In late November, Socialcast will offer a Rich Link Preview feature that allows employees to share videos, photos and links with an enhanced preview of the content. Utilizing the public oEmbed specification, when a link is shared for videos, photos or online resources, a thumbnail preview of that content, along with the title and short description, will be displayed in the post.
With Rich Link Preview, videos and photos shared in Socialcast can be viewed directly in the activity stream, without the need for users to navigate to an external site. Previously, the only embedded video content that could be accessed from the stream were shared from YouTube or Vimeo. Now employees will have the ability to view videos and photos from a variety of public or internal platforms directly from Socialcast.… Read more »
Socialcast’s Town Hall feature allows communities to host real-time discussions between executives and employees. Use Town Hall to schedule virtual meetings to discuss major initiatives, company performance and changes to policy; essentially any topic that would benefit from real-time discussion in a moderated forum.
In a Town Hall, there are three roles: speaker, moderator, and attendees.… Read more »
Last week, we introduced the concept of Community Design, which is the important yet often-overlooked practice of creating an enterprise social network within the context of your company’s existing communication and technology infrastructure and culture. It is the antithesis to the idea, “if you build it, they will come;” Community Design requires thoughtful planning and ongoing optimization of the network to shape it into a useful, usable tool that respects existing patterns and work habits unique to the company and its employees. It’s not easy, but it is well worth the extra time spent up front.
Today, we will begin to focus on the topic of participation and more specifically, lurking in an enterprise social network.… Read more »
Today we’re proud to announce that Socialcast has been recognized as a “Leader” in the latest IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012 Vendor Analysis (doc #237336, October 2012). The report highlights VMware’s leadership position and our strategy around business system integrations, mobile capabilities, analytics and providing real business value for our customers.
According to the report, key differentiators that earned Socialcast a leadership position include:… Read more »
This week Socialcast is headed to New York City for Human Capital Institute’s 2012 Learning and Leadership Development Conference. The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is a global organization that helps leadership and talent management share best practices on how to create a vibrant work environment that fosters innovation and collaboration. HCI is holding this exciting conference to bring thought leaders from around the world together to discuss various topics that include:
Demystify social technology - understand the critical issues involved with implementing, structuring, and sustaining this collaborative platform
Learn how to connect learning and executive development with business outcomes and employee performance
See the new, collaborative, on-the-job approaches that allow you to identify and accelerate development of high potential employees
Learn first-hand how collaborative leadership models can change your culture and drive innovation
This fantastic three day conference will start on November 7th and will feature guest speakers from Twitter, AOL, Hulu as well as Socialcast’s very own Chuck Dietrich. Chuck will speak about the power of collaboration within organizations on November 9th at 8:… Read more »