[Connectedness has taken a growing interest in the world of Web 2.0 and social commerce. Today's NY Times features a story about a new collaborative knowledge-sharing tool born from that technology:]
John Markoff writes in today's NY Times, "Software to look for experts among your friends." Tacit Software has introduced Illumio, which "represents the eBayification of organizations" according to Michael Schrage, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
The article also claims, "Tacit's top achievement in its software for connecting people and expertise may be in a design that keeps personal information private." But the explanation of how Illumio does this "by using information stored on local computers" doesn't exactly strike me as reassuring.
For another take on the "ask my friends" space, see Yahoo Answers.
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