Social Media Tools
Great news. "Open Source Is the Big Disruptor" - eWeek
"Open-source software is going to erode proprietary sales revenue by offering less-expensive or free alternatives, expanding the total market potential by meeting the demands of SMBs (small medium businesses) for affordable solutions, and creating a new business model for established and emerging service providers to provide selection, customization and management services for open-source solutions,"
Business development idea - the growing market for business social networking software and community solutions as a new communications tool. That's right. Email is dying and knowledge workers really want to work together - collaborate - to get their work done.
I've been using del.icio.us for the last three years as my primary search tool. Google/Yahool are great for the generic stuff but for the meaningful stuff I use del.icio.us. Why? Easy, most of the bookmarks to web pages are intelligently filtered, noted, and tagged.
Hey, would you put crappy music on your ipod?
The NY Times has an interesting article about mashups - Do the Mash (Even if You Don't Know All the Steps)
"POP music has its mash-ups that combine tunes and vocals from different songs. YouTube viewers do it, too, mixing together segments from various music videos."
This is the what and how of social information management
YouTube: Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us via Digital Ethnography @ Kansas University
We can all act on our imaginations farther, faster, deeper and cheaper than ever before.
"The good and bad Of Web 2.0 tools", By J. Nicholas, IT News
It once bet its collaboration strategy on Microsoft tools. It's expanded to consider more Web 2.0 tools, but getting them implemented and used is far from easy.
Keep in mind that this idea, "first principal of social web apps", applies mostly to external social web applications and not so much to internal ones. Internal social networking applications and community software are driven by business development requirements, which are generally more rigid than those found on the open net.
I came across an article about teams "working together when apart" that offers ideas for business social networking software. Especially the part about developing personal profiles where team members can quickly learn about each other - expertise locator, and work together. Check out the demo.