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open collaboration

Encyclopedia Britannica is to Wikipedia as the IMF is to crowdfunding; as a provincial CD store is to Soundcloud; as railway is to car sharing. The link is our newfound capacity to collaborate on a massive scale, thanks to the social web. It’s one of the most powerful and abundant resources available to us. It’s so…

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One of the things we constantly stress at twintangibles is that when we refer to social media we are talking about a whole lot more than twitter and facebook. When we are talking about the impact it’s having we are talking about a great deal more than customer engagement. And that is one of the…

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globalpulse

Much of the insight we generate is actually hindsight and reflective. It draws data that is historical, looking back on what we have done and recorded and in some cases uses that to predict. Where that analysis and insight is used to generate action and intervention that delay between the recorded data being analysed and…

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Anyone that knows me knows I like a pint. But it has to be the right pint and to that end I tend to choose craft beer or real ale. It’s a useful hobby as the small brewery and craft beer as industry sectors are much changed through the advent of social tools and so…

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When we think of crowdsourcing, we mainly think of the process of gathering ideas to co-create something. That’s all “fine and dandy”, but there is more to it than that, at least if we want to use it to create real value. Crowdsourcing needs moderation, purpose, the right questions to be addressed, and yes, it…

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Hello everybody. Hope you have been enjoying the glorious sunshine over the past few days and getting some really nice photos of Glasgow for #InstagramYourCity! The deadline is next Friday 29th June so get snapping! Last Tuesday we had a meeting with the Social Media Week Glasgow Advisory Board, and held a brainstorming session with…

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Hello everyone! Just a quick introduction: please meet Annette Smith also known as @moosecatear, who will be helping us with all things SMWgla this year! We are extremely lucky to have her on board, she was of invaluable support last year too, helping us out during the week as a volunteer. Her first day was…

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 In case you were wondering we are still here, we haven’t disappeared, and we are not just repinning and sharing your (AMAZING) pics for #instagramyourcity (keep them coming, it’s wonderful to see Glasgow through your eyes). Lots to do to make sure everything is ready to open the celebration of all things social once again….

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Legacy of Glasgow’s Social Media Week leads to public created poetry tribute, sees renewed interest in verse. Spoken Herd, a free downloadable audio book created by members of the public, has been launched online. The audiobook, funded by Creative Scotland and part of the legacy from Glasgow’s Social Media Week, celebrates the best of Scottish…

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 As part of Social Media Week Glasgow, we linked up with Creative Scotland to produce    some  legacy items that would be fun and demonstrate the power of the online world to    promote  creativity and provide a mechanism for people to re-imagine themselves as    creatives.One of those  projects was a Very Short Story…

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