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2009-01-08 08:15:00

"Content Nation" Author John Blossom Sees a New Shape to Human Civilization Emerging and Outlines New Imperatives for Businesses and Societies Around the World WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The explosion in electronic publishing by individuals and enterprises using social media and social networking tools is fundamentally changing how people relate to each other in their personal, business and community lives, according to a newly released book by well-known publishing and...

2008-12-08 09:00:00

DETROIT, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- We've witnessed the explosive growth of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. Why? So people can connect for social engagement and entertainment. The next evolution of this phenomenon is social networking with a purpose: Peoplemovers.com. Peoplemovers.com is an online community that helps neighbors, businesses and charitable organizations connect to each other to build better communities offline and to give help and to get help,...

2008-11-22 00:17:06

Online support sites for high survival rate cancers have more emotional support content than sites for low survival rate cancers, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Lorraine Buis, a post-doctoral research fellow at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, assessed differences in emotional and informational social support content in online communities for cancers with high and low survival rates. The researchers found that, overall, emotional support was more prevalent than informational support...

2008-10-20 21:00:07

PR and marketing professionals who want to learn inside tips and techniques for using various online social networking tools, channels and sites for PR purposes will discover practical strategies at a new audio conference from Bulldog Reporter's PR University: "Using Social Networks for PR: How to Tell Your Story in Online Communities Like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Beyond." Attendees will come away with practical ideas on what generates buzz online -- and how to use that knowledge to...

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2008-10-17 08:45:00

Men and women differ in Internet behavior, such as frequency of Web surfing, online community membership and reading habits, U.S. researchers said. Data analysis by Michael Gilbert of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication's Center for the Digital Future, found that one in seven Internet users who visit online communities, such as Facebook, said their online activities are reducing their involvement with offline counterparts "at least somewhat," a response...

2008-10-14 18:00:11

Related Information: Conference Web site: www.socialmediameme.com Highlights / Key Facts: -- WebGuild is holding a Social Media Strategies Conference on October 29-30, 2008 in San Francisco, CA. -- The Social Media Strategies Conference is the premier event for CMOs, Social Media Managers, Online Community Managers, Corporate Communications, PR, Marketing, Advertising, and Recruiting Professionals. -- This Conference will focus on how organizations can leverage Social...

2008-09-15 09:00:24

Awareness, Inc., the leader in enterprise social media, today announced the release of the second in a series of reports on enterprise social media, "Trends and Best Practices in Adopting Web 2.0 in 2008." To download the free report, click here. The report indicates that community initiatives and requirements continue to evolve, highlighted by an increased focus on the deeper and broader integration of Web 2.0 technologies with other complementary enterprise systems and enabling broader...

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2008-09-10 08:05:00

Americans are spending increasing amounts of time hanging around virtual worlds in the forms of cartoon-like avatars that change appearances according to users' wills, fly through floating cities in the clouds and teleport instantly to glowing crystal canyons and starlit desert landscapes. Simply fun and games divorced from reality, right? Not necessarily so, say two social psychologists from Northwestern University who conducted the first experimental field studies in the virtual world. They...

2008-08-05 15:00:28

ITtoolbox, the online community where professionals and executives share knowledge to support their information technology decisions, today announced that it is celebrating its tenth anniversary. ITtoolbox launched in August 1998 as one of the first business-focused online communities. Today, the ITtoolbox community has grown to more than 1.3 million registered members, over 2.8 million unique visitors per month, and more than 2.1 million pages of user-generated content. With ITtoolbox, IT...

2008-07-29 09:00:40

SRI International today announced that its social network analytics technology, iLink, has been integrated into three online military communities. iLink improves the way military users share critical information across a wide variety of domains -- from battlefield problem solving, to ongoing professional development, to supporting military families. The military is currently evaluating iLink for a number of additional online communities. The technology is commercially available. "iLink...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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