Second â€“ streams are nice. I adore twitter. I adore our internal corporate tools that are similar to it. And here weâ€™ve seen great adoption. Weâ€™ve turned our org into a giant chat room -an extension of Instant messenger or chat for all. Nice. thereâ€™s benefit in that. Ambient awareness has huge benefits and is one of the key elements in making remote work work. But thatâ€™s not a â€˜wirearchyâ€™
, it does not make work visible in an actionable way, it does not cement team bonds, it connects only a modest set of dots, it is, in short, inadequate to change how we work, though its a nice addition. We need to build the semantic, statistical, psycho-social and otherwise tools that goose the gods of serendipity?