Lijit Networks, which provides search and analytics engines that benefit both bloggers and their readers, announced today that it has closed a $7.1 million series C funding round.
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Until the masses are educated (perhaps through a Social Networking Security Consortium), the social networks will continue to fight an uphill battle to protect themselves and their users.
Normally I don't write about specific events but I'm making an exception as this is almost a mini overview for how charity in social media can turn into a benefit for the social Web community.In May I launched a Social Media Charity Auction that raised about $6,500 for Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Contrary to what many social media pundits say, social media is not a silver bullet nor is it ideal for every company. But the Conversation Prism may help companies determine what tools are right for the ones that need them.
The recent "hijacking" of the ExxonMobil brand for Twitter use made a whoosh as the news traveled around the socialsphere. It also brought into view a lot of questions around brand validity and responsibility in terms of social networking.
"Copy paste blogging" can lead to errors and even embarrassment for bloggers and their subjects. Is it really worth it? (Take the poll)
Ryan Naraine over at ZDNet's Zero Day has the scoop on a new CSRF vulnerability in Twitter that forces users to follow a supposed attacker. While Naraine viewed the POC of this vulnerability no technical details were yet shared -- and Twitter has been notified -- but this is a must-read for Twitter users until the company issues a fix.
This SEC guidance, if carefully leveraged by public companies, could be a boon for social media allies and for saving marketing dollars -- but also a potential loss for traditional wire services.
As many Twitter users are on company-sanctioned time, there's a lot of microblogging traffic flying through company networks. But even too much unaccounted-for Twitter traffic could affect your company's network performance.
Facebook announced this morning that Mozilla's current vice president of engineering, Mike Schroepfer -- one of the developers of Firefox 3 -- will join Facebook as the social networking company's director of engineering.In a statement, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says:“Mike has a lot of experience building great products and engineering teams.