Introducing ClosedPrivate

On the way up the elevator this morning to the Defrag conference, Alex Iskold of Adaptive Blue and I were talking about Open Social.  Or rather – we were whining about it.  I anticipated that a lot of the conversation at Defray would be about the enterprise (and I was correct) – Alex suggested that the current rush to get v0.1 of stuff out wasn’t helpful in a broader context.

Alex suggested that we figure out how to create Closed Private.  This was totally tongue-in-check, but not really.  At our first Defrag Open Space session, I tossed ClosedPrivate up on the board and a group of about 30 of us grabbed a corner and created the ClosedPrivate Initiative.

I started the conversation with some sarcasm and irony.  I was immediately met with significant pushback as we had a serious conversation about the challenges of mapping existing social network constructs to the enterprise.

ClosedPrivate is the future.  Get on the bandwagon.  If we chose to, we might tell you what it is.

  • Ted Rheingold


  • Patrick Chanezon

    Ah Ah Ah excellent!
    Can I join?-)


    OpenSocial Developer Advocate