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Content tagged with Social posted in February 2009
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Content Management Conference Season Is Upon Us
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Late winter and spring seem like prime time for content management conferences. If you were so inclined, you could practically make back-to-back reservations so that you're out of the office from March through June. Here's a quick look at a few of the conferences and events coming up for the first half of 2009. Ladies and gentlemen, start your frequent flyer miles!
IBM's ILOG Builds Sophisticated Data Display Components
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The business rules engine division has supplied four new software tools that can be used to display complex data in a rich Internet application.
Facebook's New Openness Exploited By Scammers
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The rogue message leads to a Facebook application link that spams a victim's friend list with the same warning message, and possibly harvests personal information.
Google News Gets Text Ads
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
It's a significant turning point for Google News, which has been ad-free since its beta launch in April 2002.
Facebook Opens Site Rules To User Voting
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
"The Facebook Principles" and "Statement of Rights and Responsibilities" may signal a shift in social networking best practices.
Asbru's Latest Web CMS Delivers Impressive Features, Value
Commentary  |  2/24/2009  | 
Asbru may not snare as many headlines as some other content management systems, but over the last decade it has built up an impressive client base, and has continuously made impressive enhancements to its CMS. The release earlier this month of Asbru Web Content Management v7.0 is no exception and I don't think it's hyperbole to say that it's their strongest release to date.
Borland Adds Visibility Into Software Development
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The company's new TeamInspector product monitors progress on multiple projects, separating out key statistics and indicators and presenting them in a single dashboard.
Ingres, Alfresco Combine To Deliver SharePoint Competitor
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
Linux-based Icebreaker ECM Appliance melds Ingres' database with Alfresco's content management system.
SilverStripe CMS 2.3.0 Builds On A Solid Foundation
Commentary  |  2/23/2009  | 
This week the SilverStripe team released version 2.3.0 of its open source content management system, which packs in literally hundreds of bug fixes and dozens of enhancements. While I wouldn't consider anything in the latest release to be particularly groundbreaking, the development team is doing a commendable job of adding onto an already solid foundation.
Officer Leaves NYPD After YouTube Hit
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
An anonymous bystander posted the 70-second video on YouTube, and it was viewed more than 260,000 times during the next two days.
Music, TV Industries Call For Stronger Intellectual Property Protections
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
A trade group found that Russia, China, and other countries aren't adequately protecting copyrights in the global digital distribution of music and video.
Full TV Episodes Viewed Online Doubles Since '06
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
Eighty-seven percent of Internet streamers say they go online to watch current episodes that they missed.
NetBeans Makes More Developer Friends
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
Sun announces that Paradigm, Mobile Distillery, and Elixir Technology released products that support its NetBeans IDE standard.
A Content Management Head To Head (To Head)
Commentary  |  2/19/2009  | 
There's no shortage of people willing to rhapsodize about why their favorite open source content management system is better than everyone else's. So it's sure to be interesting to watch three skilled, dedicated teams trying to prove the superiority of Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress, respectively, in a three-way showdown next month at the South by South
SAP Buys Cloud Computing Startup Coghead
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
Coghead's service continues through April, but SAP will shut customer obligations and relationships down after that.
MySpace Outlines Mobile Ambitions
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
CEO Chris de Wolfe says he will turn to advertising to monetize the social network, as nearly a quarter of MySpace members access the site from a cell phone.
Job Seekers Get Networking Tool, MyWorkster
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
The site also promotes mentoring, contacts with educational institutions, and other resources for information on career advancement and job opportunities.
Facebook, MySpace More Reliable Than Peers
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
33% of social networking sites suffered more than a day and a half of downtime last year, data shows.
Yahoo, Opera To Broaden Mobile Browser's Appeal
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
An Opera Mini browser that's in the works will be available through Yahoo Mobile and as a free standalone product.
Kentico's Latest CMS Focuses On Social Networking
Commentary  |  2/17/2009  | 
I've been keeping an eye on Kentico CMS for a while now, and I've been consistently impressed with its products. With each release, it has been adding substantial new features to an already solid foundation and Kentico CMS 4.0, released earlier this month, is no exception. This release focuses on a number of social networking tools, including support for blogs, wikis, and community-building and management features.
Yahoo Mobile Out In Limited Beta
News  |  2/17/2009  | 
The smartphone service will let users access e-mail, social networking sites, and news, plus Yahoo's OneSearch with Voice, which accepts spoken search requests.
Facebook's Terms Of Use Draw Protest
News  |  2/17/2009  | 
Mark Zuckerberg clarifies for users that once they delete their accounts, friends will still retain their posts.
