The October 24 official closing of the Prodigy Communities is a turning point in online history. This date signifies the online industry’s evolution. As one of the team who built the Prodigy interest groups it is a particularly poignant moment. In the past 15 years the industry has moved from connection for social communities to harnessing the power of online collaboration to fuel knowledge growth and sharing as an integral part of doing business and promoting innovation. Lynne and I identified some of the leaders in our Workforce.com article of December 2002 (requires registration).
Through this K-log we look forward to a thoughtful exchange about effectively using online tools to share knowledge, create business value, and ensure rich experiences for participants. Our goal is to elevate the issues into the ETHER.
Your insights are invited and welcome. We especially want to hear from Prodigy Community members who were there until the last about why these groups were so appealing and what will be their new online homes. Please comment below.