Microsoft Social Computing Overview

Collaborative Thinking

Notes from Christian Finn, Director, Social Computing. 13 sessions in "social track". Microsoft design point is to co-mingle structured collaboration tools alongside social computing tools - it's unrealistic to think of social computing disconnected from collaborations strategies. find knowledge, share ideas, work in teams, feel valued, manage projects, build= a network and use content. Social Networking & Collaboration spc09

One Way To Look At Social Computing

Collaborative Thinking

One of the slides that has been well-received is one that I use to peel away the different terms associated with social computing. It seems to add value and remove some of the confusion that people have when it comes to "social everything".

TownSquare … Social Networking and Social Computing R&D

Green Chameleon

One more piece of evidence that " organizations will have to realize … " is the recent announcement that Microsoft is testing, and may offer the corporate market, a Facebook-like application called TownSquare , a business-user-focused social networking application. And that re-tooling will consist largely of social computing capabilities. The latest, known as "TownSquare,” is a business-user-focused social-networking tool.

The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes


I know that for a good number of years Social Computing and Knowledge Management have been walking different paths. Each of them placing the focus on the own key areas: KM on the processes and tools and Social Computing on the people themselves.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them


don’t work well in an unstructured, almost chaotic , network driven environment where democratisation of conversations by earning the merit, the attention and the conversation of your peers is the new modus operandi. And IBM’s official Social Computing Guidelines were born.

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Green Chameleon » Social Computing and Learning

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Social Computing and Learning Three different, interesting takes on social computing: Mike Fisher has analysed various social computing tools into Bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives – ie which tools fit where according to th level or depth of learning you want to achieve.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours


I know there are plenty of people out there who have been claiming all along that if your social software tools would require extensive training and education for your knowledge workers you are not doing things right, because they are far too complex to be used in the first place.

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Why Is Social Software So Important? social and collaborative technologies critical in a merger process.

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On Governance and Compliance – IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines Webcast


If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how I have been blogging for a good number of times about one of those topics that people keep asking me about to share my two cents of the conversation: Social Software Governance and what IBM is doing about it.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan


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.

Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM


most of the time around the area of Knowledge Management, collaboration, communities and social computing. My initial first contact with social software dates back to 2000 and 2001, when I was a member of one of the most active IBM communities (And still going strong!

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. Back in my high school years, computing was one of the subjects that I kept struggling with time and time again.

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The Untold Costs of Social Networking


Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.

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Japanese Business Culture & Social Computing

Green Chameleon

A couple of weeks ago I was in Sapporo at the Infinity Ventures Summit (the site’s in Japanese) to talk about the role of informal networks in business and show off Trampoline’s SONAR Suite. What interested me most, however, was the cultural alignment of Japanese enterprises with social computing solutions. On the face of it enterprise social computing tools are perfectly placed to fill this gap.

I Have Been Robbed – Social Computing Paranoia or Valid Concern?


However, while I have been putting together some more security measures in place, I just couldn’t help thinking quite a bit about a recent article that my fellow IBM colleague Bill Sweeney put together under the title " Social Media paranoia or valid concern? " in the various social software tools available out there. How far do you go in sharing those "private updates" across various different social networks?

The Fallacy of Social Networking


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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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


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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Why Intel Is Investing in Social Computing - Leading by Example


Well, today I thought I would share with you what I exactly meant yesterday with that article and also what Rachel probably meant as well in hers: stop all the fuss you are going through to figure out the ROI of social software, and, instead, just go ahead and do it!

KMOL Interview - Luis Suarez on Knowledge Management and Social Computing


We covered a good number of different questions and all of them pretty relevant to some of the work I have been doing myself for a while in the area of KM, Collaboration, Communities and Social Computing.

The Real Business Value of Social Networking


The entry I would want to encourage you all to take a look at and read is one by Kevin Jones titled " I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking Is So Important " It’s one of those good reads that after going through it you won’t be the same person any longer.

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Chess Match

Collaborative Thinking

So far, there are not of lot of details out yet but the social computing keynote is tomorrow morning so I expect more information to come out then. IBM can use Connections to compete with Microsoft by changing the focus to social computing rather than collaboration and content.

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Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li


Tags: Productivity Tools Social Computing Innovation Communities Knowledge Tools Knowledge Management Enterprise2.0

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Social Networking and Going Back to Basics


In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise

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Year-End Thoughts On Social Media, Social Networking Social Analytics

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software (Part 3). & Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. While a lot of my research agenda and client interactions focused on collaboration and Enterprise 2.0 / social software during 2009, the most sizeable amount of time and energy for me this year was spent on social media, social networking, and social analytics (externally as well as internally). Social Media. One Way To Look At Social Computing.

Did You Know? Social Networks in Spain


" to share some further insights on the kind of significant impact that social computing and social networks are having not only within the business world, but in our society as a whole? on the overall use of social networks across the world!

