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Some common social computing tools
Some Common Social Computing tools

  • Ajax: Web development technique for interactive Web applications

  • Podcast: Media files distributed over the internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers.

  • Yahoo Widgets: Free web applications platform

  • Python: Multi-paradigm programming language which has a fully dynamic system and uses automatic memory management

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Some Common Social Computing tools

  • Perl: General purpose programming language used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, Web development, GUI development etc

  • Ruby on rails: Web application framework which aims to increase the speed and ease of Web development

  • MySQL: Multi-user, multithreaded SQL database management system with more than 10 million installations

Microsoft sharepoint
Microsoft SharePoint

Although social computing applications can be written on any framework or even on their own, SharePoint has taken a unique approach of designing 8 unique social computing applications using one platform. Here are 8 ways users can extend SharePoint’s out-of-the-box capabilities to better fit their social computing vision.

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Microsoft SharePoint

  • SharePoint My Sites: SharePoint's My Sites functionality encourages interaction among employees and offers a very basic, but corporate equivalent to a Facebook profile. My Sites let employees learn about each other’s interests and expertise.

  • SharePoint Team Sites: Team Sites provide a centralized collaboration tool to manage teams and projects and include tools such as document libraries, lists, group calendars, tasks, contacts, and announcements.

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Microsoft SharePoint

  • SharePoint Blogs: Within SharePoint, every My Site includes a blog. Individual blogs, as well as blogs associated with Team Sites can be archived and indexed for searching, becoming a resource for collective organizational knowledge. 

  • SharePoint People Search: Another key desire for many organizations is to easily locate users within the organization by searching their profiles for specific keywords.  SharePoint NewsGatorcan extend search past the keywords and find experts your coworkers have scored as the most knowledgeable.

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Microsoft SharePoint

  • SharePoint Wikis: SharePoint wikis incorporate all of the features of SharePoint to secure and control the content: permissions, version history, document check-out and in, and approval workflows.

  • SharePoint Community Sites: SharePoint gives you the ability to create community sites and invite or give access to users. SharePoint security groups control access to the content in the community. Blogs, discussion groups, and Wikis can easily be added and monitored using basic SharePoint functionality. 

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Microsoft SharePoint

  • SharePoint Announcements of New Employees: If a SharePoint Portal is in place, adding new employees and posting an announcement to your landing page is quick and easy.

  • SharePoint Social Computing Outside Your Network: SharePoint Groups are an efficient way to control user access to all your SharePoint content.As security models go, SharePoint is a pretty effective security structure for controlling how your Social Media features are viewed and used inside your network.