Research: Social Software Appeals More to Older Workers

Portals and KM

Paul Leonardi, a professor of communication at Northwestern University conducted a carefully controlled experiment to determine the extent, if any, that social software can improve employee content discovery and relevant expertise location.

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Standards Can Help Put Social Software to Work

Portals and KM

million on social software globally in 2011, and will spend almost $4.5 is the involvement needed from IT departments to deploy and integrate the software. Dion Hitchcliffe, address one critical means to address this integration issue in his post, Enterprise Social Networks Need Open Standards. But they usually have quite limited interoperability when it comes to our identities, data integration, and inter-social network user experience.

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The Fallacy of Social Networking

Elsua

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team.

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Social Media Principle #3 Economies Have Currencies

Evolving Web

This post is third in a series of my Social Media Principles. The base post is 10 Social Media Principles. In a social media economy, the currencies are most often a combination of artifacts and recognition. RECOGNITION Recognition is a key factor in any social network.

Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 2)

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software , I wanted to provide a background context on some of the areas where Enterprise 2.0 Social Software lacks definition. is about when it comes to use of social software. Emergent Social Software Platforms remain ill-defined as well.

Green Chameleon » Social Software Guides

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Social Software Guides Max Kiesler has published an extremely useful list of 40 downloadable open source social software applications (thanks Maish ).

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Elsua

Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Where did we leave behind the social business transformation?

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Social Software Survey

Portals and KM

Social Software Research initiative and are fans of my book, Net Work. Enterprise decision makers are the primary audience for this -- they are looking to understand what particular technologies and products are being adopted, but many of the questions are applicable to organizations and networks of all types. I have been talking on and off with Christian Gray after almost meeting him in person at KMWorld and SLA conferences.

Using Social Software to Increase Business Performance

Portals and KM

The Deloitte Center for the Edge has issued a new paper, “ Social Software for Business Performance” that discusses how companies can leverage social software to improve business performance in the short-term and transform it in the long-term. It states that early adopters of social software have the potential for gaining financial benefits. finds its payday documents some of the financial and other benefits from social software.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Elsua

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

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Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software

Collaborative Thinking

is more about how social software is used by people vs. what the social tool actually is. does not address all patterns of communication, information sharing, cooperation, collaboration, community-building, and social networking. It is not new - although there are new possibilities of integrating social tools into business applications - still, the definition and intent has been around for some time. Social Software

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 3)

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. and social software) - in no particular order : Cisco Stumbles Early But Regains Composure & Sets The Stage . and its social media efforts. Microsoft Bets Its Social Fortune On SP2010. The SharePoint 2009 conference in Vegas provided the industry with the first look at SP2010 and its new/enhanced social computing capabilities. MySite - Social Architecture & Planning.

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs. Rawn is best practices lead in the Social Software Enablement team in IBM Software Group. SlideShare), social network (e.g.,

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2010 Update on IBM Social Software Efforts: Part One

Portals and KM

Last week I attended an IBM media event where they conveyed a number of their recent efforts in social software. I think they are innovators in the social software space, both for enterprise and Web use.  Jeff Schick, VP social software, answered this comment.

2010 Update on IBM Social Software Efforts: Part Two

Portals and KM

This is the second in a series on an IBM social media press event I attended last week following part one posted yesterday. Jeff Schick, VP social software, mentioned that IBM Research has done a study on the implications of using social and infusing collaboration into commerce experience.

IBM Rational Offers Collaboration and Innovation within Software Development

Portals and KM

IBM Rational is an open software development platform that supports sharing and interactions among software and systems design and development teams. Gina began by noting that software development is a very social business and collaborative is key for success.

Three Big Benefits of Social Software | Blogs | ITBusinessEdge.com

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

ITBusinessEdge Newsletters Welcome, Guest Log In | Register Home Topics Resource Centers Blogs News Knowledge Network White Papers Premium Tools Events Blogs : Ann All Business of Tech Alignment, staffing and culture are often more critical than software and apps About this Blogger RSS | Next > Subscribe Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox. We recently started using the DRE Software BCN collaboration tool a few months ago.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Elsua

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.

Will Social Software Replace Email in an Enterprise 2.0 World?

Elsua

Perhaps, in a follow-up blog post I will talk a little bit about which social networking sites have now been become part of my recently created and ongoing " black list " Facebook, LinkedIn and Slideshare are just three of them, but there are a few more.