CMIS Continues To Gain Momentum
Commentary  |  2/13/2009  | 
Up to this point there's been a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS), but it takes a lot of work to take something from the proposal stage into something more concrete. As with any issue that requires broad-based consensus building, there's always the risk that two or more parties just won't see eye to eye and the whole project will go fl
Facebook Looks To Expand Mobile Presence
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
The social network may be seeking help from Motorola, Nokia, and Palm to increase integration of its site on mobile phones.
YouTube Starts Selling Video Downloads
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
The site is allowing a select group of partners to offer their videos as free downloads or as paid downloads through Google Checkout.
Garmin-Asus Show Off M20 Nuvifone
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
The touch-screen M20 will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and will feature many location-based services, including turn-by-turn navigation.
At Last, A Major Update For PortalApp .NET
Commentary  |  2/11/2009  | 
In the content management system world, there's a fine line between "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and simply letting your product get stagnant while competitors race ahead. While it had been starting to look like Iatek's PortalApp .NET might be falling into the second category, the release last week of PortalApp .NET Enterprise 4.0 puts the company squarely back into the thick of things.
Google Invites You To Its Social Bar
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
Google, which would be happy to supplant Facebook as the dominant social graph, characterizes its social bar as an effort to help Web site owners manage scarce screen real estate.
Facebook-UConnect Settlement Valued At $65 Million
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
The law firm for Harvard students who challenged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and won, released the amount of the settlement. Terms had been ordered sealed.
Social Networking Sites Ink Safety Pact
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
European online communities will work together to protect the interests of minors.
Radiant Improves Their Promising Ruby On Rails-Based CMS
Commentary  |  2/9/2009  | 
After nearly half a year of heavy development, Radiant 0.7.0, a content management system built on the Ruby on Rails framework, was released this past weekend. This newest version delivers a nice set of new functionality and backend improvements that are sure to make it even more appealing to small teams with basic content management needs.
Jahia Launches New Version Of Enterprise CMS
Commentary  |  2/6/2009  | 
Jahia launched version 6 of its open source enterprise content management system a couple of weeks ago, adding some slick new features to the content creation tools, and adding a number of improvements to its document management functionality.
Facebook Admits Sexual Assault Suspect Used Site
News  |  2/6/2009  | 
The social network is reiterating safety tips in an effort to protect members.
Microsoft Launches Wonderwall Celeb Site
News  |  2/6/2009  | 
The Web site will offer news, features, and gossip about celebrities and other notables.
Google Latitude Spurs Privacy Backlash
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
A consumer-advocacy group already sees five scenarios in which the Google Maps add-on could be abused.
Obama Site Aims To Raise Stimulus Support
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
President creates Web 2.0 tools to spread message and gain backing for economic plan.
Police Charge Teen In Facebook Sex Assaults
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
Anthony Stancl allegedly tricked students into providing nude pictures.
IT & Legal: Can't We All Just Get Along?
Commentary  |  2/5/2009  | 
A new survey shows there's a long way to go before IT and legal make a good e-discovery team.
Hi5 Launches Social Games
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
Offering is aimed at 61 million users worldwide.
Blinkx Introduces Personal And Thematic Video Playlists
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
The company's redesigned home page now includes "entertain me," "inform me," and "give me my own channel" options.
Google Unveils 'Latitude' Location Sharing
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
Users can opt in to share their location with friends and family -- or mask their location, if they'd rather.
MySpace Harbored Nearly 100,000 Sex Offenders
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
Connecticut AG says social networking sites need to do more to stop online predators.
Dell Offers Discounts To Twitter Followers
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
The promotion gives the company a foothold on a new sales channel that has the potential for growth.
Google News Now Available For Any Web Site
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
The generated code displays a slide show of Google News headlines based on chosen keywords.
How To Find A Great IT Job In A Bad Economy
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
Job-finding tips from IT pros who were pink-slipped, but survived to work another day include aggressive networking and skills training.
Bebo Launches Open Mobile Tools
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
New offering is aimed at developers and partners.
Hispanic Internet Use Growing
News  |  2/3/2009  | 
A majority of Hispanics in the United States use the Web regularly, research shows.
How Simple Is Too Simple?
Commentary  |  2/2/2009  | 
As traditional blogging platforms such as WordPress and Movable Type seem to make their products more like full-fledged content management systems with each release, there's an interesting counter-movement bubbling up: content management tools that seek to provide simplicity over deep functionality.
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