Over the last decade, organizations like GE, P&G, DARPA and LEGO have pioneered working with crowds to brainstorm. And in recent years, startups like Quirky, Localmotors and Giffgaff have put "crowdstorming" at the core of their strategies to bring better products and services to market.
It's simple. Talk to me like I'm a human being. I'm more than an inbox, Twitter handle, or opportunity for a Facebook "Like." I'm your audience. And if we connect, there can be a meaningful exchange that's beneficial for both of us.
Increasingly, thinkers become ever more specialized in every field and so we need people who can traverse different fields, or at least translate between them, to find the non-obvious combinations that are ideas and innovation. Collaboration will drive big new solutions.
The web is not simply a place to make a declaration, but in fact, a multi-layered medium that intersects with nearly every aspect of our lives. We build alliances, raise awareness and forge momentum for future innovation.
At the panel event it was clear that this unassuming 8th grade history teacher from White Plains was using technology her fellow well-groomed panelists hadn't even heard of -- integrating tools such as My Big Campus, Edmodo and Socrative, to revolutionize the classroom dynamic.
The winners were selected by NJOP's expert panel of judges and evaluated based on their use of social media to provide information and inspiration to the Jewish community online through blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Toby Daniels is a proud, self-proclaimed enabler. The co-founder of Social Media Week has worked tirelessly for years to bring social media tools into the hands of individuals, businesses and non profits.
For Social Media Week 2010, five cities will host a week-long series of free-admission events that will include workshops, panels, performances and games designed to explore the subject of social media.