First company to bring microblogging into the enterpriseDubbed Enterprise Twitter or Twitter with a business modelNYT names Yammer 1 of 9 websites that IT pros should master in 2009
Tech Crunch 50: it is a conference that aims to find the best Web 2.0 startups and launch them in front of industries most influential venture capitalists, companies and press.Geni. Com is a geneology website
Can easily take and upload a photo with the iphoneAutomatically save messages into drafts
AMD = Advanced Microdevices, computer processors and related technologiesDisney!Scott Kelley the Principal Collaboration Specialist in IT knowledge managementDisney joined right after it wont TechCrunch50Uses it everyday but considers it a 90-9-1 rule of social media 90 are lurkers 9 contribute from time to time 1 participate very oftenUse it for maintaining social connections, keeping mobile employees in touchAunt PatUses it everyday on the iphone applicationCollaboration and research -questions about projects -yammered to ask ppl to send me their thoughts on yammer, two responses in an hour -she finds that people really like to collaborate this way, its very friends and gives you access to people you don’t normally work withPeople have asked questions about computers, software, updates on what is happening in the parksUses it to define ambiguous terms, to collect a consensus. Like what does revenue entail (could screw up the whole calculation)Likes it because everyone can see the message, not just people you add. Or you can create private groupsYou can follow specific people or you can see everyonesIt is a closer knit community unlike all the millions of people on twitterLikes yammer better than googlewave, better iphone app.
Yammer Natalie Vache
What is Yammer? A microbloggingservice for businesses Based around the question: “What are you working on?” Allows users to connect and share with people in their company or organization. Aims to improve workforce productivity, connect a geographically dispersed team, and increase the flow of content and knowledge. Founders believe “email and IM fall short of providing the central communication hub necessary to optimize workforce productivity.”
History Founder: David Sacks Launched September 2008 @ TechCrunch50 Conference Idea from Geni.com Backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund
Users and Costs November 3rd, 2009: passed the 50,000 network mark Launched just over a year ago FREE! Yammer is a free service but companies can claim their networks in order to obtain more administrative rights and security features. Pay $3 per month per user Benefits: password expiration, adding/blocking members and broadcast messages
Features Very similar to both Twitter and Facebook Profile Tags Photos “What are you working on?” Feed can be viewed in 2 ways: Stream (like Twitter) Threads (like Facebook) Can create “private groups” for individual teams “Like” Button Can only log in with a company/organization email
Accessibility iPhone application Blackberry application Can even integrate with Twitter
Who uses Yammer? Over 50,000 companies AMD http://vimeo.com/5299239 “Fortune 500 media and entertainment company”
Discussion Could/Should Yammer be integrated into schools? Group projects Class time/location changes Contact with teachers/peers Does Facebook already get the job done?