Videos of the presentations from the Second Annual Microsoft Social Computing Symposium are now available for download from: http://research.microsoft.com/workshops/scs2005.
I recommend the following presentations, in rank order:
- Backchannels: Power and the Active Audience -- by Liz Lawley and Richard Hodkinson
- Visualizing Social Interactions and Collaboration History (a subject which has gotten lots of press lately) by the amazing Fernanda Viegas
- From Trees to Tags -- by the same David Weinberger whose blog I do not read, and vice versa.
- Tesla, Tagging for the DeskTop -- by Matt McLaurin of Microsoft Research
- Exploring the Social Institutional Dimensions of MoSoSo Design: Are Smart Mobs Institutions for Collective Action? -- by the inimitable Howard Rheingold
Each and every one of the presentations were amazing. Don't trust me! There's something for everyone. Browse and be merry.