Social Media and Communities

Creative Weblogging has announced the release of new interactivity tools for bloggers.

Posted Jan 13, 2006

At the local level, a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina can either stress libraries and schools or destroy them. While communities always seem to come together at trying times like these and find a way to go on, digital content now provides many organizations with a way to prepare for and contend with devastating events like these.

Posted Jan 13, 2006

Stereotypes simplify social situations. Old person wise, young person foolhardy; tall person better basketball player, guy with pocket-protector better with computers; and policeman good, robber bad (or vice versa, depending on your perspective). Imagine all the hard work you’d have to do if you sincerely evaluated every individual you encountered, well, individually. So stereotypes serve as shortcuts for the socially lazy. But as my grandma used to say, “Anything worth doing is hard.”

Posted Jan 11, 2006

Yahoo! Inc., a global Internet company, has announced the launch of Yahoo! Go, a new suite of products designed to extend the company's reach beyond the Web browser.

Posted Jan 10, 2006

The Wall Street Journal Online, a paid subscription news site on the Web, has launched its Law Page and Law Blog, designed to provide timely news and analysis on events and trends important to the legal market.

Posted Jan 06, 2006

KnowNow has announced two updates to its recently launched eLerts product.

Posted Dec 20, 2005

Web search, blog and development companies including PubSub, Bloglines, Feedster, Meetup, Sxip, CommerceNet, Broadband Mechanics and others have announced the start of an initiative to keep structured content standards in sync.

Posted Dec 20, 2005

Topix.net, an Internet resource for online news, has announced the launch of new features and a user interface which enable users to contribute original news articles to the site.

Posted Dec 16, 2005

Biz360, a provider of market intelligence solutions, and Feedster Inc., a provider of RSS content syndication and search with an index of searchable feeds, have announced a partnership designed to help marketing and communications professionals glean intelligence from the volume of blog and wiki content discussing their company, products and competitors, along with trends that may impact their businesses.

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Yahoo has acquired del.icio.us, a New York-based startup that is a provider of social bookmarking, a type of online service that lets users save, annotate, and tag links to their favorite Web pages and share their lists with other users.

Posted Dec 13, 2005

Mindbridge has announced the version 3.6 release of its Intrasmart software.

Posted Dec 06, 2005

FUSA Capital Corporation, a provider of Internet-based video and audio search engine solutions for consumers and digital content providers, has announced the availability of free video search services for the weblog community.

Posted Nov 22, 2005

Newstex, the Content On Demand company, has announced its new Blogs On Demand product, which makes available full-text blog content from Weblogs for content distributors and enterprise customers.

Posted Nov 18, 2005

The EContent team suggests some sites, projects, and resources that—while outside the scope of the EContent 100 list—are well worth taking a closer look at.

Posted Nov 16, 2005

ReelBlogs has announced the launch of a video blog network on the Internet.

Posted Nov 11, 2005

PubSub, a search tool for tracking what people are saying about the topics they care about, has announced an agreement with Cymfony, a provider of automated media analysis and marketing intelligence solutions.

Posted Nov 08, 2005

IBM is delivering a new Public Image Monitoring Solution, a software offering designed with Nstein Technologies and Factiva, to allow organizations to analyze commentary, issues, and information affecting their brand, and providing insight into how they operate and make business decisions.

Posted Nov 08, 2005

Creative Weblogging Ltd, a blog media network, has successfully completed its first investment round.

Posted Nov 04, 2005

‘Digital Play’, a new research report, shows casual piracy is of increasing concern for the entertainment industry, with consistency of approach to content protection becoming a strategic priority.

Posted Oct 28, 2005

Blogging is all grown up… or at least enough so to have its very own conference. Media professionals, C-level executives, and amateur bloggers alike attended the BlogOn conference, held October 17-18 at NYC’s Copacabana. According to conference organizer Suw Charman, BlogOn received between 350 and 400 attendees each day from organizations like AOL, DaimlerChrysler, Disney, Intel, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Sprint, and Yahoo!.

Posted Oct 25, 2005

Yahoo! Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have announced an agreement to connect users of their consumer instant messaging (IM) services on a global basis.

Posted Oct 21, 2005

CBS.com has announced that it is bringing blogging to primetime with the help of stars, writers, and producers of some hit programs on CBS.

Posted Oct 18, 2005

America Online, Inc. has announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weblogs, Inc. of Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY.

Posted Oct 11, 2005

CommonTime has announced it will bring Lotus Notes functionality to the Palm Treo designed to run Microsoft Windows Mobile.

Posted Oct 04, 2005

GlobalSpec, a specialized search engine and online community for engineers and technical buyers, has announced it is further expanding its content offering to users by indexing a broad range of proprietary research and reference content from technical publishers.

Posted Sep 30, 2005

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