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Content tagged with Social posted in November 2008
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Taking The First Steps With Drupal
Commentary  |  11/28/2008  | 
O'Reilly Media, in conjunction with two of the authors of its forthcoming Using Drupal book, is presenting a webcast titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Drupal but were Afraid to Ask" on Friday, December 5.
Top Content Management Sites
Commentary  |  11/26/2008  | 
FierceContentManagement last week published their list of the Top 10 content management websites. While compiling a top 10 list of this sort is always tough - what you leave off is usually just as controversial as what makes the list - I can't find fault with anything that they've included.
IBM Plunges Into 'Business Event Management,' Helping Define Field
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
The fairly new field of complex event processing sets parameters around a software event and triggers alerts if the rules governing it are violated.
MySpace Suicide Jurors Near Verdict
News  |  11/26/2008  | 
The panel has reached a decision on three of four counts of fraud and unauthorized computer access.
Opera Mini Gets Update, Lands On Android
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Version 4.2 of the Web browser can now be downloaded for the T-Mobile G1, improving speeds up to 30%, the company claims.
MySpace Suicide Case Goes To Jury
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Lori Drew's online taunts allegedly caused a 13-year-old girl to kill herself.
LinkedIn Intros Streamlined Search Engine
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Search results on the social networking site can now be refined by several categories, including name, company, school, and language.
ECMHUB.com Offers A One-Stop Resource For ECM Information
Commentary  |  11/24/2008  | 
With so many sources for content management industry information -- print, news sites, RSS feeds, podcasts -- it can be tough to know where to wade into the flood. The launch of ECMHUB.com, the ECMInstitute's new portal, hopes to change that.
MySpace App Shatters BlackBerry Download Record
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
In a sign that BlackBerry is gaining traction in the mainstream market, the social messaging app has been downloaded more than 400,000 times in its first week.
Florida Teen's Suicide Streamed Live On Internet
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
Some thought the event was a hoax until Abraham Biggs Jr.'s body was found by police.
Google SearchWiki To Customize Search Results
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
While Google users cannot alter the search results for others, their notes and votes are publicly viewable.
MySpace Suicide: Defendant Thought Hoax Was 'Funny'
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
Court prepares to wrap up first week's testimony in the controversial case.
Google To Seek Pre-Installation Of Chrome On PCs
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
If successful, such a strategy could help the company boost use of the browser, which currently stands at less than 1% of Web users.
Six Apart Offers Journalists Free TypePad Accounts
Commentary  |  11/20/2008  | 
With deep cuts in newsrooms and ad revenue shrinking, it's a tough time to be a journalist of any sort, whether online, print, or broadcast. So it's a breath of fresh air when someone comes along and does something nice for our colleagues in the Fourth Estate.
Google Crowdsources YouTube Support
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
YouTube is looking for users willing to make a video to explain topics such as Editing my video, Customizing channels, and Transferring from camera to computer.
Google's Lively Set To Die In December
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
The 3-D interactive chat environment will join the list of Google misfires when it closes, less than six months after launch.
Monty Python Launches YouTube Channel
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
And now for something completely different...the comedy troupe makes it clear it would prefer payment to litigation.
HP Revamps Online Customer Support
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Consumers of HP notebooks, desktops, printers, and monitors can get information from an overhauled peer-to-peer support forum, free online classes, and video tutorials.
Jury Selection Underway In MySpace Suicide Trial
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Lori Drew is accused of posing online as a teenage boy in order to harass the victim.
YouTube Live Event Streamed From Virgin Airline
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The demonstration will launch the airline's beta test of its Gogo in-flight Internet service.
Microsoft Throws Switch On New Xbox Experience
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The service will offer streaming movies from Netflix and other digital goodies.
Day's Great Year
Commentary  |  11/18/2008  | 
Day Software is having an outstanding year so far. It landed squarely in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner's 2008 Enterprise Content Management Magic quadrant report just a month ago, and its year-to-date revenue as reported at the end of last quarter was up nearly 10% from 2007. But probably the most exciting accomplishment is the release of newest version of its flagship Web content management system, Communiqué (CQ) 5.1.
Yahoo CEO Casts Departure In Positive Light, Lists Successes
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
Jerry Yang praises the company's tangible progress, despite a tough external environment, and says he'll "always bleed purple."
Capgemini Sharpens Cloud Consulting With Amazon Deal
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
The company also launched a new group, the Cloud Computing Center of Excellence, that will help businesses evaluate and implement cloud services and offer cloud consulting.
EMC's Decho Offers Online Personal Information Management
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Decho, which stands for "digital echo," is entering a crowded market of Internet companies offering one form or another of personal information management.
