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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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  • Blog Post: Where's Brian redux

    A few months ago I posted about ways of finding me in between blog posts : First off is my del.icio.us account. This is where I tag a lot of things that relate to community and tech. Apologies in advance for the random political things that pop in now and again. Second is my list of shared items...
  • Blog Post: Recent Numbers from Beta Blogs and Forums

    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: Forums Posting Wizard Feedback?

    Have you been to our forums yet? There's some great feedback so far. I've summarized and outlined the current thinking on the posting wizard in forums here . For simplicity, specific links are below. Let us know what you think! step 1 -- title and message body step 2 -- select a forum step 3...
  • Blog Post: The Space Between -- Where's Brian?

    I am trying to get back on the blogging bandwagon but after repeated attempts of fits and starts, I've come to realize it's something that takes a lot of work from me. Don't get me wrong, I *will* keep blogging. I do want to be clear though that there are other ways in I intend on (hopefully) providing...
  • Blog Post: Beta Blogs and Forums -- post launch notes 070420

    Just a quick little update on where we stand a few days following our announcement of the beta. 1) beta means different things to different people. this probably goes without saying, but suffice to say, the "beta" messaging has caused confusion exhibit a user response -- that's it? what about feature...
  • Blog Post: Community advisory boards help shape our future

    A few months ago, I was at the Norman Rockwell Museum and I ran across his " Four Freedoms " series again. I always enjoyed his work and am in awe of his ability to capture humanity in such a poignant manner. As such, in light of our recent community advisory board meeting, I thought the " Freedom of...
  • 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...