One of our biggest and coolest features – and one that I personally worked on – is also one of our stealthiest features. That feature is the Friends list, now available to MSN Spaces created in Australia.
I’ll be talking about this feature at length in coming months as it rolls out more broadly, but for now check out what Phil has to say about it (with screenshots):
Social Networking Trial
One of the reasons to be here this week has been that we were getting ready to deploy our first social networking trial, specifically within the Australian market. This new functionality is an extension to the existing Spaces service and is exposed as a module that one can add within one’s Space. Our approach to social networking is designed to enable a way for customers to communicate and connect in more meaningful way with their circle of friends and in particular their friends and their friends’ friends. We are doing this by adding this feature to our existing network – be it Messenger, Spaces or Mail rather than build a unique social network.
If you’ve received an invite to join and already have a space in China, the U.S., or any of our other markets that aren’t named Australia, you won’t be able to accept the invitation just yet. We realize (quite frankly) that this sucks… but it won’t be this way forever. If you’re in Australia, you’re probably having some fun right now!
This is also one of the features that has changed a bit since our book went to print. On p136 there’s a section on "mutual friends" which isn’t applicable anymore. I’ll be posting about this and other errata to the book space soon.
quizfarm.com is a amazing site, not only credited by its plenty of interesting quizzes but also because of its greate idea which every registered user can created his/her own quizzes for various purpose, such as mate matching, investigation, or even call for help. This make me think of a alternative organizational mechenism for common cyber communities. There are two, as far as I realized, benefits with quiz oriented match making. First, with the prooved common-view-foundation, the internal relation is closer within the group, which means the organizational structure is more steady. Second, quiz oriented is yet flexible enough in organizing groups, since user can present multiple quizzes for different aspects. For example, Eric can create two quizzes, sports and readings respectively, to make him be accepted by soccer group and science-fiction books group.
Mathematics? Will that be a nice job? Huum.
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|You scored as Mathematics. You should be a Math major! Like Pythagoras, you are analytical, rational, and when are always ready to tackle the problem head-on!