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Why is Enterprise Web 2.0 like Teenage Sex?

  • It is on everybody's mind all the time.
  • Everyone is talking about it all the time.
  • Everyone thinks everyone else is doing it.
  • Almost no one is really doing it.
  • The few who are doing it are
    • doing it poorly
    • sure it will be better next time
    • not practicing it safely.

Posted by on 26 March 2007 | Comments (3) | categories: After hours


  1. posted by Alexander Kluge on Monday 26 March 2007 AD:
    Emoticon smile.gif But is it right you work for a company that claims to deliver the first enterprise ready web2.0 software toolset Emoticon wink.gif
  2. posted by Stephan H. Wissel on Tuesday 27 March 2007 AD:
    Yes I do, as stated in the side-bar. Taking the little analogy further would that make IBM the "Pro-Familia" of Enterprise Social Software?
    Emoticon biggrin.gif stw

    P.S: Actually that software rather "escaped" from IBM. Or how would you describe software that is in use for a couple of years internally with huge cost savings (>150 Million $/year for profiles a.k.a BluePages alone) before it becomes a product. Emoticon shocked.gif
    To be very clear: Tounge-in-cheek mode please!
  3. posted by Sean Burgess on Thursday 17 May 2007 AD:
    Add these:

    - It always looks easy when someone else is doing it.
    - It's never as good as your friends say it is.
    - Your life isn't changed after the first time.
    - You are an outcast if you say you don't want to do it.
    - If you do it all the time, people lose respect for you.
    - No one does it right the first time.
    - Just doing it more often doesn't make you better at it.
    - Doing it wrong can cause you a great deal of pain and embarrassment.

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