Two new start-ups have recently joined the already saturated social network market. First you have Flickr co-founder’s new venture Hunch.com which is a decision-making site akin to Yahoo Answers and the other one is the social reviews/opinions site Lunch.com. Both social sites offer something new and take the already familiar social networking route with a different minor twist. But both draw on crowd-sourcing and user participation for their activities, hence both are worthy of being categorized as social network/media/tool.
Archives for March 2009
I was supposed to write only about the one-year course specializing on social media but then I also came across this article re a book catalog using Twitter. So decided to write an article about them together as it clearly shows how social media is becoming a way of life today.
Google has been pretty busy this week, despite the recently announced layoffs of around 200 Googlers. For those who are not affected by Google’s labor downsizing, life goes on at Google and its products and services. This week, we’ve discovered 7 new features of six Google major products and services. All seven of these new features aim to enhance user experience and activity while using those six products and service. So, here 7 new features of 6 Google products and services.
Do you use iGoogle as your browser’s start page? Or if not, are you using it as an RSS feed reader? Well regardless of whatever purposes you use iGoogle for as long as you use it regularly, you’d be glad to know that you can now change those boring themes/skins into something cool. As in video game-inspired kind of cool themes.
Well, Google has something to be proud of again as the White House is about to hold its first online town hall meeting using YouTube, Google App Engine and Google Moderator. Although this not the first time the Obama administration will be making use of online social tools for its activities, this online town hall meeting would certainly give YouTube a huge amount of site traffic. In addition, this would also give a not so famous Google product, the Google Moderator a much need attention.