Ken Thompson's bioteams microblog

The Bumble Bee

You might not have noticed but a few weeks back I launched my bioteams microblog for short articles you can read in under a minute. It also suits me when I am travelling and want to post via mobile phone.


Engineers without Fears

James D talks about microblogging & Luis talks about a specific application for emergency services. I've noted my personal preferences recently but for me microblogging has got F.A. to do with blogging. My posts tend towards the terse but I generally break the 160 character barrier. For me, a blog post has to have an idea in there. It may not be yours. It may not be any good. But it's there.

Microblogging In The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

microblogging??? about how people foresee microblogging taking off within the enterprise ??? In fact, the other debate that will go on internally within enterprise organizations will be the overlap between microblogging tools and instant messaging tools that support group chat. beyond SIP/SIMPLE) to support concepts related to social presence as well as concepts related to microblogging? A Myriad of Microblogging Options??? A Myriad of Microblogging Options???

Collaborative Thinking: XMPP and Microblogging (Twitter)

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Bloggers Interview: Mike Rhodin, Lotusphere | Main | OLPC in NYC » February 04, 2008 XMPP and Microblogging (Twitter) Via Slashdot : Interesting article, follow the citation link for screen shots of the implementation. The example application that illustrate this article is a distributed Twitter-like microblogging platform.

A Myriad of Microblogging Options…

Collaborative Thinking

The Microblogging world just got more complicated with Yammer winning the Pop Idol/American Idol style knock out ‘TechCrunch 50” competition, in which “52 of the best startups launched their products in front of the industry’s most influential venture capitalists, corporations, fellow entrepreneurs, and press”, along with a substantial audience and live feeds of sessions on

Enterprise Microblogging or Micromessaging or Microsharing Readling List

Portals and KM

Traction Team Page has also recently incorporated microblogging into their wiki-based platform. There seems to be a lot of names floating around for what many people call Twitter for the enterprise. Of course Twitter is not for the enterprise any more than Facebook is for the use inside the firewall. While these consumer web tools can be used by business people for public social networking, they lack the features for business applications.

ReTweet & other micro-conventions


Taiwanese twitterers showing us how to "retweet" in Angkor Wat Warning: If you haven't used Twitter or other microblogging services before, this post which focuses on citation issues will likely put you off completely. picture credit: kenworker ??????????????????Taiwanese

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Can Twitter Benefit Business Executives?

Leading Virtually

Tags: Leadership Collaboration technology business executives business leaders CEO culture leading virtually microblogging social media technology twitter

Twitter allegiance


Tags: beer cats Christmas communities community engagement friendship microblogging organ donation social networking services social networking sites survey twitter zombies

Twitter: What are you doing?


Create a account to use the microblogging tool here.

A twitter tips post that makes sense

Endless Knots

Thanks to Stowe Boyd via Twitter, of course, this excellent post about how street vendors use microblogging to pull traffic, literally, to their carts. Very clever and nice work, Ann Handley, author of " Tweetable Eats: What Street Vendors Can Teach Businesses About Twitter." " Twitter Web 2.0


John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

socialnetwork vendor activitystream microbloggingHome What if I could.?

Twitter reaches 11% of online Americans

Community Guy

Online microblogging services like Twitter, a popular social media tool for many media companies and television networks, are used by 11% of online Americans, according to a research report conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project in December and released today. Back in May, Pew reported online microblogging usage at about 6% of online Americans. Still think that twitter is “pointless and dumb&# ?

More on Enterprise Micro-messaging - Yammer and

Portals and KM

microblogging solution (see - Bringing Micro-messaging to Enterprise 2.0 - QikCom). This second post provided a nice comparison between these two microblogging tools.   Mashable got into the conversation with the post - Is the Enterprise Ready for Microblogging Tools like Twitter? Yesterday I wrote about QikCom , an enterprise 2.0 There are at least two other major players in this space, and Yammer.

