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Windows Live man-about-town Angus Logan wants your help. There are some submissions put forward for the forthcoming South-by-Southwest (SXSW) tech get-together that may warrant your attention, particularly if you’re a regular user of Windows Live features like Hotmail and the What’s New feed.
Web Mail – Is There Room Left to Innovate? (Web Mail)
Web mail has been around the block, and everybody’s got it. Its role may be narrowing to the place you manage online bills, shopping, travel, and photos with mom, with conversations migrating to social networks and IM, but companies are still pounding the digital pavement for new users. If web mail isn’t going anywhere, where does it go from here?
Social Network Interop (Open Standards)
Portable contacts, life streaming and various ‘Connect’ offerings have begun to break down the silos and walled gardens that are social networks. Come hear a panel of experts discuss some of the technologies, design issues and future direction of this trend.
It may be worth your while voting as these subjects will directly influence the direction that Windows Live (and other online social bodies) may go in the next few years. My pick out of the three would be the third one – social interop will play a huge part in our online lives in the second decade of this century!