Here at Exact Software I give every month a presentation to the new employees about Exact Research. In the presentation I explain what inspires the researcher and visualize the directions we think the future of business software is going. Social computing, Social networking, Communities, Software as a Services are often in one form or another passing by. The audience is usually pretty mixed in terms of age ranges, although the younger generation seems to get the overhand. This often gives interesting feedback and questions, leading to good discussions
Last week I read a nice article in the NY Times, Brave New World of Digital Intimacy. It describes pretty well the feedback and questions raised during my presentations.... For those still not sure about the trend of Social Computing, please read the article.. it gives a nice overview.. based on my experiences.