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Underscoring the complete uselessness of social media rankings

What a great take on rankings by fellow IBMer Adam Christensen. He said what I was thinking. I have the same intuition here and alarm bells go off when I see these sort of charts fly around without real data or stories to back them up and provide context. 

Enterprise 2.0: Finding success on the frontiers of social business
by Dion Hinchcliffe

“Uptake moving faster than absorption
My recent exploration of the potential causes of Enterprise 2.0 failures here on ZDNet sparked a critical discussion in the blogosphere of enterprise social computing and its overall appropriateness, motivations, and benefits to business. In particular, well-known contrarian Dennis Howlett weighed in last week with fairly severe criticism of Enterprise 2.0 which ultimately resulted in a direct response from Andrew McAfee today (who described it originally). For those wanting to follow the rest of the conversation, Paula Thornton probably did the best round-up of the discussion. The range of responses shows a wide variety of opinion reflecting both the scope and timeliness of this subject. … Far from being a solution waiting for some kind of business problem, at present Enterprise 2.0 describes a new way of working together that is already being used by millions of workers every day.”

Enterprise 2.0: Finding success on the frontiers of social business

by Dion Hinchcliffe

Uptake moving faster than absorption

My recent exploration of the potential causes of Enterprise 2.0 failures here on ZDNet sparked a critical discussion in the blogosphere of enterprise social computing and its overall appropriateness, motivations, and benefits to business. In particular, well-known contrarian Dennis Howlett weighed in last week with fairly severe criticism of Enterprise 2.0 which ultimately resulted in a direct response from Andrew McAfee today (who described it originally). For those wanting to follow the rest of the conversation, Paula Thornton probably did the best round-up of the discussion. The range of responses shows a wide variety of opinion reflecting both the scope and timeliness of this subject. … Far from being a solution waiting for some kind of business problem, at present Enterprise 2.0 describes a new way of working together that is already being used by millions of workers every day.”

Twitter has been a-tweet since 2006, but the first three months of 2009 have delivered the micro-blogging service unprecedented traffic, usership and media cachet. In the parlance of mad-haired Gladwell disciples, Twitter is reaching its tipping point. And it’s happening as I write. This week alone, Twitter has been casually derided by Google’s [GOOG] CEO, labeled a potential “search engine alternative” by Search Engine News, and compelled TechCrunch to call 2009 “the year of the activity stream.”