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My FastForward Posts for March 2010

Portals and KM

Microblogging Inside and Outside the Enterprise Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. I find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog. There will be more in April. Global Intranet Trends 2010 Report. Fortune 500 and Social Media: A Longitudinal Study of Blogging and Twitter Usage. Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Research from Cecile Demailly.

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Choosing the Best Enterprise 2.0 Tool for the Task – My Talk on Yakabod’s Collaboration Pizza Blogtalkradio Show

Portals and KM

Here is the summary that the Yakabod site provides: "Are you tweeting when you could be microblogging? and microblogs to get work done faster and better I had the pleasure of appearing yesterday on Yakabod’s blog radio talk show. Yakabod is a collaboration platform that I have covered before (see Yakabod Provides Robust Knowledge Management with a Social Side ). In this session I discussed the impact of media on cognition and communication.

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Conversations in Context: A Twitter Case for Social Media Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

Social media like microblogging tool Twitter have great potential for supporting these conversations. On September 1, I gave the invited talk for the 5th AIS SIGPrag International Pragmatic Web Conference Track of the I-SEMANTICS 2010 conference in Graz, Austria. Here are the abstract of and link to the paper , as well as the presentation. Abstract. Conversations are the lifeblood of collaborative communities.

Participatory design experiment: Storytelling Swarm in Hybrid Narrative Ecosystem

Taming the spaces

It consists of social software tools freely available in the Web, such as microblogs, social repositories of images, and blogs, the real locations in the city, and the storytellers who leave their digital contents. I have struggled in formulating the narrative swarming in hybrid ecosystem as a participatory design experiment. It can be it is not yet simple enough for the intended book , but i feel i cannot cut away much more too.

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Social Analytics: Another Front For Business Intelligence

Collaborative Thinking

Socialcast Introduces Social Business Intelligence®: The First Suite of Real-Time Enterprise Microblogging Analytics. SAN FRANCISCO--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Socialcast, a leading provider of Enterprise microblogging software, today announced a complete refresh of its platform to coincide with the launch of Social Business Intelligence®, a proprietary suite of analytics that provides measurable insight into the microblogging activity occurring inside a company’s Socialcast network.

News Updates (July 28, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Socialtext Microblogging Appliance provides security and control in a cost-contained package. It gives IT the option of deploying secure microblogging and social networking company-wide, right away. Socialtext Appliance. Socialtext released an appliance edition of Signals, its micro-blogging product. Users can access Socialtext from a browser, and they can also use the free Socialtext Desktop application.

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My App Gap Posts for May 2010

Portals and KM

Yammer Adds Communities to Its Enterprise Microblogging Offering. Here are my AppGap posts for May. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for May. There will be more in June. Clearwell Provides Robust Process Aligned eDiscovery Solution.

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The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

Twitter - microblogging Twitter is good for networking with colleagues, use and follow hashtags like #lrnchat. (photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money. Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly? Occasionally the high number of tools and possibilities make me restless.

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NewsGator Ramps Up Activity Streams and Analytics and Becomes Gets More Mobile and

Portals and KM

The features center around a sophisticated microblogging suite to provide a focused activity stream that goes across applications. The enhanced microblogging features are also part of the desktop version of Social Sites 3.1

Is Multitasking Bad for the Brain?


You are probably not going to believe it, but microblogging (Or microsharing, whatever term you would prefer to use). What do you reckon? Do you think that, as the title of this blog post suggests, all of us, knowledge Web workers, are damaging our brains when we multitask?

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Socialcast Adds Sharepoint and Outlook Integration, New Features, and Enhanced Metrics

Portals and KM

Socialcast was one of the first enterprise microblogging providers (see 2008 post: Socialcast Brings Twitter Style Functionality into the Enterprise ) and I have covered them several times since that first post (e.g.,

Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

While eXo has microblogging features, these columns can aggregate more than the microblogging content. In addition to the microblogging capability, you can follow people as you do in Twitter and get feeds from objects such as sales leads or projects. ?Much has happened to bring social applications into the enterprise in the past few years. I recently spoke with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet who shared his observations on this trend. First, a bit about eXo.

