Lately there has been a lot of buzz about using Social Networking software and techniques in organizations. I’ve written about a number of uses:
I have recently, given a presentation on the topic.
Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks Presentation Materials
And I have noticed a number of other Social Networking uses in corporate and government arenas focusing on a Wikipedia-style open exchange of information.
How about the intelligence community’s use of Intellipedia.
Or the FBI’s use of Bureaupedia
Or the US State Department’s use of Diplopedia.
Of course we know software companies have been doing things like making the Microsoft’s Developer wiki public for a while. It is called the MSDN wiki. But somehow a software company doing Social Media doesn’t have the same Wow impact as say a bank…
Wachovia Bank now part of Citigroup has a wiki they are slowly rolling out. You can read about it in Wachovia Turns To Wikis, Blogs To Support Growth
To see a great list of all types of organizations using blogs, check out Fortune 500 Business Blogging Wiki which provides a large list of customer facing blogs created by large corporations.
Also, here is a thought provoking presentation titled Learning from Wikipedia: Open Collaboration within Corporations.
If you know of any examples of internal or external social media in corporations or even schools…please leave a link or a reference in the comments.