After what seemed like endless hints and pre-announcements, social news site Digg will finally start rolling out its "Recommendation Engine" this week.
The Social Web
From Facebook to MySpace, YouTube to Second Life, social software is reshaping the world we live in. Steve O'Hear provides daily news and analysis of the emerging social web.
In an attempt to attract developers to its own ad platform, AOL announced today that it will "guarantee CPM revenues to developers on Facebook and Bebo's platforms if they opt to use its Platform-A ad technology", reports CNET's Caroline McCarthy.If the offer sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
News Corp.-owned MySpace will today officially launch its MySpace Data Availability Project, the company's previously announced so-called "data portability" initiative in which users will be able to optionally share their public profile data with participating sites, along with their MySpace photos, MySpaceTV videos and friend lists.
Everybody's favorite micro-blogging service, Twitter, has confirmed its much rumored third round of funding, which includes two new investors: Spark Capital and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Bezos Expeditions.
Location-based social networking could soon go mainstream with today's news that Nokia, the world's leading mobile cellphone manufacturer, has acquired Berlin-based Plazes.
A new UK-focussed report published by Childnet International aims to support teachers and lecturers who wish to explore the use of social networking services by young people. In this guest post, Josie Fraser, one of the report's authors, explains more.
Social news site reddit today announced that it is open-sourcing the majority of the site's code, including parts of the algorithm that determines what stories hit the front page.
If you thought MySpace's pending redesign was a sign that the News Corp.-owned social networking site had suddenly developed a sense of aesthetics -- you may want to think again.
MySpace today announced a significant redesign of the site that incorporates a number of user interface changes that include the site’s home page, navigation, profile editing, search, and MySpaceTV player.
Palm have released a native Facebook client for its latest line of PalmOS-based Centro and Treo smartphones -- a move that is perhaps overdue considering that the Centro is aimed squarely at consumers and has been a hit with the youth market.