We had this discussion at work yesterday about implementing social networking and Web 2.0 technologies into our company, and I have to say it was one of the most interesting meetings we've had since I joined the company in July. I think nearly everyone contributed at least something and it was interesting for me to see the varying viewpoints across different age groups and backgrounds. In most of my previous conversations about new media, it's been will all 20-somethings and the professor. :-) But here, I was able to see many different viewpoints. It's easy to forget that there is still a large segment of the American population that does not to the web for news, friends, or research while in college. Because in our age group, that's what everyone does. It goes without saying that when we meet to work on a project, be it at the library or local coffee spot, you're bringing your laptop and DVR. To be fair, not everyone has a DVR, but at Scripps, pretty much everyone sophomore level and up does.
So. In my very jaded perspective, I think all larger companies would benefit from implementing some of these new technologies. Not all, necessarily, but that's the beauty of Internet-specific tools: there is something out there literally for everyone.
Ack, I am going to be late for work... so I will cut this short. With any luck, it will not take me a month to get back to this topic...
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