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Workshop on Social Networking in Organizations

Held during CSCW 2008 (
San Diego, CA, USA

Important Dates:

Friday, September 26: position papers due
Friday, October 10: notification of acceptance
Sunday, November 9: workshop in San Diego, CA


Joan DiMicco, IBM Research
Werner Geyer, IBM Research
David Millen, IBM Research
Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research

Workshop Overview:

Social networking websites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, are heavily used
by students to maintain friendships and by professionals to maintain
contacts with others such as potential customers and recruits. Technologies
such as email, IM, and weblogs were initially adopted by students and
consumers for personal use and then moved into enterprises, having a
significant impact on business environments. Social networking technologies
seem to be following suit, perhaps more rapidly, but we are just beginning
to explore how these applications are being used inside enterprises and
large organizations. To what extent are they used to maintain or establish
external ties to family, friends, and professional colleagues? To what
extent are they being used to meet internal team or organizational goals?
How are organizations responding?

This workshop will assemble 15-20 people with a research or applied
industry interest in social networking in organizational or enterprise

Those wishing to participate in the workshop should submit a 1 to 2 page
extended abstract describing their research, experiences, or analyses of
social networking software.

More Information:

**** Please Forward to Interested Participants ****

Joan Morris DiMicco, PhD
Collaborative User Experience Group
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
617 693 1324
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