All posts for “Weblogs and Business”
Lauren Wood has written an article as part of the the Gilbane Report titled"Blogs & Wikis: Technologies for Enterprise Applications? This really just caught my eye as it showed up in my RSS reader from both Column Two and Moonwatcher nearly simultaneously. I'm trying to start my vacation this afternoon and figured that I might as well try to get one more thing up before 4 days of silence. You know this bring up a different point that's been in my head for a while. I wonder sometimes... Continue Reading
James Enck interviews Euan Semple of the BBC Digilabs regarding their adoption of social software across the enterprise. It sounds like another big and established organization is getting it. I bet Tom has things to add here. Some pertinent snippets: The first thing we did was to put in a bulletin board. We started using it amongst a group of us to begin with and gradually started telling more people about it. Word soon spread and amazingly it is now the BBCâ€™s second most visited internal... Continue Reading
NevOn: An open conversation with Michael Wiley of General Motors Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz interviewed Michael Wiley, Director New Media, GM Communications, at General Motors. Michael is responsible for the GM Fast Lane Blog. Here is my favorite quote about the blog from the conversation: We've been wanting to create this direct line of communication so that our various stakeholders aren't going to message boards to talk about us - they have an opportunity to come and talk directly to us... Continue Reading
This rather lengthy post (Ack! I'm breaking the rule of brevity) was mostly written on the way home from Northern Voice in Vancouver BC and should be the last of many posts on the subject. :) I feel like such a huge nerd sometimes. Not really in a bad way, but in a way that Iâ€™m somewhat proud of- in geeky terms. Iâ€™m with Sachiko at the US-Canada border waiting to get back into the US from Vancouver and Northern Voice. I asked Sachiko to drive because I wanted to write. So, I got out my... Continue Reading
Neville points me to a wiki put together by Constantin Basturea that has accumulated a great summary of posts and links from Northern Voice last weekend... NewPRWiki - NorthernVoice05 I started a wiki for the event but never did anything with it. Unless it becomes a recognized part of the event, it's hard to get people to use it effectively. Tags: wiki, northernvoice
So I walked a few blocks from my hotel to the UBC conference, arrive, register make it in and a friendly attendee, Michael Klassen, taps me on the shoulder and says that I've apparently been dive bombed by a seagull. Yup, my first introduction to the Northern Voice folks was walking around with bird crap on the back of my jacket. Lovely. Tags: northernvoice
Greg Narain just pointed me to a site that is gathering input from the bloggers called: Quit Filtering. You can vote on items in the list by clicking on them. This list is for "The Reason I Blog Is....
The central theme is that Blogging is like soup but way more complicated. For Tim Brayâ€™s talk, â€œparticipant participation is arduous and compulsory.â€?? (Robert Scoble just showed up, and Tim Bray stops and says There he is! Yay!) Blogs are like soup. Soup making objectives: Nutritious, Tasty, Attractive. At Sun over 1000 now blog the open the gates on blogging in 2004. By and large itâ€™s been very successful and a learning experience. Principles of Good Blogging: 1. Write what you know... Continue Reading
How and Why to use RSS Scoble says he is 10 to 30 times more efficient using an RSS reader. With a reader, you only have to read the new stuff when you sit down, you donâ€™t have to look for it. Itâ€™s all about putting your ideas, words and thoughts out there to be repurposed. USA today will not do it. RSS is not browser specific. You can have it in Outlook or a number of other applications. When he hears of someone talking about how bad IE sucks, he passes the info the IE product manager... Continue Reading
OK, time for one more quick one.... If you'd like to see a person who, in my estimation, is some sort of note taking savant, keep on eye on Nancy White's blog for Northern Voice. She can type words almost as quickly as they come out of people's mouths... Tags: nancywhite, northernvoice
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