Missing Pieces: The Activity Stream Aggregator

Collaborative Thinking

Activity streams are becoming an integral part of any discussion on the enterprise social graph. It also masks discussion of the key architectural component needed, the activity stream aggregator, which will help make the credible benefits of activity streams a reality. Why do we need to think about an activity stream aggregator? Today, every enterprise SNS solution in the market aggregates activity stream items that originate within its own environment.

Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

I'm also optimistic that the effort can be aligned and integrated into OpenSocial. 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.

Missing Pieces: The Activity Stream Aggregator

Collaborative Thinking

Activity streams are becoming an integral part of any discussion on the enterprise social graph. It also masks discussion of the key architectural component needed, the activity stream aggregator, which will help make the credible benefits of activity streams a reality. Why do we need to think about an activity stream aggregator? Today, every enterprise SNS solution in the market aggregates activity stream items that originate within its own environment.

Integrating Transactions and Interactions: A Fable

Portals and KM

In the last two days, I wrote about: Integrating the Interactions with the Transactions, and Maybe Enterprise 2.0 I this post I want to share an example of an early success with this type of integration using old school tools. applications could make the aggregated experiences of others available as a byproduct of simply working with these new and more open tools.

Technology: How to choose an aggregator

Joitske Hulsebosch

and communities of practice pointed to a podcast on aggregators. The podcast talks about aggregators a a means of subscribing to RSS feeds. She explains why 2006 can be the year of the aggregator because for instance, it is possible to be informed when a colleague has added something on a project you're working on. Denham Grey in a discussion on CPsquare about web 2.0 It rightly supported my own learning process on RSS.

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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.

Top 10 Twitter-LinkedIn Integration Takeaways

Online Social Networking

Take for example the recent integration of LinkedIn with Twitter. The Twitter-LinkedIn integration helps LinkedIn by adding new life and meaning to its neglected status-update function and by adding much more dynamic content to the site as a whole. The Twitter-LinkedIn integration helps Twitter by attracting new professional users from LinkedIn who were previously too skeptical to join. Aggregation (using the semantic web or tools like Ping.fm

Green Chameleon » Where is Tacit Knowledge?

Green Chameleon

I’m interested in what teams know – as being more than the aggregate of what individuals in the team know. Theses are the patterns that are integral to the authenticity and integrity of the people who are doing their work.

2007 130

Facilitating adoption of weblogs in knowledge-intensive environments

Mathemagenic

The infrastructure that supports visibility of public weblogs (weblog indexes, aggregators, search engines) has to be recreated if weblogs are used within an organisation. Make it part of “work as usual&# – make sure that spending some time on blogging is perceived as normal, account for it in performance appraisals, integrate it with other technologies in your organisation. Integration Weblog research blogs in business PhD technology adoption

What pragmatists might want to know about blogging

Mathemagenic

Weblogs provide a visible, often public, trace of one’s expertise, actions and mistakes: what is written may stay “out there&# forever and be searched, aggregated, transformed and linked back to the author. Unless one has nothing else to do, blogging survives only if integrated into the everyday world. Integration

2009 124

Blog as an edge zone

Mathemagenic

In a case of weblogs “seeing&# is reading, made more efficient by news aggregators and various notification services that allow bloggers to keep track of interesting things happening. Integration It feels strange now, almost at the end of my PhD work, to come back to the themes and topics from the beginning of it. Like a few weeks ago, when the post by Jack Vinson brought back the metaphor of a weblog as a front porch from the discussions in 2004.

2009 89

SIKM community presentation

Digital Habitats

Nancy White: in the past we conceptualized communities as people who aggregated around people. To keep building on Thomas’ question, the issue is not so much standardization of tools and platforms as it is of integration. Integration is not just standardization.

2010 159

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

Portals and KM

concept such as communities, profile pages, blogs, wikis, networks, forums, RSS, and twitter integration, whichcan be customized through drag and drop editing. MyStreams integrates a wide variety of data streams into one easy-to-use interface.

2011 186

Facebook buy FriendFeed

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Facebook agrees to acquire feed aggregator founded by ex-Google managers. Mountain View, Calif-based FriendFeed’s 12 employees will move to Facebook’s Palo Alto headquarters and will continue to operate the service as usual until the companies decide on a long-term integration plan, according to the companies. Interesting news this morning… ( computerworld ). Facebook may become social network hub with FriendFeed buy.

