events] and conversations [guestbook, comments, discussions, personal messaging]. These were the first wave social networking sites.
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How to stumble upon a CMS and live happily ever after

At one time in the past, in the year 2000, we had about 12 programmers working with us out of a staff strength of 20. Some of these folks were proficient in .NET and others in Java and PHP. Life wasn’t hunky-dory, though.
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