Social Media and Communities

Newspapers grew out of local communities’ need to communicate, for the most part, the more mundane aspects of life, but over time, the newspaper’s role shifted from community service tool to expertise and entertainment vehicle. The Northwest Voice has gleaned a lot of press for being one of the first print and Web newspapers to be produced almost completely by voluntary contributions, in its case, from the people living in the northwest part of the Bakersfield, CA community it serves.

Posted Sep 03, 2004

Traction Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise weblog software, has announced that The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has deployed Traction TeamPage as the blogging solution for AJC Sports Plus, an Internet subscription sports service that features opinions, columns, blogs, deep statistics, and more from Atlanta Journal Constitution sports experts.

Posted Jul 27, 2004

Six Apart, a provider of Weblog tools and creator of the Movable Type and TypePad platforms, has announced its acquisition of Ublog, a French blog software company.

Posted Jul 16, 2004

Oddpost has announced that they have been acquired by Yahoo!.

Posted Jul 13, 2004

Parlano, Inc., a provider of collaborative messaging applications, has announced that BrokerTalk, a London-based start-up, has standardized its organization on Parlano’s MindAlign Collaborative Messaging Framework.

Posted Jul 06, 2004

The Associated Press has announced that it will debut its first blog at the political conventions in Boston and New York and that it has chosen Convera Corporation for it's eAP initiative.

Posted Jun 29, 2004

It's the 95th annual conference of SLA—that's the Special Libraries Association for those of you who prefer the traditional name—and several Information Today Inc. editors and writers will be there… and ready to blog.

Posted Jun 01, 2004

Apollo Interactive and Zend Technologies have announced a partnership to promote excellence in open source development.

Posted May 28, 2004

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) has announced its plans for a live blog from the SLA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, June 5-10, 2004.

Posted May 25, 2004

openDemocracy, Ltd., of London, creator of openDemocracy.net, an online magazine of politics, current affairs, and culture that is used by scholars and news networks, and Alexander Street Press, a Virginia-based publisher of semantically indexed full-text humanities databases, have unveiled a new project and invited users to preview the database with free and open access until June 4, 2004.

Posted May 14, 2004

Intelliseek Inc. has announced BlogPulse, a free online search and tracking tool that is designed to measure and rank "buzz" about key issues, people, phrases, and links that occur daily in Internet blogs.

Posted May 14, 2004

iVillage Inc., a women's media company, and TACODA Systems, a data integration platform that helps online publishers profile and target the most valuable segments of their audiences, have announced the results of online research conducted by Dynamic Logic in conjunction with Deutsch Inc. on behalf of Snapple-a-Day, the meal replacement beverage from Snapple Beverage Corporation.

Posted May 04, 2004

Information Today, Inc. has announced that they will run a blog written by a team of editors from various ITI publications from the SLA conference.

Posted Apr 27, 2004

Open Text Corporation, provider of Livelink collaboration and content management software for the enterprise, has introduced an online community of practice for government customers.

Posted Apr 16, 2004

NTT Communications has announced plans for a hosted weblogging service in its OCN CoDen Internet service.

Posted Mar 23, 2004

Twice, Apple has stared down the barrel of organized customer dissatisfaction and dissent given life through Internet-enabled technologies.

Posted Mar 03, 2004

The PW Registry Corporation has announced plans for the activation of a PW top-level domain (TLD) devoted to "Communities of Shared Interests."

Posted Mar 02, 2004

It was with some regret that I was not able to attend Intracom 2003 in Montreal in October, as the previous two conferences have provided valuable insights into intranet issues. It was at the 2001 conference that I discovered Web logs (often called blogs).

Posted Dec 09, 2003

Traction Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise Weblog software, has announced Traction TeamPage Release 3.0.

Posted Nov 21, 2003

Traction Software has announced the introduction of its international partner initiative, unveiling partnerships with Applied Knowledge Co, Ltd of Japan (AKJ), and Netcore Solutions Pvt, Ltd. of India.

Posted Nov 18, 2003

Until recently, weblogs were primarily the domain of a tightly knit community of personal bloggers offering their insight and opinions, but they are finding their way into the workplace as organizations begin to recognize their promise as an inexpensive way to communicate information about dynamic events.

Posted Oct 20, 2003

InkNoise, a provider of personal Web publishing services, has announced the availability of a hosted service that is designed to enable technical and non-technical users to become personal Web publishers and create personal Web sites and blogs featuring a variety of multimedia elements.

Posted Oct 10, 2003

Communicator Inc., a provider of communications solutions, is making available a white paper about secure communications within and across multiple companies, resulting from research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Posted Sep 02, 2003

Akiva has released a new version of ChatSpace, its chat, instant messaging, and message board technology for online communities.

Posted May 20, 2003

As much as you may claim to be, or hope to be, all knowing, chances are good that you're not. But if you combine your knowledge, with my knowledge, with the knowledge of 7,000 or so others around the world, chances are good that we are collectively a whole lot smarter than we are individually.

Posted Apr 23, 2003

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