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Social Web side effect

November 2, 2007

What Sean Blagsvedt found after he was sent back to India by Microsoft to establish its research office there, was that poverty-level Indians needed a LinkedIn.com, he told

MySpace joins Google group too

November 2, 2007

One day after the big OpenSocial announcement, Google added a little afterthought: MySpace the 640-pound social-networking gorilla, Bebo another huge social-Web player, and

Manhunt 2: Heads up, parents

November 1, 2007

Manhunt 2 was released on Halloween to reports that it's taking videogame violence to a new level (e.g, see these from the Associated Press and a CBS News station).

Ultimate photo-sharing on phones

October 31, 2007

Young digital socializers will love this: sending social-network-based photos to friends' phones. CNET's CTIA (mobile phone industry trade show) blog reviews MySpace

Google & friends’ face-off with Facebook

October 31, 2007

Remember when Facebook announced last spring that it plans to be the social-networking "platform" (see this )? Well, Google has created a social-networking alliance

New mobile ‘social networks’

October 30, 2007

This is "the year of social networks" for cellphones, CNET reported in its coverage of last week's mobile-phone-industry trade show. So it reviews five

How YouTube stardom works

October 30, 2007

Of course "stardom" on the social Web is different from mass-media stardom. Take bands in MySpace, for example – fame is more dispersed but intimate. Artists

Parents on kids’ Net use: Study

October 29, 2007

We're a little more ambivalent about our children's Net use than we used to be – but that doesn't mean more of us think the Internet is bad for them,

Parental concerns are important

October 29, 2007

eMarketer points out how important parents' views of social networking are to this social-Web business. It cites the research of Parks Associates as showing that

Social networker age verification revisited

October 26, 2007

Parents often ask us why on Earth social-networking sites can't just block teens altogether – verify their ages or something? After all, it's all over the US
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