Social Software By: Dianne Stahl Lindsey Lundquist Mozie Razawi
“ Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated tools. Social software is used inside organizations or by communities of practice/interest.”
“ The term ‘social software’ is used to define software that supports group interaction.”
“ Social software can be loosely defined as software which supports, extends or derives added value from human social behavior - message boards, music taste-sharing, photo sharing, instant messaging, mailing lists, social networking.”
Characteristics of Social Software Collaborative Free Available Easy to use
Evolution of Social Software
History of Social Software
Why Is It So Important? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFdfxlqG3wU
Organizations are putting it to practice
This election was won by social software
- 130,000 friends
- Over 3 million friends
- Posted 1,800 videos with 110 million views
Emergence of the era of “ Prosumers ” - Producers and consumers of information
Why Is It So Important?
Brings value and ease to knowledge sharing, corporate communications, project management, customer feedback, marketing, research and innovation.