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 I plan to do so, in the next couple of days. In the meantime, I…

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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’t even think about doing it.’ Clay, rather than respond to…

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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, Bob is one of two people on…

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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 messaging around…

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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 I figured I’d follow up. Tagspace enables you to say, ‘I…

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