May 21, 2009

Friends go head to head on XPO Games

by Ayelet Noff

Social gaming has become huge in the last year — after all, playing games is naturally a social activity. Social gaming basically combines the best of the gaming portals with the social network platform. What’s so great about this idea is that the social tools offered enable casual gamers to play in a much more fun, interesting and competitive environment. … Continue reading

May 20, 2009

Will musicians flee MySpace for Facebook?

by Ayelet Noff

Most people find their favorite social networking spots for their personal needs quite easily. The socialites go to Facebook and the business networkers go to LinkedIn. But the search for the musician’s perfect online home is becoming just a little bit harder these days.

May 13, 2009

Facebook Friend Lists: Something more serious ahead?

by Ayelet Noff

Facebook has been adding a whole lot of new features lately. Although they haven’t quite filled the cups of each kind of social profiler (ie: musicians, career seekers, etc) but they have certainly risen to the 3/4 mark, and are getting closer by the day. (Yes, I’m recording exact measurements). Last week Facebook implemented a new fresh alerts system. But … Continue reading

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May 11, 2009

5 ways NPR beat the rest

by Ayelet Noff

The sweet, calming voice and gentle, nerdy humor of NPR radio is like home to me, like it is to a lot of people. I remember those comfy moments, driving around and listening to ‘All Things Considered.’ I’m guessing it’s the same way kids felt in the ’50s when their favorite radio personalities graced the airwaves. NPR know how to … Continue reading

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April 20, 2009

Oprah takes Twitter into the mainstream

by Ayelet Noff

Deep down I guess we all wish the start-ups whose services we like to use would stay as they are forever. Take for example Vimeo, a really great service with an awesome community that never quite made it into the mainstream. It is basically clear now that Twitter will not be one of those services. If the recent Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk)/CNN (@cnnbrk) … Continue reading

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April 8, 2009

AOL executive on its social services toolbox

by Ayelet Noff

AOL sure is in an interesting place these days. They have a brand new CEO (ex Google VP Tim Armstrong), a legacy dial-up access business that more than 20 years after it was launched still makes billions of dollars a year and the rest of AOL split up into three different groups: Platform A, one of largest advertising networks; Media … Continue reading