Social Media and Communities

Technorati, provider of blog search technology, announced the acquisition of Blogcritics.org, an online community of bloggers and a full service news and reviews source.

Posted Aug 29, 2008

There may be an ocean between them, but the U.S. and the U.K. are on the same wavelength when it comes to Enterprise 2.0 tools. These tools are increasingly in demand on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently, Trampoline Sytems—a London-based provider of social networking software—released research echoing these sentiments; of 111 businesses surveyed in the U.K. and U.S., 84% said that social networking would help with sharing knowledge and expertise across the organization.

Posted Aug 28, 2008

Digg is launching a new program called "Digg Dialogg." The goal of the program is to give the Digg community an opportunity to pose questions to some of the individuals and leaders of the moment.

Posted Aug 26, 2008

In a world of social media and online conversations, an increasing number of voices can be heard, and word certainly travels fast. Unfortunately, that word isn't always complimentary. Yet, many companies have no idea what negative information is being circulated and possibly eating away at their businesses and the reputations they have worked so hard to build.

Posted Aug 25, 2008

NewsGator Technologies, Inc. announced that it has partnered with National Geographic, the multimedia division of National Geographic Ventures, to create, host, and track a series of dynamic widgets.

Posted Aug 22, 2008

Six Apart, the blogging software and services company, announced the availability of Movable Type 4.2 and with it the debut of Movable Type Pro (MT Pro), a product that combines Movable Type's advanced blogging tools and content management system with social networking features.

Posted Aug 22, 2008

For more than 70 years, Disney has been engaging children and adults alike with clean, wholesome entertainment. Now, as the world of online content and media expands, Disney.com is following suit, implementing new features to bring the familiar aspects of the Disney brand to web users. To further achieve this goal, in late August, Disney Family.com will launch a free social network designed particularly for parents and family called Disney Family.com Community.

Posted Aug 22, 2008

AOL has agreed to acquire Socialthing!, a social media aggregation tool.

Posted Aug 19, 2008

The techniques that lead to marketing success online are dramatically different than traditional marketing taught in school or that you've likely learned on the job. In fact, to succeed with web marketing, your existing knowledge about advertising and public relations will be counterproductive.

Posted Aug 18, 2008

WebJunction, the online learning community for librarians and library staff, has launched a new social and learning experience in collaboration with partners in 15 state libraries.

Posted Aug 15, 2008

Ripple6, provider of social media services to enterprise class marketers and web publishers, announced the launch of its Syndicated Brand Blogs service, an evolution of RSS which offers marketers a new avenue to interact with their audiences across the internet.

Posted Aug 15, 2008

Lawriter, LLC, a subsidiary of Collexis Holdings Inc., announced the development of a professional social network exclusively for law students.

Posted Aug 12, 2008

Lulu, a marketplace for individual, educational, and corporate authors and publishers to bring their books directly to market, announced an alliance with weRead, the social networking application where readers can discover and recommend books to their friends.

Posted Aug 12, 2008

Podclass, Inc. announces Podclass Web Services (PWS), an application programming interface to enable online courses to be accessed from within Facebook and other social networking sites.

Posted Aug 08, 2008

British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) is working with Pluck, provider of social media capabilities to publishers, brands, and retailers, to embed an array of social media tools across its range of digital media properties.

Posted Aug 01, 2008

IMedExchange, a social network for doctors, is launching with $2.5M in angel funding.

Posted Jul 29, 2008

Userplane, provider of social software for online communities, announced that it has partnered with four online social media platform providers to integrate Userplane applications to enhance their offerings.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

Facebook Connect now gives users an opportunity to sign-in to Digg, a web community that enables the internet audience to prioritize news and content, with their Facebook accounts.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

NYTimes.com and LinkedIn, the professional network, announced a strategic relationship.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

LivingSocial.com, a social discovery and cataloging network for reviewing and sharing common interests, announced the company has closed more than $5 million in Series A funding.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

Google announced that it is making its Knol, a Wikipedia-like content site, publically available.

Posted Jul 25, 2008

SezWho, a profile and reputation service for the social web, and Creative Weblogging, an international blog media networks, have formed a partnership that will bring SezWho to Creative Weblogging's professional blogs.

Posted Jul 18, 2008

LexisNexis, provider of client development solutions for the legal profession, announced an agreement with the professional network, LinkedIn, enhancing the position of its Martindale-Hubbell legal network as a networking destination for attorneys.

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Twitter, the social networking and micro-blogging service, has acquired Summize, a search tool.

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Scour.com launched as a "meta" social search engine, which encourages voting and commentary on search engine query results called from Google, Yahoo! and MSN.

Posted Jul 15, 2008

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