Category Archives: Social Networking

Messenger Social Everywhere

As previously announced, the Windows Live Essentials beta will be available later today.  (link)  I’m stupendously excited for the public availability of this re-invention of Messenger.  The IM / chat experience continues to evolve to be richer and richer including … Continue reading

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Introduction to Activity Streams

I’ve been thinking about ways to make the Activity Streams specification more accessible or approach-able.  I’ve drafted the below thoughts describing basic components of an Activity Entry.  I’d welcome your feedback via blog comments or via tweets @RobDolin.  Thanks very … Continue reading

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Update Facebook, Messenger, MySpace, and Twitter all from your iPhone

With this morning’s launch of the Messenger for iPhone application and the launch of improved Facebook and MySpace integrations with Windows Live, you can now update your status once and have it shared with your friends on a host of … Continue reading

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Windows Live for my Mom

I’ve been trying to get my parents (both in their 60’s) to start using Windows Live more actively so my spouse, sister, and I can share more of what’s going on in our geographically dispersed lives with them (and vice-verse.)  … Continue reading

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Does politics belong in online reviews?

As I was reviewing a restaurant on Yelp, I got to thinking about factors that affect purchasing decisions.  Of course the quality of the goods, food, or service is a primary factor, but I would guess for many folks, a … Continue reading

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Dear comment spammer: Please leave a comment ;)

I just set-up Windows Live Alerts for comments on my blog.  I’m now alerted whenever there’s a new comment on a recent blog entry.  (You can too by selecting "Tools" | "Sign-up for alerts") on the top right of your … Continue reading

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Local (Seattle) Political and Advocacy Groups on Twitter

I’ve noticed an increasing number of local political and advocacy groups are starting to get active on Twitter.  I’ve blogged in the past about King County Executive, Seattle Mayor, and Seattle City Council candidates that were active, and it’s also … Continue reading

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