Tag Archives: Online Communities

NBC: digital local content

NBC’s new O&O guy says digital content for local TV stations needs to focus on local. John highlights the need for “local portals” and hopes to have “laser beams” in a bid to become the “Diet Coke” of “local content”: just one calorie, not local enough. From Broadcast & Cable: “John Wallace, the new president […]

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Tribune’s local sites: Metromix

More local websites from traditional media. From Lost Remote: “Tribune just took the wraps off LosAngeles.Metromix.com, a “fresh and dynamic new site for young and socially active Angelenos looking for the latest in pop culture, local trends and the newest spots to hit on the scene.” New York is next, and Tribune plans to roll […]

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Hyperlocal Deadpool: Backfence

Hyperlocal takes a hit with the closing of Backfence. Lot’s of people have opinions. From American Journalism Review: “The idea of virtual town squares seemed so promising that within months Potts (a veteran reporter and editor at the Washington Post and cofounder of its digital division) and DeFife (founder and chief executive of Womenconnect.com for […]

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Rapture

Lots of tongues wagging about Rapture, the new social network project from Shawn Fanning. Mashable: “Napster founder Shawn Fanning is about to launch another new project in the social networking space: Rupture is a social site for online gamers that has already raised seed money from investors including Joi Ito and Ron Conway.” Business Week: […]

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Big Brother in Second Life

Adam Reuters broke the story yesterday that the TV reality show Big Brother is coming to Second Life.From Adam: “The popular reality TV show will select 15 Second Life contestants in three time zones. Contestants will have to spend at least 8 hours a day in the transparent virtual Big Brother house for a total […]

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X-Box Movie Downloads

Paidcontent has a review of the Microsoft announcement on additional X-Box features. From the press release: “Beginning Nov. 22, on its first anniversary, Xbox 360 will be the first gaming console in history to provide high-definition TV shows and movies directly to gamers in their living rooms. Xbox 360 gamers will have access to the […]

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Demand Media Raises $100m

That’s quite a bit of money. What do they do? Demand Media: “We believe that this is the right time to build a different type of new media company,” explains Richard Rosenblatt, Demand’s chairman and CEO. “The additional capital will allow us to rapidly seize on unique market opportunities in a truly innovative way.” The […]

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MTV’s Virtual Worlds

So MTV is building virtual worlds now. I guess Virtual Laguna Beach is based on There’s technology but in somekind of private grid. I also guess that the other two offerings will be like that – not sure why you would build walled girds like that but, anyway here are some quotes. NYT: “You can […]

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MEX: Defining Community

Via MocoNews at MEX: “Frederick Ghahramani, director and co-founder of AirG, Vancouver-based mobile social networking specialists. He defined community with four key elements: Identity. How the user is represented. Presence. Tools like IM and ‘online now’ indicators. Interaction. Content sharing, comment functions and so on. The user interface and experience fits round any or all […]

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Verizon Game Network

Verizon acquired an equity stake in Super Computer International to expand its role in online gaming.From the press release: “A primary focus of the Verizon-SCI relationship will be the deployment of a next-generation, online game browsing and messaging platform called PlayLinc that will give gamers more control over their multiplayer gaming interactions, a richer set […]

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