Facebook-style internal networking and Twitter-style status updates now live

Published by Richard Hare on

Our Facebook-style internal networking system is now live and looks like proving successful. I’ve invited a bunch of geographically-distributed people to connect with me and already they’re starting to invite others to connect with them.

The feed on the central pane of the homepage is tracking updates – connections and changes to profiles. Predictably, many connections result in a profile update as people check their details and notice they’re out of date.

Slightly fewer people are updating their current status. Perhaps we need to encourage them to use it by demonstrating how we can keep them up to date with what we’re up to. If people begin to adopt this, it has the potential to give a far richer impression of what people’s daily working lives are filled with.

I’ll be keeping a close eye on how it goes…

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