April 1, 2009

Lunch.com: a beta launch worth buzzing about

by Joanna Lord

C an you feel it? The flutter of excitement. Call me a complete geek but nothing quite compares to a beta launch and the energy that surrounds it. So who is causing the latest buzz? Lunch.com, based in Los Angeles, is a social review site where you can express your opinions and connect with users who share your passions. (See … Continue reading

March 21, 2009

Online slide shows that sing

by JD Lasica

We’re continuing to experiment with offering the latest, most useful set of tools and resources around social media while making robust use of WordPress plug-ins. So you’ll see additional changes here in the coming days and months. One widget we like is from Slideshare.net, which can be configured as a vertical or horizontal widget. (A widget is simply a piece … Continue reading

March 19, 2009

Social media: bringing sexy back

by Joanna Lord

I just returned from a week of conferences. I started up at SearchFest in Portland, OR (put on by the dominators of search—SEMpdx) and ended in Austin, TX where I partook in both the PubCon and SXSW festivities. Let me just say…I am tired. What is it about us geeky types? Put all of us in the same city, with … Continue reading

March 19, 2009

Netvibes: The widget factory

by JD Lasica

Here’s a recent interview I did with Netvibes CEO Freddy Mini in the company’s San Francisco offices. Widgets (little pieces of code that bring in real-time data) are becoming increasingly important in the Web 2.0 world — to individuals, companies and organizations — and Netvibes has been an early pioneer in the field. Netvibes provides widgets and personalized start pages … Continue reading

March 16, 2009

Brainient helps media companies monetize content

by Ayelet Noff

Ever since heady days of broadcast.com back in the era of Web 1.0 there has always been promise in the field of Web video, and as the encoding technologies have grown more sophisticated and broadband penetration breaks new records every day, online video has exploded, but aside from a very few examples like Hulu no one seems to have the monetization of Web video … Continue reading

March 4, 2009

The social media fallacy

by David Spark

One of my pet peeves about the topic of social media is it almost always revolves around “the conversation” and “the tools that enable conversation.” While that is all useful, and it’s the part of social media that excites everyone, I get the sense that people are forgetting that social media is first and foremost about media. And for any … Continue reading