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Social shopping sites ringing up sales

Amazon figured out social shopping and e-comm - social e-commerce - a long time ago. They made it easy for consumers (aka prosumers) to make recommendations, write reviews and then share the information with other users. Although, I am not surprised that these ideas failed to catch on with most businesses. Interestingly, most businesses today are missing out on web 2.0 too.

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New Marketing via Social Software

As any business person knows, connecting your offerings with buyers/customers - marketing - is how you stay in business. Seth Godin writes in a post, Bureaucracy = Death...

Seth...I don't care if you're in radio, packaged goods, organized religion or an online merchant. If you're not saying yes to change, you're slowly losing whatever race you happen to be in.

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Retailers get Social Software

Check this out. On craigslist this morning, which I read for amusement, there was an ad for big Net retailer. The retailer is jumping into social application software - online communites. They are weaving their sites around customer interaction. The customer becomes a producer - prosumer. The customer is alive and wants to participate.

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