the third issue
of conduit. We truly appreciate your support and look
forward to your responses to some of the questions raised in this
Quote for this Issue:
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this issue of
1) Featured Question and
Answer: "What Makes A
2) Your Community Answer: "When you launch community, do you
set goals to assist in gauging its
Wire: Instant Messaging Within the Corporate
Voice: The Top 10 Most Amusing Community
Featured Question and
We received a great
question from one of our visitors that was a perfect follow
up to last issue's question on
gauging community success. This question and answer addresses the issue of
what makes a successful community. The question is as
"Where can I get
some information on the critical success factors of building a
community. The community I am building is a information portal
combining several top brands in the Netherlands."
This issue's poll; "When you launch community, do you set goals
to assist in gauging its success?" is crying
out for your input! We would love to gain some insight on how many
of you set goals for your online communities,
so please don't be shy
in sharing your opinion! Make your vote
Instant Messaging Within the Corporate
recently one of the e-zines ran a story about instant messaging (IM)
within the corporate structure and how more companies are using IMs
to communicate. Hey, this must be
a good thing, right? One would certainly think that better
communication between colleagues would be just that...a good
according to the authors of the
article instant messaging within a corporation could not be considered unreservedly a good thing. It found that employers were spying on
employees' conversations and even competitors were finding
out ways to tap into IMs for trade secrets, discussions of financing, and other sensitive information.
obviously raises some questions, which we would
like to pose to you...
is a very convenient and efficient way to communicate with friends,
colleagues and family, have you
ever considered that
it might be
risky for you or your company's
How would you feel if someone was
invading your privacy by reading your IMs?
Do you feel
that an employer has the right to read their employees' private
discussions? If so, why?
Please share your thoughts with us, as we are
interested in knowing what you think!
10 Most Amusing Community
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