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1: new post   vBulletin Feature Leaves Forums Open to Link Spam
"...the 'visitors' tab in the member profile section allows members to post messages to other members. And link drops on those pages do not contain the nofollow tag."
Aug 21, 2009
2: new post   vBulletin + VBSEO Exploit in the Wild
vBulletin installations running VBSEO should be updated to the latest version. There is an exploit going around.
Feb 22, 2012
3: new post   phpBB Issues Security Update
Dec 11, 2004
4: new post   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
5: new post   phpBB 2.0.13 released - Critical Update
The first issue is critical (session handling allowing everyone gaining administrator rights) and we urge you to fix it on your forums as soon as possible...
Feb 28, 2005
6: new post   iVillage Rocks With Fourth Quarter Revenue Increases 65%
"We don't get to see tangible results from communities to often. This is one of the rare times:"
Feb 14, 2006
7: new post   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
8: new post   Zero Day Exploit Hits vBulletin Versions 4.x.x and 5.x.x
The hackers claim to have leveraged a "critical vulnerability" in vBulletin versions 4.x.x and 5.x.x.
Nov 18, 2013
9: new post   YouTube - Waiting For The Payoff
"The tricky question of how YouTube can make money off its phenomenal growth while maintaining the promise behind that popularity."
Sept 11, 2006
10: new post   Yelp Sued for Burying Bad Reviews for Advertisers
A California veterinary center has sued review site Yelp for allegedly promising to bury bad reviews in exchange for purchasing $3,600 worth of advertising on the site.
Feb 25, 2010
11: new post   Yelp Makes Changes To Address Criticism
"I hope that these changes will debunk some of the myths and conspiracy theories out there about Yelp and its advertising and whether those are linked,"
Apr 6, 2010
12: new post   Yahoo! Picks Up Mybloglog.com
"The Internet portal has purchased Mybloglog.com, an Orlando, Fla.-based website that enables readers of web pages to leave information about themselves, building a social network among fans of such things as News Corp's MySpace pages, commercial web publications, or personal weblogs, or blogs."
Jan 9, 2007
13: new post   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
14: new post   Worm Infected Twitter User Accounts
"Twitter has been given the all clear after a worm infected "tens of thousands of users". But experts say the attack could have been much worse."
Apr 14, 2009
15: new post   Wordpress 2.7 Includes Auto Upgrade
"WordPress includes a built-in upgrade that will automatically notify you of new releases, and when you're ready it will download them, install them, and upgrade your blog with a single click."
Dec 11, 2008
16: new post   WordPress Outage 18 Feb: Unscheduled Core Router Change
"We need to dig deeper and find out exactly what happened, why, and how to recover more gracefully next time and isolate problems like this so they don't affect our other locations."
Feb 19, 2010
17: new post   WordPress 2.8 Claimed to Be Faster, With Better Widgets Interface
June 11, 2009
18: new post   Wired: Facebook's Plan to Dominate The Net, And Keep Google Out
"Where are your bets going?"
June 23, 2009
19: new post   Wikipedia Founder Branches Into Free Hosting
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said his for-profit company, Wikia will offer free hosting and software. In addition, they will offer their users 100% of ad revenue generated by their sites.
Dec 11, 2006
20: new post   Which forum software do you run and why?
Discussion of pros and cons of various software packages.
Dec 27, 2005
21: new post   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
22: new post   When Community Speech Is TOO Free
Conde Nast's Portfolio magazine chronicles the legal woes of an unmoderated online community that refused to remove virulent personal attacks and became the focal point for legal action.
Feb 17, 2009
23: new post   What do you do about your annoying members?
These members may not break any rules, but they irritate fellow members.
Sept 6, 2004
24: new post   WebHostingTalk Hacked
WebHostingTalk was maliciously attacked over the weekend.
Mar 26, 2009
25: new post   Washington Post Stops Accepting Blog Comments
"... there are things that we said we would not allow, including personal attacks, the use of profanity and hate speech. Because a significant number of folks who have posted in this blog have refused to follow any of those relatively simple rules, we've decided not to allow comments for the time being. "
Jan 23, 2006
26: new post   WSJ: Scraper Attacks on Community Sites Rising
The Wall Street Journal reports that a professional scraping industry is emerging to collect massive amounts of data from forums and social networks.
Oct 13, 2010
27: new post   Using WordPress 2.5? Upgrade Immediately!
WordPress: "We recommend everyone update immediately [from 2.5 to 2.5.1], particularly if your blog has open registration. The vulnerability is not public but it will be shortly"
Apr 26, 2008
28: new post   Using Twitter from an SEO Perspective
July 14, 2009
29: new post   U.S. Military Blocks MySpace & YouTube
Ban affects only computers owned by the military; 11 other websites on block list.
May 14, 2007
30: new post   Two Modifications Virtually Eliminate Spam Posts
"I've recently installed two mods on two separate forums that were plagued by spambot registration and spam posts. Over night both have completely stopped."
Dec 15, 2006
31: new post   Twitter's New Home Page
"Twitter's new home page is live now, and is visible when you're logged out."
July 29, 2009
32: new post   Twitter hires FeedBurner co-founder
"Twitter confirmed that Mr. (Dick) Costolo, who helped found FeedBurner and worked at Google after it acquired the company, will start next week."
Sept 4, 2009
33: new post   Twitter Worm Leads to Hacked Accounts, Spam
A two-phase worm/spam attack spread through Twitter's direct message system.
Sept 23, 2009
34: new post   Twitter Warning of Account Phishing
"We've identified a phishing scam directed at Twitter users and we don't want you to get tricked into giving your password to a scammer."
Jan 5, 2009
35: new post   Twitter To Start To Educate Users On Ways To Make Money
July 24, 2009
36: new post   Twitter To Launch Location-Aware API
"For example, with accurate, tweet-level location data you could switch from reading the tweets of accounts you follow to reading tweets from anyone in your neighborhood or city..."
Aug 21, 2009
37: new post   Twitter To Add Additional Services For a Fee
Aug 24, 2009
38: new post   Twitter Starts To Open Its Firehose To Drive Innovation
"With access to the full Firehose of data, it is possible to move far beyond the Twitter experiences we know today."
Mar 2, 2010
39: new post   Twitter Starts Routing All Links Through New Anti-Phishing Service
"By routing all links submitted to Twitter through this new service, we can detect, intercept, and prevent the spread of bad links across all of Twitter."
Mar 10, 2010
40: new post   Twitter Starts Account Verification To Help Stop Impersonators
June 12, 2009
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