Study surveys 25,000 owners, reveals most highly recommended vehicles – "Typically, car buyers are very pleased when they first drive their new car off the dealer lot. But just as a vehicle's worth depreciates over time, some car owners' level of confidence depreciates," says George Peterson, president of AutoPacific. "We have quantified their level of confidence to see which new car owners will recommend their model most and this is information which will help new car shoppers make informed, confident buying decisions. While many owners can be happy with their new cars, it takes another level of confidence to recommend it."
Portals and KM: TransUnion Provides Good Example of Social Media ROI – First TransUnion is savings millions by leveraging social networks to develop creative solutions to overcome very real budget constraints. In addition, as the post conveys, “CTO John Parkinson realized that if he didn't implement a social software solution internally, it was bound to happen on its own — on Facebook or in some other public forum. This is perhaps the second biggest reason for implementing social technology within your organization. It's no longer 'if you build it, they will come' – it's 'if you don't build it, they will definitely go elsewhere.” Finally, the LCG posts mentions that “TransUnion is using data from its internal social network to learn more about its employees. Who is my go-to person on a particular topic? Who provides the best answers? Who are the unsung leaders within my organization?"
Taking a New Look at Health : GE – Taking a New Look at Health What are the major health issues facing Americans today? What are some of the most common conditions, and how are they related to one another? What can we do to improve our health?
Google Announces PowerMeter Partners – ReadWriteWeb – PowerMeter is "a Google gadget that can show consumers their personal electricity consumption right on a home computer," according to today's announcement on the Google Blog. "Our software relies on 'smart meters' (or other metering devices) as a data source. Over the past several months we've been looking to partner with utilities that are installing (or have already installed) this equipment in their customers' homes. We're energized by our very first Google PowerMeter partners."
CampusProgress.org | Global Warming’s Six Americas – There are six unique segments of the American public that each engage with the issue of global warming in their own distinct way. Just over half of American adults (51 percent) are either Alarmed or Concerned about global warming, and these individuals are poised to vote on the issue with their pocket books and at the ballot box.