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Content tagged with Social posted in September 2008
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Nokia To Acquire Mobile E-Mail, IM Provider
News  |  9/30/2008
The acquisition of OZ Communications is part of Nokia's larger strategy of providing more than just the handset.
Acquia Launches Commercial Drupal Distribution, Support Network
Commentary  |  9/30/2008
Acquia today accomplished their goal of releasing a commercially supported version of the open source content management system Drupal. At the same time, they've launched the Acquia Network, a service that offers site management tools and various subscription-base levels of support for anyone running Drupal 6.
What Does Gartner's ECM Magic Quadrant Mean To You?
Commentary  |  9/29/2008
Content management reports and analysis always are interesting fodder for discussion, and now that Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant report on enterprise content management is complete, it's certain to have an equal number of vendors crowing about their inclusion, as well as those who question Gartner's findings.
Glide America Mixes Politics With Social Networking
News  |  9/29/2008
The service also offers what it's calling the People's Rolodex, a list of federal government contacts that users can add to their existing online contacts.
GM Set To Relaunch Social Media Site
News  |  9/29/2008
The automaker is hoping new Web 2.0 tools will help build a loyal fan base that will see it through its industry's tough times.
Mollom Comment Spam Solution Emerges From Beta
Commentary  |  9/26/2008
With a comment spam-blocking success rate of 99.79% and nearly 10 million spam messages caught, Mollom has made a big impression on the content management community since its introduction in early 2008.
CMS Watch Offers Guidance on Enterprise Content Management Systems
Commentary  |  9/25/2008
Although the recent announcement of the emerging Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standards promise to make Enterprise Content Management systems play nicely together, the process of selecting an ECM vendor is still a challenge, and isn't likely to become much easier anytime soon.
MySpace Music Debuts To Rival iTunes
News  |  9/25/2008
Subscribers can stream music free or buy songs at MySpace Music through a partnership with Amazon.
The Evolution Of Content Creation Tools
Commentary  |  9/24/2008
As our content creation needs grow and evolve, the tools we use for authoring content need to grow as well. The same tools and approached that worked 10 or 15 years ago will struggle to meet our needs today.
SAS Institute: Banks Lack A Comprehensive Risk Management Strategy
News  |  9/24/2008
Among the challenges identified by the survey's respondents were data management and company culture, which hindered implementation of "comprehensive" risk approaches.
Microsoft, NBC, Artists Join Improve Content Distribution
News  |  9/24/2008
A coalition of tech companies is lending its hand to help develop and distribute content over safe and reliable networks where artists can earn fair compensation for their work.
Digg Gets $28.7 Million In Funding, Plans Major Expansion
News  |  9/24/2008
The social news site's CEO says the company will double its staff and enhance its international appeal by launching the site in multiple languages.
Content Management Software As A Service Comes Of Age
Commentary  |  9/23/2008
It has taken quite some time, but it seems that centrally hosted content management tools are finally beginning to reach critical mass. And as content management Software as a Service offerings (SaaS) become more reliable and feature rich, there's no reason to expect the trend of businesses adopting them to slow down.
Facebook Users With Lots of Friends More Likely To Be Narcissists
News  |  9/23/2008
University of Georgia researchers analyzed Facebook users' pages to measure the relationship between an inflated sense of self-importance and the number of friends and wall posts on the social network.
Companies Not Ready For E-Discovery
Commentary  |  9/23/2008
A new survey says companies and their in-house lawyers aren't prepared to meet legal discovery requests. And McAfee's recent hiccup shows that even big companies make mistakes.
Internet Experts, Advocates, Celebrate OneWebDay
News  |  9/23/2008
In cities around the globe, people gathered to celebrate the Internet Monday. In New York, advocates stressed the importance of using it as a tool for building social and political movements.
Content Management Best Practices For More Than Just SharePoint
Commentary  |  9/22/2008
I was recently catching up on some posts on the SharePoint Team Blog, and came across the announcement for the SharePoint Best Practices Series.
Sitecore's Foundry 2.0 Simplifies Multiple Site Management
Commentary  |  9/19/2008
As an organization's needs grow beyond a handful of sites, the complexities of managing them with consistent yet flexible content and design increases exponentially. For businesses with dozens or even hundreds of individual sites, it can get unmanageable very quickly.
Google's Sergey Brin Starts Blog, Reveals Predisposition For Parkinson's
News  |  9/19/2008
The co-founder said he discovered the risk though, a consumer-oriented genetic testing company that his wife Anne Wojcicki co-founded.
Virtual Movable Type Makes Setup Even Simpler
Commentary  |  9/18/2008
Following just over a month after the release of its flagship blogging/content management platform Movable Type 4.2, Six Apart this week announced the release of Virtual Movable Type, which promises to simplify the process of getting an instance of Movable Type up and running.
XOOPS 2.3 Nears Release
Commentary  |  9/17/2008
XOOPS, long a favorite of the open source content management community and a finalist for Packt Publishing's 2008 Open Source CMS Awards, is on the cusp of a final release of XOOPS 2.3.
Kodak Unveils Ultra-Thin Wireless Digital Photo Frame
News  |  9/17/2008
The 7.6-inch OLED frame can display pictures and video from PCs, photo-sharing sites, and news portals.
Second Life: Megatrend-In-Waiting Or Just A Dumb Fad?
News  |  9/17/2008
During the Second Life boom not too long ago, enthusiasts predicted it would take over the Internet. Is that still a likely outcome, or is Second Life becoming as irrelevant as pet rocks and leisure suits?
Second Life Dropouts Return To Real World
News  |  9/17/2008
Most people who try Second Life give it up and don't come back. We talked to two disaffected users.
