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The Working Network

Microsoft’s public search for the meaning of blogs and tags in the The Working Network.

…We’re a three-person Windows Server Community Team at Microsoft. We’re signed up to improve customer satisfaction. We’re not part of a big marketing program. We have a small budget, and a dozen other projects to keep running. We’re not much for the status quo believing that traditional means tend to produce traditional results — not good enough…

…TWN introduces blogs, social bookmarking, and to some extent, tagging services in general. It explains how a growing number of people use the services to be more productive professionally (as opposed to merely sharing musical tastes, trash talk, and body art — though that works too). As you’ll quickly see, we rely a lot on what others have said and done. That’s sort of a recurring theme…