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1. The specter of Social Media As of January 2009, the online social networking application Facebook registered more than 175 million active users. To put that number in perspective , this is only slightly less than the population of Brazil (190 million) and over twice the population of Germany (80 million)! At the same time, every minute, 10 hours of(More)
Social media are becoming ubiquitous and need to be managed like all other forms of media that organizations employ to meet their goals. However, social media are fundamentally different from any traditional or other online media because of their social network structure and egalitarian nature. These differences require a distinct measurement approach as a(More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a viewpoint on the historical roots and future evolution of social media. Design/methodology/approach – This paper provides a summary of the authors' previous research and experience in the area of social media. Findings – This paper contains practical insights on the consumer use and business potential of(More)
explain the increased losses from weather and climate extremes.Paleohydraulics BLOCKINof BLOCKINthe BLOCKINlast BLOCKINoutburst BLOCKINflood BLOCKINfrom BLOCKINgla-cial Lake Agassiz and the 8200 BP cold event.genfelds, 1998: Atmospheric methane between 1000 A.D. and present: Evidence of anthropogenic emissions and climatic variability. A model(More)