Tag Archives: Social Networks

Hearst buying Kaboodle (updated)

Aggregation marches on. From PaidContent: “Hearst has announced its second online acquisition in two weeks: first it bought UGO for between $100-$150 million, and now it is buying shopping recommendation site Kaboodle, reports WSJ. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. (Updated: Om says the price was around $40 million). It started as a general sharing […]

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Google’s Socialstream

Google comes to the table with a social networks aggregator. From the site: “Socialstream is the result of a Google-sponsored capstone project in the Master’s program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. This project was guided by three goals that built upon each other: Initial Task: Rethink and reinvent online social networking Refined Focus: […]

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Me.dium: attention data

Me.dium raises $15m. From Venturebeat: “The figure might seem staggering, considering Me.dium is merely a downloadable plug-in for FireFox. Once you install it, it tracks where you go on the web and lets you talk with other people who have also downloaded the plug-in — as long as they’re sitting on the same websites you […]

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Sab Kanaujia, NBCU and Social Networks

TechCrunch dug out a deleted post in google cache from Sab Kanaujia, VP of Digital Innovation at NBC Digital Media. The post referred to NBC’s position and plans for social networks. TechCrunch: “On December 26, 2006 he wrote a long post on his blog outlining NBC’s vision for social networking. Sometime After January 9 the […]

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Cisco in Second Life: Update

As seen on Second Life Insider, Cisco launched its presence in Second Life. Click here to see the Cisco machinima overview: From the press release: “In conjunction with today’s announcement, Cisco is excited to begin its journey in Second Life, a 3D interactive social networking metaverse, with the opening of our Cisco campus (in Second […]

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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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Turner’s David Rudolph on Super Deluxe and Second Life

I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to last night’s MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta event on “TV Transformed.” From the website: “New media” companies are being snapped up as industry stalwarts realize that they’re staring at a new reality. Despite the predictions for a new world of video on your PC, phone, MP3 […]

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danah boyd defines social networks

danah defines social networks: “Profile Traversable, publicly articulated social network Semi-persistent public comments A “social network site” is a category of websites with profiles, semi-persistent public commentary on the profile, and a traversable publicly articulated social network displayed in relation to the profile.”

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Social Network Numbers

Liz Gannes at GigaOm point to some new numbers from Hitwise: “Today Hitwise sent out its measure of U.S. social network market shares by divvying up visits to the top 20 sites in the sector (see chart). MySpace has more that 80 percent of this category.”

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World of Warcraft Social Network

Mashable reports the launch of a World of Warcraft social network by Warcraft Social. From the Warcraft Social site: “Warcraft Social Network is beta launching! We hope you all will enjoy the site. It has been in the works for a while, and we are so excited to finally see it materialize. Thanks everyone for […]

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