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FoundedDecember 2002
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California, USA
Key people
Charles Jones (CEO)
Stephen Turner (GM)

Socialtext Incorporated is a company based in Palo Alto, California, that produces enterprise social software. Its integrated suite of web-based social software applications includes microblogging, user profile, directories, groups, personal dashboards using OpenSocial widgets, shared spreadsheet, wiki, and weblog collaboration tools, and mobile apps. The oversight and guidance of Socialtext's business strategies and sales functions are performed by GM Stephen Turner.[1]

Socialtext's technical features include LDAP and Active Directory integration, Single Sign-On, REST API, and connectors to and Sharepoint.

Investors in Socialtext included Omidyar Network,[2] Draper Fisher Jurvetson,[3] and SAP Ventures.[4] On May 1, 2012, Socialtext was acquired by Bedford Funding, a $1.4 billion private equity firm that also owns Peoplefluent.[5]


Products include:

  • Socialtext Signals - microblogging
  • Socialtext People - user profiles and directories
  • Socialtext Workspace - shared spreadsheets, wiki pages, and internal blogs
  • Socialtext Groups - lightweight collections of collaborating people and workspaces
  • Socialtext Dashboard - OpenSocial widget based personal dashboard
  • Socialtext Activity Streams - integrated real-time activity reporting from all products
  • Socialtext Mobile - browser-based interface tailored for mobile access
  • Socialtext Desktop - full-function desktop client
  • Socialtext Connect - complete ReST API for integration with other enterprise applications

See also[edit]


  1. ^ About The Company | Socialtext Enterprise Social Software
  2. ^ Socialtext at Crunchbase
  3. ^ Enterprise Applications & Services Archived 2007-02-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ SAP - SAP Ventures: Investment Portfolio Companies
  5. ^ "Makes Leadership Investment in Socialtext". Peoplefluent. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2013-06-16.

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