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                 D. J. Power, Editor
           May 29, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No. 11

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In this issue:

1) How do social media impact decision making?

2) Recent DSS News Headlines

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

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1) How do social media impact decision making?

by Dan Power

Social media is increasing its penetration into our lives. These 
online technology tools help us use the Internet to communicate with 
friends and to share information and resources with our networks of 
contacts. Some evidence suggests the impact of social media on personal 
and managerial decision making can be extensive. Anecdotal evidence 
suggests social media are altering our opinions and influencing our 
choices. The impact may be on individual decisions by consumers or 
business decisions made by managers. We need to understand what is 
happening and how social media can and do influence us. What theories 
explain the manner in which real-time communications from other people 
in our social or professional network can alter our behavior?

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

05/27/2011 Memorial Day 2011: fewer trip cancellations expected, 
web analysis reveals.

05/26/2011 IBM expands Health Analytics Solution Center to 
address explosive growth of medical information. 

05/26/2011 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to use 
Teradata to improve value to members.

05/25/2011 MicroStrategy software delivers 2-second response 
times to mobile users on Apple iPad 2.

05/18/2011 Indemnity Insurance Corp. selects 4Sight business 
intelligence for property and casualty.

05/16/2011 Bing now helps you make decisions with your Facebook 

05/11/2011 Web 2.0 Summit unveils initial lineup for 2011 
event examining the data frame. 

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3) Upcoming DSS Conferences

1. Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management track at AMCIS 
sponsored by AIS SIG DSS, Detroit, MI, August 4-7, 2011.

2. 2011 DSI Annual Meeting November 19-22, 2011 at the Boston 
Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. 

3. Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence track at ICIS 2011, 
Shanghai, China December 4-7, 2011. 

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