The Cool Tools feature is taking a long weekend with the rest of us so it's making its holiday splash today. This week in Cool Tools I explore ways that we can leverage the social Web to plan for a fun and festive Fourth of July celebration.
Eileen Brown delivers news on social media tools and trends and deep dive into business strategies.
Eileen Brown is a social media consultant and advisor who has been working with collaborative technologies for over 20 years.
One of my first questions when speaking with co-founder and executive vice president Owen Tripp about the flagship MyReputation service was, "How about something like that for companies?" Imagine my surprise when Tripp said that such a service is in "super secret alpha."
Facebook confirmed today that Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Ning and perhaps best known for his co-founding Netscape, has joined the social network's board of directors.
June appears to be the month for social networks to announce new funding. The latest is Lithium Technologies, which today announced that it has closed a $12 million series B round. Lithium is in good company this month, with LinkedIn, Twitter, Jaxtr and others creating a splash with their respective financial news.
Music lovers, lend me your ears. I've discovered what I personally consider the ultimate social music experience. Pandora + The Hype Machine = aural bliss.
Last Tuesday LinkedIn announced that it had closed a $53 million round of funding. Yesterday I chatted with Allen Blue, LinkedIn's co-founder and vice president of product strategy, about its plans to grow the company's feature set, as well as its potential as a corporate intranet and my nitpicky concerns about its Company Groups beta.
The notion of social media tool "murder" seems to be rampant. But FriendFeed, while it may steal some mind share, is not killing anything -- nor is that its goal.
Jeff Bezos and Bijan Sabet invest in Twitter's newest funding round. Does this mean that users can expect better reliability?
Bill Gates cannot escape the perception that he is still Microsoft’s sole visionary. The company is going to have to seriously step up its branding efforts – perhaps through social media – to prove that Microsoft has innovative vision and community staying power without Bill at the helm.
Microblogging applications will eventually roll out in the enterprise. There’s tremendous value to be gained from the new communications platform. Guest post by Laura Fitton of Pistachio Consulting.