The sports-oriented content providers at XOS Technologies are tapping into "white-label community platforms." The product, XOS Community, is positioned to give businesses the ability to create and manage broadband communities of their own design.Community VP Kim Matlock thinks that XOS enhances community dynamics, citing the "user-friendly platform that engages members in self-expression and interaction." But lest they be seen as a pure feel-goodery, they're serious too: "At the same time, XOS Community includes reporting and analysis tools to monitor community growth, member interactions and the meaning behind these metrics.”
The XOS Community platform was built to spark relationships between management teams, brands and constituents. It bears the following merits:
* Extensive content management capabilities - monitor, review and delte capabilities for blogging, video and photo
* Customized control of member functionality
* Rating, ranking and rewards
* Privacy for community governance
* Widget management features
* Comprehensive reporting tools
Several community platforms have already been developed for businesses in music, gaming and professional sports, but XOS is remaining mum on the names. Each community reflects the personality of each business's brand, and all communities are united through XOS' Ultrafan.com, a portal through which members can toggle between their profiles in every community they may be involved in.
XOS is the latest to proffer social networking technology to corporate organizations. You can read more about them at www.XOStech.com.
Of recent note, Central Desktop and Social Platform are also making it easier to get all communal without having to - god forbid - get their blogs and wikis from a number of specializing vendors like Wikia or WordPress.