Impact of Social Software Within the Enterprise by Jon Iwata

Elsua

Many folks have been questioning the relevance and importance of social computing within the enterprise. I am one of those folks who thinks along those lines of the latter commentary, having been exposed to corporate social software tools behind the firewall as early as 2001.

The Business Value of Social Software by Luis Suarez

Elsua

We all know that plenty of people nowadays are trying to figure out what is the main business value and various benefits of using social computing within the enterprise. ROI) conversations for Social Software that I like to talk about so much lately.

Collaborative Thinking: Social Software`s Culture Clash

Collaborative Thinking

The portal might one day lead to the nascent internal social networking platform Schueller demoed, he says. Social Software`s Culture Clash March 15, 2008 in Enterprise 2.0 , Social Software | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Social Software`s Culture Clash : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Collaborative Thinking: Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Lotusphere 2008: IBM Research - Glimpsing The Future | Main | Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote » January 22, 2008 Why Is Social Software So Important?

Collaborative Thinking: Social Software Vendor Roundup

Collaborative Thinking

Socialtext Traction Software TeamPage Twiki Open Source Social Bookmark Systems BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam IBM Lotus Connections dogear component Scuttle Open source Feed Syndication Platforms Attensa KnowNow NewsGator Social Network & Community Sites Typically offer a mix of user profiles, blogs, wikis, social networking, etc. Our sales folks don't hear "we want a blog" or "we want a social network."

Using social software to reinvent the customer relationship | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

On mySimon: Top Deals on Car Speakers And Subwoofers BNET Business Network: BNET TechRepublic ZDNet ZDNet Members login Newsletters Site Assistance RSS Feeds Home News & Blogs Videos White Papers Downloads Reviews Popular Enterprise Web 2.0

Green Chameleon » Information Neighbourhood as a Social Software Ecosystem

Green Chameleon

Click To Play Now, Thomas Vander Wal has stirred up my thinking with what I think will be widely recognised as a very important seminal post called “ The Elements of the Social Software Stack&#.

Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Pushing The Reset Button On How We Look At “Collaboration”

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The influx of new vendors and new “enterprise social software&# (ESS) tools (e.g., Over the past few years, the emphasis on “everything social&# has made collaboration a hot topic again. Communities and social networking have been the “next right answer&# just as virtual workspaces were thought to be the next right answer over a decade ago. Social tools (Enterprise 2.0)

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Elsua

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve?

McAfee’s Hypothesis and The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software

Elsua

Well, of course, through her adventures discovering social software at IBM (that’s where she works, by the way!). So, perhaps, it may be a good time now to look for alternatives, i.e. social software tools.

Barriers of Social Software Adoption within the Enterprise: It Will Cost You More than You Think!

Elsua

Something that, to me, comes pretty close home as the main problem, issue, bottleneck, challenge (whatever other term you would want to use) on the full adoption of Social Computing within the enterprise by knowledge workers.

The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software – On the Importance of Status Updates

Elsua

Yes, indeed, it looks like Molly’s adventures discovering social software at IBM continue and this time around, for episode #3 , on one of my favourite topics, although things around it haven’t been very smooth lately.

magic quadrant for social software

Engineers without Fears

James D points us towards the Gartner magic quadrant on team collaboration & social software that Socialtext are quite proud of. As James notes, the criteria for inclusion seem a little erratic -with established software vendors such as IBM, MS, Vignette, EMC, Open Text & BEA (Oracle is noticeable by its absence) mixed in with Atlassian, Social Text & TWiki. gartner social software e2.0

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Elsua

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

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Cisco Community Central: Enterprise Social Software : Don't Think Profile, Think Identity

Collaborative Thinking

When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on employee profiles. My first blog post over on the Cisco community site for enterprise social software (registration required Strategists, sponsors, champions, and management teams often (not always but frequently) make the assumption that employees will create and maintain their own profiles.

Social Software Gaining Greater Traction with the Enterprise and Vendors Respond

Portals and KM

in his report, Enterprise Social Networking 2010 Market Overview. With enterprise social technologies, buyers must now assess vendors pursuing three distinct strategies: commoditization, horizontal and vertical solutions, and integration with adjacent technologies.” I was especially interested in his data on social media adoption through a survey of US and European KM decision makers. Next was using a collaboration platform as a network ?leshare

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites. When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, online communities, or expertise location, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on the role of employee profiles. Posted to Cisco Enterprise Social Software Community.

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.”

social software & worldvision - interview with keith don

Engineers without Fears

A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with Keith Don from WorldVision about using social software in not-for-profits. When did World Vision first get involved in social media? World Vision started using social media before I joined.