Enterprise Microblogging Use Cases: Help Reduce Your Inbox Clutter!

Elsua

Earlier on today, and through my Twitter stream, I bumped into a rather interesting blog post put together by Chelsi Nakano under the heading “? Roll-up: Businesses Love Microblogging “, which is pretty close to another one shared by her the previous day under the title “?

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – One thing I can share with you all is that once I have seen the light of a much smarter way of using Twitter through public lists alone it’s rather tough to go back to anything else for that matter, so I haven’t.

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Elsua

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. I still love Twitter, as I wrote just recently. Why do we follow people on Twitter in the first place?

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Beyond Microblogging: Conversation and Collaboration via Twitter

Delicious/tag/cp2tech02

Beyond microblogging: Conversation and collaboration via Twitter. Tags: system:media:document cp2tech02 Twitter system:filetype:pdf collaboration microblogging To be published as: Honeycutt, C., and Herring, S. In press, 2009). Proceedings of the Forty-Second Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press. Nominated for a HICSS Best Paper prize.].

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Twitter: What are you doing?

Delicious/tag/cp2tech02

Create a account to use the microblogging tool here.

Microblogging

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. I see Twitter & Facebook status info as presencing technologies and as James notes, they have more to do with SMS & IM than blogs & wikis. to do with blogging. My posts tend towards the terse but I generally break the 160 character barrier.

Microblogging In The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

It was inevitable that Twitter-like services would emerge targeting a business audience. 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. IBM and Microsoft) support Twitter-like capabilities as an extension of their existing UC platforms ???

Yammer Extends Its Enterprise Microblogging Offering with Communities

Portals and KM

Yammer was one of the first enterprise microblogging tools, and it continues to add features to extend the original concept of Twitter into an enterprise business application. I agree and have reluctantly avoided Twitter at times for this reason when it would have served a good purpose.

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. This social media systems design process is illustrated with a case on Twitter. Presentation: Filed under: conferences , context , conversations , design , social media , socio-technical systems , Twitter. Tags: Twitter conferences context conversations design social media socio-technical systems

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

Follow him on Twitter. So I challenged myself to create a list of 10 responsibilities of the Community Manager that extend beyond the realm of Facebook and Twitter (and yes, even blogging). Although, of course, I found this post through Twitter.

Enterprise Microblogging or Micromessaging or Microsharing Readling List

Portals and KM

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. Traction Team Page has also recently incorporated microblogging into their wiki-based platform. 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

SocialTech

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

Twitter allegiance

SocialTech

I love Twitter and I've spent an unhealthy amount of time hanging out there in the last year. All respondents were anonymous, although a bunch disclosed their answers to me over at Twitter. Knowing that my Twitter community isn't made up predominantly of very rich people, 52.2%

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. But Twitter is also very useful in a learning trajectory - search and follow your participants who are on Twitter. So no facilitator should not be able to manipulate Twitter! (photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money.

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Can Twitter Benefit Business Executives?

Leading Virtually

The usefulness of Twitter continues to be debated. Last week, George Packer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, wrote that he wants to yell Stop every time he hears about Twitter. What I found noteworthy in the WSJ article is the increasing adoption of Twitter by business executives.

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

Twitter: Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and CNN

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

. Social Network Games and Twitter: MediaHunter very cleverly points out how fake the “Gosh, I’m almost as big as CNN&# video from Ashton Kutcher was. To me, this week’s Twitter activities appear to have been a very well orchestrated publicity stunt with several beneficiaries.

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. With a lot of self-effacing charm, James Clay brings us this delightful video: Are you on Twitter? Tags: presence Twitter technology stewardship

Video to explain Twitter

Joitske Hulsebosch

There's a new short video by CommonCraft , this time explaining Twitter. Since we organized a twitter experiment I've continued twittering. Later I thought it is hard to change from twitter to Jaiku because it's dependent on where the people you are following are.

How Twitter changed to include everyone

Endless Knots

jlipnack Mega thx to @panklam @isaacgarcia @clarashih @billives AND THE BRILLIANT AUDIENCE for #e2conf21 How Twitter Changes Everything!     billives thoughts on Twitter + Business for #e2conf21 panel thx @jlipnack #e2conf [link]. Twitter's brevity is it's beauty.

Twitter reaches 11% of online Americans

Community Guy

Still think that twitter is “pointless and dumb&# ? 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.

The Twitter Experiment - By Dr. Monica Rankin

Elsua

Then you must watch The Twitter Experiment by Dr. Monica Rankin. an experiment by which she uses Twitter with her students to help improve the overall flow of not only the classroom itself, but the interactions, and conversations, of the various students, amongst themselves and also with her.

My Favorite Tweets for April 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later. RT @ socialmedia2day : Top 10 Reasons Twitter is On Top of Social Media Food Chain [link]. 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].

