1. As always, nicely stated James.

    I think the ThoughtFarmer definition, which aims to be simple and strike the core of what a social intranet is, rings true for your explanation.

    DEFINITION: Social intranet – An intranet where all employees can author content and connect easily.

    (Full blog post on defining “social intranet”:

    We closed that blog post with a conclusion similar to yours:

    “Who knows what new enterprise technology will be common on the intranet of the future? We’re not sure. But we’re pretty sure wide authorship and the formation of connections will be at the core. What really matters is that social intranets humanize the workplace and give every employee a face and a voice.”

    I’m happy to see our thoughts have aligned so well with yours. It means we must be thinking clearly!

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Published October 26, 2011

James Robertson
James Robertson is the Managing Director of Step Two, the global thought leaders on intranets, headquartered in Sydney, Australia. James is the author of the best-selling books Essential intranets, Designing intranets and What every intranet team should know. He has keynoted conferences around the globe. (Follow him on Twitter)