The book that will catch the crest of Web 2.0 and show how any business can harness its power by increasing their Whuffie, the store of social capital that is the currency of the digital world.
Everyone knows about blogs and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. And they’ve heard about someone who has used them to grow a huge customer base. Everyone wants to be hands-on, grass roots and interactive. But what does this mean? And more to the point, how do you do it?
As one who has actually launched a company using the power of online communities, and who now advises big and small companies, Tara Hunt is the perfect person to do this book. The San Francisco Chronicle, in fact, named her as one of the Digital Utopians who populate Web 2.0, along with luminaries like Jimmy Wales and Tim O’ Reilly and Fast Company named her one of the Most Influential Women in Tech.
While The Whuffie Factor will traverse the landscape of Web 2.0 and show you how to become a player, it is not just another book about online marketing. People see the huge business potential of the online world and the first impulse is: let’s throw a bunch of money at it. To which Tara Hunt says: “Stop! Money isn’t the capital of choice in online communities, it is Whuffie – social capital – and how to raise it is the heart of this book.” In the Web 2.0 world, market capital flows from having high social capital. Without Whuffie you lose your connections and any recommendation you make will be seen as spam, met with negative reactions and a loss of social capital.
The Whuffie Factor is a breakthrough book, providing the strategic map and specific tactics for success in the lucrative, but strange and elusive world of online communities. As Tara Hunt has found, online success comes from building a community and being part of it – not by pushing a product or service. If you want to learn the secret sauce behind Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, you have to use them until you love them.
Tara Hunt, is the co-founder of Citizen Agency, a community marketing consulting firm, and has proven, says Jimmy Wales, the cofounder of Wikipedia, “the power of grass roots organizations that really represent the future of business.”
Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Crown Business (April 21, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307409503
- ISBN-13: 978-0307409508
Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Crown Business; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307449408
- ISBN-13: 978-0307449405
L’effet Whuffie – Tirer parti de la puissance des réseaux
Prix public : 19.00 Euro
format: 14×21 cm
De Whuffie Factor
Boek, paperback / 300 blz.
AW Bruna / 1e druk / 2009
出版社: 文藝春秋 (2010/3/11)
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