Social Media and Communities

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

TweetDeck, which offers free software to help people organize their Twitter streams, has raised funds in a first round that could end up being as much as $500,000, according to reports.

Posted Jan 20, 2009

GigaTribe announced a public beta of GigaTribe Version 3, its free, community-based file-sharing software.

Posted Jan 06, 2009

Facebook has given in to the RIAA's demands that the Project Playlist application be removed for copyright violation.

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Extreme Networks, Inc. announced that it is making the InSite Software Developers Kit (SDK) developed for its modular operating system, ExtremeXOS, freely available for download.

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Digg announced that it has created Twitter feeds across several Digg topics.

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Bloggersmosaic, a blog promotion website, has launched a new application through Facebook to gain access to new blogger streams and networks.

Posted Dec 23, 2008

Tagged Inc., a social discovery site, announced the company has raised $5 million in venture debt.

Posted Dec 19, 2008

Facebook, a social networking site, is set to open a sales office in Paris as part of plans to grow across Europe, according to reports.

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Bebo, a social media network, launched "Social Inbox" which combines email, social networking, and media recommendations in one interface.

Posted Dec 12, 2008

LinkedIn, an online network for professionals, announced the release of its new search platform.

Posted Dec 12, 2008

ClipBlast!, a web-wide video navigation and distribution platform, announced that it has partnered with KickApps, an on-demand social media, video player, and widget platform, to integrate ClipBlast!'s video search into the KickApps Platform.

Posted Dec 09, 2008

BioInformatics, LLC, a market research and consulting firm serving the life science industry, announced the publication of its latest report, "The Brave New World of Scientific Publishing."

Posted Dec 05, 2008

Serials Solutions, a global provider of library technology, announced the launch of the Serials Solutions Online Community.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

MySpace, Flock, and Vidoop announced that they have developed OpenID for Flock, an implementation of the broader Identity in the browser (IDIB) open source project.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

ThePort Network, Inc., a social media solutions provider, announced that it has raised $4.1 million in series B funding.

Posted Dec 05, 2008

Take a closer look at Demand Media, Inc., one of the 12 companies that inspired the most banter among the EContent 100 judges during the voting process.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

Have you noticed there are a bunch of polls and research reports that ask questions such as, "Do you read blogs?" or "Do you use social media?" or "Do you go to video- sharing sites?" The resulting data often show rather small use compared to the use of other online services such as search engines or email.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

A significant segment of the enterprise social software landscape has gone comparatively under-reported: white label community services. These commercial offerings allow companies to use their platforms to create branded online communities. They employ a mixture of social applications—discussion, blogs, podcasting, profiles, tagging, rating, and so on—to get customers, partners, and employees interacting.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

The emergence of empowered consumers, the advance of so-called digital natives, and the abundance of applications designed to give consumers more control over how they create, access, and enjoy content have transformed publishing and content creation.

Posted Dec 01, 2008

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