|Forum: Community Building and User Generated Content|
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|81:|| Cellphone Social Networking On The Move||Mar 7, 2008|
|82:|| 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|
|83:|| State Looking to Ban Anonymous Forum Postings|
"If the bill becomes law, the website operator would have to pay if someone was allowed to post anonymously on their site. The fine would be five-hundred dollars for a first offense and one-thousand dollars for each offense after that."
|Mar 13, 2008|
|84:|| Facebook Steps Up Privacy and Plans To Add Chat||Mar 19, 2008|
|85:|| Microsoft Signs Social Networking Deals On Data Portability|
"Starting today, we will be working with Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, Tagged and LinkedIn to exchange functionally-similar Contacts APIs, allowing us to create a safe, secure two-way street for users to move their relationships between our respective services."
|Mar 25, 2008|
|86:|| Google Loses Another Executive To Facebook|
"Another Google Inc. executive is leaving the Internet search giant for social networking start-up Facebook Inc."
|Mar 26, 2008|
|87:|| Facebook Chat Being Rolled Out|
"This week marks the launch of Facebook Chat"
|Apr 7, 2008|
|88:|| Flickr Gets Video|
"Yahoo is adding videos to what has just been a photo-sharing site."
|Apr 9, 2008|
|89:|| SixApart Acquires Social Media Agency Apperceptive|
"The idea for SA is to move beyond an increasingly commoditized blog publishing software business, and into adding advertising, design, implementation, development and site optimization services to bloggers and companies."
|Apr 21, 2008|
|90:|| 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|
|91:|| Facebook Agrees to Create Tools to Protect Young Users|
"The social network Facebook has reached an agreement with 49 state attorneys general to institute a broad set of principles intended to protect young users from online predators and inappropriate material."
|May 9, 2008|
|92:|| MySpace No Longer an Island, Goes For Data Portability|
"Responding to the momentum around data portability, MySpace has launched its own "Data Availability" effort with big-name partners Yahoo, eBay, Twitter, and fellow News Corp. unit Photobucket."
|May 9, 2008|
|93:|| 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|
|94:|| MySpace Gets Awarded $234Million Spam Payday|
"MySpace has won a $234m legal judgement over junk messages sent to members of the social networking site."
|May 14, 2008|
|95:|| 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|
|96:|| Social Shopping and Customer 3.0|
Social media and online communities are now shaping customer behavior. Traditional retailers and even some online retailers may be feeling the pressure.
|June 6, 2008|
|97:|| Hobsons Acquire College Confidential|
"It is not often that we hear of sites that are primarily forum/community driven being sold."
|June 6, 2008|
|98:|| LinkedIn Boosted By $53 Million Investment|
"LinkedIn Corp., a business-networking Web site, has received a $53 million infusion from blue-chip venture capitalists that values the company at $1 billion."
|June 19, 2008|
|99:|| 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|
|100:|| Nokia Acquires Social Networkling Site, Plazes||June 23, 2008|
|101:|| Judge Orders Facebook Origins Settlement Enforceable|
"Facebook agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of cash and stock to settle a long- running legal battle..."
|June 27, 2008|
|102:|| Digg Recommendation Engine (Beta) Launching This Week|
"The Recommendation Engine is a cool way to discover new content on Digg."
|June 30, 2008|
|103:|| Google Patent: Ads to Target Community Members|
US Patent No. 20080162260 covers a variety of ways to target members of communities and social networks, including assigning member ranks and identifying "influencers."
|July 6, 2008|
|104:|| Twitter Confirms It Has Acquired Summize|
"All five Summize engineers will move to San Francisco, CA and take jobs at Twitter, Inc."
|July 16, 2008|
|105:|| 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|
|106:|| Facebook Redesign Rolls Out Slowly|
"Now you see it, now you don't ... screenshots and descriptions of the Facebook facelift slated to go live Monday are flying around but the url that is supposed to take you there keeps defaulting the current Facebook profile page."
|July 21, 2008|
|107:|| 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|
|108:|| MySpace Extends Data Portability With OpenID|
"Two well-known Web sites have completed implementations of MySpace's data portability program, which has also been modified to allow a degree of user data caching and storage by external Web sites and to support the OpenID single sign-on method,"
|July 23, 2008|
|109:|| Facebook Connect|
"We are going to see the big social networks start to decentralize into a series of social applications across the Web," Mr. Zuckerberg said. "I think we are at the beginning of a movement and the beginning of an industry."
|July 24, 2008|
|110:|| Facebook Disables Scrabulous in US and Canada|
"Scrabulous is disabled for U.S. and Canadian users until further notice."
|July 29, 2008|
|111:|| Facebook Replaces Scrabulous With Wordscraper|
"In very early reviews, users who have tried out the new game, called Wordscraper, are so far giving it a thumbs-up..."
|Aug 1, 2008|
|112:|| Twitter Sets Anti-Spam Measures On "Followers"|
"Follow spam is the act of following mass numbers of people, not because you're actually interested in their tweets, but simply to gain attention, get views of your profile (and possibly clicks on URLs therein), or (ideally) to get followed back."
|Aug 12, 2008|
|113:|| 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|
|114:|| AOL to Acquire Socialthing|
"Socialthing, based in Boulder, Colorado, aggregates friends' photos, text messages and music preferences from different social networks."
|Aug 15, 2008|
|115:|| Facebook's New Face Draws Criticism|
"Several groups requesting a return to the old design have surfaced, including one with 1 million members."
|Sept 22, 2008|
|116:|| Digg Raises More Cash: $28.7 million||Sept 25, 2008|
|117:|| Facebook Sets Up International HQ In Ireland|
"We looked at a number of different locations and ultimately decided that Dublin was the best pick for a couple of different reasons,"
|Oct 2, 2008|
|118:|| 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|
|119:|| MySpace MyAds Self-Service Advertising|
"On Monday, the popular social network is officially launching a self-service advertising program called MySpace MyAds that lets small businesses and individuals create ads tailored to the personal information on its users' age, gender, location and interests."
|Oct 13, 2008|
|120:|| Twitter Could Start Charging for Premium Services|
"Looking at the value commercial entities are getting out of Twitter could help us build a sustainable company,"
|Oct 27, 2008|