A timeline with defining ideas and moments for emerging fields of Enterprise 2.0 & Social Business
Created by oscarberg on 06/04/2011
Last updated: 07/04/11 at 20:39
The 2.0 Adoption Council is a member-driven peer forum of business and IT leaders from large organizations intent on sharing concrete experiences, examining business implications, learning from peers and creating and capturing value from the emergent, unstructured data associated with Web 2.0 / Enterprise 2.0.
The first version of Dipity came out in April 2008 and version 2.0 was released in October of the same year. Version 3.0 was released in April 2011.
The first Enterprise 2.0 Conference takes place.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerber attributed the power of Facebook to the “social graph, ” the network of connections and relationships between people on the service. He said, “It’s the reason Facebook works.”
Enterprise 2.0 - The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration by Andrew McAfee is published in MIT Sloan Management Review
The first Twitter prototype was used as an internal service for Odeo employees and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams explores how some companies in the early 21st century have used mass collaboration (also called peer production) and open-source technology, such as wikis, to be successful
The social networking service and website Facebook was launched.
First O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco
First public beta version of Skype, a software application that allows users to make voice calls and chats over the Internet, was released.
A flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.[
Open source web-based online encyclopedia Wikipedia was launched.
Blogger was launched by Pyra Labs. As one of the earliest dedicated blog-publishing tools, it is credited for helping popularize the format.
The Cluetrain Manifesto is a set of 95 theses organized and put forward as a manifesto, or call to action, for all businesses operating within what is suggested to be a newly-connected marketplace. The ideas put forward within the manifesto aim to examine the impact of the Internet on both markets (consumers) and organization
The term "Web 2.0" was coined in January 1999 by Darcy DiNucci, a consultant on electronic information design (information architecture).
Jorn Barger begins posting short comments and links on his own Robot Wisdom website, 'logging' his thoughts and feelings as he surfed the web.
Howard G. "Ward" Cunningham is an American computer programmer who developed the first wiki. His wiki was launched this date.
Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community -- one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others.
Dunbar's number (by Robin Dunbar) is a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships.
"We have to undo a one hundred-year-old concept and convince our managers that their role is not to control people and stay ‘on top’ of things, but rather to guide, energize and excite." - Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric in Fortune, March 26 1990
Jarkko Oikarinen developed the first Internet chat network, called Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
The Allen curve was discovered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Thomas J. Allen in the late 1970s. It reveals the exponential drop of frequency of communication between engineers as the distance between them increases. The finding was originally documented in Allen’s book, Managing the Flow of Technology.
Granovetter's paper "The Strength of Weak Ties" was published in American Journal of Sociology.
Arthur C Clarke predicts the future in the BBC Horizon programme
Frigyes Karinthy was the first proponent of the six degrees of separation concept, in his 1929 short story, Chains.
Peter Ferdinand Drucker was a writer, management consultant, and self-described “social ecologist.” Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker" and later in his life considered knowledge work productivity to be the next frontier of management
"The only irreplaceable capital an organization possesses is the knowledge and ability of its people. The productivity of that capital depends on how effectively people share their competence with those who can use it."