Friday, August 24, 2007

Facebook Phenomenon

Long day today (and it is not over yet) and I have a very busy weekend planned.

Recently I have noticed a huge groundswell of use of Facebook. And of course I have to be on it because I need to keep on top of trends. As I look around on it, it is a bit like blogging except even more public in ways (like who you are talking to and what you are doing). At least in blogging, you decide what you want to say.

I do not like that I have to log in to get messages from it - seems inefficient. Some parts are more efficient like sharing photos and having group discussions. Perhaps I am too business oriented to fully appreciate a just social thing.

Not sure where it is going - just interesting to observe.

3 Comments:

At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Gary Bradt said...

I know what you mean. I just received my first two invitations to be listed as a friend (at least I think that is what it was) this week. And here I thought all this stuff was just for my teenage kids! Interesting.

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Ruth Morton said...

What interests me about the phenomenon of online communities such as Facebook is the implications for businesses. Much of a business' assets are in the knowledge of the workers. Being able to share information that is relevant and timely is key to making good business decisions. Developing business systems that make it easy to share, find, rate, comment, etc, information can be a differentiating factor. I think online social communities are showing the possibilities and now it'll be interesting to see what businesses pick up on this and what they do with it.

One of the things I shared recently in my blog is an internal application call Academy Mobile which is making use of "web 2.0" features for my global team to share videos, presentations, webcasts, etc. that we use in our work.

 
At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Tom C said...

All - on your profile page in FB, there's an blue RSS feed icon on the lower right. You can get updates that way.

 

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