, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 391-394
Date: 16 Oct 2010

Enterprise Microblogging

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Microblogging as a Form of Corporate Communication

ICT support of communication in organizations is not only becoming more important, but also more difficult. For example, many knowledge workers increasingly experience information overload with regard to their email inboxes, as many users have fallen into the habit of sending messages to large numbers of receivers simultaneously (using the CC feature). Typical reasons for such behavior are that users want to reassure others, that they do not know for whom a particular piece of information might be relevant, or just habit. As a result, a majority of email users today is confronted with an unsorted mass of messages, of which only a fraction is actually relevant for them personally. The sorting and processing of these messages on the other hand is time consuming and cumbersome; moreover, the likelihood increases that the user overlooks important information in the flood of messages. Against this backdrop, the principle of Enterprise Microb ...

Accepted after two revisions by Prof. Dr. Sinz.
This article is also available in German in print and via http://www.wirtschaftsinformatik.de: Riemer K, Richter A, Böhringer M (2010) Enterprise Microblogging. WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK. doi: 10.1007/s11576-010-0246-y.
An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12599-010-0137-1