Even More Research on the Use of Social Software in the Workplace from IBM

Portals and KM

Millen, Werner Geyer, Casey Dugan recently published, Research on the Use of Social Software in the Workplace. It focused on their Beehive social networking website behind IBM’s firewall. Beehive was launched in 2007 by IBM Research as “an internal social network site for IBM employees designed to blur the boundaries of work and home, professional and personal, and business and fun.”

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


The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. I moved on to a career in humanities instead. And so I became a Social Computing Evangelist.

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Part 2 - Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

The following archetypes help illustrate dynamics involving identity within social structures. In some ways, she has reached the end of her current career path in terms of pay and promotional opportunities. Product strategists following her blog posts tag those pages and bookmark them to be shared on the Corporate Facebook site. Mary takes on a social role (i.e., Performing this "social role" elevates Mary in ways not possible in her formal role and work activity.

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One of my most popular index lists is the list of companies that provide White Label Social Networking solutions , in fact there’s over 60 in that space. These tools may have social networking features, that’s optional, but should certainly scale to it.

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What Enterprise Social Networks Do Well: Produce Higher Quality Ideas " I'm Not Actually a Geek

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Where brokerage is social capital, there should be evidence of brokerage associated with good ideas, and vice versa. The sociogram below depicts a typical social network structure: There are essentially three nodes in this social network: A, B, C (+D).

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Tiring of collaboration - the word at Sims Learning Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Sims Learning Connections Living at the intersection of People, Technology, and Content — with a passion for Knowledge and Learning Blog About IA Inspiration PLE Open Content CoP BA « Wish-list: aggregate outbound social media experience What’s emerging? In this regard the use of blogs, Twitter, social bookmarking, RSS, and email are rarely truly collaborative. There are other who discuss its effect at the workplace.

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Adventures in Knowledge: Social Networks - A People focus

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Innovation iPhone Knowledge in Practice Knowledge Strategy Networks Presentation RSS Sensemaking SNA Social Bookmarking Social Networks Story Telling Talent Management Web 2.0 Indeed when we talk about connecting people and the impact of social networks it is not the technology that is important, but rather the "whats in it for me" in order that people in the organisation will want to participate.

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Do Companies Need Social Media Managers? " I'm Not Actually a Geek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I’m Not Actually a Geek May 11, 2008 Do Companies Need Social Media Managers? Filed under: mba — Tags: enterprise 2.0 , social media , web 2.0 — Hutch Carpenter @ 9:38 pm There are few institutions in the modern world that are not being transformed today by social media. Shel Israel, Global Neighborhoods, 5 New Social Media Turn-ons for me. How does this translate into the workplace? The social media manager. The Social Media Manager?

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