Who's afraid of the big Twitter-Summize deal? Not Twellow. The company's Matthew Daines discusses social search, new features and why it's here to stay.
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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed this morning that it has acquired social search provider Summize. Will this help Twitter reach the seemingly unattainable holy grail of stable service?
If Facebook, MySpace and Twitter do it right, there may not be much room in the hyperlocal mobile social networking market for niche players such as Whrrl and Loopt.
After backlash from Plurk fans who didn't like my initial review, I spent more time in the community. Now I've eaten a bit of crow and have also signed up to guest panel a Plurkshop on microblogging and security this Monday night.
One of the highlights of my otherwise insanely busy week was spending a small window of time chatting it up with Geoff Livingston on his Buzz Bin podcast. Geoff, in addition to being one of my favorite bloggers, is the author of "Now is Gone", a primer on new media for executives and entrepreneurs.
I've been a member of several LinkedIn user groups for some time, and while the experience has been valuable, finding the groups was like pulling teeth. Thankfully, that changes tomorrow.
Mozilla is celebrating a new Guinness World Record and launch of Firefox 3. But it isn't cheering alone - its enjoying this victory with the community it credits for helping it to succeed.
If this deal goes down, Twitter would be smart to state that the timing goes hand-in-hand with its in-progress back-end reconstruction, rather than merely claiming Summize as a new feature. User loyalty may depend on it.
Guest post by Adam J. O'Donnell, Ph.D., of Cloudmark, on Twitter's holiday weekend spam attack and methods the microblogging site might use to combat it.
A quick holiday evaluation of microblogging services Plurk, Kwippy and even Identi.ca. Invites for the Kwippy closed beta are available via TalkBack.