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Social Media By The Numbers – A Curated List of Social Media Tips

Bankers, lawyers, consultants – Alacra’s core end-users – are generally reluctant to share anything important. Still, we’ve been experimenting with ways to use social media, primarily Twitter, for marketing and communication. In our research we’ve come up with some great tips from the blogosphere and have collected many of them here:

50 Ideas on Using […]

Interesting Articles in Corporate Board Member Magazine

Since Corporate Board Member is an Alacra content partner I get a copy of their magazine and I flip through every issue.  This quarter there were a number of interesting pieces:

Securities Analysts? Fuggedaboutem summarizes some recent research that says an “about-face” by a securities analyst has little short-term impact on a stock’s price.

Alacra Pulse Adds Twitter, Social Bookmarking Integration

Alacralogosmall Alacra Pulse has just added two new social media features to help users more easily share critical information with peers:

Tweet This allows users to share their favorite Alacra Pulse stories on Twitter. […]

Is Linking Social Networks a Good Idea? I Don’t Think So

The final panel of last week’s SIIA NetGain (#Netgain) conference covered social networking. Representatives of Facebook, Plaxo, and LexisNexis were on the panel.   The conversation focused on how the different social networks were going to enable users to connect and share data between them.  There were a bunch of PowerPoint slides shown; one […]


The continuous serendipity of Twitter.

Last week I read with amazement Umair Haque’s post on the NY Times potentially buying Twitter.  As the numerous comments point out, this is financially impossible for the Times and would be strategically suicidal for Twitter.  It’s also hard to come up with a case where 2 businesses, each currently […]

Introducing the Alacra Widget

AlacralogosmallYou may have noticed a scrolling thingy on the right sidebar of this blog in recent weeks. This is the just released Alacra Affiliate Widget.  The Alacra Affiliate Widget is a widgetized version of the […]

Enterprise 2.0 = Knowledge Management 2.0

Rafat reported, and Fred posted about Austin Ventures‘ new $50 million roll-up fund focused on Corporate Social Networking and Services.  The title of Fred’s post was "Is Social Enterprise Software an Oxymoron?"  That’s a great question.  My view has been that what people call Enterprise 2.0 is really cheaper, easier-to-deploy and more […]

Mary Meeker on Web 2.0

Web2summitMorgan Stanley technology guru Mary Meeker was among the notable speakers at the Web 2.0 Summit.

Meeker noted that, after underperforming the S&P 500 in six of the previous seven years, tech stocks […]

Is Enterprise 2.0 for Real?

Kpmg_logo_2While Generation Y has been quick to adopt the so-called Web 2.0 applications (social networking, wikis, blogs and other forms of user-generated content), it’s been slow to make its way to the enterprise.

Web […]

By |July 17th, 2007|Posts, Social Software and Knowledge Management|

Alacra Wiki adds Consultant, Recruiter Categories

Alacrawiki_2 We’ve just added two new categories to the Alacra Wiki.  The new sections provide profiles of leading consultants to the content industry and executive recruiters serving the content industry.