Social Media and Communities

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

Internet search provider Google has bought Prya Labs, a company that created some of the earliest technology for writing weblogs and helping to make the online journals more popular.

Posted Feb 21, 2003

Go Club has released its new Web technology designed to help associations, clubs, churches, and other membership organizations manage their events and members online.

Posted Jan 28, 2003

E-centives, Inc., a provider of interactive direct marketing technologies and services, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Consumer Review, Inc., a source for consumer product reviews and information on the Web.

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Sarah Chubb has a unique "problem"...the sort more Web executives would like to have. She is running out of ad inventory. And the solution is simple, but few Web sites have been willing or able to realize it; the Internet allows publishers to sell advertising against users, not just against content.

Posted Sep 01, 2002

The question for Web sites is no longer, "to charge or not to charge," but rather "how much can I charge for what?" Many sites that have found success charging for interactive content are doing so, in part, by leveraging the value of online community. Their success stories can be yours.

Posted Sep 01, 2002

Posted Jul 01, 2002

Most site owners would love the opportunity to know what goes on inside the heads of their site users. For better or worse, however, technology has not yet provided us with that level of access to the mindset of site visitors. Enter the world of online surveys, which purport to provide feedback from users on the sites' content and effectiveness.

Posted Apr 01, 2002

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