Socialtext is making big news all over the Web this morning. Here’s a rundown, later in the post I’ll talk about why. I also have an exclusive video of Ross Mayfield, founder of Socialtext demonstrating the new features to me.
Ross Mayfield, for my cell phone camera last night, explains the changes in this 18-minute video.
Ross Mayfield, co-founder of Socialtext, writes on his blog “Hello Socialtext 3.0!”
Zoli Erdos says “Socialtext Becomes Really Social.”
TechCrunch writes “SocialText 3.0 blends Facebook, Twitter, and the Enterprise.”
So, why are these changes important? Because they bring the social features that many people have gotten to know on Twitter and Facebook into the Enterprise along with advanced wiki functionality.
Is this bleeding edge stuff? Yes, for the enterprise it is. And Socialtext is already seeing some big “Fortune 50” pickup.
I can hear the critics now: “who needs another Twitter or Facebook at work?” But if you watch the video, you’ll see why these features make a new kind of collaboration possible.
It’s nice to see Socialtext succeed, they hosted the first Barcamp in their offices and now they are pushing ahead of the world again.