April 26, 2011 · 8:11 pm
The Enterprise Social Network
Yammer is revolutionizing internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Although Yammer is as easy to use as consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, it is enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives.
Yammer is free for your whole company, enabling users to communicate, collaborate, and share more easily and efficiently than ever before. It reduces the need for meetings, increases communication across silos, surfaces pockets of expertise and connects remote workers.
April 23, 2010 · 9:58 pm
It appears as though this announcement is being talked about everywhere…
It has just announced that it is killing off its free product, forcing existing free networks to either make the change to premium accounts or migrate their networks elsewhere.
December 16, 2008 · 12:18 am
MySpace: Started in 2003, MySpace was a driving force in popularizing social networking and still maintains the largest userbase.
Facebook: Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook was designed as a social networking site for Harvard students. After spreading from Harvard through the university ranks and down into high school, Facebook was opened to the public in 2006.
Hi5: A fast-growing social network with a strong base in Central America, Hi5 has over fifty million users worldwide.
Ning: A social network for creating social networks, Ning takes the idea of groups to a whole new level. Created by Marc Andreessen.
Flixster With a tagline of “stop watching bad movies,” Flixster combines social networking with movie reviews.
Last.fm Billing itself as a social music site, Last.fm allows members to create their own radio station that learns what the person likes and suggests new music based on those interests. In addition to this, you can listen to the radio stations of friends and other Last.fm members.
LinkedIn A business-oriented social network, members invite people to be “connections” instead of “friends.” Linkedin is a contact management system as well as a social network, and has a question-and-answer section similar to Yahoo! Answers.
Xanga A social blogging site that combines social networking elements with blogging. Members earn credits for participating in the site and can spend credits on various things such as buying mini-pictures to post in the comments of a friend’s blog.
Badoo: Based in London, Badoo is one of the top social networking sites in Europe.
Migente: A social networking site targeted at Latin America.
Orkut: Originally created by Google to compete with MySpace and Facebook, it has mainly caught hold in Brazil.
Studivz: A German version of Facebook with a strong audience in students.
November 20, 2008 · 8:57 pm
Aug 08 – Portland, ME – librarything.com – Tim Spalding, founder
LibraryThing is a site for book lovers. LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you’re reading now. And because everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share.
LibraryThing gets all the right data from Amazon.com and over 690 libraries around the world, including the Library of Congress.
You can search your books, sort your books, edit book information, and apply “tags.” You can rate your books and write reviews.
It’s also full of social information. Each book page shows you who has the book and what they think about it—tags, reviews, even conversations. LibraryThing Local is a gateway to thousands of local bookstores, libraries and book festivals—and to all the author readings, signings, discussions and other events they host.