Microsoft Research’s Social Desktop
What does it mean for your desktop to be social? To Microsoft this means files and folders on your desktop having URI that can be accessed online by anyone. This means you can blog about your spreadsheets! (check out the SUM of E:19 to F:37) or anything else on your hard drive. Other people can go and tag or comment on your photos and videos.
Social Desktop sounds extraordinarily useful but there’s lots to be worried about too. We all know that this is going to lead to many “Oh shit” moments, when people didn’t realize what they were making public. Right now, however, there’s nothing to worry about - you can’t get Social Desktop. It’s a research prototype and no, it’s not a feature of Windows 7.