Published on July 3, 2007
..Q&A First up a…
What is DIGWWW?
A Discussion Group about the World Wide Web
A group of people passionate about the web, collaboration & innovation
Started in the UK at a global blue chip company
What’s the point?
We discuss web technologies & culture, their impact to work, society & the company
More specifically… Web 2.0
Anything else to know?
This is not our job..
… we do this in spare cycles & lunch hours
… because we are passionate about this stuff
12 th July 2006
The first DIGWWW session
The Rise of Blogging
Approx 10 people in attendance
Blogs were discussed in general So was the blog ‘scene’ within the company
Opportunities were explored and a blog platform identified
Subsequent discussions took place every 2 weeks
Following on from the first meeting…
The first dedicated internal blog was launched…
On an open source flexible platform… Drupal
digwww.***.com A community blog for all things www and web2.0 related
Today the same blog has a global audience, 45,000 hits a month and receives contributions from a diverse user base.
Before long, a number of other blogs started to appear…
… all inspired by DIGWWW
An idea was put forward at a DIGWWW meeting….
… hold a week of web 2.0 related workshops and seminars
At the same time a new term emerged, for web 2.0 within the enterprise…
Enterprise 2.0 aka E2
… thus was born the concept of E2 week
… & e2.***.com
November 2006 e2 week Nov 13 - 17
A week of events
Showcasing Enterprise 2.0 technologies…
exploring the culture…
promoting what we already have within the company…
Speaker: Dr James Bellini The Future of Blogging within the company MASHUPS WIKIFEVER Speaker: Bill Thompson E2 Blogathon PODCASTS Wikipedia Blogs wikis
All sessions were podcast and made available for immediate download.
Local event. Global audience.
Thought leaders from across the org participated in our Blogathon.
An opportunity to be heard for many
it was also at e2 week we met…
Bill Thompson Nice guy BBC journalist “ tame geek” Technology critic
He thought we were interesting (?) so has been back a few times to participate in DIGWWW meetings.
Was e2 week a success?
150 blog posts
298,597 hits to date on e2.***.com
a worldwide audience
a massive success
Conference Reports was launched
An open system for anyone in the company to post conference reports
We wanted to get the most out of the $$$ we spend sending people to conferences
Now we have a platform to share your conference knowledge with the rest of the company
Tagging enabled !
Leveraging knowledge Conferencereports.***.com
DIGWWW started looking at Social Bookmarking
that’s tagging content, and making it available online
open source and paid for systems were identified…
more on this later…
News travels fast and far…
..and Simon Revell is asked to address an audience of business leaders in Vienna
Web 2.0 within the firewall
We learnt we were ahead of the curve in the evaluation and adoption of web2.0 / enterprise 2.0
Which is thanks in part to DIGWWW
Also in February…
Attensa RSS plugin for Outlook
An RSS reader discovered by DIGWWW…
Is rolled out via the helpdesk
… so now anyone within the company can subscribe to RSS feeds via their inbox
A broom cupboard in Sandwich was converted to a community podcast studio.
An old room… with older kit…
A perfect setting for some free innovation! podcasting!
Now anyone can create a podcast
Also in March…
Ben Gardner spoke at the IPI-ConfEX conference…
He told them about some of the DIGWWW work
and demoed some of the tools we use, including…
W.O.S aka web server on a stick
DIGWWW use it for safely evaluating new web2.0 tools
Once again we were told how ahead of the pack we were in comparison to other companies
Another request to speak……..
This time for Scott Gavin & Simon Revell
To address the British Computer Society… … at Canterbury University
Web 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0
It was at this talk the world began to…
Telling the story of how enterprise 2.0 is changing the way we work ….
a fantastic response from the BCS & the University…
plus Scott’s ‘Meet Charlie’ has been viewed by 20,000 people around the world
… and Scott ( with Charlie ) is now being referenced as an industry expert!
all this from DIGWWW beginnings…
Remember the tagging?
DIGWWW is launching…
an invite only beta
user groups will take up social bookmarking for the first time
open source software…
… the potential for transforming info sharing and retention
DIGWWW starts planning for an Enterprise 2.0 week in the U.S…
Securing a slot at the iLearn week…
Advising group x on e2 and its state at the company…
Talking to Group A…
More… ..Departments Another…
The freedom of information topic was started…
challenging the way we store & access our information
DIGWWW has discussed and explored the following topics
Remember those sites we mentioned?
conferencereports.***.com e2.***.com digwww.***.com
Conference Reports launched December 2006
e2 launched November 2006
digwww launched August 2006
Annual DIGWWW Budget ?
It started with a..
Outlook meeting invite to some UK folk 12 July 2006
It’s fuelled by…
the desire to connect & collaborate
anyone who wants to take part
Happy 1 st Birthday DIGWWW
Slides by: Scott Gavin
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