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.
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Eileen Brown is a social media consultant and advisor who has been working with collaborative technologies for over 20 years.
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."
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.