Social Media and Communities

It’s funny how, once you get an idea in your head, you start seeing things in a different light. I have moved from “just in case” reading of blogs and discussion lists to “just in time” searching of list archives for what I need right now. Sure, I still read and participate in a few lists, and I can’t start my morning without a few of my favorite blogs, but I have given up on trying to stay on top of new developments throughout the infosphere.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

The annual EContent 100 list provides an opportunity to consider the industry as a whole, and it reflects the content industry’s need to look at its present and its future from many perspectives. Long gone is the era in which print, online, audio, and video media formed distinct publishing markets, as is the time when enterprise firewalls defined the boundaries of where professionals discovered professional-grade content.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

The proliferation of people-powered search engines and social media services, which effectively tap the wisdom of crowds to bubble up the good ideas and good content we care about most, are enabling a profound shift in how we locate, create, and share information.

Posted Nov 15, 2007

A closer look at LinkedIn, a social network that attracts a mature audience by emphasizing the "network" over the "social."

Posted Nov 14, 2007

FourSpots, a self-service video advertising marketplace for small businesses, introduced an updated version of its ad platform.

Posted Nov 13, 2007

Offering more content is not only better, it can also be a source of competitive advantage. Put simply, delighting the customer with choice can pay dividends.

Posted Nov 13, 2007

Community is an organic phenomenon. You don't make it. You don't build it. At best, you cultivate it, and many publishers are finding it hard to break ground.

Posted Nov 09, 2007

Google, Inc. announced the release of OpenSocial--a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web--for developers of social applications and for websites that want to add social features.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., a provider of RSS and Enterprise 2.0, announced the release of Didja Hear!?, the latest NewsGator social application that is intended to give Google users the ability to easily share and discuss video and image content.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

While this one-size-fits-all search approach has proven adequate at delivering the expected results, it has created a market opportunity for search engines that dive deep into the areas we're passionate about to bubble up answers that are more tailored to our individual interests.

Posted Nov 06, 2007

Interactive Networks Inc. announced the release of its Video Chat Room Solutions, a collaboration tool that combines video, audio, and text into one feature-rich chat room system.

Posted Nov 02, 2007

SezWho raised $1 million from KPG Ventures in its first round of funding. The company also announced a series of new features intended to enhance the online community experience and elevate conversations among participants.

Posted Nov 02, 2007

Pluck Corporation announced several new trends in the adoption of its social media technology, which includes the BlogBurst blog syndication network and the SiteLife social media suite, by business readers.

Posted Oct 30, 2007

Newser, an online news brand that blends editorially-curated and machine-aggregated news, has debuted.

Posted Oct 30, 2007

FatWire Software, a provider of web content management (WCM) solutions, announced that it has acquired Infostoria, a provider of Web 2.0 collaboration and content sharing tools for the enterprise.

Posted Oct 30, 2007

Launched on Oct. 30, Eluma 2.0 is a new personal web organization tool designed to aid personal productivity.

Posted Oct 30, 2007

The Wikimedia Foundation, founded in 2003, has created several past programs aimed at tackling the language barrier so that learning can thrive in the developing world.

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Adverb Media announced that RelevantNoise, a technology company dedicated to mining social media for business intelligence, is launching a new version of its Sonar dashboard.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

Percussion Software, a developer of web content management (WCM) solutions for multi-channel, customer-centric applications, introduced its Percussion 2.0 Solution Series.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

Several of the world's internet and media companies announced their joint support for a set of collaborative principles that enable the continued growth and development of user-generated content online and respect the intellectual property of content owners.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

SocialMedia Networks, a provider of social platform services, announced that it has secured Series A financing of $3.5 million.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

Velocity, Vivisimo's flagship product, was built on a search philosophy that distinguishes it from the enterprise search platform pack.

Posted Oct 23, 2007

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., an RSS company, announced the general availability of NewsGator Social Sites.

Posted Oct 19, 2007

YouTube has launched, in beta form, YouTube Video Identification--a content identification tools for YouTube.

Posted Oct 19, 2007

Dow Jones & Company announced the availability of Factiva Insight: Agency Analytics.

Posted Oct 16, 2007

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