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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Socialtext 3.0

Socialtext was the first wiki package that I had any experience with. We evaluated it extensively for internal use with hundreds of people. Like most wikis, it works best with a self-selected group of people who are interested in using it. It is hard to get others to engage substantially. It particular it is hard to get the specific people with the detailed knowledge to engage. Incentive, material or recognition. Their new version tries to improve its use in the enterprise. One aspect of that is their

" ... Socialtext Dashboard - Customizable home pages that let each person decide where to focus their attention. Socialtext 3.0 delivers connected collaboration with context, both internally within the organization and externally with customers and partners in extranet communities. It is built on a modular and integrated architecture that enables rapid integration with other enterprise systems and makes other enterprise applications social ... "
Not a bad idea, the easier and more sharable the better, but it is still a matter of getting enough people to engage with the wiki technology.

1 comment:

Alan Lepofsky said...

Hi there, my name is Alan Lepofsky, Director of Marketing at Socialtext, and I am glad to see you like the direction we are going in with 3.0 including Dashboard and People. If there is anything I can help you with, or any questions I can answer please don't hesitate to contact me alan__dot__lepofsky___at___socialtext_____dot____com, or @alanlepo on Twitter.