This week I got the chance to speak on a panel at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London (http://www.cloudwf.com/). Since the topic was Accelerating Enterprise Performance with Collaboration Technologies we spent most of the time tackling questions about adoption, ROI, compliance issues – the usual suspects. Someone in the audience (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_L._Perkins) raised a question that I’d love to hear more opinions on.
What do you think of a personal, moveable social profile? One you could use on consumer-oriented social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as on business-related networks like Jive and LinkedIn. One that moves with you as you leave and join different social networks. One that knows how to share the right information, appropriate for each network.
We aren’t far from this now, but it’s still early days – though we see glimpses, it’s apparent we’re working across separate profiles and systems. Here are a few current examples. With TweetDeck, I can send updates to any mix of Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. With Jive I can see profile information and and activities from Jive, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter all from within Outlook. I can share new trips from TripIt with my Facebook friends. You get the picture.
What’s your take, what do you think of a single social profile that could traverse networks? How do you want it to work?This week I got the chance to speak on a panel at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London (http://www.cloudwf.com/). Since the topic was Accelerating Enterprise Performance with Collaboration Technologies we spent most of the time tackling questions about adoption, ROI, compliance issues – the usual suspects. Someone in the audience (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_L._Perkins) raised a question that I’d love to hear more opinions on.
What do you think of a personal, moveable social profile? One you could use on consumer-oriented social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as on business-related networks like Jive and LinkedIn. One that moves with you as you leave and join different social networks. One that knows how to share the right information, appropriate for each network.
We aren’t far from this now, but it’s still early days – though we see glimpses, it’s apparent we’re working across separate profiles and systems. Here are a few current examples. With TweetDeck, I can send updates to any mix of Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. With Jive I can see profile information and and activities from Jive, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter all from within Outlook. I can share new trips from TripIt with my Facebook friends. You get the picture.
What’s your take, what do you think of a single social profile that could traverse networks? How do you want it to work?

I got the chance to speak on a panel at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London last week. Since the topic was Accelerating Enterprise Performance with Collaboration Technologies we spent most of the time tackling questions about adoption, ROI, compliance issues – the usual suspects. Someone in the audience raised a question that I’d love to hear more opinions on.

 

 

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What do you think of a personal, moveable social profile? One you could use on consumer-oriented social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as on business-related networks like Jive and LinkedIn? One that moves with you as you leave and join different social networks? One that knows how to share the right information, appropriate for each network?

 

We aren’t far from this now, but it’s still early days – though we see glimpses, it’s apparent we’re working across separate profiles and systems. Here are a few current examples. With TweetDeck, I can send updates to any mix of Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. With Jive I can see profile information and and activities from Jive, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter all from within Outlook. I can share new trips from TripIt with my Facebook friends. You get the picture.

 

What’s your take? What do you think of a single social profile that could traverse networks? How should it work?