Harmon.ie Links Outlook and IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

announced plans to integrate content from IBM Connections into Microsoft Outlook , providing users with convenient and seamless access to social tools from Outlook: " Social email provider harmon.ie® today announced it is helping Microsoft Outlook users embrace social networking by making IBM Connections available through a social sidebar in the user's email inbox. Harmon.ie

2012 109

SAP and MindTouch Work Together to Enhance Customer Experience

Portals and KM

MindTouch solutions aggregate product data from different information silos to distribute the most relevant, accurate and up-to-date product information to a wide spectrum of users, ranging from employees to customer support agents to end-user customers.

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Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

external topics: integrate external news sources (RSS) / integrate external partners (e.g. bookmark management which allows to aggregate related information from internal and external sources with relevant tags. profile pages which contain aggregated information based on the person’s activity, favourite tags, groups, friends, etc. Knowledge sharing happens partially with technology, and also successfully without software.

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

Well, for one thing, it gives them an aggregate view of all the content their “fans” are posting on Google+. While there are lots of CRM solutions out there, my guess is that the first one to do deeper integration with Google+ will be Salesforce.

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The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

Alchemy of Change

CarPoint, Investor and Expedia each sucked varying amounts of advertising dollars out of the local paper, but all were able to draw on previously aggregated, centralized data on cars, stocks and flights to power their services.

2011 246

Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I think “people” is the wrong aggregation point; it should be conversations. I think the greater opportunity is to integrate the two currently separate worlds, bringing them together in an integrated / unified interface, using social analytics to figure out what is happening / current / important / essential / world changing. (thanks to @joebaxter for the photo).

2014 172

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. Portals represented the best-in-class capability back then to enable contextual collaboration since application and collaboration portlets could be composed into a single, integrated user experience.

2012 168

Relationship Mapping and Monitoring with Yammer

Governance in a Networked World

In other words they track the activity patterns of individuals and then aggregate the data at team, department, company level to assess the level of engagement (read usage). Yammer is a leading social networking platform for use inside organisations.

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Share2011 - Keynote: Building a Robust Framework for Social Networking at Work (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the enterprise, 75% of organizations are integrating Web 2.0 Aim is to integrate these tools into SharePoint, or if they can't be integrated, to be aggregated. - Answer) Yes, before we set up the aggregation into MySocial at eBay, it was confusing.

2011 161

Update on Attensa: Supporting Organizational Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Attensa StreamServer solves this problem by aggregating information from enterprise business applications, social and collaborative platforms and other content sources.

Cisco Quad: Peeling Back the Layers

Michael Sampson - Currents

Real-time instant text messaging with others in the firm, through integration with Cisco's instant messaging offerings. Voice Mail Integration. Integrated Video Communication. How long this will remain an integration remains to be seen.

2010 161

Review of The Social Marketing Funnel

Portals and KM

  Then you need a CRM tool that handles social media (aka SCRM) to aggregate the data and mine it for insights. This effort needs to be integrates with your traditional marketing and sales efforts and your CRM tool. This makes a lot of sense but the book notes that only 6% of companies report doing this integration.  The report predicts a growth in this integration and I would agree.

Market 149

Blog>> Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration

Green Chameleon

Myself, I have started using Stacks on delicious.com ; I chose this tool mainly because I already use Delicious for managing my bookmarks and it’s neatly integrated. publishing of news which is aggregated from various resources.

2012 184

harmon.ie Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM

For example, this cross-platform strategy enabled utility company American Water to integrate SharePoint and Notes rather than budget an additional $3 million to change its 7,000-user Notes implementation. harmon.ie

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

As most of you folks already know, my first exposure to social software was inside IBM, back in 2001, with a Profile Social Aggregator called Fringe ; then I started experimenting with the instant messaging social capabilities of IBM Community Tools (a.k.a.

2011 274

Constraints drive creativity?

Jenny Connected

Aggregation (collecting information and making connections). From the above we could deduce that MOOCs simply don’t integrate enough constraints. Reading through the wealth of ideas that Jon Dron has presented us with this week, the idea that constraints drive creativity caught my attention. See this post of Jon’s with reference to the quote by Stavinsky – “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. ….”.

