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Can AOL solve the UGC and advertising problem?

I've written before on how User-Generated Content and advertising don't always get on. Or more specifically, how social networking sites, even on the scale of MySpace, are having difficulty monetizing their traffic because major brands are wary of placing ads alongside the unpredictable content created by users. Now AOL, who recently acquired social network Bebo, thinks it has the solution.

April 30, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


Can Twitter go mainstream?

comScore figures that show total page views doubling from 10 to 20 million between February and March of this year. But is Twitter really about to go mainstream?

April 28, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


Y!Open: rewiring Yahoo into a macro social network

At the Web 2.0 Expo yesterday in San Francisco, Yahoo unveiled a new and bold strategy to join up its Internet properties into one giant macro social network. CTO Ari Balogh told attendees: "We are rewiring Yahoo from the inside out with a developer platform that will open up the assets of Yahoo in a way never done before, making the consumer experience social throughout and provide hooks to developers."

April 25, 2008 by Steve O'Hear


The best Facebook apps for business and career enhancement

Even though most people, including myself, use Facebook to connect with friends, family and colleagues, Facebook can also help you become more productive. Yes it's true, Facebook does not necessarily have to be considered a time sinker. With the thousands of Facebook Apps out there, many of which are useless, there are a few shiny gems that can help you turn Facebook into a super-charged personal assistant.

April 17, 2008 by Steve O'Hear