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Working Together - Collaborating and web 2.0

I came across an article about teams "working together when apart" that offers ideas for business social networking software. Especially the part about developing personal profiles where team members can quickly learn about each other - expertise locator, and work together. Check out the demo.

Social Networking Demographics

"Social Networking Demos Spread Out ", from eMarketer.

As a percentage of all visits to the Web by US adult Internet users, 6% are made to social networking sites, which puts it above the percentage of visits made to news-gathering sites but below those to online shopping sites. The bottom line is that social networking has broader appeal than just MySpace and Facebook.

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Enterprise Mashups

From CW, "Enterprise mashups meet SOA"

If ya been reading our blog you'll remember that we blogged about these ideas before - the mashup, the api, in the enterprise. If your new, check out the CW piece.

Take two services, add a connector, and call the right customer in the morning.

"U.S. military needs wikis, video sharing, defense expert says"

The US Gov. needs to get some open-source software love, especailly from oss projects like Drupal or Mediawike.

From an article in Computer World...

U.S. military needs wikis, video sharing, defense expert says

The U.S. military should embrace user-driven Web services such as wikis, video-sharing sites and social networking sites as its focus grows to include providing more security and reconstruction help, a defense analyst recommended today.

Innovation is about payback

We started out using social network software (Drupal) as an idea management platform. The basic idea was modest, it was to capture ideas inside and outside of an organization.

What we quickly found out is that there is a plethora of ideas - everywhere. We've learned a lot about the innovation process from those early days and James Andrew and Harold Sirkin tackle many of the things we've learned in their new book titled, Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation.

From Wharton, "Podcast, BCG's Harold Sirkin on How Firms can Reap the Rewards of Innovation ". (reg req)

Community 2.0 - We are smarter than me

We use open source software, Drupal, and participate in the Drupal community. We have learned much from the wisdom of crowds in that community.

Although the Wharton experiment is on "wisdom of crowds" ideas for business management, those same ideas (woc) have been rocking in oss communities for years. A simple look at sourceforge.net (Registered Projects: 138,299, Registered Users: 1,474,747) will yield volumes of actionable insights about community development, management, and woc.

Promotion from Wharton Publishing

"We Are Smarter Than Me"

Community software and better tacit interactions

We develop online communities that run on intranets using Drupal - an open source web application framework.

I received an email from McKinsey, "Ten trends to watch in 2006". One of those trends is about the economics of knowledge. We help organizations use Drupal to create community software applications for employees, customers, suppliers, etc. What I find fascinating about all this community talk is that it all started in the open source software communities where it continues to flourish.

Community Development and Management

Community sites are simply not appropriate for some businesses.

If you are unable to attend this conference, check out our blog to learn more about social network software and community 2.0 for the enterprise. Here's a good blog post to start with, Community software and better tacit interactions.

Here's a podcast about community 2.0. Of course, most of the podcast is old news if you've been keeping up with our blog over the last three years.

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