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Do you understand the business use of Twitter? …the results you can achieve? …the pitfalls of ignoring it? …the money you could save? What about lower-cost, flexible collaboration tools so your employees don’t waste time fighting silos of information and solving the same problems over and over? “Internal Twitter” lets you do more with less.

Let us show you what’s possible! Follow our TouchBase blog and TouchBase “link-blog” and stay informed. We’re proven innovators in this emerging space.

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turn microsharing into macro results. branding and market engagement or internal employee networks.

Pistachio Consulting published one of the first comprehensive surveys of the enterprise microsharing tools market in fall 2008. This report is available for free on our site. That report was based, in part, on a 15-question survey that we invited the tool providers to complete about their products. We verified the information and, in many cases, conducted follow-up interviews.

Much has happen since it first appeared and so we are developing an update now. For example, many of the enterprise collaboration application providers have integrated microsharing into their feature sets. In addition, many new features have been introduced to better adapt microsharing to the enterprise environment and to take advantage of the possibilities within the contained, secure, and trusted community that an enterprise offers. We have expanded our questions to take these changes into consideration.

Our new survey contains 30 questions to reflect the advances in current offerings. We now invite interested enterprise microsharing vendors to participate in this new research effort. There is a brief explanation of each question. Be sure to refer to these explanations as you complete the survey. We look forward to sharing the results. The survey is now open and will be open for participation until Monday May 3, 2010.

We will again be verifying the input and contacting many of the participating vendors for follow-up conversations. Bill Ives will be instrumental in doing the research. Gina Minks, our intern, will offer additional enterprise perspective and assist in the process. Laura Fitton will provide her unique perspective on the microsharing space, and I’ll work closely on the report writing.

We look forward to producing something valuable to the enterprise 2.0 community and to each of us doggedly determined to learn as much as we can with our colleagues, in the little moments between the rest of our work.

-Marcia Conner


Twitter Milestone: 10 Billionth Tweet

March 5, 2010

This post originally appeared on Adele McAlear’s blog and has been published to the Touchbase Blog with permission. Just a few days short of its 4th birthday, Twitter marked a milestone of 10 billion tweets at approximately 16:54:11 Pacific Time on Thursday, March 4, 2010. That makes approximately 6,925,208 tweets for each of the 1,444 [...]

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Three Stages of Presenting with Twitter

November 22, 2009

This is a guest post from esteemed presentations and speaking expert Olivia Mitchell. There’s a new story almost every week of a presenter getting roasted on Twitter. The possibility that this might happen to you could be scary. Presenting at conferences is hard enough without the added complication of Twitter. But it’s not all bad. [...]

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Twitter for Trainers

November 8, 2009

The article is reprinted from the August 2009 T+D Think Twitter is just for narcissists with too much time on their hands? Think again. Workplace learning professionals have begun to realize a learning return. If you’re not part of this social networking phenomenon, you risk getting left behind. Stephen Hart, a corporate trainer specializing in [...]

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Part 2: Twitter Lists: Developers and Applications

October 19, 2009

This is Part 2 of a 3-part 4-part series cross-posted from Read Part 1: What Are Twitter Lists? Unfortunately, if you are not part of the Beta roll out, Twitter will not allow you to see the URLs of lists, even if they’ve been tagged as public. For the benefit of everyone, I will [...]

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Part 1: What are Twitter Lists?

October 16, 2009

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series cross-posted from WHAT IS IT? Back on September 30th, Twitter announced on their blog that they would be launching their new Lists feature to a small group of users to beta test. Lists allow Twitter users to organize the people they follow into groups. By segmenting [...]

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oneforty what?

October 1, 2009

When Laura Fitton (@pistachio) told me she was starting another company, “An appstore for Twitter,” I knew my life was going to change. Perhaps that seems too dramatic. Hear me out. What she’d envisioned wasn’t just about to change my life. It was about to change the landscape of Twitter, a tool many of us [...]

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September 28, 2009

Title: TWTRCON DC 09Location: Grand Hyatt Washington DCLink out: Click hereDescription: Twitter is transforming business, government and the non-profit world. At TWTRCON DC 09, a one-day conference focused entirely on the business use of Twitter, you’ll see case studies and learn best practices from leading organizations that are using the real-time web to deliver measurable [...]

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Blog World Expo

September 28, 2009

Title: Blog World ExpoLocation: Las Vegas Convention CenterLink out: Click hereDescription: The 2009 BlogWorld & New Media Expo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, beginning with the exclusive “Social Media Business Summit”(TM) conference on October 15th and continuing with the BlogWorld & New Media Expo and Conference October 16th-17th. This is first [...]

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Mass Tech Leadership Council unconference

September 28, 2009

Title: Mass Tech Leadership Council unconference Location: Boston Link out: Click here Description: Instead of the planned sessions and passive audiences of typical conferences, MassTLC’s Innovation 2009 is an unConference where the agenda is formed organically by all attendees the day of the event. No podiums. No stages. Just small interactive sessions where everyone gets [...]

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