Web Site Aggregates Google's 70 Blogs For Easy Viewing
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
The man behind Beyond Search's Overflight tool believes one simple aggregated site will appeal to users who don't have the inclination or time to plod through blogs.
Microsoft Releases SharePoint, Exchange As A Service
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
More than 7,000 companies and organizations signed up to participate in the multitenant beta for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.
A Critical Look At Content Management Interoperability Services
Commentary  |  11/14/2008  | 
It's been an interesting two months since the announcement of the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. While some vendors rapidly got on board -- Alfresco, for example, released the first implementation of CMIS -- other companies, such as Day Software, have alternately supported and gently poked holes in the p
October Sales Mixed In Still-Growing Video Game Industry
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
On the hardware side, the greater supply of Nintendo Wii paid off with the console recording its best sales month since last November and December.
Wrath Of The Lich King Players Report Crashes, Bugs
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Blizzard's hot new expansion pack for World of Warcraft is experiencing some growing pains.
Down To Business: Consumer Technology And The IT Democracy
Commentary  |  11/13/2008  | 
Don't be dragged kicking and screaming onto the emerging business technology campus.
Smartphone Browsers To See Strong Growth
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
The market for smartphone browsers will become crowded as more customers seek access to Web apps, social networking, and online videos.
Windows Live Gets Web 2.0 Makeover
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Microsoft is adding a range of new social networking tools and services to its cloud-based software suite.
Looking To Online Newspapers For Design Tips
Commentary  |  11/12/2008  | 
It can be easy to fall into the trap of focusing so much on content management tools that you end up forgetting that they don't mean much of anything without good site design. Smashing Magazine this week published a great piece on newspaper Web sites that serves as a strong reminder of that very point.
YouTube Links With AdWords, Promises Paid Path To Stardom
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Now, when YouTube visitors use the site's search box, they will see the ad belonging to the winners of the keyword auction alongside their search results.
Google Introduces Search Crawler Caller
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
The software's control panel allows companies using Google's service to index their Web sites on demand.
Military Members, Families Can Share Video On TroopTube
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Barred from YouTube and other social networking sites, servicemen and women now have their own video portal.
Bebo Launches Tools, Contest For Developers
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
The social networking site now offers utilities that can be used to track user engagement.
Oracle Offers Web 2.0 'Gadgets' For Siebel, On Demand CRM
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Oracle also said Siebel 8.1.1 will be the second major upgrade to Siebel's flagship CRM software since it was acquired more than two years ago.
VoiceCon: End Users Are Key To Enterprise Communications, Avaya Says
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
During his VoiceCon keynote, Avaya CEO Charles Giancarlo said focusing on end users will enable strong communications companies to survive the economic downturn.
Craigslist Unveils Anti-Prostitution Plan
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
The online classified site will work with law enforcement to stamp out illicit activity.
HP To Sell NetSuite's Online Business Apps To SMBs
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
Under the deal, Salesforce.com customers would swap their software-as-a-service vendor's sales force automation product for NetSuite's customer relationship management service called CRM+.
ImpressCMS's Award-Winning Platform Receives An Upgrade
Commentary  |  11/10/2008  | 
With the release of version 1.1 of its content management system in late October, ImpressCMS has capped off an exciting year that would be the envy of almost any open source project.
Google's Gmail Gets Free Video Chat
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The plug-in requires an Intel-based computer running Mac OS X or a computer running Windows XP or Vista, a Webcam, and/or a microphone.
Actuate Intensifies Focus On Open Source
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
The next release of Actuate's business intelligence software includes more support for its Eclipse Foundation project started four years ago.
Cutting The Digital Fat
Commentary  |  11/10/2008  | 
Unnecessary copies and older versions of documents clog up employee hard drives and make discovery exercises longer and more expensive. One vendor's software aims to help companies get smarter -- and more aggressive -- about deleting digital fat.
Xbox Gamer Brandon Crisp Died From Fall
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
Authorities say the runaway likely suffered fatal plunge from a tree.
Web 2.0 Summit: President Elect Obama Typifies World 2.0
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
The Internet-empowered fund-raising and social networking of Sen. Obama's campaign may have helped advance the evolution of Web 2.0 as a concept, panelists suggest.
Plone Raises Its Profile With Award And World Plone Day
Commentary  |  11/7/2008  | 
Today, Nov. 7th, 2008, is World Plone Day. No, it's not some obscure holiday you've never heard of, but instead an opportunity for the community of developers and users of the Plone content management system to try and get the word out.
Xbox Gamer Brandon Crisp Likely Froze To Death
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
Crisp's body was found undisturbed in a wooded area near his Canadian home.
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