|Forum: Community Building and User Generated Content|
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|41:|| How Scammers Manipulate Communities: Crowdhacking|
WIRED exposes the dark side of Web 2.0, where spammers and scammers game ratings, rankings, and reviews for profit.
|Mar 1, 2007|
|42:|| 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|
|43:|| Travel and Point Site FlyerTalk Sold to Internet Brands|
"Terms of the deal were not announced, but it shows a new level of interest in forums by big corporate main stream companies."
|Mar 9, 2007|
|44:|| How to optimize your forum for search engines|
Steps to SEO your forum pages for optimal search performance.
|Mar 13, 2007|
|45:|| MySpace Widget Restrictions Irk Users|
MySpace move to restrict some third-party widgets highlights battle to control commercialization on Web 2.0 sites.
|Mar 20, 2007|
|46:|| Online Anonymity Feeds Increase In Nastiness|
AP story suggests that forums and e-mail are driving an increase in nasty commentary that in the past would have reached a much smaller audience.
|Mar 21, 2007|
|47:|| Is it Time For a Blogging Code of Conduct?|
"What do you think - can it work, will anyone adhere to it if it were created?"
|Mar 30, 2007|
|48:|| How To Get Members Answering Questions|
"What do I need to do to get the users to "answer" questions? Is there any special motivation required? "
|Apr 6, 2007|
|49:|| MySpace Launches Beta of News Aggregation Site|
"MySpace News is a hybrid between standard news-aggregation sites, such as Google News, and a news-rating site such as Digg Inc."
|Apr 19, 2007|
|50:|| Sony to Launch Video-Sharing Network|
"Sony said on Thursday it will launch a video-sharing site in Japan on Friday, marking the electronics and entertainment firm's first step towards challenging Google's YouTube service."
|Apr 26, 2007|
|51:|| MySpace Targets China's 137 Million Users|
MySpace, in conjunction with investors International Data Group and China Broadband Capital Partners, has announced its Chinese launch.
|Apr 27, 2007|
|52:|| Mass User Revolt Against Digg|
Thousands of users unload on digg as HD DVD key number is posted.
|May 2, 2007|
|53:|| When Moderators Go Bad|
"What the heck do you do when a long time moderator becomes more harmful to your forums then helpful."
|May 9, 2007|
|54:|| U.S. Military Blocks MySpace & YouTube|
Ban affects only computers owned by the military; 11 other websites on block list.
|May 14, 2007|
|55:|| Facebook Opens Up Its Platform|
Outsiders can now develop Internet services on Facebook's infrastructure with full access to all its members. The company will impose no limitations on what kinds of applications others can create, except that they be legal.
|May 25, 2007|
|56:|| Survey: Virtual Social Networks - Get A Life|
"The results show the majority seem to give the virtual worlds the thumbs down."
|June 19, 2007|
|57:|| MySpace To Launch Video Sharing Rival to YouTube|
"MySpace will tomorrow launch a video-sharing service..."
|June 27, 2007|
|58:|| Survey: YouTube Traffic Bigger Than Rivals Combined|
""As of May 2007, YouTube's market share was 50 percent greater than those 64 sites combined," Hitwise research director LeeAnn Prescott said in a summary of her firm's data."
|June 29, 2007|
|59:|| Jelsoft - Producers of vBulletin Forum Software - Acquired by Internet Brands|
"Jelsoft Enterprises Limited has been acquired by Internet Brands, Inc."
|July 5, 2007|
|60:|| 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|
|61:|| Online Communities Benefit 93% of IT Professionals|
A new survey shows that virtually all IT professionals rely on Web communities to solve problems and save time. 85% see personal benefits in addition to help with work-related tasks.
|July 27, 2007|
|62:|| Netscape Relocates Social Site to New Domain|
"The social bookmarking site which was launched a little over a year ago is being moved to a new domain, and Netscape.com will be returning to its older format."
|Sept 12, 2007|
|63:|| Privacy Fears As Facebook's 40 Million Members Become an Open Book|
"Social network Facebook will soon make the listings - the name and photo - of its 40 million active members available to anyone who searches the Internet on Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. But in its pursuit of building a bigger audience, Facebook has set off privacy alarms among customers who don't necessarily want their listings to be an open book."
