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2009/11/06 - Social Media for Google Apps

posted Nov 6, 2009, 4:37 PM by Rick Anderson   [ updated Nov 6, 2009, 4:46 PM ]
I came across a recently released product for the Google Apps market called Socialwok that is quite impressive.  Socialwok is a threaded media status wrapper around your Apps domain - essentially the equivalent of having your own private facebook-like application tied to your domain.  Yes, you can do more and have more control with a Google Sites website, but for ease of use, the Socialwok envelope provides easy to use controls providing instantaneous team collaboration.

Threaded discussions are called feeds and a feed can be based around any topic desired - such as by department, subject matter, etc.  Users within the domain can search and follow feeds or generate new feeds for others to follow.  Within each feed's threaded discussions is the ability to attach documents from any of the Apps suite as well as other documents such as pdf's and links to videos.  A feed can be published through twitter, facebook, friendfeed, or linkedin making this a boon to those in the sales and marketing group.  Additionally, a feed can be shared with an outside mail address in order to bring into the discussion third party resources such as a customer, vendor, or contractor.