|Forum: Community Building and User Generated Content|
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|121:|| Mobile Use of Social Networks Triples to 10%|
Projection: By 2012, more than 800 million users worldwide will connect to social networks via their mobile device, up from 82 million in 2007.
|Dec 23, 2008|
|122:|| 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|
|123:|| Koobface Worm Targeting Facebook Users|
"Facebook representative Barry Schnitt said the worm isn't new; it dates back to August, although the variant that first appeared on Wednesday targets only Facebook users."
|Dec 6, 2008|
|124:|| Facebook Connect Goes Live|
"Facebook Connect allows users to harness their Facebook credentials and data on participating external websites, then bring those experiences back to the Facebook community,"
|Dec 5, 2008|
|125:|| MySpace Brings Ad-Supported Video Clips To Mobile Devices|
"Members will be able to look at video on their own homepages as well as friends' pages."
|Dec 3, 2008|
|126:|| Spammer Fined $873-Million in Facebook Case||Nov 25, 2008|
|127:|| Linked In Announces "Linkedin Apps"|
"Today we're announcing many more ways to interact with your network on LinkedIn... it's a new way to create projects and collaborate, share information, customize your profile, or gain key insights"
|Oct 29, 2008|
|128:|| 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|
|129:|| 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|
|130:|| 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|
|131:|| 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|
|132:|| Digg Raises More Cash: $28.7 million||Sept 25, 2008|
|133:|| 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|
|134:|| AOL to Acquire Socialthing|
"Socialthing, based in Boulder, Colorado, aggregates friends' photos, text messages and music preferences from different social networks."
|Aug 15, 2008|
|135:|| 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|
|136:|| 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|
|137:|| 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|
|138:|| Facebook Disables Scrabulous in US and Canada|
"Scrabulous is disabled for U.S. and Canadian users until further notice."
|July 29, 2008|
|139:|| 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|
|140:|| 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|
|141:|| 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|
|142:|| 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|
|143:|| 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|
|144:|| 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|
|145:|| 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|
|146:|| Digg Recommendation Engine (Beta) Launching This Week|
"The Recommendation Engine is a cool way to discover new content on Digg."
|June 30, 2008|
|147:|| 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|
|148:|| Nokia Acquires Social Networkling Site, Plazes||June 23, 2008|
|149:|| 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|
|150:|| 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|
|151:|| Hobsons Acquire College Confidential|
"It is not often that we hear of sites that are primarily forum/community driven being sold."
|June 6, 2008|
|152:|| 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|
|153:|| 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|
|154:|| 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|
|155:|| 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|
|156:|| 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|
|157:|| 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|
|158:|| 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|
|159:|| 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|
|160:|| Flickr Gets Video|
"Yahoo is adding videos to what has just been a photo-sharing site."
|Apr 9, 2008|