Musings on personal and enterprise technology (of potential interest to professional technoids and others)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Using Pligg at Work as an easy Corporate Web 2.0 site

OK, would be interesting to hear a Microsoft rebuttal about the Web 2.0 aspects of latest SharePoint-related technology. Meanwhile, fascinating to hear about the "MIMP" vs. "LAMP" implementation:

"Using Pligg at Work as an easy Corporate Web 2.0 site
: "For those who do not know the Pligg system is a digg clone site that allows people to submit and vote on stories, we run one as a way to collect social book marks and things we think are important at work, and in our general perusal of the Internet looking for stories and things that influence business. In all it has been a handy way of collecting information as a news sink, that people can later search. We use Pligg as an externally facing social bookmarking site that allows a group of people to manage and upload stories they think are interesting. The site is externally facing as we have telecommuters and other folks who access and use the site. Its purpose is two fold, our customers can upload documents that they think are important, our workers can do the same, and internal/external trusted people can also upload their stuff. We also use it as a test case, to see how many people will stumble over a site like digg clones and adopt them by adding their own stuff, or spam to the system. While it is not a critical system, it does have its uses, and is fairly heavily used by a small core group of folks who search all the major news channels for information that might be of interest to the company....

Not a bad use of corporate Web 2.0 sponsored system, we keep it off the primary network on its own domain, it is not our usual Microsoft technology, meaning the people who run it and maintain it all have to understand LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) only small variation it is really MIMP (Microsoft Server, IIS, MySQL, PHP) just to confuse people and hackers by the way, it is not something they expect.

Overall though as an initial foray into Corporate Web 2.0, collecting news stories, and voting on them has been a successful experiment. The management has decided that the system is worth keeping, although needs to be upgraded and put into the corporate management system.... "

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