Get ready for launch of the new SCN on Jive 5. It’s only a few weeks away. Watch how SCN modernizes and moves conceptually to a more social environment where forums, blogs, and documents are pulled together into the same space. “Space?” What is that? The concept of a space in Jive is new to all of us, and takes some getting used to. New, but at the same time familiar: spaces are where members go to learn and socialize their knowledge about specific topics.
The new SCN is organized into more than 300 “spaces,” which support small, self-contained communities. In our world, communities are typically focused around a topic, an SAP product , or an industry. Spaces are social media worlds unto themselves. Each space contains a complete set of social networking tools including a discussion forum, a blogging area, and an area where you can publish and collaborate on documents.
As a logged-on member, you can go to any space in the SCN landscape but it’s likely that you will be interested in visiting and following a particular set of spaces that reflect your particular range of interests and where members who share your interests are likely to hang out.
In the new SCN, spaces are where you interact with your peers, where you earn points for your contributions, and where you establish reputation as being expert on certain topics.
What’s happening to the forums?
We will migrate the forums from the old SCN to the new SCN landscape. In the new world, each forum belongs to a space and each space contains exactly one forum. Your favorite forums move into appropriate spaces where they live as “discussion areas.” You can think of forums as dimension or areas of the spaces where your colleagues, peers, and friends hang out and deep-dive into technology and business topics.
Like today’s forums, discussion areas on the new SCN will be moderated and open. As a logged-on member of SCN, you can participate in and contribute to any forum, and you accrue points in the spaces in which you are active.
How do you find your favorite forums?
To find your favorite forums in the new world, you need to find the spaces in which these discussions are located. Here is a strategy for locating the spaces where your forums now live:
- First, try Search: To optimize Search on the new platform, we’ve taken care to name spaces using familiar key words.
- Browse the new SCN using navigation trees to find the right spaces and to see the lay of the land.
- Use the A-Z index to locate the spaces where your forums live.
Once you’ve entered a space, you navigate to the “Content” tab where you find all blogs, documents, and discussions (forums) that belong to that space.
The new SCN launches on December 5. Watch for a new landscape populated by social networking spaces that support tightly-fodcused communities. Don’t get lost in the new world. It will be easy to find the spaces where your favorite discussion forums live and where your heros, peers, mentors, and colleagues interact and collaborate.