This is a guest post from Samantha Peters. When we talk about social networking, even from a corporate and business angle, we are almost always talking about public social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These networks allow people and businesses to join freely and interact freely. For a company, the public nature of social… Read More The Benefits and Challenges of Internal Social Networking
By now you have likely heard that Google finally released its long-awaited social offering. First, let’s look at the basics: +Circles – These are private lists, which are needed so that you can share things with a select group of people. Obviously, things you share with your family may not be things you want to… Read More Google Plus Looks Good But Needs An Application Platform
There has been a ton of conversation about social graphs, location and photo sharing lately. Most of this conversation has arisen due to the release of the photo-sharing application Color. The photo-sharing part of the discussion is only a gateway to the larger discussion of social graphs. I have been looking at the basic location-based… Read More Implicit Social Graphs Rise From Interest Not Location
Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about the future of our information consumption. Are we going to be using search in a different way or using niche search engines? Are we going to get recommendations from from our social network? Will the results be personalized based on our behaviors, or even just a… Read More Search, Personalization And Recommendation
The stream is the user interface design for many popular sites now. Facebook is using it as the main news feed and your home page. Twitter has never used anything but the stream. FriendFeed used the stream, but also made more popular or recent items “bump” to the top of the stream. Digg was not… Read More Did We Miss The Boat With The Stream?
It is interesting how the technology news industry works. Most of the time we see a lot of reprints of press releases, but recently we saw a ton of posts due to a single Twitter update. Kevin Rose dropped a rumor, and every major tech blog has covered it. Is Google Me for real? Is… Read More What Google Me Needs To Succeed
When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the data must be flawed in… Read More Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?
So it has been a while since the original release of Google Buzz. I figured that I would post my personal review of Buzz after some time, but I have decided against it. There are enough reviews of the functionality for you to read and argue with. While reading an interesting post from Profy, I… Read More Google Buzz Is Just A Baby Step
As we continue to publish about our lives on social networks and other social services like Foursquare or Gowalla, the question about how this affects a job search will continue to appear. A recent blog post comes from Allen Stern of CenterNetworks that specifically talks about social location or check-in services. Again, the issue of… Read More Your Life Online Could Affect Your Job Search