Communicate and share through comments

Commenting is probably on its way to emerge as one of the most important digital communications channels of today. With the introduction of Web 2.0, commenting has been established as a base-case functionality. Blogpost, social networks, photo sharing sites, e-commerce shops - all put a bet on the power of comments.

Email must die! This is an event on social software and new it-methods to get rid of the email overflow in enterprises. Organized by Club IT, the rest of the message in German.

Of hunting and farming - using Refinder as a research tool

I do a lot of research. Finding, evaluating and collecting interesting stuff is prerequisite to my work. In this post, I´m going to describe some of the workflows I adopted over time, while using Refinder as research tool.

Managing Activity Streams

The central piece of a collaborative social network is the activity stream. In it´s basic form, the activity stream is a chronological list of content, that displays the activities of users and applications. In the main consumer social networks, activity streams contain the status updates of the people you follow, including their posts of images, videos or links to interesting online sources.

Image previews

Image previews are a nice little enhancement for the Refinder user interface. As a first step towards general file previews, Refinder got enabled to display image previews.

Do research with Elsevier and Refinder

When you found the right papers on SciVerse, bring them together with Refinder. It helps you to create a shared knowledge base in a research team.

THESEUS research programm congress 13-15.2.2012 in Berlin

The German THESEUS Research Program is a running scientific and industry consortium to develop technologies for the Internet of Services. The broad spectrum of high-quality services ranges from innovative search applications for the digital library to modern service offers such as Cloud Computing. 

The Shape of Things to Come

"The Shape of Things to Come" is a work by H. G. Wells, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106. Alternatively it is a song from the movie "Battlestar Galactica".
The shape of Things in Refinder is not at all futuristic, much more prosaic, entirely non-fictious and totally non-speculative, however, Refinder's concept of Thing types can help you very well in your daily work.

Housekeeping made easy: Bulk operations in Refinder

This is another post in our educational series about Refinder features. You might have noticed, that we continually roll out new Refinder functionality. Last friday, we made Refinders bulk operations features generally available. 

About the "open outcomes" approach in social business software

Last week, at the INiTs Investors Day, one of the participants approached me. He told me, that he had liked the Refinder presentation, however, he had missed a slide featuring the particular use-case, that Refinder addresses.  In the flurry of the networking chit-chat we were not able to discuss the question in depth, therefore I pick up the question here and hand in my point-of-view.

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