Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

The Elgg Way

The Elgg Way

It has been a busy few weeks. Those of you who have been following the cut and thrust of development and tracking SVN will have noticed a fair few extra features and functionality and a lot of core code changes...

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Author: on October 19th, 2008

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Yahoo Launches Social Media Profiles From New Angle

Yahoo Launches Social Media Profiles From New Angle

Last month, Yahoo Mash was shut down before ever leaving beta form. They have not completely abandoned social media. And now, Yahoo has renewed its attempt to making its site more social, with the rolling out a beta of its...

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Author: on October 19th, 2008

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Drupal Views 2.0 module officially released!

Drupal Views 2.0 module officially released!

Three and a half months ago, Views, along with CCK and OG were made available as a release candidates. Today, I've finally come to the conclusion that the remaining bugs are minor enough to go ahead with an official, formal...

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Author: on October 19th, 2008

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Japan’s Sense of Privacy Squashes Social Networking

Japan’s Sense of Privacy Squashes Social Networking

Like a lot of 20-year-olds, Kae Takahashi has a page on U.S.-based MySpace, and there is no mistaking it for anyone else's.It's got pictures of the funky Tokyoite modeling the clothes she designs in her spare time, along with her...

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Author: on October 19th, 2008

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FriendFeed to add Realtime APIs next week

FriendFeed to add Realtime APIs next week

Twitter appears to have an unassailable lead in users and their resultant Follow clouds. Though Track is dead and IM is postponed indefinitely, the service has added a political track page with a company-selected keyword cluster around the political race....

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Author: on October 18th, 2008

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PollDaddy Goes Automattic

PollDaddy Goes Automattic

For a year or two now, I’ve been minorly obsessed with polls and surveys as a method of lightweight interaction that engages casual users of your website and also can get you some really fun data to play with. I’ve...

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Author: on October 18th, 2008

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The Social Media Classroom: A New Web 2.0 Platform For Education

The Social Media Classroom: A New Web 2.0 Platform For Education

The Social Media Classroom (SMC) is a new project started by Howard Rheingold which offers an open-source Drupal-based web service to teachers and students for the purpose of introducing social media into the classroom....

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Author: on October 18th, 2008

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What Happens to Our Social Profiles After We Die?

What Happens to Our Social Profiles After We Die?

Social networking sites may in time change ownership. They and the data stored on them will almost certainly exist longer than their creators. All too often, these profiles serve as online memorials, obituaries, and a last place for loved ones...

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Author: on October 18th, 2008

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