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Social Business

DemingHill on “Why Executives HATE Social Media”

The truth is, I would LOVE to commit to social media in a significant way, but so far nobody in my organization has stepped forward with a cerebral, strategic, multi-generational, integrated, systematic, and sustainable methodology and roadmap for synergistically capitalizing on this medium over the long haul.

Indeed a long and rambling piece. In fact two pieces: first a long and rambling narcissistic first-person spiel about how CEO’s aren’t narcissistic, followed by a series of well-constructed executive-facing social selling points.

If it were indeed the journaled diatribe of a single individual, I’d question her stability.

As a light-hearted journey through the mind of the executive everyman, though, it makes for good reading.


@chriscolin3000 critiques the “Culture of Critique” in #wired. works best read post-ironically. try it.

Our ever more sophisticated arsenal of stars and thumbs will eventually serve to curtail serendipity, adventure, and idiotic floundering. But more immediate is the simple problem of contamination. When the voices of hundreds of strangers, or even just three shrill ones, enter our heads, a tiny but vital part of ourselves is diminished. Suddenly we’re breached, denied the pleasure of articulating our own judgment on this professor, or that meal, or this city. It’s a fundamental bit of humanness to discover, say, the Velvet Underground for the first time—to rifle through that box of records at 13 and to reach an unbiased and wholly personal verdict on those strange sounds. Is it pretty? Ugly? Why are they out of tune?

Especially like the comment dialogue between Peter Mosher and ElyasM. Mosher’s points are well-made in an easily-comprehensible prose stlyle. I give him a solid 4 out of 5. ElyasM — having had the benefit of Mosher’s response on which to draw and the class to acknowledge his wisdom out of the gate — presents in even loftier (yet still lucid) style her interpretation of the author’s piece. Ultimately, having found the article of enough interest to note myself, ElyasM earns additional consideration from this reviewer. Call it the “birds-of-a-feather” bonus. I found her review more helpful, thank you very much. 5 out of 5.

Luis Suarez on “5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload”

Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. However, I still feel, very strongly, that Activity Streams will never become your next overloaded Inbox.

Activity Streams permeate throughout transparency and openness

They help you, greatly, be done with the obsession to read AND respond to everything

They facilitate serendipity and Informal Learning

They help flatten organisations and traditionally hierarchical structures

They inspire an open knowledge sharing culture


Mentions some interesting work from stream skeptics who claim our streams will become just as overcrowded as our inboxes.

Jive Study Unveils Social Business is Top Executive Strategic Imperative

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Jive Software today announced the results of a new study of 902 U.S.-based knowledge workers that was conducted by Penn Schoen Berland and commissioned by Jive. The study revealed that Social Business is increasingly perceived as a strategic executive imperative in the enterprise. Seventy-eight percent of the executives surveyed recognized that having a social strategy is critical to the future success of their businesses.

No surprises here.

Finding #1: Social Business Is a Top Executive Strategic Imperative

Finding #2: App Stores Are Gaining Traction in the Enterprise

Finding #3: Email Usage Is Growing but Is Not Solving Communication Challenge

InformationWeek interviews Oracle VP of Fusion Middleware about the demand for social in enterprise apps

Information workers today need more agile, responsive, and
context-rich enterprise portals in order to drive innovation and
attain a competitive edge.

With the influence of Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, wikis,
and social networking, employees, customers and partners expect
these rich Web 2.0 capabilities to be included in the applications,
portals and Web sites that they use.

“Edward Zou, Vice President of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware talks about the growing interest of enterprises to bring Web 2.0 capabilities into the business environment”

Brief Q&A on current Oracle portal capabilities. Seemingly on par with what Microsoft is doing.

CNBC on enterprise social momentum and players

As social networks increasingly dominate communications in private lives, businesses of all sizes — from tiny start-ups to midsize companies like Nikon to behemoths like Dell [DELL 

— are adopting them for the workplace

Fluff piece mostly, with two unforgivable oversights: 1. the social inroads Microsoft is making with SharePoint 2010 and Lync, and 2. the true value prop of Chatter — status updates from your data(!!). On the plus side, lists several additional staid and conventional players jumping into the game (Symantec?), and its good to see CNBC and NYT jumping onboard. Bloomberg can’t really monopolize enterprise social coverage, can it?

Social Objects: The New Halo Around Web And Enterprise Data – Dion Hinchcliffe’s Next-Generation Enterprises

One of the most common and important activities in activity streams is sharing information. This is when a piece of interesting content, always the most interesting when it’s a link that points to the original information elsewhere on the network, is shared by someone. This shared information is placed into the activity streams of everyone in that person’s social graph. At this point, something interesting happens: That piece of Web or enterprise content becomes a social object.

Nice overview of technical background and cultural impact of social objects — and they’re applicability in the enterprise.