Most people probably don’t realize that long before the explosion of Social Networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn (for business networking) every business to some extent already had their OWN social network – their business phone system.
Indeed, the business phone system links together everyone in a business and allows for communication between all members of this “community” via intercom. Furthermore, every time a speed dial number to a client or supplier is added to the business phone system, this private and very much unique social network grows by extension. As with a Facebook type social network, each of these added contacts to a phone system directory has their own set of unique contacts (both internally and externally), that may or may not eventually impact your own phone system network.
When you think of your business phone system in these terms you really start to understand the true importance of this key component of business equipment. Whether it be an IP capable system such as the Avaya IP Office phone platform or a more basic line such as the Nortel Norstar phone system, As your “social” network grows so does your business!
Enjoy your day and take full advantage of YOUR private business social network. 😉
Well I must admit to being somewhat taken aback here. This whole social networking thing is an Internet explosion of often highly interesting and/or voyeuristic content from millions (billions?) of everyday people like you and I. I thought the Facebook craze was amazing but in my opinion Twitter has taken everything to the next level with “What are you doing?” – LOL!
I never thought the day would come when you could literally jump into someone’s back pocket (virtually ANYONE’s) but it has come to pass. Is it scary? Hmmmm…. maybe a little, but it is also AMAZING by it’s nature, offering updates of people’s thoughts and activities though a web GUI or even more importantly (from a telecommunications standpoint) via your mobile phone.
People are literally offering up their thoughts on a myriad of topics (literally anything qualifies as content here!) and others around the world are connecting to and following that content on an on-going basis. Now you CAN control WHO follows your Twitter feed (if you wanted to create a private network) but what’s the fun in that? Don’t we all want to feel like we matter? Well at Twitter, you have a forum to become important (or at lease interesting) to as many people as you can attract via your “content”.
It’s a crazy world we live in… (and now I have to go buy a BlackBerry!) 😉