Skip to main content

communities

Realistic Customer Feedback

Social network software (Ideascape) pushes customer feedbabck further than was possible with traditional focus groups and surveys. Users submit product development ideas into an ongoing contest for approval by their peers. Ideas rated highly by other users bubble up to the top of the list, providing submitters with notoriety as well as reward incentives. Corporate marketers can take the highest-potential ideas into their own product development process.

Social Media Tools enterprise mashups employees xml marketing communities customers marketing practices feedback knowledge ideas are everywhere empowered

Making Meaning in the Organization

If you know our site, you know our mantra is "ideas are everywhere". With this in mind, making meaning constantly evolves. We use our own tools to connect, engage, and share ideas and information.  So everybody - meaning scales - is tied into the concentric circles (individual, team, group, department, division, organization, and outside)  of emergent thinking to make meaning. Through this connectedness of meaning the organization performs better and leaves little doubt about what needs to be done.

Social Media Tools web design website development Open Source CMS sharing xml connecting communities meaning customers flat world knowledge engage suppliers ideas are everywhere participation employess meaning maker

Integrating Open Source - Web 2.0 - Applications For Business

Great piece about today's software development process and some of the cool web 2.0 applications.. These applications, such as social networking, community software, ajax, predications markets - use application programming interfaces (API's) so they can exchange data back and forth. This is becoming the year of the open application program interface - API or the Hook.

drupal website application development community software applications web design website development Open Source CMS Business Development Ideas sharing enterprise mashups mashups xml connecting business communities people organizations open apli's hooks open source software free software web-based services

Political Campaigns and Social Network Software.

Campaigns are now studying social networking software.

"Internet Injects Sweeping Change Into U.S. Politics"

By ADAM NAGOURNEY - NY Times

"The transformation of American politics by the Internet is accelerating with the approach of the 2006 Congressional and 2008 White House elections, prompting the rewriting of rules on advertising, fund-raising, mobilizing supporters and even the spreading of negative information.

Democrats and Republicans are sharply increasing their use of e-mail, interactive Web sites, candidate and party blogs, and text-messaging to raise money, organize get-out-the-vote efforts and assemble crowds for a rallies. The Internet, they said, appears to be far more efficient, and less costly, than the traditional tools of politics, notably door knocking and telephone banks.

Analysts say the campaign television advertisement, already diminishing in influence with the proliferation of cable stations, faces new challenges as campaigns experiment with technology that allows direct messaging to more specific audiences, and through unconventional means.

Those include Podcasts featuring a daily downloaded message from a candidate and so-called viral attack videos, designed to trigger peer-to-peer distribution by e-mail chains, without being associated with any candidate or campaign. Campaigns are now studying popular Internet social networks, like Friendster and Facebook, as ways to reaching groups of potential supporters with similar political views or cultural interests.

President Bush's media consultant, Mark McKinnon, said television advertising, while still critical to campaigns, had become markedly less influential in persuading voters that it was even two years ago.

"I feel like a woolly mammoth," Mr. McKinnon said.

What the parties and the candidates are undergoing now is in many ways similar to what has happened in other sectors of the nation — including the music industry, newspapers and retailing — as they try to adjust to, and take advantage of, the Internet as its influence spreads across American society. To a considerable extent, they are responding to, and playing catch up with, bloggers who have demonstrated the power of their forums to harness the energy on both sides of the ideologicaldivide.

Certainly, the Internet was a significant factor in 2004, particularly with the early success in fund-raising and organizing by Howard Dean, a Democratic presidential contender. But officials in both parties say the extent to which the parties have now recognized and rely on the Internet has increased at a staggering rate over the past two years.

The percentage of Americans who went online for election news jumped from 13 percent in the 2002 election cycle to 29 percent in 2004, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center after the last presidential election. A Pew survey released earlier this month found that 50 million Americans go to the Internet for news every day, up from 27 million people in March 2002, a reflection of the fact that the Internet is now available to 70 percent of Americans.

Social Media Tools drupal website application development web design website development mashups communities politics interactive podcasts campaigns crowds supporters non-profits acción

Open Source and The Big MOO

Mine, ours, everyone's, Seth Godin, writes about The Big MOO. Seth sez...

...the project went from being mine (for about a week, while I thought about it) to ours (as I signed up each of 32 co-authors) to a tool for all of us (as I watch the book getting used in ways I never intended, by people I don't even know.)

Social Media Tools drupal website application development Business Development Ideas sharing communities ideas participation contributing oss giving

Comparing Enterprise Blog Software

Note: Keep in mind that this information was published on 2005-08-05 - a lot has changed with what used to be called enterprise blogging software. These days, blogs, wikis, groups, forums, misc., are referred to as social software applications or web 2.0 technologies.

Social Media Tools drupal website application development web design website development Open Source CMS sharing employees connecting tagging communities communications ideas orchestrating resources knowledge

Building Vibrant Human Networks While Business Blogging

These two articles from Harvard reflect what we've been talking about, along with many others for the last two years. There are lessons to be learned from the open source software communities that will impact the way groups work together in organizations. What I've learned, my personal experience, from the open-source movement is that people want to contribute to endeavors of mutual benefit.

Social Media Tools drupal website application development Open Source CMS Business Development Ideas groups privacy communities human networks conversations cluetrain manifesto high-performance collaboration blogging
Subscribe to communities