Posts Tagged ‘ social networking sites ’

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 […]

Watch What You Say, Part 2: Critical Tweets Cost Mark Cuban $25K

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Microblogging, The New Media Update

Last weekend, we cautioned you against speaking ill of others while using popular microblogging Twitter. Our cautionary tale featured rocker, actress, and famous-for-her-outbursts personality Courtney Love. She is being sued by Austin fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir (aka Boudoir Queen), for calling her “nasty lying hosebag thief” and a drug addict and a prostitute. Today’s sobering […]

Watch What You Say: Social Media Slam Lands Courtney Love In Court

Mar 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Microblogging, The New Media Update

Social websites are great places to connect with like-minded people. They are useful for keeping track of the whereabouts and projects of people you know, and people whom you admire. They are especially wonderful outlets for expressing and listening to a great diversity of opinions. Better watch what you say, and how you say it, […]

Marketers Moving Their Advertising Dollars To Social Media

Mar 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Featured Story

New Research shows that marketers are moving their advertising dollars from traditional media to social media.

Acording to Forrester, more than half of the marketers interviewed are planning to increase their social media budget during the recession.

And 95% of marketers are “bullish” on social media marketing.

C.C. Chapman: Experiencing The Inauguration Via Social Media

Jan 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General

Longtime podcaster and new media consultant C.C. Chapman made an appearance on cable news channel CNN Tuesday, where he talked about how the coverage of Barack Obama’s inauguration by social media: Embedded video from CNN Video Chapman created an early standout among music podcasts with his Accident Hash series. He also hosts the Managing the […]

London 2012 Olympic Committee Unveils Social Media Plans

Jan 15th, 2009 | By | Category: General

The organizing committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games is working with the games’ biggest sponsors to mount a massive social networking campaign in the lead-up to the Summer 2012 Games. The campaign revolves around promoting interest in the games by promoting involvement in sports for everyone. Adidas, which has a £100m sponsorship deal for […]

Seesmic Launches New Test Site

Dec 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Video

Seesmic is launching a new experimental version of its video social networking site, at this separate address: Drawing on feedback (requests, suggestions and complaints) from its user community, the Seesmic test site keeps a lot of the functionality of the original application, but with these new features, among others: -Smaller Flash load, “except in […]

Hurricane Gustav Spurs Volunteers, Relief Via Social Media

Aug 31st, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Microblogging

On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina‘s devastation along the Gulf Coast of the United States, another huge hurricane, Gustav, is howling around Cuba and heading for New Orleans, which was devastated by the 2005 hurricane. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is calling Gustav “the mother of all storms,” and has ordered the mandatory evacuation […]

Twitter Uptime Worst Of All Social Networks

May 6th, 2008 | By | Category: General

We’re fans of Twitter (podcastmama & podcasting_news), but have been surprised by the site’s frequent downtime. Turns out there’s legitimate reason for concern: Twitter has the worst uptime of all the major social networks. Availability monitoring company released availability stats for the major social networks today, and Twitter comes out in last place: Social […]