Missing Pieces: The Activity Stream Aggregator

Collaborative Thinking

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn in the consumer space as well as many enterprise social software vendors) display a chronological list of human-readable content fragments that describe actions taken by people and applications. Typically, an activity stream lists status updates from the people in your social graph as well as from applications you have given permission to publish into your stream. Why do we need to think about an activity stream aggregator?

Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

Detail : The concept overall is compelling – activity streams allow applications to publish events that are captured by aggregators that serialize the items into a sequence of posts (listed in reverse chronological order, newest entry first). Aggregating events into a common stream enables people to easily subscribe (“follow”) a collective set of events from one or more publishers. When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on " Enterprise 2.0:

Missing Pieces: The Activity Stream Aggregator

Collaborative Thinking

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn in the consumer space as well as many enterprise social software vendors) display a chronological list of human-readable content fragments that describe actions taken by people and applications. Typically, an activity stream lists status updates from the people in your social graph as well as from applications you have given permission to publish into your stream. Why do we need to think about an activity stream aggregator?

25 Creative Twitter Applications

Portals and KM

Now here is a useful post on some additional applications, 25 Creative Uses of Twitter. It aggregates tweets about traffic from people stuck in jams. I wondered when people would get really creative with Twitter when I posted on some interesting Twitter apps from the New York Times. Naturally, I found this through George Dearing on Twitter.

Using SharePoint 2010 as an Enterprise Application Platform

Michael Sampson - Currents

Owen Allen, the VP of Solutions at Pingar is speaking at the SharePoint User Group in Christchurch tonight on using SharePoint 2010 as an enterprise application platform. SharePoint is both a platform and an application. as applications that can be used immediately. SharePoint as an application platform - you can do a whole lot of things with it. - three actors - the business user, the application development team, the operations team. -.

Expanding Web Search Part One: Focused Search-Based Applications

Portals and KM

Exalead is not competing here but focusing instead on the other end of the market, operating in the long tail by enabling businesses to create purpose-built search-based applications. This application won an Europe award for IT innovation.

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BroadBand Mechanics presents People Aggregator

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Contact | People Aggregator | Join now bringing social to software ™ home About us Platform Services Clients Press Social Networking, blogging, ID Hub, content management and an aggregation engine are all available in source code form or well host it for you - via a SaaS deal.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

socialnetworking applications into your organization. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. May 6, 2007 Sunday Open Thread - May 6, 2007 What Im thinking about, and planning on writing (and podcasting) about soon: Good Working Models of Social Networking: The other day I prescribed a methodology for introducing Web 2.0

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

You probably use different cloud-based applications every day. Conversation With Tony Hirst Oct 31, 2018 video We covered server virtualization with an in-depth look at using Docker to launch full web applications in just a few moments, and then looked at embedded programs in Jupyter notebooks, tying it all together with a discussion of how these might be used in the future. These virtual boxes contain all the applications that students need.

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Update on Attensa: Supporting Organizational Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The challenge is increasing because of the pace of new content creation being fueled by social software applications. Attensa StreamServer solves this problem by aggregating information from enterprise business applications, social and collaborative platforms and other content sources.

Alan on Social Business in 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alan then lays out a variety of specific areas: - Collaborative applications for specific business processes. Keep track of information from multiple applications (aggregation). Alan shares his view on what will happen with the social business space in 2013 , with the main theme being "less talking, more doing.". " My thoughts about 2013 are based on the hundreds of conversations I've had with social business product vendors and customers over the last twelve months.

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Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 3: Organic Semantics

Portals and KM

The Awareness Engine is a Web aggregation utility for anyone needing to maintain awareness of emerging events from the Internet and intranet.    The challenge is rooted in the detection of new concepts, and the application of evolving analytic approaches for new business usage.  Although different in their delivery, intent and scope, our competitors are search engines, web aggregators and web analytic solutions.

2011 133

Visualizing workflows and business processes


Such maps aggregate, leave out irrelevant details, and stress relevant aspects. I am really intrigued by this idea, as I see many applications in my own field of communicative workflow modeling, such as studied in the Language/Action Perspective and Pragmatic Web research communities. 

When Work And Social Worlds Collide: Microsoft Outlook, Xobni & Facebook

Collaborative Thinking

Xobni is perhaps one of the most interesting e-mail add-on applications that I've come across over the years. There are issues however: Does the person whose social data is being pulled from external to the social network site have proper notification of such activity by an application?

