One aspect of a successful corporate social media strategy is teamwork. A friend who I work with on a volunteer board introduced me to Slack, a team messaging platform/social media network. http://www.slack.com.
The platform was recently profiled in the National Post:
One of the things I like most about Slack is that within your main team page you can have individual chats, group and topic channels organized by hashtags.
With android, apple apps and a web based platform, Slack is easy to access on a variety of devices which is important if you are using a computer you may not want or be able to download software on to.
Slack makes it very easy to share files within a team and plays nice with other applications such as Dropbox and Google docs
I can see the potential for organizations to use Slack to share information and plan social media content or share a common spreadsheet tracking social media. In addition to businesses, Slack may also be a good solution for volunteer organizations trying to plan social media or even just exchange ideas.
Slack can literally make sure everyone is on the same page and allows for realtime exchanges of ideas in a way something like email lacks.
If you are looking for a new way to connect with colleagues or even friends, I encourage you to give Slack a look.