Knowledge Network – introducing the user profile

The user profile is a key element of the Knowledge Network (K-Net) solution – it starts with the usual organisations directory types of information – phone numbers, email addresses etc. – and builds out to capture much more contextual and social information regarding a user’s identity, knowledge and experience.

Wherever a user’s name appears in K-Net, it is a direct link to that user’s profile.  For example, here is a notification that I have updated my profile:
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If I click on the name, the profile is shown, including a summary of the user’s key details, their latest blog post and updates they have made to the K-Net system:
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The highlight box shows their key details displayed in a very readable form, built from their profile data, and including their latest status message:
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Clicking on the More… link shows the rest of the user’s data:
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The profile page also show’s the users’ latest updates from around the K-Net environment – built dynamically and providing links direct to their content:
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Of course, a user can easily edit their profile, add tags and upload new profile photos:
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The profiles feature can be customised and extended according to your organisation’s need.

For more information, please contact Stuart McIntyre by email, phone (+44 121 288 0080), or Twitter.

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!