Category Archives: Corporate Blog

Internal and External corporate blogging

About Harvesting External Innovation at SourceForge

adms.sw logoLast year on behalf of SourceForge I joined the ADMS Software Working Group, an EU initiative aimed at describing software artifacts developed by or for public administrations to increase its sharing and reuse potential.

In order to help the project we contributed our Trove categorization system to classify projects under a Creative Commons license, so that it could be used and expanded.

Read more at the SourceForge blog.

Online Communication Strategies: POP Workshops

Robin Good tomorrow will held his first POP Workshop in Rome, an event dedicated to online publishers willing to design and implement an effective communication strategy. Robin Good invited me to share with his attendees my thoughts on personal branding, and I look forward to join the New Media Strategy session along with Italo CilloAndrea Genovese and  Giulio Marsala.

See you there!

Playing more around with WordPress

I keep updating my blog to organize information in a clearer way, and I made some changes just yesterday, while WordPress was stating that WordPress themes are GPL too.

Matteo Ionescu, who originally brought my blog to 2.0 life, helped me to make more cosmetics changes, especially about new and old widgets, and my K2 template today comes with a slightly new look (new ‘top posts’ box, smaller ‘categories’ box, etc).

Comments and feedback are welcome, more is to come soon!

Italian Blogosphere: Piùblog 2008 meet-up

Piu’blog 2008 , arrived this year at its third edition, aims at spreading the Italian blogosphere out of the blogosphere. Piùblog – hold within the the annual fair of the independent Italian publishersPiù libri più liberi” from the 5th of December until today – offered more than 30 different sessions, ranging from Second Life to social media and networks.

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BarCamp: Piùblog 2008, Rome, 5-8 December

Piublog 2008 will take place in Rome 5-8 December within the event “Più libri più liberi” (eng.: more books, more freedom), the annual fair of the independent Italian publishers.

Piublog 2007 was a great venue to meet in person Italian bloggers and influencers, 2008 edition has three different sessions and seems really promising.

Italo Vignoli kindly invited me to talk in his sessionSocial Life. Friendfeed, Facebook and Myspace, between fun and usefulness -  about my experiences and impressions about corporate blogging, as observer of the International ICT scene. I am looking forward to meet old and new friends to share our vision of the future.

Commercial Open Source Blog: another year in review

Commercial Open Source blog has completed its second year of life, and it is now time for another one year in review post.

I want start saying thanks to my great friend Antonella Beccaria, who generously took good care of my blog for two long years, and my new appointed webmaster Matteo Ionescu, who is bringing my blog to 2.0 life. Last but not least I want to add also my mentor Robin Good to the list of persons I am grateful.

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Web Publishing Fundamentals: Robin Good Launches POP

Robin Good just launched POP, Professional On-line Publisher, an easy way to learn and find out how to setup and maintain a successful web publishing project.

What strikes me as unique is the new approach, a new video-blog to share his experience. On one hand he doesn’t ask anything to share information that is both personal and valuable, offering even more goodies in exchange for your name and email. I asked him on a skype conversation what he is planning to do with his, and he answered:

For now I am planning to use POP only as video sharing venue where I can provide advice, and my personal discoveries about what I have found out to work when you are a professional web publisher. So you should expect more interesting video gifts in the coming weeks, where I will actually show you things that I have never shared with anyone before. Publishing strategy, monetization, marketing. I cover them all.

If you have a company blog you attend, I would suggest you to follow Robin’s initiative. I have learned a lot from him, and if he goes out of his way to share something about online publishing, I think he has something valuable to take away with you.

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