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  • Blog Post: Tagspace: Social Bookmarking for the Whole Web...from Microsoft

    I am tickled pink 'n honored to announce the third release of Microsoft Tagspace *, a social bookmarking solution for technical professionals, like you. With this release, Tagspace becomes Microsoft’s first true social bookmarking application for the whole World Wide Web Web. Learn more about Tagspace...
  • Blog Post: Trust Microsoft with Claimspace (my response pending)

    Ted Haeger , aka ReverendTed of Bungee Labs (purveyors of the most kill-killski development toolkit for Web 2.0 developers, in the world), just published a thought provoking blog post asking his readers: Can we...? Trust Microsoft with Claimspace Ted has personally challenged me to respond and...
  • Blog Post: Claimspace: Against a Well-designed Reputation System

    Clay Shirky recently published a post on Corante, entitled "Against Well-designed Reputation Systems (An Argument for Community Patent)" that I've been meaning to respond to, for awhile. His thesis, which I agree with wholeheartedly if I understand it correctly, can be summed up as 'Don't do it. Don...
  • Blog Post: Claimspace, a Long Tail Recognition System

    Robert Rebholz is not only my boss*, he is also my muse, ideological sparring partner, alter ego, and mentor. Bob is possesed by a special kind of genius, with a sort of Jeffersonian breadth and intensity that makes it a pleasure and honor to collaborate with him, on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion...
  • Blog Post: REST2SQL in a Jiffy, with Tagspace for Spice

    A few months ago, Alex Barnett excitedly told me about a project he was working on with Pablo Castro , of the Microsoft SQL Server team. Like most things brilliant and game-changing, their invention is shockingly simple. As Alex explained it, project codename " Astoria " would enable anyone to expose...
  • Blog Post: xClaims and Microformats

    In response to my penultipate post, reader "David" (the other David?) xClaims: "Um, I don't get it - what's this for again? Is it a microformat or something? I hereby claim xClaims are confusing." My vote: Abstain + a Comment (below): I hear you, David. And point taken. Note to Self: continue to refine...
  • Blog Post: Tagspace, Meet Claimspace

    In early June, we will launch a new social software service for technical professionals called Claimspace (codename, "Rapport"), which will join Tagspace , Blogs , and Forums as the newest member of the Microsoft.Community family . Our development lead, Doug , mentioned Claimspace a few weeks ago so...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Tagspace

    Tagspace * is a social bookmarking service for software professionals** that encourages sound sleep and sweet dreams by enabling you to be better informed, better connected, and more productive. The more you use Tagspace, the more you'll wonder how you survived for so long in the cramped quarters of...
  • Blog Post: Microformats are like RFID tags for the Web

    Today, I took a much needed break to attend a Microsoft Research talk by Paul Dietz , who is a scientist at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab ( MERL ). In describing one of his inventions, a system that automagically pings your waitress when your glass is half empty, Paul described RFID tags as...
  • Blog Post: Alexbarn Leaves Microsoft...ARGH!

    With a farewell quote from the greatest American writer of all time, my friend, neighbor, and idea-mate, Alex Barnett has announced that he is leaving Microsoft and Redmond to join a startup in Utah: Bungee Labs. [Lump_in_throat]. If they had any idea of the potential that Microsoft is losing, with Alex...
  • Blog Post: Big in Japan

    Recently, I attended the Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) Attendee Party (thanks, Sean!) at the wonderful Boeing Museum of Flight , in Seattle, with my partner Dave Morehouse . Our Mission Find, gather requirements for, and validate our social software plans for what we stiltingly and half...
  • Blog Post: Web2.0verload?

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  • Blog Post: Randomization Works! Watch this...

