A Topic Suggestion System for Blog Writers and Readers

Kurt Kragh Sørensen's picture

IBM has the challenge that only 3% of employees write blogs. It is not lower than other companies but as both the organization and the employees benefit from blogging,  IBM wants to encourage  employees to blog more.

They came up with an idea for a system where bloggers can see what their colleagues want blog posts about.



And they intend to make it easy for other employees to suggest topics to be written about and who they suggest to write about it.



They also want to make it easy for everybody to see and vote for the recent suggested topics:



The ideas came from a survey IBM conducted which you can read more about here (pdf).

Shel Holtz made me aware of this at the Intranet Global Forum in New York.



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