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Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 3
In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular

app thay will talk to you  You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 3 In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort , in part for not immediately jumping onto the  social media  bandwagon. In particular, my initial reaction to  Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud)  was tepid  when it was introduced at the Dreamforce 2009 conference . However, a few months have passed and this period has helped salesforce.com craft the much clearer cloud computing evolution

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