I wrote this article at the end of last year for Online Currents. If you are aware of any other products or case studies than those mentioned then please leave a comment below or drop me an email. Many thanks to Sanjeev Sisodiya, Dheeraj Chowdhury & Meredith Hannon for their help.
Social bookmarking sites such as delicious have arisen on the internet. Enterprises have been experimenting with open source and commercial versions of such tools within – and sometimes across – their firewalls. This article begins with an overview of social bookmarking and folksonomies. It then explores 2 case studies (MITRE Corporation in the US and DET NSW here in Australia) and 2 vendor offerings (Connectbeam and IBM Lotus Connections). It ends with some conclusions on the future of enterprise collaborative bookmarking and some advice for those wishing to engage in it.