When I talk to folks about Social Business, one of the first things I am asked is – what are the underlying standards and concepts? I wanted to jot down a few social concepts and resources as a way to foster discussion on what is important, what is not, and eventually what should an overall social architecture and standards suite look like.
Activities – Activities allow individuals to process information from people and events they care about
Activity Streams – Serialization of a stream [e.g. Facebook newsfeed] of social activities. Manifested in the Activity Streams specifications:
- Activity Base Schema 1.0
- ATOM Activity Streams 1.0
- JSON Activity Streams 1.0
Apache Rave – A web and social mashup engine that aggregates and serves web widgets by integrating Apache Shindig and Apache Wookie (love that name!)
Apache Shindig – An OpenSocial container to host OpenSocial Apps and handle REST and RPC Requests.
- Gadget Rendering Server
- OpenSocial Data Server
Container – A component hosting environment
Gadget – a mini app that can be published to and assembled by an OpenSocial compliant Container
GitHub – An open repository for Open Source and private collaboration projects.
SAP JAM – the first true social business platform integrating business processes with social concepts to improve enterprise efficiency
Schema.org – A collection of schemas that can be used to standardize markup of web pages to increase search engine recognition.