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UC Berkeley Reviews On-line Collaboration Tools for Universities

UC Berkeley reviews so-called *ahem* "Web 2.0" collaboration platforms (via O'Reilly Radar)
Reviewin'? We don't need no stinkin' reviewin'. We just beta the stuff and see what sticks. Reviewing is sooooooo Web 1.0. (In all honesty, though, the report was a fairly good and thorough read.)


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    I'd love to hear more about how you "just beta the stuff." Here at UC Berkeley, one of the problems we run into most often is that users assume that a beta/pilot/test release is a production service and therefore they get very vocally unhappy if we decide that it's not viable and shut it down. How do you avoid that problem? (By the way, I was one of the primary authors of the report you're referring to above--if you have questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them.)

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