Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Orkut Offline

With the world going flatter day by day, People in the organization are distributed across the world in different locations, at different hours yet still working in the same team, same project and same organization.

How do you bring them all together in a common network? Interactions does takes place over phone, via mail, via chat, via IM.

Well,Sure it all helps and contributes towards connecting them.

Does it all helps to bond effectively?

Does it takes us towards effective networking?

Still isn't there a missing link?

Why not a place for them, Where they can put up a profile, put up their picture, share their interests, likes, dislikes, leave a message now and then, create polls? create communities, ask them their opnions, discuss stuff.

Well, if you havent guessed I am talking about a social networking site for organizations.

Nah i am not talking about creating another me too social networking site.

How about customizing the available social networking sites available for the organizations on their intranet?

Organizations can have their very own mail servers, can have their very own wiki's, can even have windows messenger customized for them, can have their very own blogs.

Aren't there softwares and tools which are readily available for them to build all these? Wordpress offers blogging software. Microsoft offers mail services and IM services. Lots of wiki available on the net.

Why not a software/tool where some one can build their very own social networking site meant for an organization?

May be google will offer orkut offline while Microsoft daydreams about mindshare by acquiring yahoo!

I have never used facebook. I use orkut just to keep in touch with buddies.


prabeesh said...

helo thambi

the all tht you talk about here is already implemented in IBM...i am not sure of other organizations....

in IBm they have this SameTime ,,a tool for chatting,audio conferencing

and also have wiki,social network like orkut,facebook,etc....

idea is good but old one as it is already implemented

zeno said...

see that is the whole point! all organization have wiki, all have chat, all have audio conferencing, but where is the social networking tool tat is as good as facebook or orkut that is very simple to implement and maintain. say any body could have a wiki up and running. can you make a social network up and run for your organization? if IBM has it, may be they could make it as a product offer it as a service and make money out of it!!

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