Mike Louie
Mike Louie
Internal Communications Manager
Mike is VMware's Internal Communications Manager and publishes best practices, protips and spotlight interviews of Socialcast power users. He obtained his juris doctorate degree from Syracuse University and studied marketing communications from Santa Clara University. When Mike's not working, he is bottle-feeding, changing diapers and loving his newborn twins.

Differentiate Your Posts with Eye-Candy Characters

|   Dec 5, 2012
One thing I love about Socialcast is that it was designed for simplicity and efficiency. We don't have to worry about HTML coding. Or distracting animated GIFs or smileys. Or the complicated formatting styles of fonts, colors and text. Rather, we enjoy concise and easy-to-read communications.… Read more »

Best Practices with Hashtags

|   Oct 30, 2012
What are hashtags and why should we use them? The # symbol (called a hashtag) is commonly used with important keywords or topics in a message. The main purpose of applying a hashtag to a word in Socialcast is to categorize messages So long as there are no spaces between words, you can hashtag a phrase. For example, I'm guilty of typing in #iLoveVMware when I hear wonderful news within the VMware community. All hashtagged words stand out from other words in a message because they are a different color from the rest of the message's words.… Read more »

Strategically @Mentioning High Performers

|   Jun 5, 2012
Want to give recognition to outstanding teammates? Need to grab the attention of a specific co-worker? Use the @Mention feature! To do this: In your message, type in the "@" sign, immediately followed by their first name (no space!… Read more »

The Relevance of “Following”

|   Apr 2, 2012
"Following" enables you to monitor things you need to know and also uncover things you didn't know you needed to know. Within your Socialcast community, there are three areas that empower you to follow beneficial content: 1) People: connect with and follow individuals who you directly work with or who share common interests as you. When you follow someone, you are subscribing to their updates and they will show up in your Home Stream.… Read more »

Recognizing the Value of Streams

|   Mar 2, 2012
Streams filter content down to relevancy. They can be found on the left side bar of your Socialcast platform. Company Stream: every public message from all members of your Socialcast community is posted in this stream. Useful to uncover interesting information you might have not known about.… Read more »

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Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com