|Forum: Community Building and User Generated Content|
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|1:|| 100 Million Facebook Users' Data Published|
"People who use Facebook own their information and have the right to share only what they want, with whom they want, and when they want,"
|July 29, 2010|
|2:|| A Newbie's Week on Twitter|
"I put in a few hours most days for more than a week, and built up around 360 followers. So far so good. I put out around 200 messages."
|July 27, 2009|
|3:|| AOL Buys Social Networking Site BEBO for $850 Million|
"In an unexpected move, AOL has acquired social-networking site Bebo. The price tag: $850 million in cash."
|Mar 13, 2008|
|4:|| AOL May Sell or Close Bebo|
"AOL is committed to working quickly to determine if there are any interested parties for Bebo."
|Apr 7, 2010|
|5:|| AOL Sells Social Networking Site, Bebo, To Private Investment Firm|
"Criterion Capital Partners, a small private investment firm, announced that it had bought the business, but did not disclose the amount paid."
|June 17, 2010|
|6:|| AOL to Acquire Socialthing|
"Socialthing, based in Boulder, Colorado, aggregates friends' photos, text messages and music preferences from different social networks."
|Aug 15, 2008|
|7:|| Advertising May Not Be The Saviour For Social Networking||Jan 2, 2008|
|8:|| Analyst: MySpace Value Could Be $15 billion|
One Wall Street analyst says MySpace could be worth $10 to $20 billion in three years, based on its unprecedented growth rate and international appeal.
|Sept 28, 2006|
|9:|| Andreessen: Facebook Revenue Expected to be "Billions" In 5 Years||July 6, 2009|
|10:|| Answers.com Acquired for $127 Million in Cash|
today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, for a total cash consideration of approximately $127 million.[br][br]"This is a great outcome for our shareholders," said Bob Rosenschein, Founder, Chairman and CEO. "After an exciting six years as a public company, we are very pleased to achieve considerable value for our investors."
|Feb 3, 2011|
|11:|| Are blogs a 'parasitic' medium?|
"Over the past months, I've heard several journalists make the same comment at various industry forums: That blogs are a "parasitic" medium that wouldn't be able to exist without the reporting done at newspapers."
|Mar 3, 2007|
|12:|| Bad Forum Design|
What forum design elements will annoy your visitors?
|May 14, 2004|
|13:|| Blogger Not Covered By Journalists' Legal Protection: Fined $2.5 Million|
A blogger in the US state of Oregon has just been ordered by a court to pay $2.5m to an investment company because of a defamatory posting.
|Dec 7, 2011|
|14:|| Building Communities: Critical for Online Business?|
At first glance who would connect community to classifieds? How critical do you think building community is to an Internet endeavor?"
|May 12, 2008|
|15:|| COPA is finally dead|
The Child Online Protection Act seems to be finally and irreversibly dead following another rejection by the US Supreme Court.
|Jan 21, 2009|
|16:|| Cellphone Social Networking On The Move||Mar 7, 2008|
|17:|| Checking Job Applicants on Social Sites a Legal Danger?|
In the U.S., ethnic minorities and other protected groups could allege discrimination if employers use Facebook, MySpace, etc. to access information they could not legally ask in the hiring process.
|June 20, 2008|
|18:|| ComScore Figues Show Huge Growth In Social Networking|
"During the past year, the total North American audience of social networkers has grown 9 percent compared to a much larger 25 percent growth for the world at large."
|Aug 12, 2008|
|19:|| Congress to Ban Social Network Sites from Schools, Libraries|
U. S. politicians approved a bill that would make chat rooms and social networking sites inaccessible to minors in federally funded schools and libraries.
|July 28, 2006|
|20:|| Corporate Blogs, Personal Opinions, and Bad PR|
Google's recent problem in which an employee blog post created a public backlash is just one example of how companies must balance benefits and risks associated with open communication.
|July 5, 2007|
|21:|| Court Says Bloggers, Forum Participants Can't Be Sued|
California Supreme Court extends ISP legal protections to users of their services.
