Review: Yammer for iPhone. Do you Twitter?
If so, you might want to Yammer too. Think of Yammer as Twitter for the enterprise. It is completely separate from the Twitter network, but is essentially the same type of micro-blogging service. Any company can start using Yammer for free right now. You can eventually pay to upgraded the service. Once your company gets set up, your next step should be to install the mobile Yammer app for your iPhone. The application works as designed. One minor quibble: When entering text for a new message, the text entry field does not wrap, leaving you with one long horizontal line of text. Yammer on your iPhone opens a new world of corporate communications. Like most iPhone messaging applications, the one feature that will improve Yammer is background notifications. Yammer is compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch running the iPhone 2.x software update.
[Jeffrey Hatton is a freelance writer living in Virginia.] Yes, We Need A Twitter For Business - iMedia Connection Blog. I think we do need Twitter for business.
What's insightful about Twitter is more than a social media platform: it's about beginning to understand how ubiquitous computing is going to take shape. Microblogging is our first glimmer of how communications will take place between people across the world when there is almost always two devices and a network in between. I think this is the concept that a few million have embraced, and many people are frankly scared of. People are adverse to the idea that you can do this kind of highly personal, asymmetrical communication. It's tough to get into using Twitter enough to enjoy this abstract, fuzzy concept. What I've found introducing Yammer at work is the ability to get involved with this dynamic in a closed environment. Yammer is an introduction to participating in a truly portable microblogging model without "The whole world watching.
" Yammer Aims To Bring Microsharing Inside Corporate Firewalls. Later today at the LA Twiistup event, the makers of Twitter-for-business application Yammer will announce a new, hosted version of its software that will enable companies to install it inside their corporate firewall.
This was an inevitable move for the venture-backed startup to make if it wanted to expand its reach to larger companies who have security policies in place that would prevent users from communicating via the internet (something the normal SaaS version requires). Customers will be able to switch back and forth from the SaaS version to the hosted one, since Yammer promises to transfer network information between both versions upon request. Pricing is $12 per seat per year, although the company says it will change its pricing according to the size and scope of its customers. The Yammer software can be installed on top of existing infrastructure and comes with a licensing agreement and support contract. David Sacks, Founder And CEO Of Yammer. Social Networking Now Show from Jan 28th includes interview with the CEO of Yammer.
Listen at WebmasterRadio.fm or Download Radio Show SNW INTERVIEW -- Feb 21 -- Yammer is Twitter for companies. Here’s my interview with the CEO, David Sacks. What is your background, and what inspired you to start Yammer? I was COO of PayPal and helped create it. How would you explain Yammer’s functionality? Twitter doesn’t have groups or networks based on company email addresses. There would be some significant trade-offs if Twitter wanted to go in a corporate direction. Have you seen any companies using Yammer in unusual ways? Email obviously works well but people are suffering from email overload, yet they feel like they’re not getting all the information they need and they’re in effect left off many emails.
What company uses Yammer the most? Any employee can go to the Yammer homepage, sign up and start inviting co-workers, and it’s free for employees to use. What do you have in the pipeline? Yammer.