links for 2008-09-24

  • A thoughtful analysis of the potential limits of SharePoint as a platform for collaboration in enterprises. I suspect that SharePoint is becoming the "safe" choice for a lot of organizations interested in elements of social networking and Enterprise 2.0. This post offers some insights into the risks of that default strategy for enterprises that become more sophisticated in their approach to collaboration over time.
  • Funny bit of video suggesting where viral marketing efforts might take us if we aren't careful. Enough truth in it to be scary
  • An interesting and insightful analysis to remind us that GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) is still a relevant bit of advice to keep in mind as information systems become more sophisticated and more tightly embedded in organizational decision making. No matter how clever the model, if management wants to get a particular answer they can find a way to do so.