Remember Google Sidewiki? Meet Jive Anywhere

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Remember, Google Sidewiki? I thought at the time that it would make a great way to help make intranets, including internal Web-based apps, more social and now it looks like Jive Software have provided this ability natively in their latest release. Why is this useful? Well, basically it provides a short cut to integrating systems of record with Jive’s system of engagement platform to mix social collaboration with tasks.

Better than Sidewiki, Jive Anywhere appears to support HTTPS pages (which is critical these days for it to be useful, since most work systems are likely to be running on protected sites).

Jive Anywhere also takes the basic Sidewiki concept further by also integrating differently with different Websites. Examples Jive mention include Techcrunch.com, Linkedin.com and Salesforce.com where it may behave slightly differently.

I wonder if corporate system owners will view Jive Anywhere as vandalism, like people feared with Sidewiki? Personally, I think its a fantastic idea (but Google, take note about the execution).

For more thoughts on Jive Anywhere, see Charlie Hope’s post and also Alan Lepofsky’s analysis.

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