Top 10 Tips for the Effective Use of Social Media

While my job here at Microsoft consumes much of my waking life, I spend a little of my spare time volunteering with a small charitable organization called HEAL Africa. They do work in the Democratic Republic of Congo healing victims of sexual violence from the ongoing civil war there. It’s a compelling story of how…

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Flotzam: Mashing up the Web

Have you seen Flotzam? It’s a fun mash-up that Karsten and Tim put together that aggregates a bunch of different data sources: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, YouTube and indeed any general RSS feed. You can install it either as an application or a screen saver, and it’s a nice way to see what’s going on…

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Keeping Track of MIX

Our flagship conference for web designers and developers, MIX, starts today in Las Vegas. This event is unlike any other Microsoft conference, with a fascinating mix of internal and external speakers even including a few that are openly hostile towards Microsoft! I know not everyone gets as frothed up about events like this as the…

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