I have been wondering what can be the professional uses of some of the social web’s most beloved applications.
Some are fairly evident: blogs have been around long enough that people understand their usefulness as an evangelical tool. This has even given rise to flogs (“False/Fake blogs – did I use the term right?) where companies use “actors” to promote their wares.
Wikis have similarly been around for a while as a means of publishing information. Some companies have even taken to providing editors to Wikipedia to ensure the “truth” is told about them.
Even Delicious and other tagging/tracking sites (e.g., Digg) have their use in helping potential users get to the information they need (I know I use this to more easily highlight information off the IBM web sites).
But what about newer offering? How would one use Facebook? MySpace? Flickr? Twitter?
Well, I’ll keep on thinking about this…