Tag: services

Major migration of the Swedish microblogosphere to Bloggy

• January 28, 2009 • Comments (0)
Major migration of the Swedish microblogosphere to Bloggy

Bloggy is the new microblogging site of choice for Swedes. In a short time the site has gained about 3 000 users and continues to grow. – I was thinking: Can I do this better?, says Jonas Lejon, the man behind the service, to Citizen Media Watch. In Sweden Jaiku has to a large extent […]

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Twingly offers microblog search

• January 20, 2009 • Comments (0)

Twingly expands its search engine with a brand new microblog search tool. They’ve been working on it for six months and today it was released. In the Twingly blog, they write: When we last summer started to see the microblogging-hype we felt that a search dedicated to microblogs would be a quite natural development for […]

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News Mixer – a great new tool for news discussion and fact-checking

• December 20, 2008 • Comments (0)
News Mixer - a great new tool for news discussion and fact-checking

The recently released test site for News Mixer is a tool for discussing news and posting your own. The focus is on Eastern Iowa – the project is a collaboration between the Medill School for Journalism‘s Crunchberry project and Gazette Communications in Cedar Rapids. So it’s not – atleast not yet – a global or […]

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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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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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Stefan Waldeck on Yahoo's mobile services

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (1)
Stefan Waldeck on Yahoo's mobile services

Stefan Waldeck, Yahoo, talks about mobile marketing and search marketing at Daytona Sessions. Self expression, social networks, and new technologies are the new trends. In the cellphone all of this comes together, he says. – The cellphone is with you 100% of your waking hours. Plus it has a higher penetration than computers. When you […]

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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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Close to one million Facebook users in Sweden

• October 31, 2007 • Comments (0)
Close to one million Facebook users in Sweden

Very interesting statistics today from Johan Myrberger at The Killer Attitude. He has taken Jeff Pulver’s statistics one step further, with detailed graphs. Sweden has close to one million Facebook users. One million. In a country of nine million people. That is pretty amazing.

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Digga + Sovrat = Pusha

• October 23, 2007 • Comments (0)

Two Swedish Digg clones have merged. Digga shut down earlier after pressure from Digg.com. Now it re-emerges along with competitor Sovrat, as the two sites merge under the name Pusha.se. Here’s what the Pusha blog says (my translation): Digga and Sovrat have been cometitors from the start in the struggle to create a Swedish equivalent […]

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Mixed feelings among users as Swedish version of MySpace launches

• September 14, 2007 • Comments (0)
Mixed feelings among users as Swedish version of MySpace launches

Yesterday MySpace held a big party in Stockholm to celebrate their launch of the Swedish version of the site. Along with a bunch of Swedish bands, LA stand up commedian Pablo Francisco did a gig which was much appreciated by the crowd of Swedish MySpace users and their friends. Not all users were thrilled about […]

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Lack of interoperability in social networking sites

• September 3, 2007 • Comments (2)

I’ve created a separate gmail account for signing up to social networking and social media sites. I thought it was a smart move, since they generate quite a few messages. Though now I find myself checking that account as much as I check my regular account, which only doubles the work. The flood of messages […]

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