UMBC ebiquity

Monitoring the Corporate Blogosphere

Speaker: Pranam Kolari

Start: Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 11:15AM

End: Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 12:00PM

Location: 325b ITE

Abstract: Blogs are radically changing the face of communications on the Internet. Beyond publishing content, blogs enable users to engage in conversation and form tight knit communities, constituting a highly influential subset on the Web. While the benefit of blogs to individuals is well studied, their utility for an enterprise is less well understood.

This talk details how enterprises can benefit from adopting blogs, internally, and externally. We show how internal employee blogs enable expertise identification and community building, hence promoting collaboration across geographies. We then discuss how blogs external to an enterprise should be monitored, thus aligning corporate marketing and communication with the Web 2.0 juggernaut.

This talk will touch upon some of the work I am doing with IBM.

Tags: blog, splog