atlassian just put out an interesting blog; JIRA Studio: Stream of Development Consciousness.
basically, they want to expose a developers activity across different functions in one single place. its an outboard brain type of thing. see help me help you and hackystat and my outboard brain.
atlassian's attempt to do this is really cool because they are actually providing the functionality in an integrated fashion. the only problem with their approach is that it is limited to atlassian products. duh... hackystat can expose so many more hooks and so many more different types of activities.
we will get there one day. i just wanted to point out that where i once thought we were so a head of the game, in terms of metrics and reporting, people like atlassian is a head of the game in other areas.
wow.. i just had a cool idea. what if hackystat used open social to expose certain metrics. thats way cool.