Emergence - Get with it... or fade away

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Published on March 20, 2009

Author: dan.keldsen

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If you haven't made it easy to spread your message (about YOU, your PRODUCT, your COMPANY), and made it obvious that the community is visibly spreading this information around... you're doing it wrong.

Emergence: Get with it... ...or fade away... Dan Keldsen - Co-founder @

But First... What is Emergence to YOU?

Do you make it easy for... Customers Employees Partners Press To plug in - and spread the word?

Are you giving people food for thought? Disgusting food? Meat for vegans? Cows for hindus? Tasty food?

You won’t GET feedback, unless you PROVIDE feedback MECHANISMS...

Cream rises to the top, automagically, but how can YOU improve the odds that your creamy meme will grow?

Luck is not a strategy Stack the deck

After all... The meme just might be YOU...

Loops & Emergence

Source: www.gapingvoid.com/0804enrich.jpg

OODA loop Observe Orient Decide Act Source: www.thefabricator.com (graphic) Col. John "40 second" Boyd, USAF (model)

Wiki Adoption Loop From “Organisational Wiki Adoption” by Mike Cannon-Brookes (Atlassian) @ http://www.slideshare.net/mcannonbrookes/organisational-wiki-adoption/

The Knowledge Chain Awareness Responsiveness External Internal Source: Carl Frappaolo, “Exec Express Knowledge Management,” Capstone, 2006

Real flow... Analysis by RockYou! (makers of SuperWall and other apps for Facebook, MySpace, etc.)

Metrics for viral loop Call to action to User invite friends x = invited friends Yes Accept? y% = accept rate No x * y > 1 gives you viral growth! Source: rockyou! “Arch Viral - Creating Social Apps for Social Platforms”

Typical viral numbers Install flow –x = 5 (friends invited on average) –y = 22% (acceptance rate for invites) –Viral factor = 5 * 0.22 = 1.1 VIRAL!!! Engagement flow –x = 20 (friends invited on average) –y = 6% (acceptance rate for invites) –Viral factor = 20 * 0.06 = 1.2 VIRAL!!! Source: rockyou! “Arch Viral - Creating Social Apps for Social Platforms”

Use multiple flows and channels Install flow –x = 5 –y = 10% –Viral factor = 5 * 0.1 = 0.5 0.5 + 0.3 + 0.3 = 1.1 Engagement flow, invite channel VIRAL!!! –x = 3 (invites) –y = 10% (acceptance rate for invites) –Viral factor = 3 * 0.1 = 0.3 Engagement flow, notification channel –x = 6 (notifications) –y = 5% (acceptance rate for notifications) –Viral factor = 6 * 0.05 = 0.3 Source: rockyou! “Arch Viral - Creating Social Apps for Social Platforms”

Supplement with Ads Install flow –x = 5 –y = 10% 0.5 + 0.3 = 0.8 –Viral factor = 5 * 0.1 = 0.5 NO GROWTH Engagement flow, invite channel Paid ad for 30% additional flow Growth factor = 0.3 –x = 3 (invites) –y = 10% (acceptance rate for invites) 0.5 + 0.3 + 0.3 = 1.1 –Viral factor = 3 * 0.1 = 0.3 GROWING!!! Source: rockyou! “Arch Viral - Creating Social Apps for Social Platforms”

It’s total chaos! Magnification of Small Effects Malcolm Gladwell Connectors, mavens, salesmen Lorenz’ Butterfly Welcome back to the 60s and 90s!

Start Shareability Show Signs

WordPress › Add to Any Share/Save/ Bookmark Button « WordPress Plugins

Create connections (Hint: Keywords for multiple audiences) SnapShot of johnmccain.com (rank #56,772), barackobama.com (#842) - Compete

Don’t underestimate the power of the Dark Side... er, of recommendations...

YouTube provided 500% online video penetration for Google Worth the price? Why was YouTube so much more successful?

The Rise and Fall There goes MySpace... Why has Facebook taken off? And why is MySpace falling down?

Twitter Ripe for Experimentation

Tweeting Through the Ranks and Followers | O2S Media

TwitterCounter Stats Top 10 Leaderboard multiplication Magic of

Mmm... Power Laws

Show Me The Social!

Blip the Blip

Show the Badge

Make it visible

Reward the Rewarders (Double the Reward)

Make it easy to grow the network And... easy to REMOVE...

5,566 4,355 5,917 9,423

Slideshare Sharing

Feedback for Friendly Folks Uservoice.com (one of several choices for hosted feedback)

The (Social) Network Effect

LinkedIn - My First Few Months March 2004

A Year Later

5 Years Later

My LinkedIn network as of: March 16, 2009

The Power of a Retweet (twitip.com)

Retweet Influence = Tunkrank Source: The Noisy Channel (Daniel Tunkelang - Endeca) Pagerank for Twitter (I’ll take his word for it!)

Tunkrank.com Ego booster For the geeks To spread the meme


Power of Network to Give? Mike Volpe of HubSpot (@mvolpe) Dan Keldsen (@dankeldsen)

From Gaming iPhone Apps/Games

iDracula - iPhone App No leaderboard - how do I compare?

Zombie Attack! - iPhone App Leaderboard *AND* My Top Ten

Wrapping up

Are you, your site and your content... Magnetic?

Is your site engaging? Or purely...

Make engagement stronger by giving users the tools to MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN

If you DO NOT support emergence inside and outside your company... You’re doing it wrong

Does Feedback Make an Impact?

Negative Feedback Works Too!

What do YOU think?

Does Emergence still mean the same thing to you?

Incredibly useful reading

DOW NLO www AD/V .slide IEW shar AT: dan. keld e.net/ sen/ Let’s Discuss... Dan Keldsen Co-founder @ Information Architected, Inc. dk<at>InformationArchitected<dot>com www.BizTechTalk.com www.linkedin.com/in/dankeldsen twitter.com/dankeldsen

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