Most of these social software technologies, at least the ones we set up, use tags (think tag clouds), folksonomies, taxonomies, , voting, reviews, recommendations, and search. This makes it quick and easy for experts as well as cross-collaboration teams to quickly and easily filter through ideas.
wisdom of crowds
Here's a how-to book on using the wisdom of crowds or "the global brain" to harness creativity and innovation. I haven't read it but the amount of academic research has florished the last two yeas so this new book probably has some new ideas for business development managers.
Published: November 29, 2007 in India Knowledge@Wharton
I've been using del.icio.us for the last three years as my primary search tool. Google/Yahool are great for the generic stuff but for the meaningful stuff I use del.icio.us. Why? Easy, most of the bookmarks to web pages are intelligently filtered, noted, and tagged.
Hey, would you put crappy music on your ipod?
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
Christopher Carfi, The Social Customer Manifesto, has pulled together ten good reasons why business development managers should consider using social network solutions and community software solutions. I've snagged the bullets but go a head and read his full post.
By Jeff Howe, Wired
"Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D."
Businesses that are interested in open innovation, business development, social e-comm, content management, etc. now have powerful tools, web 2.0 and social software applications, to help employees connect the dots.
A tribute to one of Silicon Valley's most influential and forgotten researchers at Xerox PARC event From SiliconValleyWatcher.com by Tom Foremski. Tom has started a series on one the the valley's early icons: Doug Engelbart. You might know him as the inventor of the mouse. How about Moore's law, and timesharing in which many users can share one computer? Paradoxically, it was timesharing that sparked the pc revolution.