Yet another blog post about Facebook

Has any company garnered as much attention in such a short-term as Facebook?  Yeah, you can suggest YouTube or Skype, but Facebook went from hot to scorching hot in the course of a few months.  Rupert Murdoch, the man who owns MySpace, showed some major envy when he suggested that his property wasn’t the hottest…

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Rumsfeld’s Dilemma and the Community Cure

  When I talk about the value of community for developers, I’ve been known to quote what I’ve come to describe as “Rumsfeld’s Dilemma”. As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things…

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Microsoft Community Applications and Services: The Next Wave

We hear a lot of feedback about how the forums and blogs should work.  And I mean A LOT.  Whether it’s internal or external, people always have opinions about how to make them better. I prefer to think that the feedback is proof of how valuable these services are and that we have a responsibility to…

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Tag, You’re It!

Bob Rebholz, our resident Group Product Manager and all-around sharp guy, just got back from the Web 2.0 conference.  When he mentioned he was going down there, I had little idea about the magnitude of the conference.  Silly me–it seems everyone was there and they all had their plans for how the new web was…

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My name is Sandy and I am a Wikipediaholic

When I was much younger, I used to pepper my dad with constant questions about how things worked or who invented what.  My dad would always respond with the same thing: “go look it up”.  Sitting in our family room was a bright, shiny set of Encyclopedia Brittanicas.  Now, I don’t know if my dad…

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