Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations


Posts with a socialsoftware theme

Social layering can help bring IT and the business together

Social layering in technology platforms is key to enabling future enterprise app stores and a simpler, richer experience for users.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Mainstream Enterprise Social Computing

The adoption of social tools in the enterprise is accelerating, but if we are to avoid the pitfalls of previous periods of technology innovation, then we need to focus more on addressing concrete business use cases and meeting the needs of second wave adopters. This presentation briefly covers some of the opportunities and challenges we see in the field, and some of the IT culture myths that can sometimes get in the way.

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Critical perspectives on Web 2.0

Deflating the hype bubble? Trebor Scholz and others outline critical perspectives on Web 2.0 in a special issue of First Monday

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The future and past of the Social Web

accounts of the historical origins of the social web

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Sharepoint, Confluence and Newsgator: towards the social stack

Microsoft has announced a partnership with two innovative Enterprise 2.0 products – Confluence and Newsgator (both are Headshift partners)- to extend its Sharepoint system in the direction of becoming a social computing platform for the enterprise. We believe this will be the nudge that many IT departments need to embrace a meaningful social tools strategy.

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Social tools for Internal Communications

Participants at a recent Melcrum European seminar on social tools for internal communications came up with some useful insights into the use cases for social software and the barriers and chellanges for deployment

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What other conferences can learn from Reboot

Maybe I am getting jaded, but I am more and more conscious of a gulf in quality between events like Reboot and LIFT on the European circuit and UK business-focused conferences. Herewith, some observations on what we could do better.

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Unicom Social tools seminar

Another good event hosted by Dave Gurteen and an excellent presentation from IBM

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Some practical steps towards collective intelligence in the enterprise

Looking beyond the immediate challenge of the adoption of social tools in the enterprise,
what can we hope to achieve when there is a healthy ‘flow’ of content, traffic and ideas flowing around internal networks? Companies with hundreds or thousands of people have the scale required to achieve some interesting network effects, and through intelligent use of social tools, basic forms of collective intelligence are remarkably achievable.

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/Message: Social Media and Public Relations: The Press Release Is Dead

Stowe Boyd on the Social Media Press Release. Sigh.

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