I think one of the most useful functions of a social networking platform is the Twitter-like functionality, in Jive, status updates. And it's good that Jive allows using tags and @mentions in them. But why not include updates in the list of types of content to create or find? (I can create from the new list, but not from Create side button). We want to encourage our execs to use them as internal company tweets to their followers, but we want to be sure that Jive isn't deprecating them.
Notice status updates are not listed in these choices, and only some of the widgets allow including status updates in the feed. They're certainly more important and used than Ideas, in my experience.
Totally agree, think status updates should be seen as a content type, and identified in tag searches too!