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

March 24, 2009

Photo Finder will find you wherever you are

by Ayelet Noff

The Facebook photos application has been by far Facebook’s biggest success: The easy to use interface for uploading pics from your computer and then brilliant point-and-click tagging of friends has proved intensely viral. There are now more than 15 billion photos on Facebook, making it the largest collection of pictures in human history. More than 850 million new photos are uploaded a … Continue reading

March 17, 2009

Shidonni makes kids’ pets come alive

by Ayelet Noff

How early do kids start playing online? It’s been well documented in studies going back almost twenty years that children as young as five play PC and console games, but more recently trends have started showing that kids are migrating their gaming habits online. According to Pew Research around 75% of kids and tweens ages 5-12 in the United States … Continue reading