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  • Our team has just released for community comment a beta tagging/social bookmarking service for Microsoft.com, code-named "Tagspace." This release represents a first step for our team into the Web 2.0-o-sphere, and is intended to demonstrate some basic capabilities of our system, and at the same time, give members of the community a first-look tool that they can use to tag and track resources of interest on Microsoft.com.
     
    Now, some quick notes on what this is and what it isn't.
     
    This is:
    • A start, a stake in the ground, a beta demonstrating core tagging and bookmarking features we wish to enhance and develop in the months ahead.
    • A social bookmarking service for members of the Microsoft product and technology community. This is the stand-alone service piece, along the lines of del.icio.us or other third-party social bookmarking sites.
    • A first-draft tagging service intended to support Microsoft communities first on, then off, Microsoft.com. This is the integrated service piece, along the lines of the tagging features incorporated in sites such as Flickr or Microsoft's own CodePlex.
    • A tool for community members to use to begin tagging and tracking resources on Microsoft.com.
    • A means for Microsoft.com to begin to aggregate a "folksonomy" of terms that can be used to enrich and enliven Microsoft-related sites and community properties on the Web.
    This is not:
    • A replacement or competitor to Windows Live Favorites, which we regard as a different animal intended for a much more general audience.
    • A full-blown, feature-complete service with all the kinks worked out.
    • A replacement for your favorite social bookmarking service (yet!).
    Check it out and tell us what you think. You can either comment here in this forum or on this blog post.
     
    Get Started Now
    • If you want overview information first, go here.
    • If you just want to see and play with the application, go here.
    Oh, and did I mention, it's a beta?
     
     - dave
    Tuesday, November 7, 2006 12:16 AM

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  • Wow!  Just found this info. hidden away on MSN Tech Site.

    Been thinking about various ways to store all the blog links,

    favorites, tech.  bulletins somewhere they can be readily

    accessed.

     

    After an hour of reading I think you have the tool.

    Friday, April 6, 2007 12:42 AM