But what about internal communications? Will social media tools ever catch on inside the network?
Microsoft has built a variety of social media tools into its integrated offerings of Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, and Office 365. Yet activity streams ... which seem to be the primary currency of Facebook and Twitter ... have yet to become relevant to the day-to-day technology at work.
But I believe that will change soon. The answers to many age-old office space questions can all be easily answered with status updates and check-ins:
- Where is [fill-in-the-blank] today?
- Where are we meeting for lunch?
- How is the new product development coming along?
Two years ago, many people thought 140-character mini-updates ("I am on the patio") seemed silly, too.