Social Media and Communities

Day Software, a provider of content management and content infrastructure software, announced the availability of its new Communique (CQ) 5.2 suite.

Posted Mar 31, 2009

During the inauguration of President Barack Obama, people across the country put down their political boxing gloves long enough to celebrate the historic event, but behind the scenes a debate was brewing. It started when it was reported on Wikipedia, a web-based, free-content encyclopedia project, that Sens. Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd had died during the inauguration luncheon. Both men were still alive, and within a few moments Wikipedia editors had erased the inaccurate post, but the damage was done. This latest snafu ignited talk of Wikipedia possibly changing its information verification process, angering Wikipedia users and adding more fuel to the information accuracy fire.

Posted Mar 30, 2009

Scott Abel of The Content Wrangler Interviews Quark's Michael Boses about the Need for User-Friendly XML Authoring Tools and the Role of Structured Content in Dynamic Publishing

Posted Mar 22, 2009

Ross Mayfield, chairman, president, and co-founder of Socialtext—a provider of Web 2.0 solutions for the enterprise and other organizations—heard the news about massive layoffs at companies across the country. But unlike many of us, he was in a position to help.

Posted Mar 20, 2009

Getty Images, a creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, and Flickr, a Yahoo! Inc. service and photo sharing community, announced the launch of the Flickr Collection, a creative imagery collection available exclusively on gettyimages.com for commercial licensing.

Posted Mar 13, 2009

The NBCU/News Corp video site is adding a social network, called Hulu Friends.

Posted Mar 13, 2009

eTouch SamePage, an enterprise wiki, announced it has enhanced its social-media features and deployment capabilities with the introduction of SamePage version 4.1.

Posted Mar 06, 2009

Traction Software, a developer of Enterprise 2.0 social software, announced the release of Traction TeamPage 4.1 and new plug-ins for content ratings and user activity metrics.

Posted Mar 06, 2009

Tsavo Media, a company focused on the delivery and monetization of niche content to digital consumers, introduced Twithority, "Twitter Search by-Authority," a new search engine for the microblogging service Twitter.

Posted Mar 03, 2009

From sloppy reporting to outright libel, not to mention web-speed requirements and confusing advertising placement. Journalism faces a slew of new challenges online. Can the old rules of media be applied? And if not, what is to become of journalistic ethics online?

Posted Mar 02, 2009

Optenet, a global IT security company and provider of content filtering solutions, announced the availability of HostSecure, a new solution that can analyze, detect, and report inappropriate user-generated material posted on organizations' websites, blogs, and wikis.

Posted Feb 24, 2009

Kentico Software, a web content management system vendor, announced the release of version 4.0 of Kentico CMS for ASP.NET.

Posted Feb 20, 2009

Twitter announced it has closed a third round of funding led by Benchmark and Institutional Venture Partners.

Posted Feb 20, 2009

It's no big news that social computing is mainstream—I recently learned that my grandmother is on Facebook—but just as Grandma is unsure how to make the most of her experience, most companies entering the fray are there out of some vague notion that it's what they are "supposed" to do. A few, though, are using wikis, blogs, forums, and other tools to creatively market to potential and existing clients—particularly useful as traditional marketing costs are steep and the recession may extend into 2010.

Posted Feb 11, 2009

On the speaking circuit, the most frequent question I get asked is around the ROI of social media use in marketing and communications. Often, ROI questions arise because marketers—who have spent their careers measuring the success of traditional efforts such as direct mail campaigns, trade show exhibits, and PR efforts—are now expected to effectively "deploy" social media.

Posted Feb 09, 2009

Bebo, a social media network, announced the launch of Bebo Open Mobile, a new global partnership program which will offer the mobile industry a suite of tools to provide their customers access to the Bebo social networking experience.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

RocketOn, Inc., a venture-funded startup, has announced the release of its virtual world platform that embeds virtual worlds on partner sites.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

Kluwer Law International announced the launch of KluwerArbitration Blog, a new international arbitration blog offering a forum for discussions on international arbitration, including private and public arbitrations.

Posted Feb 06, 2009

I monitor new web tools and resources on a number of internet sources, including AltSearchEngines.com and KillerStartUps.com. Both sites offer a fairly good sense of the web "solution" zeitgeist, and I am seeing a lot more applications that are focused on aggregating Web 2.0 contact. Sure, some of them are doomed, including, I suspect, the "resource that caters for those who are looking for love to hit them and end up ‘walking on air.'" But even that one indicates the perceived need for web solutions that help people stay connected.

Posted Feb 05, 2009

The share of adult internet users who have a profile on an online social network site has quadrupled in the past four years, from 8% in 2005 to 35% now, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project's December 2008 tracking survey.

Posted Feb 03, 2009

Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Reuters Messaging (RM) Interchange, which allows Enterprise Instant Messaging (EIM) users to connect and communicate with colleagues and counterparts by using one link.

Posted Feb 03, 2009

SocialMedia Networks, a social media advertising network, announced that it has secured Series B financing of $6 million.

Posted Feb 03, 2009

Blogging has always been controversial, but the newest critique argues that you should pursue a leaner, sexier alternative: "microblogging." Microblogging can take many forms on the public internet or within the firewall. You can microblog most famously via Twitter "Tweets," Facebook status messages, or various other similar services.

Posted Feb 02, 2009

LivingSocial, a social discovery tool for reviewing, sharing, and organizing favorite things, has integrated with Facebook Connect. The company also launched a new TV shows category with content courtesy of Hulu, an online video service that offers TV shows, movies, and clips for free.

Posted Jan 30, 2009

2009 is seeing LinkedIn moving more rapidly to address enterprise social computing needs than Facebook, according to new research by independent analyst firm, CMS Watch.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

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