RE: What is cool?

Subject: RE: What is cool?
From: "Gordon McLean" <gordon -dot- mclean -at- sword-ciboodle -dot- com>
To: "'Erika Yanovich'" <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>, "'techwr-l List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:10:42 +0100

Get googling!

"Social media and community"
"Bokardo"
And maybe look at Anne Gentle's new book Conversation and Community.

Lots of ideas out there.

Maybe have a look at other community driven websites, see what they do? I
planned our developer community by looking at other examples and picking the
ones that suit our product and customers best :)

Gordon


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Subject: What is cool?

Hi Whirlers,
I have to make an intranet portlet (based on IBM Quickr) cool and fun to
use. It is planned to host the innovation activity and will feature uploaded
files, talkbacks and blogs. Our IT will deal with the infrastructure, I
*just* have to translate 'cool' to requirements for them. The goal of the
portlet is threefold: hold the files presented at meetings, spur a lot of
discussion around them and, later on, host initiatives based on processes
that will be established. Piece of cake...right?
I'm a bit clueless as what is cool these days and what would make people
participate.
Any help is greatly appreciated (and shared with the list).
Erika

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