Author Archives: John

About John

Interested in how information intersects daily life, technology, and art. Collaboration specialist, working in social and collaborative media. Biomedical Informaticist, focusing on patient/patient, patient/provider communication.

10 Thoughts on Moving a Community to a New Platform

This subject came up recently,  so I started to do a bit of research.  Here are some interesting things I learned plus some of my own guesswork. (In no particular order) 1. High costs of moving,  such as exporting content … Continue reading

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IT offerings in a familiar format … The Restaurant Menu

When internal IT offers up new technologies to its business partners it needs to do so in a way that is quickly grasped and immediately useful.  Business is often too busy doing, well, business, to take extra time. Having a … Continue reading

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Intranet Marketing – Banners and Badges

Promoting departments’ services on the intranet helps break silos, prevents wheel re-invention, and increases efficiency.  However, a little goes along way. By sponsoring popular business content, you can both highlight important information, mitigate the annoyance of repetition, and show the … Continue reading

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Gamification and Satisfaction

I happened upon Sebastian Deterding’s Slideshare “Meaningful Play Getting Gamification Right” (Thx Giuliano) and was struck how it resonated with Dan Pink’s talk “Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us“. Dan puts forth modern behavioral studies which show that … Continue reading

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Internal Communities & SharePoint 2010 Discussion Groups

Microsoft has baked a lot of social media goodies into the latest iteration of SharePoint (2010).  While the spot light has been on My Sites, I took a quick look at the venerable Discussion Board. While at first glance it … Continue reading

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