On Graph Search: Rejoice, Yelp! #graphsearch

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Facebook announced Graph Search yesterday. From Meghan Kelly at VentureBeat: When you start typing your questions, Facebook will suggest search queries and clean up your question. You might ask, “Which of my friends like The White House?” and it will simplify and suggest “My friends who like The White House.” The search could be most useful […]

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Social’s Tussle with Email

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The Kill Email meme never really dies. Ever since the dawn of enterprise social computing circa 2006, the value proposition has been waffling between being a process killer to a portal killer and my favorite, an email killer. Stare Email in the face all you want. She’s looking back and laughing at you. Then I […]

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#SAPPHIRENOW – What Business does Social have?

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SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd, the European version of SAPs flagship customer event starts tomorrow in Madrid. It’s my first time here since joining SAP this summer and I’m really looking forward to it. From my (social and collaborative) vantage point, European Events are very special. I’ve spoken at many of them over the last three […]

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The Next Innings of Social – I’m hiring @sapsocial

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As the market for social software evolves, I’m convinced that if we want to enable social in a meaningful way, we have to inject business context to where we socialize. And in turn we need to invoke social where ever people need it the most – in their applications, on their devices and anywhere else […]

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Putting the H back in HCM. 4 Questions. #HRTechConf

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As I plan to spend a day at my first HRTech Conference in Chicago next week, it got me thinking about how far along we are towards getting the people part right in HCM. Or as my industry colleague and Head of Learning at TELUS, Dan Pontefract, aptly calls, the “Wesources” part. There are some […]

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Feeds and Mullets #socbiz #ensw

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Brilliant New York Times UX designer and author Alex Wright, someone I’ve had the privilege to work closely with, said to me a decade ago that “Tags are the new Mullet”. Back in the mid 2000′s, those garish word-clouds made popular by Delicious showed up everywhere and only those of us geekily-inclined really employed them in […]

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Enterprise Social Road to Nowhere. #socbiz

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When asked to review tent.io, a new protocol for, in their words, open, decentralized, social networking, Dave Winer writes: I don’t understand what I’m supposed to weigh in on. Anyone can write a spec. What matters is what software is supporting the protocol, what content is available through it and how compelling is the content. […]

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