This week IBM released Lotus
Connections 2.5 , bringing the promised microblogging capability
into the application's profiles tool, file sharing and customizable widgets
for the communities pages. Imagine having the functionality of Twitter rolled into all the other great Lotus Collaboration Tools to enable enterprise messaging and information share.
Lotus Connections is IBM's foray into social networking software on a large scale. The product features profile, blog, activity, social
bookmarking and community tools that help business workers connect with
Lotus Connections 2.5 borrows the Twitter-like microblogging tool from IBM's Beehive social network research project and allows
users to post status updates to share what they are doing or working on with
colleagues and contacts in their professional network. Accompanying that tool
is a new message board feature on users' profile pages that lets colleagues
post messages and comment on status updates. In short, this is a great single source for all your social networking plus your business messaging.
Click here to check out the YouTube: Lotus Connections 2.5 demo & overview .