Tag: services

Tyda.se – a Swedish/English lexicon as a wiki

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (1)

Tyda.se is a collaborative lexicon offering translations from Swedish to English and the other way around. The site is a citizen media effort, urging its visitors to contribute to the lexicon and to report any errors. It soon has a million words registered, the info page says. We live in a time when the English […]

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Social networking site for creative people

• December 27, 2006 • Comments (0)

“It’s not just your space”, states social networking site Humble Voice, focusing on creative people within the fields of music, video, photography, art and words. It would have deserved a place among Mashable’s hot for 2007 Niche and Miscellaneous Social Networks, I think. Humble Voice is a community of artists and those who appreciate them. […]

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Top social networks of 2006

• December 27, 2006 • Comments (1)

Mashable has listed the top 12 – or 26 if you include the people’s choice which of course you should – social networks of 2006 and some that are “hot for 2007”. Lots of useful/interesting links in this post. My personal favourites among all those mentioned are (in no particular order): Flickr, Del.icio.us, Last.fm, YouTube, […]

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A look at Trig.com, and the possible fall of Lunarstorm

• December 21, 2006 • Comments (4)
A look at Trig.com, and the possible fall of Lunarstorm

Swedish youth community site Lunarstorm is losing traffic (thanks Beta Alfa) – the number of visits are down since spring this year (though Lunarstorm denies they have a crisis). They have also lost some important people, like former CEO Hans Eriksson who have moved on to develop a new community. Trig.com sets its sight on […]

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Polar Rose creating some buzz

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)
Polar Rose creating some buzz

Swedish photo/video face recognition search tool Polar Rose has got some attention in the States. Most recently on the front page of Red Herring, this article on CNN and a TechCrunch post by Michael Arrington that got some sceptical comments and then replies from Polar Rose representatives. At Sime, we got an interesting presentation from […]

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Make your own "Digg" lists with Plexo

• December 19, 2006 • Comments (0)
Make your own "Digg" lists with Plexo

Plexo is a cool tool by Squidoo – a site where you can make personal recommendations and share knowledge on different subjects – that lets you create your own Digg-style lists and lets your visitors give the different items points. Squidoo founder Seth Godin calls it “the long tail of Reddit (and Digg…)”, and indeed, […]

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Multimedia on the new Digg

• December 18, 2006 • Comments (0)
Multimedia on the new Digg

Digg, the much-imitated social media site, will widen its media field – apparently new updates are being installed this very minute – by adding podcasts and video, writes Richard MacManus at Read/Write Web. With podcasting and more video added to the mix, Digg can perhaps tap into the YouTube/MySpace user base some more. And given […]

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Hypa – a Swedish Digg clone

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (1)

IDG Sweden has (according to Dagens Media) started a new site called Hypa, which is pretty much a Digg clone in Swedish (instead of Digging stories you Hype them), targeted at tech nerds. So far the top links are all to IDG stories, so I guess they’re using the site quite a lot themselves starting […]

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Citizen media or citizen nonsense?

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (6)
Citizen media or citizen nonsense?

I decided to try out Twitter, a bit inspired by Jonas who talked about how fun it was to get people’s updates on what they were doing as text messages to his phone several times a day. I can’t say that that made me super eager to try it out, but there I was, an […]

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Success for Swedish video clip site

• December 8, 2006 • Comments (0)

Swedish video clip site Fejmtv, launched by TV 4 two weeks ago, already has 750 000 clip views. Although modest numbers in an international perspective, it’s quite a lot in a country of 9 million people this early on. Fejmtv also is a community, and TV 4’s New Media CEO Mattias Fyrenius thinks that is […]

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