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Reflections regarding the intersection of community and technology, broadly defined. A pit stop on the way to the next phase of Microsoft community solutions

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    This is just a quickie post about some updated numbers (as of May 22, 2007): 56 beta blogs 66 beta blog posts 436 beta forum messages Way to go team! Live blogs, live forums, live content! Yay :-) I realize when compared to all the blogs and forum messages out there, this is but a small drop...
  • Blog Post: Blogging as transformational

    Gerald Kanapathy's recent post on successful blogging points towards Microsoft as one company that has been transformed by blogging. Specifically he talks about how blogs "opened up Microsoft" and goes on to say how "it's now amazingly open and responsive." While great as that sounds, I'd have to...
  • Blog Post: Broadening the base

    Sean O'Driscoll has a great post critiquing a recent Reuters article about allegedly low participation rates in Web 2.0 communities. Sean outlines what he refers to as the thick contributors (video contributors, for example) vs the thin contributors (taggers, voters, etc). I couldn't agree more with...
  • Blog Post: strange currencies (or, community measurements re-imagined)

    "You know with love come strange currencies" R.E.M -- Strange Currencies (since thinking about this post, I've had this song stuck in my head :S) In going through the responses following the announcement of our feedback driven development process , I've been documenting the suggestions, bugs and the...