Sunday, November 12, 2006

For the record

Not that it isn't already so. But mainly for my purposes.

Components of social software include the following (list is not exhaustive):
  • web logs (blogs)
  • wikis
  • feed aggregators (rss/atom)
  • calendars
  • chat
  • forums
  • instant messaging
  • shoutboxes
  • embedded sounds (podcasts)
  • embedded video (think YouTube)
And according to Timothy Fisher:
Social software transforms knowledge management into a social process, in which the knowledge is a social construct. Traditional knowledge management tools treat knowledge simply as content to be managed. Treating the knowledge as a social construct will create more relevant knowledge that can be applied in daily work. Employees are free to share what they want and how they want. They are not forced into a rigid knowledge management process or hierarchy.
More here. Funny but I've been raving about Social Software for one year yet I got around to talking about its components only now. I hope it's not a fad.

1 comment:

JP Loh said...

Nice list. The DLS-C community site we made has a wiki (not used much yet), will be hosting blogs soon, a growing forum with about 2 new users a day.

Pat also installed feeds for the forums, I'm guessing that the wiki has a feed too.

I have a feeling that it'll grow by itself by the end of the schoolyear and enable users to create their own profile.