Second Life Faces Otherworldly Competition
News  |  9/17/2008
A slew of companies, ranging in size from tiny startups to Google, are springing up virtual worlds of their own to challenge Second Life's dominance of the small but growing market.
Second Life's Popularity Rests On Breadth Of Activities
News  |  9/17/2008
Here's a quick guide to what goes on in Second Life, a lively virtual world full of music, dance, travel, games, and cybersex.
Second Life Tries For A Second Act
News  |  9/17/2008
The online virtual world has weathered a boom-and-bust cycle. Now it has a new CEO. Can this social networking phenom attract a new wave of consumers and enterprise users?
Interop: IBM Opens Social Software Research Center
News  |  9/17/2008
Big Blue is developing new technologies to support better workplace collaboration and communication.
IW500: Merrill Lynch, KeyBank Execs Keen On 'Visualization' Software
News  |  9/16/2008
Both banks use software from iRise, which reduced the average time it takes financial advisers to open a new client account from 32 minutes to six minutes.
Bluenog Offers Integrated Portal, CMS And Business Intelligence Suite
Commentary  |  9/16/2008
Bluenog, released Bluenog ICE 4.0 this week, intended to address multiple enterprise needs by bringing together portal, content management and business intelligence software in one integrated package. ICE 4.0, which stand for Integrated Collaborative Environment, brings together the latest versions of Bluenog CMS, Bluenog RichPortal, with their newly released Business Intelligence module.
Web 2.0 Discussion: Do Communities Need Active Management?
Commentary  |  9/16/2008
Social Web design expert Joshua Porter asserted in a Web 2.0 Expo session on Designing for Community that companies must appoint a manager to actively run their community efforts. This individual, according to Porter, plays a critical role in managing the discussion, applying your community policies to participants, answering questions, ushering users around the community, and more.
Interop: Capitalizing On Web 2.0 With Wikis, Social Networking
News  |  9/16/2008
New online tools make it easier for conference attendees in N.Y. to exchange ideas and opinions about IT issues and the conference itself.
Web 2.0: LiveWorld Unveils Instant Social Network Tool
News  |  9/16/2008
LiveBar allows companies to add an online community to their Web pages within minutes.
Drupal Conferences, Past And Future
Commentary  |  9/15/2008
It's been a couple of weeks since Drupalcon Szeged, held in Szeged, Hungary, came to a close, and it's probably a good bet that many more people are interested in what happened than were able to attend. Fortunately, there are a few good ways to get caught up.
Interwoven Rolls Out Enhancements to TeamSite, LiveSite
Commentary  |  9/12/2008
Interwoven recently released significant upgrades to TeamSite, it's flagship content management system as well as LiveSite, its content customizing marketing tool.
Google Buys South Korean Blog Company TNC
News  |  9/12/2008
Tatter and Company is similar to Automattic, a company that makes software to complement and extend the open source WordPress blog publishing platform.
eZ Publish Delivers Software Upgrades And Significant Growth
Commentary  |  9/11/2008
eZ Systems has had an exciting few weeks, including terrific earnings, a solid new release of its flagship content management system and nomination for a prominent open source content management award.
BlackBerry Adds 'Lifestyle' Apps From Microsoft, MySpace, TiVo
News  |  9/11/2008
The partnerships coordinate with the release of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip and the increased demand for consumer applications for the smartphone.
Getting A Jump On The New Content Management Standard
Commentary  |  9/11/2008
CMIS won't be an official standard for at least a year, but you can start playing with a draft implementation today.
Need A Job? Yahoo Site Highlights Hiring Hot Spots
News  |  9/11/2008
The Web portal's HotJobs100 site lists the nation's most active hirers across various industries.
Model.Live Draws More Than 1 Million Viewers
News  |  9/11/2008
The online show captures the exploits of three models who hit New York City's Fashion Week in search of jobs.
User-Generated Content Gets Easier For Gamers
News  |  9/11/2008
Interactive environments from EA's Spore, Second Life, Microsoft's Popfly, and Minor Studios' Atmosphir are helping non-technical types build and engage with other players.
KMWorld Announces Their 2008 List of Trend Setting Products
Commentary  |  9/10/2008
KMWorld, the magazine and website dedicated to content, document and knowledge management, recently announced their 2008 list of trend setting products.
Yahoo Launches Apple iPhone Social Networking App
News  |  9/10/2008
The search engine's oneConnect service aggregates social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube onto one interface.
AOL Opens Site To Third-Party E-mail, Content
News  |  9/10/2008
AOL also altered its navigation bar to allow direct access to more of its own content, including that produced by TMZ, StyleList, ParentDish, Wallet Pop, and Asylum.
Spore Players Revolt Over DRM Install Limit
News  |  9/10/2008
Electronic Arts says it's unfazed by's users, claiming the protection is necessary to prevent people from copying its game and distributing it online.
Proposed Standard Would Open Proprietary Content Management Systems
Commentary  |  9/10/2008
Microsoft, IBM, EMC, and others aim to make it easier for users and applications to pull content from competing repositories.
Careful With That Publish Button
Commentary  |  9/9/2008
When a mistake causes content to go live before (or long after) its time, there's plenty of finger-pointing and blame to go around. But one thing is certain -- when you're in the driver's seat of a content management system, wield the "Publish" button carefully.
Kraft Looks To SAP For Help With Data Management
News  |  9/9/2008
SAP also announced an upgrade to Business Objects' data management software at its TechEd conference on Tuesday.
DEMO: Digital Pictureframes As Photo-Sharing Social Networks
News  |  9/9/2008
Introduced at DEMOFall08, the YouGotPhoto and gloop services allow users to wirelessly send photos to digital pictureframes anywhere in the world.
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