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Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1
Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large

how to start a business blog  A News Feeds Overload: How to Streamline it? Overall, I thought at the time that Salesforce Chatter was a helpful idea, but nothing revolutionary: just another way of getting more people to effectively use the system (which of course should be everyone's goal in the first place). There seemed nothing particularly new or different about the technology (is there ever?). What was different, though, was that the social tools have given people a framework for thinking about using applications differently. All

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