BroadVision Offers a “Social Business Cloud” Through its Enterprise 2.0 Platform - Clearvale

Portals and KM

It generates an RSS feed and allows for filtering along with aggregation. A number of firms are looking at micro-blogging status updates that run across applications as one way to avoid this problem.

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Teaching and Learning in 2017 and beyond

Jenny Connected

Jim Groom in his blog post ‘ Containing the Future of OER ‘ draws our attention to Stephen’s presentation – Applications, Algorithms and Data: Open Educational Resources and the Next Generation of Virtual Learning.

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JackBe Expands Real-Time Operational Intelligence with its New Offering

Portals and KM

JackBe Presto allows a tech savvy business person to create and set up dashboards that aggregate data from multiple sources. JackBe sees it as another data source they can aggregate.

2012 187

CoP Series #8: Content and Community

Nancy White

Consider things like aggregated content pulled in by persistent searches and tags, Amazon style interests. The ability to use these tools to find and aggregate content can also be used to link people to that content. Tags have another great application.

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Social Actions Change the Web Challenge.

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Create a web application by April 3, 2009 that draws on Social Actions’ open database of 60,000 + actions for a chance to win cash prizes: 1st place: $5,000. A panel of expert judges will choose the top 3 applications based on innovation, usability, and potential for impact.

Outlook Social Connector: Trust But Verify

Collaborative Thinking

Also, how shareable is the social data with other applications (within security and privacy controls). Basically, I wonder how much social data Outlook creates, pulls from other sources, or manages and what social data (or analytics, usage patterns, etc) are sharable with other applications or made available via an API. I wonder if LinkedIn will share its connector built for Outlook with other applications/vendors or is this an exclusive deal with Microsoft (anyone know?

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Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

Portals and KM

Here is the session description: “The widespread adoption of Facebook, the embrace of activity streams by business applications, and the success of smartphone applications have significantly changed information worker expectations since Enterprise 2.0 technologies are enabling the Social Online Workplace, a worker-centric yet social environment facilitating ongoing discussions that are seeded by messages coming from individuals, business applications, and collaborative tools.

2012 150

Visualizing workflows and business processes


Such maps aggregate, leave out irrelevant details, and stress relevant aspects. I am really intrigued by this idea, as I see many applications in my own field of communicative workflow modeling, such as studied in the Language/Action Perspective and Pragmatic Web research communities.  is the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems.    As an alumnus, I attended the annual "SIKS Day" in Utrecht on October 2.

eXo Announces Plans for eXo Release 4.0 and Codenvy

Portals and KM

These means there are application connectors in place through APIs to make it enterprise ready so the total cost of ownership remains low. Spaces can be open or closed, private or public and space administrators can manage members and the applications that are available.

2013 151

Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting application of SNA re: collaboration, transparency, etc. . Alexis Naibo of the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center gave a demonstration of the SNA technology, explaining how it can import data from a wide variety of sources including internal business applications, corporate databases, and external interfaces. Social Network Analyzer aggregates existing enterprise data to display and discover organizational relationships.

Re-Thinking Follow Models Within The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

If we take a broader view of “following” for a moment, a wide variety of applications over the years have adopted alerting features (e.g., Past incarnations however were perhaps so subtle and housed within a particular use case scenario or application context, that we never really thought about how the model could be leveraged in a very broad and compelling manner. Right now, the follow model is application-dependent.

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Social Messaging Socialtext Signals: Before We Get Too Excited.

Collaborative Thinking

add comments and I'll aggregate them into a summary post. Socialtext Releases Signals Micro-blogging Application for the Enterprise. Twitter-style Application Expands Socialtext's Enterprise Collaboration Platform with Secure Social Messaging Application -- Socialtext Desktop Public Beta, Powered By Adobe AIR. Update: Actually, the folks at Yammer, Socialcast, ESME, and other "Twitter-like" enterprise vendors or open source efforts should all address these issues.

Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities will become more inclusive than exclusive, and increasingly distributed; they will have outposts in the different social networks and third party applications like flickr and youtube. You can see it in full action with newer campaigning communities like Unsubscribe , which has outposts in all the major social networks like Facebook, and third party applications like flickr.

2010 Update on IBM Social Software Efforts: Part Two

Portals and KM

There are five themes: Analytics, visualization, harnessing the network, aggregation, and social updates. SaNDVis provides visualizations of aggregated social network data. Three projects are combinations of the themes of harnessing the network and aggregation.

