I just read this Mashable article about Microsoft’s new line of “Scroogled” merchandise and had to laugh a bit over it, especially in light of Google’s recent announcement that it is diving into the enterprise social networking space with its new Google+ restricted community offering. This line, in particular, made me chuckle: Read more
It’s been awhile since the ASAE Annual Meeting, but I recently came across an Association’s Now re-hash of a few sessions, including the one by friends Ben Martin and John Chen that sparked so much commentary about the value–or lack thereof–of lurkers in online communities. Just to clarify, a “lurker” is a common term for someone who consumes content but does not create content i.e. they read but don’t create. I have to say that I totally disagree with the idea that lurkers are of no value in online communities. I see every lurker as both an asset to the community just by virtue of lurking, after all, if your members didn’t read/consume/lurk, then it’d be much more unlikely that other members would create. Also, keep in mind that every lurker is a potential future contributor. Read more
I recently read this article that poses the question “Should Microsoft kill SharePoint?” I personally think the answer is yes. My experience with Sharepoint is just one example of why.
When I was at RIMS, about six years ago I made what I consider the biggest professional mistake of my career. I selected SharePoint as the content management system (CMS) for the RIMS website, intranet and also the chapter websites (using SharePoint’s “My Sites”). Read more