Community Articles

Murdoch: MySpace The Next Big Portal
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Take the News Corp publisher’s vast fortune, add it to the very popular social networking site MySpace, and suddenly Rupert Murdoch is playing Fox to the major portal sites like MSN, Yahoo, and AOL.

Bloggers Commit: New Years Resolutions 2006
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New Years Resolutions are a staple of life. As the calendar changes from the old year to new, people get the urge to turn a page in their own lives.

RSS Evolving As A Message Medium

The RSS & Brand session at the Syndicate Conference discussed the potential for RSS feeds to become a preferred way to get the message from businesses to consumers; now the technology just needs more users to begin using it.

Community Marketing Gets The Buzz

When it comes to technology and the Internet, buzzwords fly faster than a swarm of bees around a field of flowers; but when it comes to community, publishers need to listen to what it can offer them.

Craigslist Aims For Community Journalism

A new project from the founder of popular online classifieds site Craigslist will extend citizen journalism to fix trust issues Americans have with journalism.

Blog Message Boards: A Blog Traffic Builder

Everyone is searching for ways to promote and market their blogs. I’m sure you are no exception.

Online Community Aids in Katrina Relief Efforts

Along with our colleagues in other parts of the tech sector, the search engine community is starting to respond to the devastation Hurricane Katrina left along the northern Gulf coast.

Craigslist Online Community Helping Katrina Community

The online community known as craigslist is a San Francisco based site built in local classifieds and community forms. They’ve put together a page to help Katrina survivors put things together.

General Community Sites Hear Ka-ching Sound

The latest figures from Nielsen//NetRatings and its AdRelevance service show incredible ad revenue growth.

Local Search Makes Your Business a Big Fish in Your Local Community

The Internet Contains Billions of Website Pages – All Clamoring for Attention

Pluck Tweaked For Firefox Users

The makers of the RSS reader for IE have extended support to Firefox browsers with its newest release.

Cisco Uploads Motivation 1.0 To Black Hat Community

Incensed by the networking company’s hostile treatment of former ISS researcher Michael Lynn, several hackers now seek to find new flaws in Cisco’s software.

Ebay Open To Development

The online auctioneer has announced a new web site to help developers build applications for eBay and PayPal.

Apple Plus Intel Equals Surprised Mac Community

A rumor from mid-May about a possible switch from IBM to Intel chips may be about to become fact at today’s Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

Skype Blogs To Create Community
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Skype has started a blog – and it looks very good indeed. This could be a great example of how a blog can play a key role in building and cementing positive relationships with customers.

Yahoo! Introduces Media RSS 1.0

Media RSS, which Yahoo! first introduced late last year, is now a full-release syndication standard for media content.

Microsoft Gets Community Sites Mad At Them

Earlier today I found out Microsoft was asking community sites to pull down screen shots of Longhorn. Aaarrrrgggghhhh.

Blog Promotion: Message Boards and Forums
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Almost everyone is searching for ways to promote and market their blogs. I’m sure you are no exception.

Targeting Through Tagvertising

Editor’s Note: In today’s issue, Steve takes a look at a new phenomenon in advertising called “tagvertising”. For example, many web users employ this form of bookmarking to keep track of items of interest, essentially, tags become online bookmarks.

Tagvertising = Blogging 2.0?
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The following is also my April column for iMedia Connection… Tagvertising = Blogging 2.0… Already? As you read this, millions of individuals are working under their own volition to create a new Dewey Decimal System for the internet.

Map Wars heat up

There’s a community being built around Google’s Maps. Very cool I’m jealous.

Now, I’ve seen Microsoft’s future mapping strategy and I’ve been sworn to secrecy. Don’t count us out yet. After all, we have TerraServer and a few other things that work well on maps.