Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

A "Wonder Cabinet" of Web 2.0 Curiosities

Tagspace: Social Bookmarking for the Whole Web...from Microsoft

I am tickled pink 'n honored to announce the third release of Microsoft Tagspace*, a social...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/05/2007

Trust Microsoft with Claimspace (my response pending)

Ted Haeger, aka ReverendTed of Bungee Labs (purveyors of the most kill-killski development toolkit...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/23/2007

Claimspace: Against a Well-designed Reputation System

Clay Shirky recently published a post on Corante, entitled "Against Well-designed Reputation Systems...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/17/2007

Claimspace, a Long Tail Recognition System

Robert Rebholz is not only my boss*, he is also my muse, ideological sparring partner, alter ego,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/17/2007

Should "Membership Stores" Be Permitted in Redmond's Manufacturing Park Zone?

In coordination with Taylor Development, which among other things owns an undeveloped 60 acre parcel...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/03/2007

REST2SQL in a Jiffy, with Tagspace for Spice

A few months ago, Alex Barnett excitedly told me about a project he was working on with Pablo...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/02/2007

Inspirational Video: Code Monkey

Are you a code monkey? Do you dress like a code monkey? Do you dance like a code monkey?

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/27/2007

xClaims and Microformats

In response to my penultipate post, reader "David" (the other David?) xClaims: "Um, I don't get it -...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/20/2007

Tagspace, Meet Claimspace

In early June, we will launch a new social software service for technical professionals called...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/19/2007

Introducing Microsoft Tagspace

Tagspace* is a social bookmarking service for software professionals** that encourages sound sleep...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/17/2007

Microformats are like RFID tags for the Web

Today, I took a much needed break to attend a Microsoft Research talk by Paul Dietz, who is a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/12/2007

Web Access for Visual Studio Team System

Microsoft Distinguished Engineer, Brian Harry follows up on his recent announcement about...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/02/2007

Alexbarn Leaves Microsoft...ARGH!

With a farewell quote from the greatest American writer of all time, my friend, neighbor, and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/31/2007

Big in Japan

Recently, I attended the Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) Attendee Party (thanks, Sean!) at...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/29/2007

Passing the Community Torch: In Search of a New Chief Executive in Redmond

In the wake of a recent announcement by Redmond Mayor Rosemarie Ives that she will not seek another...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/08/2007

Web2.0verload?

http://uselessaccount.com/

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/07/2007

Randomization Works! Watch this...

For my innaugural post of 2007*, I decided to wait for the Chinese New Year. Hey, why not? I have...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/21/2007

Dinner Party Retrospective -- Blaukraut and Saffron Cream

My holiday dinner party went pretty well, by all accounts. Dinner was a little late in coming due to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/26/2006

Korby's 2006 Holiday Dinner Party

For the first time in a couple of years, I've decided to host a holiday dinner party for a few of my...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/21/2006

Not receiving incoming calls on Your Cingular SmartPhone?

All week long, I have received no incoming calls or voicemails on my Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone, on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/08/2006

Friend-o-Gen, for just $.99/month

Although they have "temporarily shut down their service", for legal reasons, you need look no...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/04/2006

Steve Ballmer a Bell Ringer for Christmas?

I can imagine Microsoft's venerable CEO, Steve Ballmer, ringing bells for the Salvation Army in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/29/2006

Microsoft Enters Munincipal WiFi Market

Woohoo.....But wait! What about Redmond? From FierceWireless: "Microsoft announced that it will...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/15/2006

Zune: a social plaything

You can get your Zune tomorrow, November 13, at one of 30,000 retail outlets across North America or...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/13/2006

Tracking Down the "Ping Meme"

At Seattle MindCamp 3.0, this saturday, Scott Berkun and Adam Loving will host the second annual...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/10/2006

Event: Overlake Neighborhood Planning Open House

If you live or work in Overlake and you want to help define how it gets developed over the next 20...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/09/2006

"Tagspace" Beta

AJAX vs. Atlas ASP.NET Atlas ATOM C# C++ CodePlex coolgadgets database Dave Morehouse FoxPro Huong...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/08/2006

A Case for 'Sentence Tags'

Have you ever been so moved by a work of art or other amazing idea, person, or thing that you sat...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/05/2006

Lightweight Blogging Using Social Bookmarking Services

A rhetorical question for those of you who share my interest in social computing: Is social...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/03/2006

Establishing the Unconference Pattern: Seattle MindCamp 3.0

November 11-12, 2006 12pm-12pm — Seattle MindCamp 3.0— at West Seattle [This hCalendar event brought...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/19/2006

Reputation: "just don't do it at first"

I've been catching up on Life with Alacrity (RSS), a blog by Christopher Allen that focuses on the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/29/2006

Silly_Rabbit, CEOs Don't Wear Bunny Costumes

I rolled on the floor laughing (ROFL'd) when I saw this picture. For whatever reason, correlating...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/26/2006

Is Tagware a "natural Recommendation Network?"

In his recent post, The Long Tail of Tags, my compadre Alex Barnett contends that, "Looking at the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/19/2006

Francesco is shutting down URL123, as a free service. :-( "Dear Member, First I would like to thank...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/08/2006

ActionPack for Your DAL: It's Slicker Than Hot Poi

My good buddy Rob Connery, of Commerce Starter Kit fame, has started a groovy new project on...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/22/2006

CodePlex In the News

UNO: This just in: CodePlex on Channel9 DOS: When we first launched CodePlex, one of our most...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/17/2006

Apple Throws Discussion Boards to the Snakes

Where has Apple been since the second invasion of Iraq??? Recently, Apple decided to jettison its...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/04/2006

Extro Version

Who do you listen to? Who do you answer to? Your boss or your boss' boss? Dave Morehouse, my friend...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/02/2006

ProfileApproval: Automated Propriety Policing for Online Dating Sites

"Charlene" is a 26 year old "goofy goddess" with a terrific body and 2 Siamese kittens. Her user...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/27/2006

Who Stole Rob Caron?

Like tens of thousands of other people, I am an avid and daily reader of my good friend Rob Caron's...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/26/2006

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server via Eclipse? Runs on UNIX, Mac, or Linux?

Are you excited about the potential benefits of migrating from your existing source control and bug...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/26/2006

Capitalizing on Email Exhaustion

In my last post, I lamented email overload and its effects upon me and presumably, many of my...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/25/2006

2006 Microsoft Company Picnic, Honey did you pack the confirmation email?

Fellow Microsoft Employees (and anyone else who shares my love of the Dilbertesque absurditities of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/21/2006

Flickr .NET Mashups

From the dean, Alex Barnett (RSS): "MSDN's Coding4Fun has a good intro article on playing with the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/21/2006

Creating Self-governing Online Communities

In general, I disdain the casual manner in which many people throw around the word "community". As a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/20/2006

Jumping Ship to the MS Serendipity

Over the past few weeks, it has become increasingly apparent that CodePlex is pointed in the right...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/17/2006

Cmd Shell for Visual Studio: Released on CodePlex

This project is an awesome addition to the growing list of shared source software on CodePlex.com....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/17/2006

Qunu: an Open Source Approach to Realtime Q&A

Enabling people to convene and interact online in the same rich ways they can offline is the holy...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/17/2006

CodePlex Videos on Port 25

Interested in CodePlex? Subscribe to the CodePlex tag on Port 25. As of the date of this post there...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/14/2006

Social Engineering in Open Source Projects

A prospective CodePlex project coordinator recently asked me an intriguing question, "Have you seen...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/10/2006

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