I sometimes see updates posted to Facebook and Twitter that make me wonder, “Have you really thought about the user experience of you?” This is becoming increasingly important as people get more savvy about hiding, unliking, and unfollowing those that don’t meet their bar. Users constantly measure the value of what you say and once it drops … More The UX of You
I wrote my first post for the official Windows Live Wire blog. The topic is privacy, which is an area I’ve worked in for the last few years, specifically choosing who can send you stuff on Windows Live. I hope to write more entries soon. Stop the insanity: Choose who can send you invitations … More First post on the Windows Live Team Blog
I’m going nuts trying to straighten out all my social media feed publishing and get rid of the duplication and circular references. Check this out:My Twitter is updating my Facebook status and my Windows Live Messenger status is updating my WL Profile status but my Twitter status is also updating in my Windows Live What’s … More Breaking my social media feed circles
Sociology and English Lit classrooms are all a-twitter about the new literary form of status messages (also known as “micro-blogging”). Evolving out of Instant Messaging and Twitter, writing status messages has become a common practice through Facebook’s constant asking, “What are you doing right now?” and the long conversations about said doings that litter our News Feeds. Oberlin … More The status message as a new literary form
There’s something unsettling about knowing what old classmates are eating for dinner yet not knowing what they’ve been doing for the last 20 years. For many of us in our thirties, Facebook reached a tipping point in the last year and we are being deluged by friend requests from old high school and undergrad classmates … More Dreaming of Facebook
At first the notion of email chain migrating to Facebook was so distasteful that many of us resisted. Then as we read a few and wrote our own lists, some included snarky comments like “I’m not tagging anyone” and “The buck stops here”. Most of my friends are really interesting! I think that is what … More 25 things about 25 things (on Facebook)
Windows Live Spaces is not only my main online hangout, it’s now my bread and butter, A few weeks ago I moved on to my sixth product here at Microsoft (Carpoint/MSN Autos, MSN home page, WL Favorites, WL Mail, Windows.com, and now WL Spaces) and I couldn’t be happier. The first thing I did when I got … More I actually work here now! [Windows Live Spaces]
A coworker is wearing a shirt today that says “No one cares about your blog.” Pretty funny, and it brings up a question I’m asked all the time: Why in the world do you blog? I can sum up the answer in one word: Search. I, like most people, used to think that blogging was what … More “No one cares about your blog”?