Social Media and Communities

The Financial Times has launched an exclusive Facebook application to enable graduate and undergraduate students to receive free subscriptions to FT.com as well as share the offer with their peers.

Posted Mar 07, 2008

Sosius, a provider of online collaboration and business social networking, announced the release of its free API--OpenSosius--which intends to allow third parties to integrate their productivity applications or build custom online and desktop applications into the core Sosius platform.

Posted Mar 07, 2008

Demand Media, Inc., a social media company, announced that it has acquired Pluck Corporation, a provider of social media tools and technologies.

Posted Mar 07, 2008

Acquia, an open source software company providing products and services for the Drupal social publishing system, has provided new details on plans to deliver a commercially supported distribution and value-added network services based on the Drupal open source social publishing system.

Posted Mar 04, 2008

NewsGator announced several new Social Sites features that are intended to add advanced social network and community capabilities to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Posted Mar 04, 2008

Mzinga, a provider of workplace community solutions, announced it has acquired Prospero Technologies, a provider of customer community solutions.

Posted Mar 04, 2008

Twing.com, a property of Accoona Corp., is a free service that aims to help users search for opinions, information, and conversations that match their particular interest—however obscure that particular interest may be.

Posted Mar 03, 2008

ONEsite Inc., a provider of enterprise community and social networking software, announced the completion of its acquisition of Social Platform LLC.

Posted Feb 29, 2008

Radar Networks, the company behind Twine, one of the first mainstream applications of the semantic web, announced that the company has secured $13 million in a series B round of venture capital.

Posted Feb 26, 2008

kluster launched its free public beta. kluster is a web-based platform that enables communities to collaborate and decide.

Posted Feb 22, 2008

Humans, by nature, are social beings. Teenagers, by nature, are social machines. The advent of online social networking giants Facebook and MySpace—among others—has reshaped the face of a mainstay within teenage culture: socializing. A new study released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, "Teens and Social Media," shows that teens today are more connected than ever, and with the help of the web, they will become even more intertwined.

Posted Feb 22, 2008

Hoover's, Inc. announced the official launch of Hoover's Connect--a business networking tool that helps users get introduced to and establish relationships with targeted prospects.

Posted Feb 01, 2008

Outside.in, a web service for sharing and exploring information about neighborhoods, announced a partnership with washingtonpost.com to provide an interactive "Buzz Map" for the website's local blog directory, a destination for the latest regional news, information, and opinions from local area bloggers.

Posted Jan 29, 2008

LinkedIn Corporation, an online professional network, announced its expansion into the European market.

Posted Jan 25, 2008

Google’s recent surprise entry into social networking has kicked off a land rush that has developers scrambling for real-estate and first-mover status in a massive, largely untapped, and previously closed-off market.

Posted Jan 25, 2008

The recent popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo are costing UK corporations close to 6.5 billion pounds annually in lost productivity, according to a poll conducted by Information security consultancy Global Secure Systems (GSS) and Infosecurity Europe 2008.

Posted Jan 22, 2008

Jabber, Inc. announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has selected the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP).

Posted Jan 18, 2008

The Thomson Corporation has established a presence in the emerging business-to-business social networking space, announcing the addition of Boston-based Contact Networks, and its enterprise relationship management (ERM) product, ContactNet, to its portfolio of business intelligence and relationship management services for legal and other professional markets.

Posted Jan 18, 2008

Dell and Collexis Holdings, Inc., launched BioMedExperts--a social networking community that is intended to promote collaborative medical research and development.

Posted Jan 15, 2008

MPS Technologies has made over 1,900 Palgrave Macmillan books available to browse and search online through their BookStore Discovery platform.

Posted Jan 11, 2008

In 2008, advertisers are expected to spend $1.6 billion--a rise of 69% over the $920 million they spent in 2007, according to a new eMarketer report.

Posted Dec 28, 2007

IBM announced the availability of IBM Atlas, a corporate social networking visualization and analysis tool.

Posted Dec 21, 2007

Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for the information industry, worldwide, has released a new report estimating the worldwide market for Social Media Market Intelligence (SM-MI) at just over $80 million in 2007.

Posted Dec 18, 2007

Sosius, a provider of online collaboration and professional networking, announced the release of Expert Finder, a new search tool that enables Sosius community members to locate and connect with experts in almost any field.

Posted Dec 18, 2007

Mochila, an online media marketplace for text, video, and photo content, announced several developments in the online content syndication space.

Posted Dec 14, 2007

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