Friday, August 3, 2007

Beautiful story on social software!

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So, on Tuesday I blogged internally about integrating Microsoft Sharepoint feeds into Notes 8. Basically, I had a hard time getting it to work until I figured out a hack. Several minutes later, a co-worker, who I've never met before, enters a comment on my blog explaining he knows how to configure Microsoft Sharepoint RSS feeds so that they can be accessed anonymously. I comment back on my blog asking to get instructions on how to do this.

The next day, while I'm working at the customer site, I get an instant message from him! Thanks to Sametime's 'Location Awareness', he says that he sees that I'm in Detroit working for the same customer that he is!! He tells me that he is in building 200, floor 25 and asks me where I'm located. I replied back that I was in tower 200, floor 27! He came up to where I was sitting and we were able to exchange war stories. It was great bonding between two IBMers who had just met.

Thanks to a blog that I wrote using Lotus Connections, I was able to make a real-life connection and solve my problem!

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