2011 123

Personal tech configuration as steward’s springboard

Digital Habitats

So much for integration, eh?). I am floored the MS Livemeeting does not have integrated participant chat. Aggregating. (Crossposted from Nancy’s blog ).

The Divine Right of Capital: Waking Up

Alchemy of Change

Respect for the right to attain wealth is integral to the American psyche. It would be useful to develop a supplemental “employee income statement&# to aggregate all financial flows to employees.

2011 163

“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

It’s been predicted for years, but we are finally starting to see real progress in integrating payment processing with near field communications (NFC). VRM is a set of tools to help customers aggregate and manage their relationships with merchants on their own terms.

2011 270

Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

You can set up activity streams within it to integrate enterprise communication. While eXo has microblogging features, these columns can aggregate more than the microblogging content. Many of the new social collaboration tools are enabling email integration as they feel that that is where workers are more comfortable. If the trend that Benjamin is seeing holds, this integration may become less necessary.

2011 126

Learning Analytics: Dream, Nightmare or Fairydust?

Jenny Connected

The learning platform and business intelligence vendors are rolling out analytics dashboards aggregating data into summary views, and will be a source of innovation as they seek to respond to customer needs — but what will institutions be asking for? The challenge for us is to debate what it means for this new breed of performance indicators to have pedagogical and ethical integrity.

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Elsua

That’s why, after years of evangelising about the enabling capabilities of the Social Web, I decided to take things to the next level and make it an integral part of my work and personal lives. It’s become so integral to how we share information, stay in touch, get work done, etc.

2014 240

Netflix’s Tricky Dance with Facebook

Alchemy of Change

Netflix is going to get more social, with deeper integration with Facebook – and it’s going to be a tricky dance. Thanks to Liz Gannes at NetworkEffect for her “ Netflix Gets Social: “Extensive” Facebook Integration Is Coming &# piece, highlighting Netflix’s plans as outlined in this recent letter to shareholders. Don’t get me wrong; Netflix has to do this to stay competitive.

MindManager for SharePoint: Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

To fully take advantage of SharePoint, users need an easier way to aggregate SharePoint content into meaningful views for navigation, review and follow-up. Thanks to MindManager's integrated web browser, actions that need to be taken inside SharePoint can be done without leaving the map.

Notes on "Document Management and Third Party Extensions" (Debbie Ireland and Cameron Dwyer)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Similar to the aggregation capabilities in CorasWorks. Adds email management to SharePoint, via seamless integration with Outlook. Debbie Ireland (from EnvisionIT ) and Cameron Dwyer (from Scinaptic ) talked about using SharePoint for document management, along with two third-party products. Signs of maturity with SharePoint: - minimal structure. a bit of dabbling, corporate documents; some metadata, few or no content types, published content. semi-structured.

Outlook Social Connector: Trust But Verify

Collaborative Thinking

Interoperability will also be key - how will other vendors integrate with OSC or will this just be great if you are "all Microsoft" re: Exchange, OCS, SharePoint (and don't forget about BPOS parity between on-premises and/or SaaS). A rich, aggregated collection of information about the sender is included.

2009 120

Cancer Commons - another open-science initiative

Endless Knots

" The move to aggregate data is very popular in medicine these days -- and difficult given the legacy systems of different institutions and the addiction to paper records that leaves the medical field woefully behind industry in its database interoperability.

Socialtext Helps Companies Find the People Inside - The Static to Social Intranet

Michael Sampson - Currents

The key focus is on making the intranet more "social": " First generation intranets and portal technologies have aggregated enterprise systems and enabled self?service Presence is integrated with Signals now, via integration with Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communicator. Yes, first-generation intranets were about content publishing and other stuff, but many firms have been experimenting with integrating collaboration and people into the intranet before today.

Constraints drive creativity?

Jenny Connected

Aggregation (collecting information and making connections). From the above we could deduce that MOOCs simply don’t integrate enough constraints. Reading through the wealth of ideas that Jon Dron has presented us with this week, the idea that constraints drive creativity caught my attention. See this post of Jon’s with reference to the quote by Stravinsky – “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. ….”.

2011 100