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Social Networking Software, Social Media, Web 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

This is a collection of enterprise 2.0, web 2.0, social media, communities, and social networking software links. It is intended to educate curious minds because there is much more to implementing this stuff than just software. For business ideas and tips, read our blogs, use the search ,or tags to learn more about the challenges.

Social Information Management (SIM) Understanding virtual communities and Web 2.0 applications is important to your business, and you need to spend some quality time using them to really get what they're all about. The power of user-driven tools lies in the using. Just reading about them, or spending an hour or two playing with them, doesn't do them justice; you've got to go hands-on to appreciate their power.

Start with wikipedia - web 2.0 to get a fresh update on the latest stuff. Oh, let's not forget O'Reilly with, "What Is Web 2.0, Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software."

From O'Reilly Media, "Web 2.0, Principals and Practices " is an exceprt of their latest report on web 2.0 and how it applies to the enterprise.

"Web 2.0 is a set of economic, social, and technology trends that collectively form the basis for the next generation of the internet - a more mature, distinctive medium characterized by user participation, openness, and network effects.

Web 2.0 and social networking software. Companies are using these ideas and social software platforms to build powerful web services and ordinary people are using them to share and remix - mashups - media of all types on the net.

Learn why managers are using Advancing Insights to sort out and implement enterprise social networking systems and collaborative tools.

From an article in MIT Sloan, "Enterprise 2.0: The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration" and from Mr. McAfee's blog, the author of the article, "The Trends Underlying Enterprise 2.0".

Web 2.0 for the Enterprise: Where the Action Is?

Here's a demo of an corporate social networking platform. .

Top 10 Management Fears About Enterprise Web 2.0

"Internet 2.0: the economic, social and cultural consequences of the new Internet

Our enthusiasm for the internet is returning. The nuclear winter that followed April 2000 has lifted. The startups are back, baby. Microsoft is once more playing catch up.

If you are a civilian like me (an anthropologist, that is, without much technical savvy), it's a little mystifying. Will Internet 2.0 change everything or just some things? Is this a revolutionary moment or an evolutionary one? Is everything I know wrong, or just this, that and the other thing? Is this 2.0h! or merely 2.0."

John Hagel, Edge Perspectives - What is Web 2.0? and Web 2.0 Redux.

WHAT? Ready for Web 3.0? from John.

The Web 2.0 and beyond †a conversation - Three Internet gurus talk with ThoughtCast about the - social architecture of the web, and how it might bring people together, and/or pull them apart! David Weinberger, Chris Nolan, and Stowe Boyd.

Paul Graham writes about Web 2.0...

  1. "Ajax" - One ingredient of its meaning is certainly Ajax, which I can still only just bear to use without scare quotes. Basically, what "Ajax" means is "Javascript now works." And that in turn means that web-based applications can now be made to work much more like desktop ones.
  2. Democracy - The second big element of Web 2.0 is democracy. We now have several examples to prove that amateurs can surpass professionals, when they have the right kind of system to channel their efforts. Wikipedia may be the most famous. Experts have given Wikipedia middling reviews, but they miss the critical point: it's good enough. And it's free, which means people actually read it. On the web, articles you have to pay for might as well not exist. Even if you were willing to pay to read them yourself, you can't link to them. They're not part of the conversation.
  3. Don't Maltreat Users - During the Bubble a lot of popular sites were quite high-handed with users. And not just in obvious ways, like making them register, or subjecting them to annoying ads. The very design of the average site in the late 90s was an abuse. Many of the most popular sites were loaded with obtrusive branding that made them slow to load and sent the user the message: this is our site, not yours. (There's a physical analog in the Intel and Microsoft stickers that come on some laptops.)

If you have not read Paul's essay on, "What Business Can Learn From Open Source", now is a good time.

Using Social Networking Software from the Computer Writing and Research Lab a division of Rhetoric and Writing | The University of Texas at Austin.

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