    For my innaugural post of 2007*, I decided to wait for the Chinese New Year. Hey, why not? I have also decided to do something new: Randomize. Occasionally, I send short "inspirational" videos to my teams in an often vain and frequently futile attempt to amuse, inspire, enliven, and inform their work...
  • Blog Post: Friend-o-Gen, for just $.99/month

    Although they have "temporarily shut down their service", for legal reasons, you need look no further than http://www.fakeyourspace.com for proof that identity validation services like Opinity will survive, and possibly thrive in the online social networking era. Fakeyourspace intends to cater to socially...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enters Munincipal WiFi Market

    Woohoo.....But wait! What about Redmond? From FierceWireless : "Microsoft announced that it will partner with MetroFi to build a free wireless Internet service for Portland, Oregon. Microsoft will provide targeted content to the service's users through its new online platform adCenter--a rival platform...
  • Blog Post: "Tagspace" Beta

    AJAX vs. Atlas ASP.NET Atlas ATOM C# C++ CodePlex coolgadgets database Dave Morehouse FoxPro Huong Nguyen J# LINQ Marshall Lin MSO .NET .NET2.0 PERL.NET Rapport REST RESTful RSS Ruby Sharepoint socialsoftware tagging Tagspace Taylor Parsons VB.NET VFP Vista VS2005 VSTS WikiWiki Win64 Windows Mobile Zune...
  • Blog Post: A Case for 'Sentence Tags'

    Have you ever been so moved by a work of art or other amazing idea, person, or thing that you sat down and spent 2 hours trying to capture its magic in words so that you could share it with the rest of the world. In Web 2.0 terms, sharing often occus via the tagging medium, aka social bookmarking...
  • Blog Post: Lightweight Blogging Using Social Bookmarking Services

    A rhetorical question for those of you who share my interest in social computing: Is social bookmarking a [viable] lightweight alternative to link blogging? I maintain (and sometimes post to) three weblogs: this one, an "internal blog" that's only visible to people inside Microsoft, and http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: Reputation: "just don't do it at first"

    I've been catching up on Life with Alacrity ( RSS ), a blog by Christopher Allen that focuses on the design of Social Software. As a person who designs and builds social software, I sometimes disagree with but always respect and appreciate the insightful and detailed nature of Christopher's posts. Life...
  • Blog Post: Silly_Rabbit, CEOs Don't Wear Bunny Costumes

    I rolled on the floor laughing (ROFL'd) when I saw this picture. For whatever reason, correlating the demise of a dotcom with the donning of an Easter bunny outfit by its CEO makes me giggle uncontrollably. This calls for a new collection, Silly_Rabbit . Feel free to add your favorite Silly_Rabbit to...
  • Blog Post: Is Tagware a "natural Recommendation Network?"

    In his recent post, The Long Tail of Tags , my compadre Alex Barnett contends that, "Looking at the tagging data in this way (and without any use of fancy algorithms) we can see the inherent potential of using tagging as a basis for collaborative filtering and recommendation systems. Based on the the...
  • Blog Post: ActionPack for Your DAL: It's Slicker Than Hot Poi

    My good buddy Rob Connery, of Commerce Starter Kit fame, has started a groovy new project on CodePlex called ASP.NET ActionPack . ActionPack consists of a set of ORM tools, code generation and dynamic query tools. Inspired by the magic of Ruby on Rails, ActionPack provides a BuildProvider that reads...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex In the News

    UNO: This just in: CodePlex on Channel9 DOS: When we first launched CodePlex , one of our most frequently asked questions was, "How open are you planning to be with regards to projects that might compete with Microsoft products or run on different platforms?" My response was always some variation of...
  • Blog Post: Apple Throws Discussion Boards to the Snakes

    Where has Apple been since the second invasion of Iraq??? Recently, Apple decided to jettison its forum support team and turn over control of their heretofore well-moderated Apple Discussion Boards to customers with apparently few, if any tools to self-police or a heritage of self-governance to inform...
  • Blog Post: Extro Version

    Who do you listen to? Who do you answer to? Your boss or your boss' boss? Dave Morehouse , my friend and (currently only) peer, has the "right" answer, I think: customers. If you are interested in collaborative tagging, social bookmarking, folksonomies, and the life-changing features that we are looking...
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