Jamie Thomson

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Social social social innit…..

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Windows Live man-about-town Angus Logan wants your help. There are some submissions put forward for the forthcoming South-by-Southwest (SXSW) tech get-together that may warrant your attention, particularly if you’re a regular user of Windows Live features like Hotmail and the What’s New feed.

Web Mail – Is There Room Left to Innovate? (Web Mail)
Web mail has been around the block, and everybody’s got it. Its role may be narrowing to the place you manage online bills, shopping, travel, and photos with mom, with conversations migrating to social networks and IM, but companies are still pounding the digital pavement for new users. If web mail isn’t going anywhere, where does it go from here?

The Stream Has Become A Tidal Wave (Social Media)
The stream is overflowing. How do you make sure the stream is still useful when there is SO MUCH getting pushed into it?

Social Network Interop (Open Standards)
Portable contacts, life streaming and various ‘Connect’ offerings have begun to break down the silos and walled gardens that are social networks. Come hear a panel of experts discuss some of the technologies, design issues and future direction of this trend.

It may be worth your while voting as these subjects will directly influence the direction that Windows Live (and other online social bodies) may go in the next few years. My pick out of the three would be the third one – social interop will play a huge part in our online lives in the second decade of this century!



Written by Jamiet

September 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm

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  1. Glad you put this up, Jamie. Will look into the links on Monday, hopefully. Just so busy now. Cheers for the Update, mate.


    September 4, 2009 at 10:10 am

  2. Jamie, has Angus specifically asked for input from us ‘ordinary’ users on here? If so, I wish he could find some way of getting some sort of ‘survey’ out for us all to fill in. Yes I know that would be a huge task to do, but surely not impossible? If not, how do I let him know what I am thinking about it all? Thanks for the heads up Jamie


    September 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

  3. Hi TG,I linked to Angus’ blog on the subject above. I suggest you go and ask him over there.-J


    September 4, 2009 at 10:25 am

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