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Content tagged with Social posted in May 2009
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
White House Launching Transparency Blog
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In a nod to openness and citizen participation in government, the Obama administration also will open White House blogs to public comments.
Good Technology Buys Intercasting
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The acquisition will enable Good to offer a smartphone-like experience, with access to social networks, IM, and e-mail, for feature phones.
Glide's Engage To Deliver Twitter-Style Micro-Blogging
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Glide is a media-sharing, communications, productivity, and file-storage service that runs on Web browsers using Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, and on dozens of mobile devices.
Google Riding 'Wave' To Redefine Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Structured like Gmail, the developer and end-user software interoperates with other Web services, such as IM, forums, wikis, and blogs.
Facebook Gets $200 Million From Russian Investors
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
DST offer values social networking site at about $10 billion.
3-Year-Old Levels Parents: Earthmover Bought Online
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
With a few clicks of the mouse, the girl from New Zealand won the heavy equipment listed on the auction site's home page.
YouTube Launches U.S. Government Portal
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The channel aggregates videos from the White House, CDC, NASA, and other federal agencies using a player that complies with government privacy regulations.
Laptops In Bed? Workaholics Surf Before Snoozing
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
More than half of those surveyed who browse the Web in their pajamas do so for as much as six hours a week, Credant Technologies finds.
Napster Slashing Pricing On Music Subscription Service
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
Parent company Best Buy is looking to keep pace with other retailers, such as Amazon and Wal-Mart.
Social Networks Get Advertising Guidelines
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
The Interactive Advertising Bureau's latest best practices provide a library of examples of how to execute such ads for various marketing messages.
Atlantis Crew Enjoying Views, Tweets On Hubble Mission
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino's first "tweet" from orbit read, "Launch was awesome!"
Facebook Missing Out On Profits
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
Analyst says the social networking site may need to change its business model to remain viable.
Will MySpace, Facebook Dominate Mobile?
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
MySpace expects nearly half of its members to access the social networking site via a mobile phone within five years.
Twitter: We'll Monetize With Search, Brands
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
The much-hyped microblogging service will capitalize on its user base through search, says Twitter executive.
Google Service Outage Stirs Tweet Storm
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Analytics, YouTube, AdSense, and Blogger experienced outages Thursday morning, according to discontented Twitter users.
Nokia Stops Investing In Ovi Share
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
The company will stop updating its social networking service to concentrate on its app store and collaborations with established players like Facebook.
Craigslist To Shutter 'Internet Brothel'
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
Online classified service will no longer accept erotic services ads under pressure from state AGs.
Watchdogs Call For More, But Limited, Cookie Use By Government
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
Late last month, new federal CIO Vivek Kundra told Congress that current cookie restrictions were holding the government back from adopting social media.
Federal Budget Lays Out Government Cloud Computing Plans
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Despite up-front costs, the White House expects that rolling out government-wide common IT services will pay off in the long run.
Google Friend Connect Now Speaking In Tongues
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
Comments gadget topples language barriers by allowing Web site visitors to post and read comments in their own tongue.
Facebook Finds A Friend In Windows Mobile
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
Windows Mobile's social networking app is the first to let users to upload videos to Facebook directly and tightly integrates with a phone's contacts and calendar data.
Practical Analysis: Social Networks Get Low Marks As Sources Of IT Info
Commentary  |  5/7/2009  | 
IT Web sites and trade magazines are tops for professional purposes, but Twitter ranks the lowest by far.
OpenText Acquisition Puzzles Analysts
Commentary  |  5/7/2009  | 
Analysts didn't have many good things to say about the recent announcement that ECM vendor OpenText will acquire Vignette, a maker of Web content management software, for $310 million.
Mozilla Weaves Its Firefox Cloud
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
Weave aims to transform Firefox from a Web page presentation tool into a platform for cloud-based services.
Oracle's Grand Collaboration Ambitions
Commentary  |  5/7/2009  | 
Oracle hopes its Beehive collaboration platform will lead to sales of other Oracle products. And if it happens to shove Microsoft Exchange out the door, that's a bonus.
Swine Flu Symptoms Tracked With Microsoft's Amalga
News  |  5/6/2009  | 
One Silicon Valley hospital is connecting silos of transactional data from multiple, disparate clinical applications to help keep the CDC informed and the virus from spreading.
AT&T Brings Out 'Send To Mobile' Feature
News  |  5/6/2009  | 
The feature is part of AT&T's three-screen strategy, and it lets users send content links to their cell phones from the desktop.
Craigslist Under Fire From States Over Erotic Ads
News  |  5/6/2009  | 
Several attorneys general are threatening criminal prosecution unless the online marketplace takes steps to remove its "erotic services" section.
Webby Awards Honor Jimmy Fallon, Trent Reznor, Twitter
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
The most buzzworthy winner is arguably Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor. An update to his band's iPhone app was recently rejected by Apple.
hi5 Launches Instant Messaging Service
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
Social networking site lets members communicate directly with each other from within a browser.
Facebook Expands Security Tools While Combating Phishing Attack
News  |  5/1/2009  | 
The site has come under siege this week by, which has delivered messages among Facebook friends, telling them to check out a link.
OMG! 10th Graders Give Up Texting For A Week
News  |  5/1/2009  | 
The Los Angeles-area high school class also promises to stay away from TV, e-mail, PCs, cell phones, Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

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