Posts Tagged ‘ social networking ’

Social Networking Hoodie Updates Your Facebook Account While You Look Swankadelic

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: General, Microblogging

Are you ready to let your hoodie update your Facebook account? Jennifer Darmour’s Ping is a social networking garment – a hoodie that updates your Facebook account wirelessly and lets you look swankadelic at the same time. It’s an example of wearable technology that supports social networking. According to Darmour, the social networking hoodie offers […]

The State of The Internet, 2010

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: General

Jesse Thomas designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010. It’s full of interesting facts – and some depressing ones, like the 200 billion spam messages sent via email per day.

BuddyPress Turns Your WordPress Blog Into A Social Network In 6 Minutes

Feb 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcasting Software

Lead Developer Andy Peatling has announced that BuddyPress 1.2, the latest version of the WordPress social networking add-on, is now available. The release is notable because it works with standard WordPress installs. Previously, it would only work with WordPress MU. This means that bloggers and podcasters using WordPress can now have a self-hosted solution for […]

Social Networking Is Going A Little Gray

Feb 16th, 2010 | By | Category: General

Royal Pingdom has released some interesting stats on the users of 19 social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, FriendFeed,, Friendster, LiveJournal, Hi5, Tagged, Ning, Xanga,, & Bebo). There stats highlight how social networking – which many look at as “something for the kids” – is going a […]

Is Social News Just A “Guy Thing”?

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: General

Royal Pingdom has taken a look at social network site use by gender, and found that social network site use is dominated by women: Highlights of their research: 84% (16 out of 19) of the sites have more female than male users. The social news sites Digg, Reddit and Slashdot have significantly more male users […]

PodCamp Boston 4 This Weekend

Aug 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting, Podcasting Events

PodCamp Boston 4 kicks off this weekend at 8am at the Harborside Campus Center. The event runs August 8-9 and offers podcasters, bloggers, YouTubers, social networkers and anyone interested in new media an opportunity to learn and network. PodCamp Boston 4 Schedule See the site for a list of upcoming podcamps.

Why Twitter Matters

Jul 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Microblogging

In this BigThink video, Steve Rubel discusses his thoughts on why Twitter matters: Question: How significant is Twitter as a marketing vehicle? Steve Rubel: It’s huge right now and I stress the words “right now.” What’s interesting about Twitter is as a marketing vehicle is that, one, it has a huge community and growing. Years […]

Trent Reznor Gives Up On Twitter, Blames It On “Unattractive Plump Females”

Jun 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, General, Microblogging

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has been doing some amazing things over the last few years, experimenting with new media and doing more than any other major musician to forge a new model for using the Internet to interact directly with his fans. Here’s a few examples: Reznor has released several albums as free downloads, […]

New Zombie Movie Takes DIY Media To An Extreme

May 25th, 2009 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Video

Colin is a new zombie flick that takes low-budget filmmaking to a new extreme. The movie was reportedly shot for $70, with the help of zombies found via social networking sites like Facebook: Our hero Colin is bitten by a Zombie; he dies and returns from the dead. We follow him as he wanders through […]

Nielsen: Ad Dollars Moving To Internet Video, Social Networking

May 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

According to a new Nielson report, people’s attention is moving to Internet video and social networking, and online advertising is following. Highlights of the report: The number of American users frequenting online video destinations has climbed 339% since 2003 Time spent on video sites has shot up almost 2,000% over the same period In the […]