A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs
Blog search engine Technorati is currently tracking 66.6 million blogs and doubling every 6 months
A website that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change available content, typically without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring.
Wikipedia has six million articles in 250 languages, (1.6 million in English-language edition)
Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links through the practice of folksonomy techniques on the Internet or Intranet.
Other than web page bookmarks, services specialized to a specific subject or format - feeds, books, videos, music, shopping items, map locations, wineries, etc. - can be found.
Since the classification and ranking of resources is a continuously evolving process, many social bookmarking services allow users to subscribe to web feeds (see RSS) based on tags, or collection of tag terms. This allows subscribers to become aware of new resources for a given topic, as they are noted, tagged, and classified by other users.
Digg is a community-based popularity website with an emphasis on technology and science articles. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control. News stories and websites are submitted by users, and then promoted to the front page through a user-based ranking system. This differs from the hierarchical editorial system that many other news sites employ.
RSS ( Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.
Users of RSS content use programs called feed 'readers' or 'aggregators': the user 'subscribes' to a feed by supplying to their reader a link to the feed; the reader can then check the user's subscribed feeds to see if any of those feeds have new content since the last time it checked, and if so, retrieve that content and present it to the user.
Do not go out and look for updates, let updates come to you
Client based, web based RSS Content can be pushed to modern screensavers Or simply pushed to convenience of customer desktop screen News feed can be refurnished via RSS
A social knowledge platform where you can document, share and exchange enterprise social knowledge organized as:
Posts, comments, articles, …
Files, folders, …
Resources: rss feeds,
All content can be tagged, commented, archived, linked and grouped in groups on the fly
Gurus.be > Blog On your blog you record interesting thoughts and posts you want to share with your current and future network. Posts are archived can be commented and enriched with files and documents
Gurus.be > Files Files are centrally stored and can be associated with any tags you want and shared within any group you participate. The system announces new documents as “activities” to others who subscribe to you or to your work
Gurus.be > Network You create a network of friends and colleagues with whom you interact in groups and can exchange knowledge with. “Friendships” enables you to subscribe to other people’s feeds and activity and filter on it.
Gurus.be > Resources Feeds are information streams from other sites. You will often see a link to an 'RSS' feed while browsing; enter the link address into the 'add feed' box at the bottom of the page to read that information from within your learning landscape.
Social computing & Knowledge Management Applications Tags Product Literature Knowledge Base Files Web Content Employee 1 @ Site 1 Employee 3 @ Site 2 Employee 4 @ Site 2 Employee 2 @ Site 1
Most enterprise technology vendors already have user groups. The Social Computing fabric will empower those user groups even more and change vendors value proposition.
Create virtual departments that span and enrich existing departments
Don ’ t build your own collaboration tools and technologies
Learn from open source communities
Prepare for custom applications
Give employees the tools they need to express themselves
Catalyze and foster new innovation
Src Forester Research Inc.
Does Gurus answer pains? Partial solution The good The bad Shared directories
Everybody can access
Central document repository
Everybody can read
Few can write
Shared folders in Outlook, Notes, ..
Close at hand
Requires IT expertise
Departmental web pages
Usually good at launch
How to maintain quality
Many remain passive
You are notified
Easily too much
Easy & efficient
New employees have no access to past
Can be strong katalyst
When employee is gone, initiative withers
Information is archived
No quality control
Gurus: a power platform for knowledge management Does Gurus provide a solution? Yes, search is a core functionality. Tag-based architecture assures meta-structure Yes, everybody can read and write. Documents are stored and archived Yes, everybody has a browser Yes: continuous interaction and notification allows long term stimulation Yes: filtered feeds based on personal interests Yes: new employees can be up and running in no time with minimal learning curve Yes: social computing is a true stimulant for all employees Yes: social quality control assures that inappropriate content is instantly removed