Social Networking - Articles Archive
from December 11, 2005 to October 13, 2004

Sharewood Picnic is my weekly selection of new media gems found along my explorations during the past seven days. Among them precious new online services that have just launched as well as key new tools I had not had space to catch and write about before. ... read more

Robin Good and Kevin C. Borgia - December 11, 2005

The marketing communication landscape has changed more in the past five years than in the past fifty. Traditional marketing methods are losing their grip on customers at an alarming rate. Trade shows, trade publications and direct mail deliver a fraction of the ROI they did only ... read more

Alan Moore - SMLXL - December 1, 2005
File-trading seems to help those in the bottom three-quarters of popularity, but not the pop-stars indeed. Also, it appears that rules are all too often made to protect the minority of artists at the top of the curve, not most artists overall ... read more

Chris Anderson - November 26, 2005

If you are an early adopter, one of those like me who likes to try and experiment as early as possible with these fascinating new media technologies, you are already probably familiar with Flock, the social browser built on top of the FireFox engine. But if the ... read more


People talk, some more than others. With each conversation, information is spread from one person to another, and if the topic of conversation is interesting, exciting, or has value; people will discuss the topic with other people. ... read more

James Torio - Everyhuman - November 16, 2005

The official launch of was announced today, ushering in a powerful new set of tools to help individual authors to mingle their content with professional publishers in an online system designed to reward authors for their content's popularity and quality. Publishing via Gather is about ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - November 15, 2005
James Torio has recently taken on the challenge to write about blogs and media phenomenon they represent: blogs are social change tools, business venues, support and development instruments, wonderful marketing channels, gateways to innovative learner-centered education and peer-review journals for a new media world in which ... read more

Robin Good - September 16, 2005

Developed by Stefan Kellner and Felix Petersen here is an open collaborative effort for annotating locations. Called Plazes, this is a grassroots approach to location-aware interaction, which leverages the local network you are connected to as a location reference. As Enki Boehm’s blog reported in June, ... read more

Robin Good - September 12, 2005

This week Robin Good's new media picks selection includes: Open-source server-based RSS feed aggregator RSS newsmastering tool self-discovers hot topics Blogging to the Web from within Microsoft Word Free online content storehouse (1GB) and sharing platform Web site traffic ranking and popularity reporting service Web search via ... read more

Robin Good - September 11, 2005

About a year ago, I was briefly consulted by Italy's RadioRadicale, to review and analyze a new challenging and very ambitious project. The goal was the creation of a software-based technology platform to allow the easy editing, commenting, remixing and online re-distribution of all of the tens ... read more

Robin Good - July 19, 2005

The sheer number of new, interesting unique tools and services that keep popping up is increasing at an ever increasing rate. Each day I have many more items that I'd like to cover but only enough time to provide good insight and information on a few ... read more

Robin Good - May 22, 2005

A hot technology trend of 2004 was social bookmarking, with the hype primarily circling around, Furl and Spurl. Last week I dug a little into the technical background of and was astounded at the enormous amount of tools available for it at this time. ... read more

Robin Good - March 3, 2005
Me-TV's VideoBlogging Wiki is an outstanding example of how online communities can use Web-based collaboration tools to create valuable knowledge bases—for themselves and for others to share. It's also a great resource for anyone tinkering with videoblogging, or vlogging. The Wiki is the product of a fast ... read more

Robin Good - February 23, 2005

X-events, physical events that leverage the potential of new media communication technologies to extend their communication potential over time, remain one of the hottest topics relevant to conferencing and collaboration providers. Photo credit: Nelson Syozi The convergence of RSS, wikis, blogs, podcasts, discussion forums, newsletters and mailing lists ... read more

Robin Good - February 17, 2005

By the year 2014, what I call newsmasters will be the most sought-after and highly rewarded professional media creators the world has ever seen. Newsmasters are an emerging group of news editors which utilize new tools and techniques to create unique content streams on specialized topics by ... read more

Robin Good - Robin Sloan - Museum of Media History - November 29, 2004

'Presence' awareness has rapidly become one of the most compelling features of Instant Messaging (IM) applications. Never before in the history of communications have we been able to tell whether the person we want to communicate with can actually be reached before we try to engage ... read more

Robin Good - ACM Queue - November 24, 2004

All of us have great ideas from time to time. Most often, those bright sparks extinguish quickly, usually because a great idea unshared is nothing more than that - a great idea. But if you have a great idea that you'd like as many people as ... read more

Robin Good - November 19, 2004

The Hard Dance London, an online site following the trendy London dance scene, reported this past Saturday: "On Waterloo Station a middle aged lady with handbag in one hand and mobile phone in the other looks down for a second and stares in bemusement at two young ... read more

Robin Good - November 9, 2004

POPstick is a Boston-based new media communication agency that utilizes digital technology to build creative solutions for new marketing opportunities and challenges. I picked up POPstick newest idea, POPstick Outburst, because nonetheless its very corporate and impersonal communication strategy (quite at the opposite of very model ... read more

Robin Good - November 6, 2004
The recent addition of several new authors to the MasterNewMedia team urges us to look for research tools that allow us to: locate relevant hot tools and articles, take meaningful snapshots, archive, annotate and compile hyperlinks, report and share the results, and ultimately, assign and request ... read more

Robin Good - October 13, 2004

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