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Enterprise Twitter: Clarity Amid The Hype

Collaborative Thinking

With public Twitter, people use nicknames. 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. Within an enterprise, any type of "Twitter" system will be linked to directory systems in much the same way as e-mail and instant messaging systems are linked via address book synchronization techniques. With public twitter, one of the common usage patterns is to share links.

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Podcast with Bill Anderson on Twitter

Nancy White

My first conversation with Bill Anderson on scientific research in international development was so good we kept going to record a “part 2″ on the specific application of microblogging and Twitter in science. Bill Anderson on Twitter for Science. Science Twitterers that Bill mentioned (first name is the Twitter name): AmSciForum - American Scientist Forum. Kevin Marks on How Twitter Works (in Theory!). Howard Rheingold on Twitter Literacy.

Twitter Symbology Proposed For The FDA

Collaborative Thinking

In a telephone news briefing, PhRMA proposed an "FDA-Approved Use of Universal Safety Symbol" that could be used in branded/sponsored ad links (eg, Adwords) and Twitter posts (see image below). Universal symbol could be used on search engines, blogs, microblogs, video. Interesting idea, although I'm not sure a symbol alone provides enough assurance for consumers. never mind the governance aspects around use of the symbol, monitoring, enforcement, etc.

Making the Twitter Backbone Usable - CoTweet

Evolving Web

People keep talking about making Twitter work for business, but for me it was missing any way to include it into a company’s workflow. This is an instant quantum leap in Twitter usability for business. My longstanding complaint about using Twitter for any business purpose was simply that Tweets were inherently unmanageable. Technorati Tags: cotweet , twitter , microblogging , management Blogged in the Alaska Air Board Room, Sea-Tac Airport.

Will you Twitter inside the enterprise?

Green Chameleon

There is no doubt that the idea of micro-blogging in the enterprise has legs, I first wrote about it in January , but I think the question that came to mind was “will it be just microblogging?&#. Where Twitter solved a social/human need, Yammer falls down. When Yammer was announced as the winner of the TechCrunch50 last week, we were all a little surprised.

Top 10 Twitter-LinkedIn Integration Takeaways

Online Social Networking

Take for example the recent integration of LinkedIn with Twitter. You can now tweet your LinkedIn status to your Twitter followers and automatically post your tweets to your LinkedIn status. It is easy to see that this Twitter-LinkedIn partnership has many practical implications. Based on my research, these are my top 10 takeaways from the new Twitter-LinkedIn hookup: Microblogging has gone mainstream. Twitter is the de facto king (queen?)

Good on Employees for Not Mingling

Michael Sampson - Currents

The promise of a successful ESN deployment is appealing to businesses: implement a Facebook- and Twitter-like system for your workplace, with employee profiles, activity streams, document sharing, groups, discussion forums and microblogging, and watch employee collaboration bloom. With the middle of winter hitting down under aligned with the arrival of school holidays, I took a week of vacation with my family.

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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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Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

I think this is a great move as it took the use of Tweetdeck for Twitter to work for me and now I am a fan and heavy user. 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.

Corporate Social Media Policies are Advancing

Portals and KM

Best Buy has received a lot of press using Twitter for customer service. This includes time spent reading the Twelpforce Twitter feed and composing messages sent using the ‘#twelpforce’ hashtag, and all other work related to Twelpforce.” Content is broadly defined as “as anything you have placed on your website, blog, microblog, or video sharing account.”

Mike Gotta’s 2009: Planning Considerations For Enterprise 2.0 via George Dearing via Twitter

Portals and KM

Okay, I learned something useful from Twitter. I am giving Twitter a try so it gets more attention at the moment that my RSS feeds. Mike closes with enterprise twitter as the space to watch and links to his Enterprise Versions Of Twitter. Here is a post, Enterprise Microblogging or Micromessaging, that links to some of my thoughts on the vendors and issues. George Dearing linked to Mike Gotta’s excellent post, 2009: Planning Considerations For Enterprise 2.0.

NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint

Portals and KM

Twitter, LinkedIn), and other internal and third-party applications. Microblogging is one of the feeds into the Activity Stream. Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), NewsGator recently launched Social Sites 2010 2.0, the next version of their flagship enterprise social computing software.

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.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Elsua

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, I heart Activity Streams.

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Yappd is a Visual Twitter Clone

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The service works in a very similar manner to Twitter , but you can include an image in your updates, which top off at 150 characters. 2 Yappd - Yet Another Twitter Clone « Rodfather Mobile Says: August 13th, 2007 at 6:46 pm [.] Do we need another Twitter clone?

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. 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. We need more research like this.

Enterprise Social Networks Fail Without the Proper Approach—a Roadmap is Needed

Michael Sampson - Currents

The main mistake organizations make is not defining clearly the reasons for adopting ESN software, which offers features and capabilities like profiles, status updates and microblogging popularized by consumer social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, but adapted for workplace use.