|Nov 21, 2006|
|22:|| Defamatory Internet Posts:Jury awards $11.3M|
"A Florida woman has been awarded $11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a Louisiana woman who posted messages on the Internet accusing her of being a "crook," a "con artist" and a "fraud.""
|Oct 12, 2006|
|23:|| Dentist Who Sued Yelp Must Pay Court Costs|
Under California law, a dentist who sued both review site Yelp and the individual reviewers had her suit rejected and was required to pay the defendants' court costs.
|May 18, 2011|
|24:|| Developer Release Of Diaspora|
"From now on we will be working closely with the community on improving and solidifying Diaspora."
|Sept 16, 2010|
|25:|| Digg Clone News Site Sphinn Kills Voting|
"Even as many sites seek to give their users more input, Sphinn is eliminating voting on stories and will use an editorial selection process instead."
|Sept 2, 2010|
|26:|| Digg In Fight With Its Community Leaders|
Remember when Sergey said Google was Spam proof? Kevin Rose of Digg said near the same thing about 9 months ago about Digg. Now Digg finds itself in a click spam fight for it's life.
|Sept 11, 2006|
|27:|| Digg Makes Changes To DiggBar, And UnBans Domains|
"Rose criticized the DiggBar's user experience as "inconsistent" and "wonky," and called the feature "bad for the Internet."
|Apr 7, 2010|
|28:|| Digg Raises More Cash: $28.7 million||Sept 25, 2008|
|29:|| Digg Recommendation Engine (Beta) Launching This Week|
"The Recommendation Engine is a cool way to discover new content on Digg."
|June 30, 2008|
|30:|| Digg's Kevin Rose Is Critical Of Own Status: "We have to do better"|
"Why click a button and make the number go up by one? Why does that matter?"
|Oct 9, 2008|
|31:|| Drawing traffic from your forum to the real content?|
Lots of people visit the forum - how do you get them to leave the forum and visit the rest of the site?
|Aug 2, 2005|
|32:|| European Regulators Investigate Facebook Over Picture Privacy|
"Swiss and Germany regulators are investigating whether the practice of posting photos, videos and other information about people on sites such as Facebook without their consent is a breach of privacy laws."
|Mar 24, 2010|
|33:|| Evan Williams, Twitter Co Founder: Twitter Fundamental To Democracy|
In areas where censorship hinders freedom of speech, he hopes the "open exchange of information will prevail.
|Mar 14, 2010|
|34:|| Evan Williams, Twitter's Co Founder: Twitter Fundamental To Democracy|
"In areas where censorship hinders freedom of speech, he hopes the "open exchange of information will prevail"."
|Mar 14, 2010|
|35:|| F.T.C. Proposes To Fine Bloggers Not Disclosing Payments For Reviews|
"Penalties include up to $11,000 in fines per violation."
|Oct 5, 2009|
|36:|| FaceBook Gift Shop To Shut Down|
"Facebook Gifts, the virtual shop born out of a 2007 "hackathon" by FB staffers, will close on August 1, even as the social networking giant looks for other ways to make money."
|July 14, 2010|
|37:|| Facebook & Google 'Friend Connect' Venture Hit By Competing Interests|
"...a dispute erupted between Google and Facebook, its largest partner in the new service, that reflected the fact that for Web companies there is nothing casual about the business of Internet socializing: There's too much money, maybe billions, at stake."
|June 3, 2008|
|38:|| Facebook - Too Creepy, Childish for Business?|
WIRED article title "Facebook: Too Creepy, Childish for the Workplace" suggests that people who do too much social networking aren't serious about business.
|July 18, 2008|
|39:|| Facebook About to Allow URL Usernames|
"...you'll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile..."
|June 10, 2009|
|40:|| Facebook Accuses German Social Networking Site of Copying|
"Facebook's complaint, filed in a California federal court, accuses Studivz of copying the look, feel, features and services of Facebook."
|July 21, 2008|