Gartner Hype Cycle for Social Software – 2012

Gartner recently published their 2013 Hype Cycle for Social Software.


Its a great list of technologies evolving in the space, and also includes a few types of initiatives, which aren’t really software — such as “No-email Initiatives”.

It is not entirely clear why some technologies are split between mobile and non-mobile (e.g., mobile collaboration gets its own category).

But, overall, a nice list of innovative developments related to social media and social business.

About the Gartner Hype Cycle (source: Gartner)

Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Gartner Hype Cycle methodology gives a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals. The Hype Cycle graphic has been used by Gartner since 1995 to highlight the common pattern of over enthusiasm, disillusionment and eventual realism that accompany each new technology and innovation.

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