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Social Media and Virtual Communities


Course Topics: 8 R D Models Overturned

This is a course for the students with a strong interest in new technologies and how they may be used to create new business opportunities, particularly new social networking media.  Topics covered will include social networking and how the business world leverages them, virtual worlds and technologies, skills in designing and implementing social media for business value using sharepoint and iTunes U (hands on projects). 


Initial Thoughts:
1 *Computerworld “The Grill: Gordon Bell”
2 *WSJ “FCC Weighs Free-Internet Plan”
3 *WSJ “AT&T Says It Favors Google Android System”
4 WSJ “Easier Sharing Is Goal of Portability Project”
5 WSJ “Microsoft Will Offer Some Music Sharing, TV Shows for Zune”
6 WSJ “Intel Starts Push for Line of ‘Atom’ Chips”
7 WSJ “’Telepresence’ is Taking Hold”
8 WSJ “Now You, Too, Can Agitate an Audience”
9 WSJ “Delivery Firms Pump $230 Million into Wireless” also “Keep Wireless Simple, Corporate Users Advise” also “Microsoft Considering Palm Devices for .Net-Based Apps”
10 WSJ “Chip Makers Put Rush on Mobile Gadgets”
11 WSJ “Newer, Faster, Cheaper iPhone 3G”
12 Google “Google Apps – Google Sites”
13 Google “Google Message Discovery”
14 Google “Google Apps Premier Edition”
15 “Meet SAM”
16 WSJ “Yahoo Wields New Tools to Battle Google”
17 *Businessweek “How Google Fuels Its Idea Factory”