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Content tagged with Social posted in December 2008
Alaska Air Taps Oracle To Build Customer Loyalty
News  |  12/31/2008
The airline implements Siebel loyalty-program software designed to shift the focus away from revenue-draining free miles and more toward personalized service.
LG Adds CinemaNow, YouTube Access To Blu-Ray Player
News  |  12/31/2008
The new services will be available on Network Blu-ray Disc Players shipping in the first half of next year.
AIIM Adds Resources For Content Management Neophytes
Commentary  |  12/31/2008
AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management, has long been a useful resource for established content management industry professionals as well as organizations just getting started with piecing together a content strategy.
Facebook, MySpace Could Boost Location-Based Services
News  |  12/24/2008
Integrating LBS and tapping into its anticipated $13 billion market is expected to generate a healthy revenue stream for the social networks.
Looking Into The Content Management Crystal Ball
Commentary  |  12/23/2008
I've never been one to make grand predictions about the future of technology, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy hearing what others have to say. As 2008 comes to a close, a handful of prognosticators are stepping forward to offer up their vision for the future of content management. Here are some of the more interesting lists ...
Plane Crash Survivor Twitters Eyewitness Account
News  |  12/23/2008
Twitter also was instrumental in getting the news out about the April 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and the October 2007 Southern California wildfires.
Multiple Android Phones Expected In 2009
News  |  12/22/2008
Handsets with various form factors will hit the market in 2009, and the emergence of Android could be especially bad for Windows Mobile, Palm, and Symbian.
Print Media Giants Evolve Into Online-Only Models
Commentary  |  12/19/2008
As more household names from print make the migration to the Web, it will be more critical than ever for them to focus on certain principles that lay the foundation for a successful site. From my point of view, there are three basic things they need to get right: the content itself, the design, and the content management tools.
YouTube Gets More HD Video
News  |  12/19/2008
In a move likely to pique the interest of video news organizations, YouTube also added three new video landing pages.
'Wayne Gretzky' Twitter Page A Fake, NHL Says
News  |  12/19/2008
League spokesman says posts on the microblogging service not really from The Great One.
PBwiki Leads The Hosted Wiki Pack
Commentary  |  12/18/2008
Few tools are as effective as a wiki when an organization needs to quickly post and collaborate on content. Dozens of free and paid options for creating a wiki exist, but when it comes to quickly and easily creating a wiki with minimal technical headaches, I keep coming back to PBwiki.
Making The Web - And Your Content - More Accessible
Commentary  |  12/15/2008
Last week, after a long process of drafting and refining the documents, W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative released the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). It's been nine years since the guidelines have been updated, and while the technology behind Web sites has vastly changed, the basic need for accessibility hasn't.
Yahoo Opens Mail, Toolbar To Social Networks
News  |  12/15/2008
Based on the company's development software -- Y!OS -- the revamp represents an attempt to reinvent itself as a social network.
U.S. Adults Choosing Internet Over Sex
News  |  12/15/2008
Nearly half of the women aged 18 to 44 surveyed, or 46%, said they would rather go without sex for two weeks than give up the Internet for the same amount of time.
Greek Riots, Teen Tribute Flood Messaging, Video Sites
News  |  12/12/2008
Internet discussions and videos about the killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos in Athens have drawn thousands of viewers and included discussions urging more demonstrations.
Alcatel-Lucent To Cut Jobs, Reorganize Around Web 2.0
News  |  12/12/2008
In its new incarnation, Alcatel-Lucent will focus on three markets -- service providers, enterprises, and selected verticals.
Alfresco And Joomla Launch Industry's First CMIS Implementation
Commentary  |  12/11/2008
Alfresco continues to blaze the trail when it comes to real-world implementations of the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. Its latest step forward was the release this week of a module that allows integration between Alfresco and Joomla systems.
Jaspersoft Gets $12.5 Million, Red Hat An Investor
News  |  12/11/2008
The venture funding follows news that Red Hat is embedding Jaspersoft's Business Intelligence Suite for the satellite version of Red Hat Network.
E-Discovery Partnerships Go For Gold
Commentary  |  12/10/2008
Vendors are teaming up to tackle e-discovery -- and rake in cash.
Sony Set To Launch Online Virtual World
News  |  12/10/2008
Home, PlayStation 3's long-delayed online 3-D social networking service, will debut Thursday.
Vint Cerf's Twitter Account Was A Fake
News  |  12/10/2008
Despite the recent MySpace-hoax suicide tragedy, online impersonation and fictitious identities remain a legally vague area.
Bebo's Social In-box Puts Online Life In One Place
News  |  12/10/2008
Content partners for the new service include MTV, ESPN, CBS, and the BBC
Microsoft Launches Oxite, An Open Source Content Management System
Commentary  |  12/9/2008
A new, open source web content management system hit the scene this past week, making its debut as the engine behind But what sets Oxite apart isn't its feature set, but rather the development team behind it - Microsoft.
Wikipedia Founder Blasts Nude Girl Censors
News  |  12/9/2008
Jimmy Wales called out the Internet Watch Foundation in a British television interview.
Gilbane CMS Conference Highlights
Commentary  |  12/8/2008
It's usually no fun hearing about a party you weren't able to make it to, and while I wasn't at the Gilbane Content Management Conference in Boston last week, a number of highlights caught my attention.
ExtraHop Eases Application Performance
News  |  12/8/2008
The company said its APM appliance gives administrators 10,000-foot to microscopic views of network applications on the same appliance.
Wikipedia Censored In U.K. Over Nude Girl
News  |  12/8/2008
British users report performance problems and volunteers say they can no longer edit articles.
FatWire Releases Content Server 7.5
Commentary  |  12/4/2008
FatWire this week announced the release of Content Server 7.5, the newest version of their flagship content management system.
Google, Facebook Fight To Connect Friends
News  |  12/4/2008
The promise of exposure to larger audiences could give publishers and advertisers a hard time deciding which social network to work with.
Wikipedia Getting Makeover For First-Time Editors
News  |  12/4/2008
The site's foundation has scored an $890,000 grant to study and improve Wikipedia's writing and editing interface and hide elements that writers don't need.
MySpace Brings Video To Cell Phones
News  |  12/3/2008
The social network will give users of certain cell phones on-the-go access to videos from TMZ, National Geographic, The Onion, and other content providers.
DotNetNuke Announces New Funding, Readies Version 5.0
Commentary  |  12/2/2008
The DotNetNuke team has a few things to celebrate. It recently closed on a round of financing, won a pair of awards in Packt Publishing's Open Source CMS Awards, and is getting ready for the release of DotNetNuke 5.0.
Internet, TV Deemed Bad For Kids' Health
News  |  12/2/2008
The strongest association identified is between media exposure and obesity.
Facebook Links Social Networks With Single Sign-On
News  |  12/2/2008
The site will integrate login and password services from multiple online partners.
Xbox 360 Outsells PlayStation 3 On Black Friday
News  |  12/2/2008
Hot video games like Gears Of War 2 and Fable II helped boost console sales.
Google Chrome Browser To Support Customization
News  |  12/1/2008
The move gives Google's Web browser the same level of third-party extensions as Mozilla Firefox.
Yahoo's Top Search Terms Of 2008
News  |  12/1/2008
Britney Spears, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, and Michael Phelps among notables who ranked high on list.

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