Categories: Social Networking

Scitable Mixes Science, Crowdsourcing, and Social Networking

Posted by: Damian Joseph on July 01

I spoke with Vikram Savkar, senior vp and publishing director of Nature Education. He's also the head of Scitable.com, a Web site that mixes elements of crowdsourcing, social media, and...

Social Media Doesn't Sell

Posted by: Damian Joseph on May 22

Social media is not a valid marketing tool. At least, that’s what a new study from Knowledge Networks shows. The report says 83% of people on the Internet use social...

The Tangled Web of Bernard Madoff's Network

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 17

By now you've seen the exhaustive, 162 page list of the 13,000 people caught up in the world of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, whose so-called Ponzi scheme fleeced investors of...

Do the Tweets on the 2008 IBM Innovation Jam tell us the real story of how successful it is?

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 07

IBM’s latest Innovation Jam—an invite-only social-media idea fest that takes place online for three days (it started on October 5, and ends on the 8th) is up and running. This...

James Nachtwey creates global network around curing XDR-TB

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 03

Photojournalist James Nachtwey has produced some truly searing reportage images in his time. He's the man who travels to the heart of the world's war/death/disease zones to document the reality...

Did Hasbro make a mistake?

Posted by: Helen Walters on July 30

Wow. Such a furore over Hasbro's shutting down of Scrabulous, the massively popular Facebook game. No one seems to be disputing that the creators Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla copied the...

Nike's new community -- of artists

Posted by: Helen Walters on May 06

Everyone's been talking about the Nike Plus community of runners and athletes for years now. It was a really smart use of technology which displayed its creators' grasp of...

Facebook: The rival to newswire services everywhere?

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 06

Watching the news and CNN had a piece on the tornado that went through Tennessee last night. The anchorwoman then introduced some pictures from "Facebook" (entertainingly, she said it in...

Barack's momentum: does the support of the YouTube generation mean anything?

Posted by: Helen Walters on February 04

I'm always a little wary of actors or musicians declaring their support for a cause. Why care more about their opinion than anyone else's? No one's ever convinced me that...

Monsters make the world go round

Posted by: Helen Walters on January 29

Here's a rather lovely tale of a personal art project taking on a life of its own and becoming a mini social phenomenon. It's the kind of thing that could...

Google finds a serious use for Twitter and Facebook

Posted by: Helen Walters on January 18

Yesterday, Google.org announced more details of its plan to spend $175 million over three years on philanthropic and humanitarian focused projects. I chatted to the President and CEO of one...

Friending Barack or Mitt, Hil or John -- How is Facebook affecting the Presidential Race?

Posted by: Reena Jana on January 14

The Pew Research Center for People and the Press, in association with the Pew Internet and American Life Project, just released some interesting stats on how Americans are using social-networking...

Christie's vs. Sotheby's on YouTube

Posted by: Reena Jana on November 28

High-end art auctions at top houses Christie's and Sotheby's used to be ultra-exclusive affairs. But footage of these glam events where millions of dollars are paid for paintings, scultpures, photographs...

Facebook: The beginning of the end?

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 09

Remember how a year or so ago, all those advertisers jumped on the 'user generated content' bandwagon and, regularly, got their fingers burned. Once Facebook opened up, it was only...

Siemens' Smart Social Network

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 20

Sure, everyone's starting to get social-networking fatigue: new sites are popping up a dime a dozen (think of how many invites you receive on a weekly basis and how exhausting...

Social Networks -- or the "Informal Organization" -- at Work

Posted by: Reena Jana on July 31

There's so much buzz about social networks of the online kind -- MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn. But what about old fashioned human-to-human, face-to-face "social networks," and how we use them in...

MySpam in MySpace

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 15

I'm so over spam in my MySpace account.

Crushable Barack gets internet video

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 14

With this viral video, I start to understand what is really working about the Obama campaign. He gets internet video.

Obama wants you to come to dinner

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on June 13

He delivers this invitation via video - you can find it on Youtube and on his Facebook profile. I've watched it several times now because I think it's an example of internet video that really works.

Cleaning virtual house

Posted by: Jessi Hempel on May 23

Sisterwoman.com, MyYearbook.com...How many profile corpses have I abandoned? And is there a quick and efficient way to clean my virtual house?

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