News International to launch internal ‘Chatter’ social media service
Publishing giant News International has announced that it is to offer its employees a fresh social media distraction from Thursday morning when staff will be able to log into an officially sanctioned social network. The platform is seen as a way of internalising communication whilst ensuring that staff at the sprawling Wapping base can more easily remain in touch. In an email to staff the firm stated: “On Thursday 29 March we will be launching Chatter, News International's private and secure internal social network. Chatter brings the best features of social network tools such as Facebook and Twitter, allowing you to share information and expertise across the business."