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.
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.
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.
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.
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."