Facebook was very prominent in the news this week: first with the acquisition of Friendfeed and then with the possible introduction of a special Facebook browser (which already was predicted on Capgemini’s Technology blog). Google introduced this week a lot of social features and even Apple seems to take social networking seriously.
Social collaboration tools
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Employees are a key element in social business. Designing roles for
employees in social business requires particular thought around
ecosystem (i.e. how they connect with others), hivemind (i.e. their
level of social calibration), and dynamic signaling (i.e. content
creation and distribution).
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- FriendFeed should have been part of Facebook from Day One
True confessions time: I created a FriendFeed account some time back
but never really used it. I was already deeply entrenched in Facebook
by then and was starting to see some value in Twitter – so I jumped
into FriendFeed and created an acccount.
- Revealed: why Facebook acquired FriendFeed
Facebook has splashed out almost $50m (£30.3m) on FriendFeed, the start
up that allows people to see what their friends are doing in real-time
on social media sites including Digg and Twitter. Will McInnes,
managing director of NixonMcInnes, examines the strategy behind the
- Oh, FriendFeed is now Facebook’s “official” R&D department!
- Could WordPress Be the Natural Successor to Twitter, Friendfeed and Facebook?- The SiliconANGLE
I say ‘quite possibly so’ – though it’ll be a long road to get there. I
say we’re headed towards a Federated real-time web, and WordPress looks
like it could be best positioned to take the helm of that
ship.Friendfeed (and their acquisition by Facebook) has been the topic
of conversation here at SiliconANGLE as well as much of the blogosphere
yesterday and today. I don’t doubt that this will continue for a while.
Louis Gray probably best captured the emotional aspect for most of us
early adopters who were on the system chatting away with the immediate
family of the founders when it was just us:
Rockmelt (The Facebook browser)
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Facebook has the size to introduce its own browser-like platform, its
own operating systems and perhaps even its own hardware line. Facebook
could disrupt the Web and create a new (proprietary?) standard on how
the new Web could be. They can, because one out of every six people
that is online, has a Facebook account. They can because they have got
such immense amount of data and people who are spending so much time on
it, people will miss it when it is gone.
- Netscape Founder Backs New Browser
Mr. Andreessen is backing a start-up called RockMelt, staffed with some
of his close associates, that is building a new Internet browser,
according to people with knowledge of his investment.
- Why I’m suspicious of the Facebook ‘RockMelt’ browser
- Google Reader Unleashes A Gaggle Of Nice Social And Feed Management Updates
- Google goes social but not in a Facebook kind of way
It’s no Facebook. And it’s certainly not Twitter. But Google today
introduced a social element of its own – called Social for iGoogle.The
company introduced 19 new social gadgets as part of the launch. In a
sense, the only difference between the previous gadgets for an iGoogle
page and these gadgets is that friends with the same gadgets can see
your updates and even engage in a game with you.
- iGoogle Releases Social Gadgets
- A flurry of features for feed readers
- Google updates Reader, Youtube, iGoogle
As a developer and writer, part of my job is to stay informed of
current trends in the web world, whether it be company mergers,
online-shopping trends, or programming technologies. I’ll admit that
it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in the industry
these days, but one tidbit of news is making the rounds that is raising
end of the fall of 2009, but it’s already garnering lots of strong
reactions – both good and bad. Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of
the proposed specifications and you can decide for yourself whether
they constitute improvements in the language or merely unnecessary
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- Beam your ads onto Buckingham Palace with this new AR app
Metaio, an augmented reality specialist, is developing an app that
allows brands to place ‘virtual ads’ in real places like landmarks or
tourist attractions for consumers to view via their mobile phone.
- Nokia Considering Ditching Symbian For Open Source
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- 10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Blogging
- 15-24 Year Olds in the U.K. Encroach on their Elder’s Social Networking Space
The number of 15-24 year olds visiting social networking sites reached
6.8 million in June, up 14 percent versus the previous year. Though the
overall audience of social networkers in this age segment is up
substantially during the past year, the time they spent on social
networking sites is down 9 percent. The overall decline in time spent
on the sites appears to be attributable to younger users spending less
time on secondary social networking sites.
- The Evolution of Blogging
Dave Winer’s ability to peer into the future is uncanny. He was talking
about a river of news long before the current activity streams became
popular. He was evangelizing RSS long before there were blogs. I could
go on and on about his prescient observations, but it’s his warnings
that are especially prophetic.
- Social Media Revolution
- ‘Spotify are the new pirates’: Swedish artist
Swedish musician Magnus Uggla has withdrawn his music from streaming
music service Spotify claiming his “songs are being given away”.
- SQL pie chart
My other half says I’m losing it. But I think that as an enthusiast
kernel developer she doesn’t have the right to criticize people. (”I
like user space better!” – she exclaims upon reading this). Shown below
is a (single query) SQL-generated pie chart. I will walk through the
steps towards making this happen, and conclude with what, I hope you’ll
agree, are real-world, useful usage samples.
- Google Website Optimizer Case Study: Daily Burn, 20%+ Improvement
This post will show exactly how one start-up improved their homepage
conversion rate (visitor to sign-up flow) more than 20%, then 16%
again, with a few simple changes and Google Website Optimizer.
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