As communication is mediated by technology, more people can work effectively at a distance, and some even feel a “sense of community” Collaboration within communities is an important aspect of why we form communities. Initial communities (0.0) characterized by geographic co-location Current age (1.0) characterized by interaction of individuals, over the Web, with a server The emerging community 2.0 will be characterized by the interaction of people with people over the Web. Communities have been evolving in their “degree of digitization”, as shown by the arrows. Not all segments are equally evolved (can draw with the end points of arrows at somewhat different points in the spectrum) It might even be interesting to note that "old" technology like MMOGs is probably pretty far along the spectrum, while most collaboration software is not. ----------- RCS The Revision Control System (RCS) manages multiple revisions of files. RCS automates the storing, retrieval, logging, identification, and merging of revisions. RCS is useful for text that is revised frequently, including source code, programs, documentation, graphics, papers, and form letters. RCS was first developed by Walter Tichy at Purdue University in the early 1980s. RCS design was an improvement from its predecessor Source Code Control System (SCCS) (see GNU CSSC). The improvements include an easier user interface and improved storage of versions for faster retrieval. RCS improves performance by storing an entire copy of the most recent version and then stores reverse differences (called "deltas"). RCS uses GNU Diffutils to find the differences between versions. Source Forge SourceForge is a collaborative software development management system. SourceForge is proprietary software and is sold by VA Software. It provides a front-end to a range of software development lifecycle services and integrates with a number of open source applications (such as PostgreSQL and Subversion). SourceForge.net is a centralized location for software developers to control and manage open source software development, and acts as a source code repository. SourceForge.net is hosted by VA Software and runs a version of the SourceForge software. A large number of open source projects are hosted on the site (it had reached 125,090 projects and 1,352,225 registered users as of July 2006), although it does contain many dormant or single-user projects. The SourceForge software, which was originally itself open source software was commercialized by a closed-source license. The latest available version of SourceForge, version 2.5 from the CVS repository, was forked by the GNU project as Savane. It was also later forked as GForge by one of the SourceForge programmers. SubVersion Subversion is an open source application for revision control. Also commonly referred to as svn or SVN, Subversion is designed specifically to be a modern replacement for CVS and shares a number of the same key developers. Projects using Subversion include the Apache Software Foundation, KDE, GCC, Python, Samba, Mono, PuTTY, Zope, Xiph, GnuPG, CUPS, Wireshark, TWiki, Ruby on Rails, Django, Bioconductor and many others. Many projects have migrated to Subversion due to the comprehensive project management solution Trac, which originally required Subversion. SourceForge now also provides Subversion hosting for its open source projects, and the new Google Code uses it exclusively.
A social network has three requisite elements that, when combined, deliver network value and can help drive business results Three elements of a successful social network : Contributions (e.g. ideas, tags, content). Social network contributions are part of a barter system – both sides have to see value in order for the transaction to occur Interaction Participants The Social Insights Practice is based on helping clients leverage social networks in order to achieve their business objectives
Social Networks get at the underlying relationships These relationships reveal – fragility of organizations, are people in the right roles, is the group positioned for growth/innovation, Revealed through SNA What can we do about it Sample projects -
InnovationJam InnovationJam is another tool we created inside IBM to drive new-idea creation in an open, collaborative, global forum. Conducted last Fall, this unprecedented experiment attracted more than 150,000 people from 104 countries, to explore exciting new technologies in the pipeline. IBMers, family, clients and many Business Partners discussed how to combine new technologies and real world insights to create market opportunities.
SWG Web Presence 1.0 Brand Update August 27, 2004 IBM Confidential Listen and Learn: This is all about monitoring what influencers and other stakeholders are saying about the topics that matter to você and using the information collected to modify vocêr strategies and programs. By monitoring the conversations, você can test different social media tactics and learn what works. Build Relationships: você can engage in conversations with key influencers in order to build relationships and turn those influencers into advocates for vocêr brand. Improve Reputation: Perhaps você just want to improve how others think about vocêr company, it's products/services or some major issue vocêr company stands for. Here você are building awareness for vocêr organization's brand or issues that brand stands for. By doing so, você can increase vocêr company's authority relating to those key topics and issues. Content Generation: Social media can be used effectively to encourage stakeholders to create content about vocêr organization or it's products/services, share that content with others, and engage others to participate in conversations about that content (word of mouth). Search Engine Optimization: Social media tactics can be used to drive traffic to vocêr web site by improving search engine results. Customer / Partner Support: Many companies are finding that by using social media tools, they can improve the level of customer support and drive higher levels of customer satisfaction.. Idea Generation: One of the amazing benefits of social media is crowdsourcing. Social media is a great way to gather ideas from customers and other stakeholders on how to improve products and services. Taking Action: você can use social media tactics to get vocêr customers to take some type of action.