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Come Together

Jay Cross

Proprietary videoconferencing packages transmitted video back and forth, but most people stopped watching the pictures once the novelty wore off. The use of instant messaging migrated from high school to corporate life. Expertise locators connect workers to people with answers; social software connects them with friends and colleagues. Software such as Second Life allows executives — in avatar form — to give presentations to one another in virtual boardrooms.

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