Tag: communities and social networking sites

Covering China through social media

• January 28, 2013 • Comments (1)
Covering China through social media

I just spent an hour watching David Wertime of Tea Leaf Nation talk about China and how to cover it through social media. The speach, “Redefining the Quote: Using the Social Web to Gauge Grassroots Sentiment in China”, was given recently at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. You can watch the […]

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Socialmedian focuses US election coverage on a special site

• October 28, 2008 • Comments (0)

SocialMedian, the somewhat evolved digg-clone for social news and news tracking, has set up a special site for anything related to the US election. election.socialmedian.com is the place to check out if you want to debate and share news, tweets and pics about the election. There’s also a special widget to put on your blog […]

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12seconds.tv brings citizens' voices to established media

• October 23, 2008 • Comments (0)
12seconds.tv brings citizens' voices to established media

12seconds.tv, a lifestreaming/commentary/microblogging service in video format currently in beta, is becoming a popular tool for bringing people’s opinion to established media sites. The site’s built on really short video clips (12 seconds, duh!) recorded by webcams or cellphones. Quick and simple ways to publish oneself, and the time restriction takes away some of the […]

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YouTube gets new citizen media channel – and beef over censorship

• June 10, 2008 • Comments (1)

Going through old posts on Beta Alfa’s blog, I found a post about YouTube’s new Citizen Media channel, Citizen News. They’ve appointed a News Manager and aim to collect news from citizen sources in one place, as a citizen news and interviews channel. News Manager Olivia M calls out: So here’s where I turn to […]

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Annika Lidne: The walled garden approach won't work for Facebook

• March 14, 2008 • Comments (1)
Annika Lidne: The walled garden approach won't work for Facebook

Annika Lidne compares Facebook to AOL, the walled garden approach. – The walled garden didn’t work for them, and it won’t work for Facebook either. It’s a mindset that says “we’re not really interested in our users”. She also critisizes the lack of data portability, that you cannot extract your information from Facebook. – I […]

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Myspace: We've been pioneering the monetization of social networking

• March 14, 2008 • Comments (0)
Myspace: We've been pioneering the monetization of social networking

Jonas Nyvang from MySpace talked a bit about MySpace apps and Open Social. – We give 100% of the revenues you can get from the app you develop. We’ve been pioneering the monetization of social networking. Like when Arna and I met him in september last year, he doesn’t want to see Facebook as a […]

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David Haddad on the convergence of positioning technologies

• November 24, 2007 • Comments (1)
David Haddad on the convergence of positioning technologies

David Haddad of Spontu works with social networking on the mobile. Since Hubbub is all about convergence, he focuses on the convergence of positioning, connectivity and powerful mobiles. He shares some lessons learnt: Be intellectually honest about your motivation. Solve a real human social inefficiency. Choose a technology that works, with an eye on the […]

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Swedish version of Nettby to launch – but what will it be called?

• November 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

A Swedish version of the Norwegian community site Nettby is to be launched shortly. Nettby is a success story with over 500 000 members. Now there’s a call for Swedish name suggestions at the site. Ironically, mostly Norwegians will name the Swedish site. Here’s what the post on Nettby says (my translation): If you have […]

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Two different takes on Open Social

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (0)

Today Google will announce its new web API for social networking sites called Open Social. I’ve read two very different takes from Marc Andreessen and Dave Winer. I am leaning a bit more towards Andreessen, but it’s way too early to tell. Also he is already a Google partner in this, with Ning being one […]

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