|Sept 12, 2007|
|64:|| Yahoo Unveils Mash Social Network|
"Yahoo Inc is testing an experimental social network service called Mash that makes it easy for Yahoo users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family online, the company said on Sunday."
|Sept 17, 2007|
|65:|| Facebook Backers Announce $10 Million Fund For Start-ups|
"Online social networking phenomenon Facebook Inc said on Monday its backers have created an unusual $10 million fund to dole out grants to start-ups with ideas for innovative Facebook applications."
|Sept 18, 2007|
|66:|| Microsoft Expresses Interest In Facebook|
"Microsoft in recent weeks approached Facebook with proposals to invest in the startup that could value the fast-growing site at $10 billion or higher, said people familiar with the matter. If those talks bear fruit, Microsoft could purchase a stake of up to 5% in the closely held startup, at a cost in the range of $300 million to $500 million, the people said."
|Sept 25, 2007|
|67:|| eBay Launches Neighborhoods|
"In the next few days, we're going to introduce several hundred Neighborhoods that cover a wide variety of interests. We'll be adding more as time goes on."
|Oct 10, 2007|
|68:|| MySpace starts Skype call service|
One of the largest internet communities gets voice-enabled.
|Oct 17, 2007|
|69:|| MySpace To Let Developers Create Applications|
"We are opening our platform in the next couple of months," DeWolfe said, confirming months of speculation that MySpace would follow in the footsteps of Facebook, which emerged as a serious competitor after allowing software developers to create applications for its users."
|Oct 18, 2007|
|70:|| Facebook Close To Ad Deal With Microsoft or Google|
"Facebook Inc. is close to choosing between Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to sell ads for the social networking service outside the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter."
|Oct 24, 2007|
|71:|| Microsoft Buys Stake in Facebook|
"Microsoft Corp. agreed to invest $240 million for a minority stake in Facebook Inc. that values the social-networking site at $15 billion. As part of the deal, the two companies expanded their advertising agreement."
|Oct 25, 2007|
|72:|| MySpace Hoax Blamed for Suicide - Implications for Web Communities|
A teen suicide is being blamed on a MySpace hoax perpetrated by an adult neighbor. What can community operators do to prevent similar tragedies?
|Nov 17, 2007|
|73:|| Rash of Blogger Lawsuits|
Blogs may be great places for ranting, but "free speech" can get expensive. In the U.S., politicians and businesses are taking bloggers to court when they say nasty things.
|Nov 20, 2007|
|74:|| Facebook Beacon Notifications Changed Due To Privacy Fears|
"Confronted with mounting privacy protests, Facebook.com has scaled back a Web monitoring feature that notifies one's friends when the Facebook user visits affiliated Web sites, the company said on Thursday."
|Nov 30, 2007|
|75:|| phpBB 3 Gold Released|
The gold release of the latest version of phpBB, 3.0.0, is now available for download after going through eight release candidate cycles.
|Dec 13, 2007|
|76:|| Advertising May Not Be The Saviour For Social Networking||Jan 2, 2008|
|77:|| Traditional Media Face Challenges Managing Online Conversation|
"Major media sites have started to get the religion of audience participation, but there's been one big hitch: How do you harness the audience's knowledge and participation without the forums devolving into a messy online brawl that requires time-intensive moderation?"
|Jan 20, 2008|
|78:|| MySpace Adds Developer Platform|
"Developer platform opens February 5th."
|Feb 5, 2008|
|79:|| Facebook Moves to Address Account Deletion Requests|
"But on Tuesday, representatives of Facebook stopped short of saying the company would introduce a one-step delete account option."
|Feb 13, 2008|
|80:|| Facebook Announces Hire of Google's Sheryl Sandberg as COO|
"Facebook Inc. has raided Google Inc. to hire a new chief operating officer, providing the popular online social network with more seasoned management and advertising savvy as it strives to make more money without alienating its audience."
|Mar 4, 2008|