Announcing Socialtext 3.0

October 1 2008 11:00:00 PM Comments Disabled
Thank you everyone for your patience as I've been pretty silent over the last few weeks.  Well now, I can finally tell you why!

Primarily known as a wiki company in the past, today Socialtext officially evolved into a full collaboration and social networking vendor.  In addition to releasing a new version of Socialtext Workspace (wiki and blogs), we also expanded our platform with the addition of Socialtext Dashboard (personal home page) and Socialtext People (social networking, plus A LOT more, like user activity streams).  On top of that, we provided a glimpse into the future, with Socialtext Signals, which goes far beyond being just a "Twitter for the enterprise" (the buzz phrase du jour), and instead will offer incredible insight into the business activities your coworkers are participating in.   Best of all, it is all seamless, you don't have to jump from one consumer web site to another.

Here is a video of Socialtext 3.0 in 60 seconds.  It is a wild ride, so buckle up.

I've created two 4 minutes videos that provide a brief overview of Socialtext People and Socialtext Dashboard.   Since I know different people like different video services, they are available on YouTube, BlipTV, Viddler, Vimeo, and Facebook.   You choose.

The entire company has been working NONSTOP to get this done.   It has been an incredible experience, accomplishing so much with a fraction of the resources I was used to at IBM.   I am so proud of the team.  The best part is, this is just the start!   Getting to 3.0 opens a thousand doors for us.   This is why I came to Socialtext folks.

Here is the Press Release (which was picked up by more than 25 media outlets)

"PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Socialtext, the leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 Solutions, today announced and delivered Socialtext 3.0, a trio of applications including Socialtext People and Socialtext Dashboard, as well as a major upgrade to its highly regarded Socialtext Workspace enterprise wiki offering."

"The company also announced Socialtext Signals(TM), a Twitter-style microblogging interface that goes beyond simple "tweets" by integrating both automated and manual updates with social networking context, further expanding the company's business communications offerings for the enterprise."

Please, try out Socialtext 3.0 for yourself.  This is the best way for you to find out why the entire "Enterprise 2.0 world" is buzzing today about Socialtext.  Scoble, TechCrunch, Ziff Davis, CNet, eWeek, ... !
If you would like, feel free to add me at the bottom of the signup as an additional member.   I'd be happy to work with you during your trial.  

Also, join the Socialtext Facebook group.

Here are some examples of the press and blogger coverage!  There were over 200 Twitter posts today about it!  I guess Twitter is the new press.

Exclusive video: SocialText brings enterprise Facebook and Twitter to wikis , by Robert Scoble, Scobleizer
How SocialText is breaking the collaboration mold , by Dennis Howlett, ZDNet Ziff Davis
Socialtext enters Twitter for the enterprise sweepstakes
, By Larry Dignan, ZDNet Ziff Davis
SocialText 3.0 blends Facebook, Twitter, and the Enterprise , by Steve Gillmor, TechCrunch
Socialtext 3.0: Will Wikis Finally Find Their Place in Business?
, By Rob Hof, Business Week
Socialtext co-founder: Enterprise Twitter isn't enough
, By Rafe Needleman, CNet
Socialtext Signals Marks Wiki Provider's Entry into Enterprise Microblogging
, By Clint Boulton, eWeek
Social(er)text: From Wiki to Wonderkind , by Susan Scrupski, ITSinsider
The Next Step in Enterprise Social Networking?
, By David Needle, Internetnews
Socialtext Goes 3.0
, by Nicole Ferraro, Internet Evolution
Exclusive Video: SocialText Brings Key Web 2.0 Features to the Workplace, by Ivory King