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  • 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.

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  • 1. Yammer
    Natalie Vache
  • 2. 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.”
  • 3. History
    Founder: David Sacks
    Launched September 2008
    @ TechCrunch50 Conference
    Idea from Geni.com
    Backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Accessibility
    iPhone application
    Blackberry application
    Can even integrate with Twitter
  • 7. Who uses Yammer?
    Over 50,000 companies
    AMD
    http://vimeo.com/5299239
    “Fortune 500 media and entertainment company”
  • 8. 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?
  • 9. Sources
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yammer
    http://www.crunchbase.com/company/yammer
    https://www.yammer.com/about/about
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/images/2008/09/10/yammer.jpg
    http://thedigitalsanctuary.org/wp-content/uploads/yammer.jpg