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Using Drupal for Enterprise Grade Web Publishing

Portals and KM

This is essential as with any application of this type it is important to have the functionality align with the work process. Third party search engines, syndication services, social sites, information aggregators, and other content-aware web applications can recognize the metadata tags and use them as signals within their own environments to filter information for their particular audiences.

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

They aggregated document libraries, discussion forums, team calendars, and some level of task organization, into a cohesive destination – a single place for people to “go to” when they needed to work together. The idea of embedded collaboration services contextually within line of business applications, like virtual workspaces, would help drive adoption, and increase effectiveness of collaboration experiences.

2012 168

Personal tech configuration as steward’s springboard

Digital Habitats

–> central application for me, second only to email. Picassa and Picassa web albums – I manage and edit photos with the desktop application and then use Picassa when I want to easily, more privately share pictures. Aggregating.

Forrester on Enterprise Search Trends

Portals and KM

As the industry standards for search evolve, the report predicts that vendors will change their products to adapt to new customer investment trends with changes in semantics capabilities and increased usage of search-based applications (SBA). IT will apply search to reveal aggregate workplace patterns. Here is a new report on 2011 enterprise search trends from Forrester, Enterprise Search: Six Key Trends to Watch by Leslie Owens with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Microsoft Office beat its competition by using the underlying platform – in this case Windows 95 – to make it easier for “information workers&# to move information between their different applications. It’s a great social network application.

Introducing the ReadWriteWeb Guide to Online Community Management


Part two is a companion online aggregator that delivers the most-discussed articles each day written by experts on community management from around the web. Organizations that purchase the Guide will have access to the Community Management Aggregator.

Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

?Much has happened to bring social applications into the enterprise in the past few years.   It describes itself as a “user experience platform” for creating modern, user-centric Java applications that can be deployed on premise or in the cloud. It is an application development platform and it can manage social interactions within the enterprise. While eXo has microblogging features, these columns can aggregate more than the microblogging content.

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Socialcast Moves Toward Providing a Unified Activity Stream with Its New API

Portals and KM

The problem with activity streams within a collaboration suite or other applications is that this can then create silos. The vision for Socialcast is to facilitate an aggregated activity stream that goes across the enterprise, eliminating the need for to look within different applications.

2009 130

The Learning Layer Has Potential to Push the Envelope of Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

and artificial intelligence (aka adaptive systems) that can have useful applications within the enterprise. applications such as wikis work better within the trusted environment of the enterprise.

Push 193

Why chat streams are critical to live events

Nancy White

And it is not just applicable to webinars but to all synchronous online interactions regardless of the tool. Keep the chat transcript and or Twitter hashtag aggregation (ask me if you don’t know what this is) and look at it afterwards. cc Some rights reserved by incognito2020.

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Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

Collaborative Thinking

Today, companies worry about different vendors' PBXs talking to phones and to each other, as well as to applications such as contact centers. or within a presence-enabled application). Applications could also subscribe to a ???social

Booz Allen Extends its Enterprise 2.0 Collaborative Platform

Portals and KM

Booz Allen selected SharePoint for the document management application as 90% of their clients used it and they already had an enterprise license. MindTouch was added as the wiki platform because of its ability to scale and the flexibility to rapidly develop mashups and social applications.

2010 186

Flowgram Provides a Free “Live� and Rich Presentation Vehicle

Portals and KM

Flowgram is a online application that allows you to put together presentations that combine and annotate digital context such as web sites, photos, documents, RSS feeds, and background audio. They also plan to offer a subscription-based application with more features and greater security. 

2008 130

More on Tearing Down the Social Media Silos

Portals and KM

In this post I want to offer another Web example and make a request to the application developers. It would be great to have an application that aggregated all of the comments on a post. I am not aware of an application that does this. Yesterday I posted on FastForward, W e Need to Tear Down the Social Media Silos. It was partially based on an interesting post by David Chartier, The Future of Social Media: The Walls Come Crumbling Down.

SharePoint 2009 Conference: Morning Keynotes

Collaborative Thinking

Additional standards support (REST, JSON, ATOM) Note: Encouraging widespread development of third-party applications (e.g., Sandbox solution:enable developers to create applications that can be throttled by IT. isolate application. Question on long elapsed-time between releases: Basically, SteveB reply is that it has taken them this long (to the 2010 release) to get to the point where the foundation is at a point where they can release application-level functionality faster.

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