Enterprise Social Networking
I often hear people talking about the value of Twitter but for a while I’ve been following people talking about Enterprise Social Networking and in particular Lawrence Liu and using Sharepoint for this purpose. So, at WPC I attended a presentation on Enterprise Social Networking. It had a case study by Newsgator who were building social networking components for Sharepoint. Now, Sharepoint (more specifically MOSS 2007) has something called "Mysites" which allows people to become connected via their profiles with various information about themselves.
I can’t offer any great insight into this area other than it is a really interesting area and something which I have gut feeling will be very important in the future.
The BBC News Online has a story reporting a study by Gartner on how businesses are missing out on the potential that social networks present.
Interesting that it says Social Networking was taking over from email or at least taking a place alongside it.