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Why collaborate?

Recently I posted news about Gary Hayes Social media count that shows how active the Social Web & Mobile Industry is. Today i stumbled upon another very insightful comentary on the differences between key elements, Social Media, Digital Multi platform, Transmedia Storytelling plus collateral fallout,  Marketing and why these are combining to create a Perfect Storm.

“A decade plus on, I am still beating this same drum but with dwindling air time, declining advertising revenues and funding, the eyeballs have shifted somewhere else finally – ’they’ are starting to listen even if they insist on bringing a lot of old business model baggage with them. But this post is about a perfect storm that is upon us. Ubiquitous multi platform technologies are now available to anyone to tell their stories across a sea of services. Social Media everywhere, anytime, democratised transmedia storytelling, the new product on the online shelves are people, individuals effectively marketing themselves, a brand of one. All of this competing against traditional media TV, Film, Radio & Papers. This post (albeit a bit preachy!) raises a question, that was going to be the title of this post – Collaborate or die?”

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Co-creating Value

This section is dedicated to open innovation, collaborative, Particpatory Design Projects and Competitions.
NYC BIG APPS A software application competition to make the New York City more transparent, accessible and accountable, and easier place to live, work and play
NOKIA PUSH N900 A unique project from Nokia is looking for help from the world’s most skilled designers, artists, hackers and modders.
ITSME O.S Join a group of designers and developers to design next generation personal computing based on "Stories and Venues" metaphor

Project 10^100 Last fall Google launched Project 10^100, a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. After over 150,000 submissions from more than 170 countries, 16 inspired finalists emerged and The Big G handed it over to us the people to cull the top 5 who will now move towards realization.
The3Six5 A new blog-project that invites a different, often famous, person to write an entry for each of the 365 days in 2010, essentially crowdsourcing a snapshot of the year.
The Fun Theory Award recognizes those thoughts, ideas and inventions that help prove the fun theory. That fun is the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better. See example below
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