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  • Blog Post: Clinton/Obama: who has more friends?

    Who’s more the more popular Presidential candidate? We all know Obama is beating Clinton in fundraising, but the important question is, “who has more friends?” Hillary has only 143,313 friends and Obama has 183,736 . (Poor John Edwards doesn’t stand much of a chance with only 48,545 friends.) Obama,...
  • Blog Post: Facebook: the ACCEPTABLE face of blogging

    Microsoft has invested $240m in social networking site Facebook in exchange for a 1.6% share of the company. That puts a value of $15 billion on a 3 year old company. BBC news did an article on “ 15 reasons Facebook may be worth $15 billion.” I found it amusing to read that Facebook is the “acceptable...
  • Blog Post: Nokia buys Redmond Social Media Site Twango

    Twango , a small social media site based in Redmond, founded by ex-Microsofties, has been bought by Nokia (for a reported sum of about $96.8 million, the Wall Street Journal reports .) My all-time favorite social networking site allows folks to share music, video, text, photos… just about any kind of...
  • Blog Post: StumbleUpon Social Bookmarking takes off

    None of us has trouble wasting time on the Web, but the social bookmarking service StumbleUpon makes random surfing a lot more fun. You add a toolbar to your browser then hit the “stumble” button to jump to sites you might like, based on preferences you entered when you join (web development, gardening...
  • Blog Post: New: Wikia Entertainment, Wikia Politics, Wikia Local Community

    Wikia (the for-profit alter ego of Wikipedia – the collection of communities with websites that you can edit) just launched three for-profit sites: an entertainment community , a politics community and a local community . All sites allow users to blog, rate content and contribute, and include targeted...
  • Blog Post: YouTube has porn?

    Sure do. This Mashable headline caught my eye cause I'm tired of flagging inappropriate content on photo sharing sites in hopes of keeping them clean for my kids. But YouTube's new beta venture eroticr seems to be doing porn right, with a dedicated site for 'members only' that can be locked down in Parental...
  • Blog Post: Wikisari: the new Google Rival on the Way

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is about to launch a search engine intended to rival to Google and Yahoo. Wikiasari , which uses the same user-generated system as Wikipedia, may launch as early as the first quarter of 2007. It will be a for-profit project launched by Jimmy’s company Wikia, making money...
  • Blog Post: The easy way to add images to your blog

    Think adding images to your blog is painful? Check again. I'm smitten with Twango . This new file sharing site hosts my photos and gives me tools to post them to my blog as images, photo tickers, or slide shows, and I can even swap out my photos from my cell phone while on vacation - and notify my viewers...
  • Blog Post: Testing my Twidget from Twango

    Thanks to Don , my favorite Twango code monkey for this great slide show Twidget! Makes adding photos to my blog a snap! I'm lovin' my Twango . I can upload photos, music files, Word docs, PDFs, .zip files -- you name it, and share with the world or just a few friends. My friends like that they can comment...
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