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Social Network Sites: Webinar Today

Collaborative Thinking

Timely - we just published a reference architecture template on social network sites so if you are a Burton Group client, check out the document here (note: client access required). IT Best Practices for Enterprise Social Networking – Burton Group Webinar. With the popularity of consumer sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo, IT professionals are facing an increased demand to review and implement social networking capabilities for their enterprise.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

They have developed a social computing solution to allow for user input to go with travel. (I I think this is great that they are including social computing components. Jive - we are more focused than Sharepoint - we try to make it easy for people to find each other, connect, and work together - we provide a very specific focus so it is easier to use - you need to make easy it so everyone can use it so you get the large network effect.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?


Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Where else are you going to host conversations of stuff that matters to you and your community where you would want to own it and facilitate it with your various social networks?

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


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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Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking Will Give You More Than a Headache


Have you read Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking by Joshua Brustein? That being happy at work connecting with your social networks across the board, where your knowledge resides deeply, delivers big results time and time again?

Blog Talk Radio – Business Value of Social Networking: Become a Hippie 2.0!


John asked us a few rather interesting, insightful and provocative questions on what we thought were some of the major key points behind figuring out the business value of social networking.

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Blog Talk Radio – Business Value of Social Networking with Mark Masterson and Luis Suarez


I know, indeed, one of my favourite topics from all along: the good old ROI of Social Networking. And be ready to share your thoughts on what you think the business value of social networking is all about!

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Enterprise Social Networking, Is Your Company Falling Behind?

Collaborative Thinking

Is social computing in the enterprise just a lot of hype or should you be concerned that your company is going to fall behind? Whether your primary work function is line-of-business or technology, it’s likely that you have heard about the benefits of enterprise social networking. The fact is that social networking provides real business value and many companies have moved past the “what is it” towards “how and where do we start.”.

NewsGator's Social Sites ™ Brings Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking to SharePoint

Portals and KM

So I was very pleased to see that they have greatly expanded their offering beyond RSS to a comprehensive suite of social networking tools. They continue to closely work with Microsoft and have already enhanced Social Sites to work well with SharePoint 2010.

The Business Value of Social Networking by David Tebbutt


You will be able to access the presentation from this direct link , or you can watch the embedded version below: The Business Value of Social Networking. Which is just the perfect end of the slide deck itself with " So, what is the value of social networking? "…

A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 11 to 18 (Social Networks Spur the Demise of Email in the Workplace)


by making use of these social tools! and, instead, communicate and collaborate through other means, whether face to face, through the telephone, or, of course, making use of a social networking tools (Microblogging in this case).

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Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator hosted a webinar this morning on strategy and governance for social computing initiatives. Although the call was about "social computing", Stacy started talking about intranet and portal governance. 1) A clear connection between intranet/portal/social technology and the business strategy and goals. "we reducing duplication of effort around social computing initiatives. (3) Greg interjected and gave a demo of NewsGator Social Sites.].

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

One of the interesting outcomes from my contextual research project on enterprise social networking was not only what was said by study participants but what was "not said". One such topic that did not come up to any great degree during the storytelling sessions was the topic of identity and its role in social networking. the people in the room, the way the conversations flowed, the project phase of the social networking project, etc).

It takes a village to raise a social network

Collaborative Thinking

Great metaphor by Liz Lawley (see below) people should remember if they are involved in the user experience, design and community-building aspects of social networks: Macworld | Researchers help define next-generation social networking. ???One s very broken in the social tools we have right now is context and boundaries and a sense of who I want to share what with,??? s creating a huge tension in social interactions,???

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The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Forrester Reports that Corporate Social Networks will Augment Strategic HR Strategies

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog A resource and viewpoint from Connectbeam on how social computing is changing the way we work. The report begins with a section titled, “professional networks are the backbone of business.” and social networking.

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 2 to 5 (Social Networking More Popular than Email)


One of the many things I enjoy of living " A World Without Email " is that plenty of my various social networks keep sharing some very interesting links related to what I’m trying to do that help me add some further context and insights for you folks to enjoy.

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IBM developerWorks : Blogs : Community and social computing

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

His job involves measuring usage and behavior of social software as it impacts productivity and interfacing with infrastructure teams. In the past, Hes been a community program manager, network administrator, a systems programmer, a web project manager, an author, a technology writer and editor. Wednesday August 20, 2008 Enterprise Tagging Service social software saves IBM $4.6 The following story focuses on a particular task, that of social tagging.

A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 9 to 10 (EMail’s Reign Is Over, Social Networking Is The New King)


comments with just a single thought I would probably state the following: Yes, social networking tools are heading south pretty consistently, and badly, over the last three years! Aren’t you making already good use of social networking tools as your core default business tools?

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