Social Media and Communities

PubSub.com, a prospective search tool for tracking what people are saying about topics, has announced the formal release of PubSub LinkRanks, a tool for tracking the popularity and influence of blogs and Web sites.

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Alacra, Inc., a provider of online business information solutions, has announced the launch of the Alacra Wiki, a free collaborative Web site designed to help people find sources of business information.

Posted Sep 20, 2005

ElektroPost has released the new visitor interaction system EPiServer Webchat.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

ePALS Classroom Exchange, an Internet collaborative classroom network, and PubSub.com, a tool for anyone tracking what people are saying about the topics they care about, have announced a joint partnership to develop and release ePALS StudentBlog, a safe and protected blogging tool designed for teachers, students, and parents to search, publish, and share classroom projects across cultures and continents in an age-appropriate environment.

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Marsteller has announced a partnership with Intelliseek, BzzAgent, Converseon, and Oddcast to form the User Generated Media Alliance (UGMA), a group of companies that have come together to provide a 360-approach to online content.

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Jeteye Inc. has announced the launch of its shared search platform.

Posted Aug 26, 2005

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, has announced the availability of Factiva Insight: Reputation Intelligence, a new tool that allows executives to monitor known issues and discover emerging opportunities and threats from across the mainstream media, radio and television transcripts, and consumer-generated content, including blogs and message boards, in one solution.

Posted Aug 05, 2005

Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of large-enterprise messaging security solutions, has announced that the company will incorporate Voltage IBE (Identity-Based Encryption) technology into Proofpoint’s messaging security solutions.

Posted Jul 29, 2005

Scope eKnowledge Center, a research and information organization, has announced the formal launch of Knowledgespeak, an online newsletter to report on a daily basis, relevant developments within the Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) publishing industry.

Posted Jul 29, 2005

The Liquid Information Research Group has announced its new search system, which uses hyperwords. Users point to a word (or a selection of words) and a menu appears.

Posted Jul 26, 2005

Boulevards New Media, Inc., a provider of city guides on the Internet, is re-launching its Livewire community using Five Across’ drag-and-drop Web publishing technology.

Posted Jul 22, 2005

Elsevier Engineering Information has announced that Engineering Village 2, a Web discovery platform for engineering research, is now offering custom RSS feeds for users seeking premium engineering content.

Posted Jul 22, 2005

KnowNow Inc., a provider of event-driven integration solutions, has announced the availability of its KnowNow 3 Enterprise Syndication Solution, a scaleable enterprise RSS aggregator that delivers relevant and actionable communications to desktops without polling or client-side software installation.

Posted Jul 12, 2005

iUpload, a content management and corporate blogging solution provider, has announced an integration between blogs and Google Maps by adding Google Maps support to its iUpload Perspectives solution.

Posted Jul 08, 2005

Tribe.net, a free online destination that is designed to help local people connect with each other based on shared interests, has introduced "open profiles," a technology intended to make managing your personal profile on the Internet easier than ever before.

Posted Jun 24, 2005

Laplink has released ShareDirect 1.3, an application that is designed to allow users to connect folders between any number of PCs and share files of any size or type directly.

Posted Jun 17, 2005

When Ourmedia.org launched this past March, it provided a free space for creators of all types of content—including video, audio, and the written word—to distribute their content. Perhaps more importantly, however, it stepped in to fill an emerging need for a forum in which to discuss the best ways to create, produce, and distribute content.

Posted Jun 09, 2005

Citizen Journalism provides a place for people to celebrate the ordinary victories in their lives, a forum for discussing local political issues, coverage that specifically suits its local readership, and a way to connect people to one another—all things found wanting in a world dominated by big media monopolies. This budding phenomenon supports the community along with a new journalistic business model. Ron miller

Posted Jun 07, 2005

This year, SLA heads to Toronto for its annual conference—and several Information Today, Inc. editors and writers will be there, ready to enjoy the city and blog the conference for the second year in a row.

Posted Jun 03, 2005

FirstStop WebSearch, LLC has announced the addition of a "Social Bookmarks" search category within FirstStop WebSearch, its meta-search engine software product.

Posted May 31, 2005

PubSub has announced the launch of Structured Blogging, a foundation that provides a means to include tags in Web pages and blog postings that identify structured data as rich data, rather than simple text.

Posted May 20, 2005

Five Across, Inc. has extended its technology to enable the creation of multi-page Web sites. Available immediately, the hosted service, Bubbler, provides page navigation that is generated automatically; updates text and pages in real time; provides drag-and-drop photo, audio, and video sharing; and has a group model that provides wiki-like collaboration for authorized users.

Posted May 20, 2005

America Online, Inc. has announced the public availability of AOL Journals on AIM.com for users of the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service. AOL Journals is the company's blogging tool that enables users to set up public or private online Journals.

Posted May 10, 2005

Beliefnet, Inc., a multi-faith spirituality media company and online community, has announced the launch of "Blog Heaven--where faith blogs go when they’re good". Blog Heaven is an area on the Beliefnet Web site where faith, political, and spiritual blogs are aggregated and continuously updated, creating a "one-stop-shopping" environment for blog enthusiasts.

Posted May 03, 2005

A free public service network has been launched in an effort to give users worldwide access to public television and radio programming, movies, podcasts, and video blogs, while protecting the producers' copyrights. Open Media Network (OMN) was founded by Mike Homer (formerly of Netscape) and includes Marc Andreessen as an advisor and board member.

Posted Apr 29, 2005

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