Spiceworks entered more into the social market with SpiceButtons allowing SpiceHeads to SpiceUp webpages where ever they go. The team behind this new feature have already got some big names to add the buttons including Eaton and untangle and well now Unofficial Spiceworks although I do need to tidy the buttons up a little but that’s another nights job.
At the moment there is one style of button but it sounds like there may be more styles if successful, would like to see the amount of spices displayed, well see what happens. I’m also not 100% sure how often the shared links section of the community are viewed but this will probably grow as the new feature grows.
Wanna make sure IT pros to engage with you, where they work, when they’re working?
This is a simple button which works as a link and sends visitors off to a vendor page on the community, when on the page SpiceHeads can then follow the vendor to get updates. Hopefully this will drive some new smaller vendors into the community in which actively participate in the forums and engage IT Pro’s like me where and how we want to be engaged not with cold calls. It will be exciting to see how well this works and if it brings on more vendors.
Content is King! Especially when it’s easy for IT pros to Spice Up IT content in the Spiceworks community.
This is more interesting upon clicking the Spice button SpiceHeads get a pop up which they can enter comments about the site and publish it onto the community for other users to see and comments on. If this works and becomes a success (and I hope it does) it will be a really useful tool for IT pro’s to keep tracks of websites / links that other IT Pro’s feel are important and worth sharing. Overtime I do expect to see a re-haul of the shared links section but I can’t confirm this, would seem sensible.
We’ll keep tabs on how well this works. For now make sure you goto the new developers site and give it ago. Also make sure you Spice Up this site
ALSO 14 days till SpiceWorld 2011!!!! See you there!