- Big Blue Embraces Social Media – Business Week
Social networks in the corporate world involve very different dynamics, and scientists at IBM (IBM) Research’s Collaborative User Div. in Cambridge, Mass., are learning all about them. Over the past two years, IBM has been busily launching in-house versions of Web 2.0 hits. “We’re trying to see how things that are hot elsewhere can be fit for business,” says Irene Greif, an IBM Fellow who heads up Collaborative User Experience.
- Government 2.0: The Government as a Platform – Read Write Web
TechPresident points to and interesting article today from the Yale Journal of Law & Technology (draft version of article set to appear in 2008-2009 Fall Issue) that proposes a new form of open government that encourages the closure of government web sites. The idea is that US government web sites are so notoriously bad, they should just be torn down in favor of private sector alternatives. But this is more than just a privatization push, this is about turning the government into a data platform.