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2009-10-30 23:49:14

Boston College researchers find real-time advocacy challenges long-standing corporate practices The rise of social media and real-time advocacy have re-written the community outreach rules companies followed for decades. But many American firms are dragging their feet as they approach "Community Relations 2.0," Boston College researchers report in the November issue of Harvard Business Review. Gone are the days when controversial projects were rolled out strictly along the corporate timeline....

2009-10-30 13:45:00

LONDON, October 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - UBM's Wiki Recognised as a Leading Example of Social Media Technology in Action United Business Media Limited (UBM LN) is pleased to announce that it has won the Business Impact Award in the Social Business Software Awards at JiveWorld09. These awards recognise outstanding achievements in deploying social media software technologies effectively. The Business Impact Award recognises UBM's implementation and development of a wiki to...

2009-08-27 17:46:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- VersusSport previews its interactive online community today. The first of its kind, this social networking forum provides fans with the opportunity to support their favorite athletes and entertainers through a unique, interactive, virtual community. On September 18, 2009, VersusSport will present its inaugural event, featuring NBA(R) superstars Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony competing head-to-head in the soon-to-be-released NBA(R) 2K10. Members of...

2009-08-18 11:35:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellufun, the mobile virtual community known as "The World's Mobile Playground," announced today the introduction of a mentor program that allows seasoned Cellufun users to help acclimate newcomers to the community. To become involved, experienced Cellufun "Citizens" visit the Cellufun Buddy Center in the mobile virtual world. From there, they have the option of welcoming up to three new users per day. Senior members can write welcome messages, answer...

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2009-05-26 12:45:00

NASA is taking further steps to engage undergraduate and graduate students in NASA science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, research and interactive opportunities. In one such effort, NASA has inducted more than 80 high-performing interns into the newly unveiled NASA Student Ambassadors Virtual Community. This first group of students includes interns from 35 states and 64 different universities. "As NASA prepares to develop and deploy a next generation of space vehicles, the...

2009-05-12 09:02:00

New social community integrated into RFMA website helps members connect with one another and share information online ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) (www.rfmaonline.com) announced today that it has added a social networking community to its website using technology from social media solutions provider ThePort Network, Inc. (www.theport.com). The fully integrated community supports interaction and knowledge sharing between...

2009-05-11 07:00:00

Forum One Networks' annual Online Community Unconference is the biggest online community focused event that features a low-cost, high-value day of learning, collaborating on social media and community strategies and incredible networking opportunities. SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Forum One Networks, a strategy and research group specializing in online communities, announces attendance projections for their Online Communities Unconference, which takes place in Mountain View,...

2009-04-07 07:26:00

The highly immersive Vivaty virtual scene with the latest Rascal Flatts music and videos is available across the web at fan sites, social networks and online consumer destinations MENLO PARK, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivaty Inc., a leading virtual world company, today announced that it launched a highly immersive virtual music scene for country super-group Rascal Flatts and their upcoming record Unstoppable. This effort represents the second time Universal Music and Vivaty have...

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2009-03-30 00:55:00

Across the social networking sites, online friendships range from close relationships with strong ties to looser affiliations -- but both types of friendships are useful A University of Kansas professor is researching details of relationships forged on social networking sites and determining their significance, depth and potential. Nancy Baym, associate professor of communication studies, became interested early on in how the Internet shapes interpersonal communication and of late has focused...

2009-01-13 17:58:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate, interactive event series offers social media and online community practitioners a collaborative environment to discuss case studies, real world practices, and experiences with other experts in the industry. Forum One Networks, a strategy and research group specializing in online communities, announced their 2009 event series. The series features Open Space unconferences and invitation-based, speaker-led conferences that allow for...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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