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Facebook in Clearspace, create content via email, and more!

Posted by Gia Lyons on June 16, 2008

I haven’t blogged about how ridiculously extensible Jive Clearspace is. Or, how active the global Clearspace development community is. No need. Just check out the Clearspace Plugin Catalog, along with the discussions and ratings for each plugin to get an idea. Tell your geek friends about it.
You say you want Facebook for the enterprise. How about Facebook in your enterprise profile?

The Facebook plugin integrates users’ Facebook profiles into Clearspace while allowing each user to control how (or if) their Facebook information is shown.

You say you want to comment on Clearspace discussion threads, documents and blog posts via email. You’ve already been able to do that via the Email Watch feature. But now you want to create discussions, documents and blog posts through email, too. Ok. Now, you can.

The Advanced Email plugin gives your users the ability to comment on blog posts, documents and discussion threads and to create discussion threads, documents and blog posts, all via email.

You say you want to manage rich media, too? No problem. You can easily embed rich media from consumer sites with these plugins:

Oh, you want to create videos on the fly within Clearspace documents? That’ll be here sometime in July – September:

New Plug-In Enables Jive’s Product Line With High-Quality Video

You want to populate your Clearspace blog with content from some other blog? No problem.

Feed your Blog plugin

You want to display your personal calendar on your homepage, or a group calendar on a community or group homepage? Here you go:

Calendar Widget

You say you want a social software platform. Jive Clearspace might be what you’re looking for.

8 Responses to “Facebook in Clearspace, create content via email, and more!”

  1. Frank Carlson said

    Given all this, how do you expect us IBM UC2 folks to keep from breaking the 9th commandment? Seriously!!

  2. Frank Carlson said

    Whoops, I meant the 10th commandment…the part about not coveting your neighbors goods. Hard not to given all the functionality and plug-ins and such.

    Better get back to basic memorization – don’t worry, I wasn’t even thinking about “bearing false witness” against you Gia…even though I’m still bummed you left, I’d never resort to such tactics. :-)

  3. Interesting. With Facebook looking to gain an enterprise footprint do you see a growing relationship with them?

  4. Gia Lyons said

    Hello Kim! I don’t know, actually. That’s a question for our management team, probably. From a technical perspective, though, it’s just a matter of time before all of we social software vendors make it ridiculously simple to surface social data from consumer site within enterprise solutions. That’s what I think the DataPortability project should evolve to, if it ever plans to encompass enterprise efforts (see: https://gialyons.wordpress.com/2008/06/03/the-dixie-chicks-can-make-people-more-innovative/)

  5. Makes sense. I don’t know alot about DataPortability but it would make sense if someone were the ultimate “keepers” of my identity. Facebook, Myspace, Healthvault, Google Health all come to mind. Potentially a service like this could add transparency and credibility to whatever networks or communities I participate in.

  6. Thank you for putting this information out there, Gia. I authored a similar post a couple months ago at http://www.jivesoftware.com/community/blogs/jivespacefriends/2008/04/04/emphasizing-the-social-in-clearspaces-social-productivity

    The Veodia plugin demo at http://www.veodia.com/demo_jive_clearspace.html looks great. Any idea when the Facebook plugin (http://www.jivesoftware.com/community/docs/DOC-1961) will be ported to Clearspace 2.x?

    Thanks,
    Rob Alexander
    IT Product Manager/Business Analyst
    Western Governors University

  7. Gia Lyons said

    Hi Rob! I do not know, but your best bet is to check to see if that question has already been asked and answered in the Jive Community, and if not, ask it. Just click on the “Facebook plugin” link in my post above to start!

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