September 27, 2013

Honey – Inter-Office Idea Sharing

What Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit have done for online sharing among friends, Honey hopes to do for sharing in the workplace. The company has developed an enterprise social network that people can use to collect, store, and share ideas, inspiration, and non-urgent news events with their colleagues.

Email is a great tool for sharing urgent messages, but the entire system breaks down when people’s inboxes start overflowing with links, notes, and other extraneous information that doesn’t need to be dealt with ASAP. Honey has developed a way for companies to bypass this issue, encouraging its users to post non-urgent communication inside the enterprise social network. Once your company has signed up, you can start posting content (like interesting news articles or lunch spot recommendations, for example) in your Honey newsfeed. Colleagues can check the feed for updates when they have time, rather than being interrupted by the familiar ‘ding’ each time a new email message comes in.

The content that people post to their company Honey feeds can be searched by keyword or browsed by popularity, date, or topic. Users also have the option to follow the topics most relevant to their departments or areas of expertise. Honey makes it easy for users to quickly scroll through newsfeed posts to get a feel for what their colleagues have been saying. They can also check Honey from their smartphones when they’re not in the office.

Practical Uses:

  • Check-in periodically to see what your colleagues are talking about
  • Share news alerts with your entire department
  • Get an email digest with all the most popular content from the topics you follow
  • Search through the archive to find old messages posted by employees

Insider Tips:

  • Share content via Honey’s bookmarklet tool
  • Users can post and comment in Honey from within their email inboxes
  • Use the API to integrate Honey with another app
  • Read the full text of a file without leaving Honey

What we liked:

  • People can visit Honey when they have time, rather than when an email arrives
  • Users can choose to follow the topics that matter to them
  • Weekly email digests ensure everyone stays updated on the most popular posts
  • Company spaces are completely private and secure

What we didn’t like:

  • Honey is very similar to competing enterprise social networks


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York
  • Founded by: Huge
  • Web site:


  • Free for up to 10 people
  • $59 per month for teams with 25 people
  • $119 per month for teams with 50 people
  • $229 per month for teams with 100 people

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