Investment in headcount and infrastructure have steadily grown, as companies reach “intermediate” stages of social business. Several are turning their sights from “social media” as an extension of marketing and communications, and seek to push a “social business” agenda throughout the organization. Top findings include:
- Most organizations are “intermediate,” with only 17% self-described as “strategic” in the execution of their social strategies.
- 78% of companies have a dedicated social media team, at the division, corporate or both levels
- Companies are committing more headcount to social media across all sizes of organizations. The biggest jump is for companies with more than 100,000 employees, which now report an average of 49 full-time employees supporting social media, compared to 20 in 2010.
- 85% of companies have an organizational social media policy, yet only 18% of companies report that their employees’ knowledge of social media usage and the organizational policy is either good or very good.
(via Charlene Li, The State of Social Business in 2013 | LinkedIn)
Scientists discover enormous alien planet
NBC News: Scientists have discovered a massive alien planet in the most distant orbit ever seen.The planet, which is 11 times larger than Jupiter, is fascinating scientists that study theories of planet formation. The most commonly accepted theory suggests planets orbiting close to their parent star begin as small bodies. Because this planet orbits its star at approximately 650 times the distance between the earth and sun, the theory does not explain its formation.The planet was found using a thermal infrared camera on the Magellan telescope in Chile.Follow more space news: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/space/Photo: An artist’s conception of a young planet in a distant orbit around its host star. The star still harbors a debris disk, remnant material from star and planet formation, interior to the planet’s orbit. (NASA / JPL-Caltech)