It’s been a few months since I did an FAQ post. This one has been on my list of to dos for months, and since I’m not doing as much community management as I did in the past, I wanted to crank out a post before I forgot all the content. The focus of this… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: How Do I Get People to Adopt?
It’s been a while since I posted an FAQ entry. All the recent activity around iPhone information has reminded me of another one. Adoption. So, this FAQ installment is targeted at enterprise communities. Now that Connect has groups, people are using it more frequently for centralized collaboration, which is exactly what we hoped. Generally, the… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: Have You Spoken to HR, Legal and Security?
Here comes another installment in my FAQ series. This one isn’t a question I get asked, but rather one I ask. Inevitably, when you start a community or release an application to customers, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the blessing of three groups within your company. Human Resources Legal Security In any size… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: How Do I Start a Community?
I’m sure Justin has tips on this one to add. Maybe he’ll chime in now that the Oracle blogs migration has ended; by the way, I’m really peeved that OraNA.info is clogged with reposts from Oracle blogs. Not really, but it’s funny to me. Won’t someone please think of the children? But I digress. People… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: How Do You Keep Track of All This Stuff?
This is meant to be an open thread, even though I’m adding it to the FAQ series. We’re all learning this Intertubes thing as we go along, so how do you keep track of it all? More accurately, how can you possibly listen in on all the relevant conversations and filter out noise? Conversation topics… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: What Do You Do at Oracle?
Here’s another installment in my FAQ series. I’ve always had trouble explaining what I do to non-technical people. It’s gotten better over the years, but it’s still a struggle to explain my job. Usually, the conversation goes like this: Q: What do you do for work? A: I work for a big software company. Q:… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: How Do I Start a Blog?
Here’s the second installment in my AppsLab FAQ series. The first was a huge success, 0 comments. This installment focuses on another question I get asked a lot, “How do I start a blog?” or some variant. Typically, I answer with a question like “Why do you need a blog?” to get into the motivation… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: What if Someone Posts Porn?
I’ve decided to start a periodic feature I call AppsLab FAQ, which serves several purposes. First, it gives me topics to blog when I’m short on ideas, which happens frequently. Second, it gives me a permanent place to store experiences and lessons learned in a given subject area. So, the next time I get asked… Read More