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Book review: the new social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Information is organised neatly per chapter around online communities, multimedia (stories), microsharing/microblogging, collective intelligence, virtual environments and the use of social media to support events. I read 'the New Social Learning' by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner.

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My Favorite Tweets for April 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @ outstart : RT @ bduperrin : Corporate Microblogging Helps Employees Migrate Work Conversations Online - [link]. RT @ outstart : RT @ bduperrin : Corporate Microblogging Helps Employees Migrate Work Conversations Online - [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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Forrester on Enterprise 2.0 for KM Professionals

Portals and KM

They picked the same 11 technologies studied in the vendor report: blogs, forums, mashups, microblogs, podcasts, prediction markets, RSS, social bookmarks, social networks, widgets, and wikis and offered the same conclusions about the tools. deployments clearly connect content to the employees associated with that content… wait for microblogging to mature before jumping on the latest craze. Microblogs may o?set

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Top 10 Use Cases Enterprise Microsharing Will Help You Get Less Email


And that’s why I thought about perhaps putting together this article today, where I could share with you folks a few other insights on how microblogging is changing the way we do business nowadays.

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How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time


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Twitter, being cool and a great video

Nancy White

If you haven’t already heard about Twitter, the microblogging tool, it is never too late. I’ve been focusing on it as a tool for collaboration , learning and social presence. With a lot of self-effacing charm, James Clay brings us this delightful video: Are you on Twitter?

Social Learning: Learning Never Ends…


That’s why when I was providing that education session on microblogging I couldn’t help thinking about a recent YouTube video clip that I bumped into thanks to Jane Hart ‘s recent blog post (under the heading “?

An Enterprise Social Media Platform Feature List

Web Social Architecture

Microblogging Twitter is perhaps the most ubiquitous example of microblogging, which invites low-threshold, stream-of-thought information sharing and ambient connection among networked groups. Link sharing, whether to photos or other assets, is pervasive in microblogging, creating connections that can be used in many ways. We did an internal exercise recently that produced a list of the advanced features we think are crucial for a successful enterprise social media platform.

Novell Pulse Brings Real-time Collaboration to Enterprise 2.0

Portals and KM

I asked Andy about microblogging and he said they have merged blogging and microblogging by allowing messages to start small but expand beyond the usual limits imposed on microblogging. Novell’s latest collaboration offering, Pulse, provides a real-time collaboration environment for the enterprise that brings  authoring, communication and social messaging together in a single secure solution.

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Enterprise Twitter: Clarity Amid The Hype

Collaborative Thinking

Microblogging helps discover the interesting people, and the links to rich work-context profiles reveal more about what the person does and what they know. Enterprise microblogging allows users to share links to private content, and to share private discussion about public content. The main difference between Twitter and enterprise microblogging is confidentiality. Inside an enterprise, microblogging has a different balance of transparency and privacy than email.

Research on Tweeting Inside and Outside the Enterprise

Portals and KM

I recently read an interesting study by my friend Kate Ehrlich at IBM and her colleague Sadat Shami, It is titled, Microblogging Inside and Outside the Workplace and looks at how corporate employees use microblogging tools. We need more research like this. This effort conducted a content analysis comparing over 5,000 posts between March and June 2009 from individuals who were using an internal IBM proprietary tool, Blue Twit, and Twitter simultaneously.

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Igloo Offers Comprehensive Platform for Social Business

Portals and KM

One of the features I like is the ability to separate activity streams from microblog chatter as you can see above. Microblogging is the Twitter-like manual updates provided by users.

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Tools for Catalyzing Collaboration

Nancy White

You will be working with your fellow participants in a Blue Oxen Collaboratory, where you will have the opportunity to play with tools such as microblogs and Wikis for real learning and collaboration. o Microblogs. Eugene Eric Kim of Blue Oxen Associates pinged me today about an offering coming up that looks really juicy. It resonates a bit with some of the workshops I’ve been doing with clients.

Beer, community and online social networks

Connectable Dots

Last year at the Online Community Unconference I was discussing Twitter with some social networking geeks and gurus who asked me why I was not using the now-famous microblogging site more.