Tue, 05 Aug 2003 15:02:43 GMT

Microsoft and Social Cyberspaces.

As this press release reveals, Microsoft is active in researching the nature of trust and identity in virtual community. It's research sociologist Marc Smith “leads the Community Technologies group, which is developing tools that can help people make more informed decisions on which community members they can trust, instead of acting on blind faith. ”

Thanks, Paul!

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Marc's group does interesting work. He has several books out that inform this topic already, well worth digging out.