Social networking software gives business the blues.

Social Networking Software - Community Drivien Sites - Collaborative Tools

Creating communities, connecting people, sharing knowledge, capturing ideas, and spurring mashups scares the hell out of most organizations, businesses, and associations.

Developing Social Networks and On-line Communities

Here's a podcast for anybody wanting to understand the basics of developing an on-line community or social networking or web 2.0 application. Covers both technical, rss and tagging, and the social aspects, trust and participation.

From Knowledge at Wharton, Podcast: What Makes an Online Community Tick? Ask Craigslist, Yahoo and Pheedo. (registration required)

Tagging for Aboutness

Dave Weinberger, Me on Tagging on All Things Considered

NPR's "All Things Considered" last night ran a three minute commentary of mine on tagging. You can hear it here, thanks to Michael Shook. [Later: Here's NPR's own version.]

Here's a near-transcript:

Actionable information sources

In order to stay on top in today's mutable market place, the competitive business must be aware of and be prepared to take advantage of the best internal and external information available.

Ideally, there should be a coordinated group effort in your organization that searches, sifts, filters, and handles information sources using internally developed criteria with the objective of making sense (connecting the dots) of good ideas that will improve the organization's agenda.

Social Media