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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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