Social Media and Communities

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

Userplane, a social software provider for online communities and social media ad network, announced that it has partnered with ConVerdge to integrate Userplane applications, as added core features, to its Social Media Platform solution.

Posted Jul 11, 2008

Pringo, provider of white-label online community platforms, announced that the latest versions of its social networking solutions will include micro-blogging features.

Posted Jul 11, 2008

Spire.com, a social resource for affluent people, announced it has closed a $9 million Series A round of financing.

Posted Jul 11, 2008

BudgetTravel.com has begun incorporating social media tools into its online experience, with the aid of the on-demand social media platform KickApps. Visitors to the site now find that they have several creative ways to share their travel advice with one another, and they can even make an impact on the print edition of the magazine.

Posted Jul 11, 2008

With its unique publishing and editorial structure, and limitless topical scope, Wikipedia traffics a huge amount of information. Out of more than 2.3 million entries in English, the mere presence of some entries is enough to offend certain groups.

Posted Jul 01, 2008

Seesmic, the online video conversation platform, announced it has received $6 million in series B financing co-led by Omidyar Network, the investment firm of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and venture capital firm, Wellington Partners.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Google Friend Connect lets websites grow traffic by adding social features simply by adding a few snippets of code—no programming necessary. Social features are chosen from a catalog of widgets on the Friend Connect website that enable an end-user website to engage more people.

Posted Jun 24, 2008

Inmagic, Inc. announced a new direction and product lineup including the next version of Inmagic Presto, a socialized version of Inmagic's knowledge repository, which the company plans to ship in Fall 2008.

Posted Jun 20, 2008

Dotster, Inc., provider of Internet business services, announced Dotster Connect.

Posted Jun 20, 2008

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