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Social Media tools in Businesses, Schools, Governments, Non-profits

Open source software provides the same or similar tools to the ones Cicso has implemented.

Cisco System has figured out how to improve business prosesses and productivity using social media tools. Thier CIO, Rebecca Jacoby has led the charge. "...

The Couture Catalog Site

Great Drupal site/theme for jewerly catalog industy

The Couture Catalog site was developed using #Drupal, an open source content management system. It took me about 2.5 weeks to complete the first phase. To fully appreciate the site, click through the "options" page or visit the "home page". Each option, Cover Pages, Vendor Pages, etc, has a different jquery display method which makes the site visually appealing as well as stimulating.

The second phase will start soon and involve a lot of user interaction and possible e-comm.

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Social Media In Government

Opportunities for government entities to engage in a social media environment.

"Feds Launch Social Media Group -- In December 2008, the members of the Federal Web Managers Council presented a white paper to the Obama transition team addressing perceived and real barriers as well as opportunities for government entities to engage in a social media environment.

NYC Helping Layed-off Investment Bankers

"New York City has a $15 million plan -- a fraction of its $43 billion budget -- to help laid-off investment bankers start new careers as entrepreneurs. This month, the city began offering office space, complete with computers and kitchens, at the low rate of $200 a month per person. The city is seeding a $3 million "angel investment fund" for start-ups. It also hopes to use $30 million in federal recovery funds originally set aside to deal with the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks to give grants to companies that create jobs in lower Manhattan.

Government 2.0 and Open Source Software

Drupal, a web application framework, is popping up all over the place.

The Obama administration is using Drupal (an open source software project) for the government's 2.0 recovery website. Great. recovery.gov

With Drupal being used on such a nationally recognized site, a gigantic government one, it should be proof that it is enterprise ready.

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