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Exploring Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013: New Features & Functions by Penelope Coventry

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Chapter 4. Social computing

Social computing is a big investment area in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, which now functions like Facebook and Twitter. SharePoint 2013 includes a number of new social features that can assist users in your organization to share ideas. Some of the most significant include the following:

  • Microblogs

  • Hash tags and @mentions

  • Company, site, and personal newsfeeds

  • Hash tag trending and other social analytics via the new search engine

  • Community sites

  • Richer SharePoint user profiles populated with useful social information

  • Gamification (users can now earn badges to promote engagement)

The other significant social computing event that occurred in the middle of 2013 was Microsoft’s acquisition of the office social network site, ...

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