Community Features: Social Networking

Awareness communities contain social networking facilities that allow:

  • Members to maintain their own profiles
  • Administrators to change profile definitions
  • Members to find other members (expert location)
  • Members to participate with other members in groups
  • Members to create people lists and track who they are interested in
  • Members to update status messages, i.e. what are you doing right now?
  • Members to manage their profile privacy and who can view them
  • Administrators to allow for people to see who is online via presence
  • Members to create their own groups and invite others to join
  • Administrators to create focused neighborhoods within their community

The Social Networking in an Awareness community integrates with User-Generated Content, Profiles, and Enterprise Security and Control in a unique way to provide key benefits.