Have you bothered to register a personalised URL for your company on Myspace? If not, you’re not on your own.
Major brands such as McDonalds, Cingular, Nike and Pepsi – as well as Myspace itself – appear to have been too slow after the site allowed users to create their own extensions to Myspace.com.
British user-generated content network moblogUK will provide the backend to a promotional website for the forthcoming Warner Pictures movie, The Science of Sleep.
The Michel Gondry film will ask people to people to capture their dreams in video, audio or still image, and post them to a moblog (mobile phone photo weblog) used to support the release. DreamBlog.co.uk is linked to from the movie's official website.
Vodafone has cut a deal with News Corporation's MySpace to allow users of its mobile network to access the social network via their mobiles.
The service will launch first in the UK, followed by other major European markets, believed to be France, Italy and Germany.
Bebo has announced that it is conducting a series of workshops to raise understanding among teachers and schools staff about social networks and the internet.
These 'Knowledge Transfer Workshops' are part of the campaign to highlight the risks of internet use, and coincide with today's European Safer Internet Day.
Plazes, a social networking site based in Berlin, has announced that it has raised £1.8m in a first round of founding led by Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures.
Plazes is a social network site with the added dimension of location tracking. Plazes automatically detects your location and connects you with people or places nearby.
Anil Dash is the chief evangelist at
, the company behind popular blog platforms Movable Type, Vox and Typepad.
With many businesses still to recognise the potential benefits of blogging for SEO, internal communications and customer relations, we asked him how more converts can be won over in the enterprise space.
With the rise of user-generated content ('UGC') and blogging, there is a growing need to be able to monitor, engage with, and respond to what is being said about you, your brand, product or service online.
But what tools, products or services are out there to help you track, analyse and report on all this activity?
Congratulations to Ashley Norris and Chris Price over at Shiny Media, who have sealed an investment of $4.5m from Dan Wagner’s newly-launched venture capital fund.
Wagner’s first move at Bright Station Ventures was to take 50% of the 22-strong UK-based blog network, which claims 3m readers each month. It is good news for Shiny and also a healthy development for the European blog sector.
Business social network LinkedIn has raised $12.8m (£6.5m) in a third round of funding, led by Bessemer and the European Founders Fund.
The move brings the total invested in LinkedIn to more than $26m (£13.2m), and valued the company at $250m (£127m).
Flip, Condé Nast’s upcoming social networking site for teen girls, is to follow in the footsteps of
and allow its members to influence the ads they receive.
Media Week reports that users of the site, due to launch in early February, will be able to select which brands’ ads they will see, while also being offered the option to include ad-supported content in their pages.