In the aftermath of multiple killings in California by a violent misogynist, the hashtag #YesAllWomen became a lightning rod for criticism and trolling — but also showed just how powerful the weak ties of social media can be when harnessed for good
With the release of Verified Profiles, Quora is offering users a chance to ask questions to public figures in a town-hall style format.
Just weeks after Twitter added a new feature designed to promote conversations, Facebook launched two new APIs that give publishers the ability to track discussion about various topics across the social network.
Many Twitter users dislike the new conversation feature because they say it interferes with their ability to use the service as a news-delivery system — but others see the new feature as a return to the way Twitter used to be.
The new weekend editor at Gawker’s auto-focused Jalopnik blog got hired because he was a knowledgeable commenter on the site, an example of how the feedback loop between writers and readers can pay off for blogs.
Although many traditional media outlets and journalists see reader comments as having little or no value, publishers like Gawker and The Verge see them as a potential source of revenue — and even potential hires.
If you’ve ever wanted a “plain vanilla” online discussion forum, Vanilla Forums might just be what you need. It’s a hosted discussion-forum solution (based on an open-source product) that’s quick and easy to set up and to use.
In a way, the name isn’t entirely fair. Forums created through the service have plenty of features, including: Read More about Vanilla Forums: The Name Says It All
Cyn.in is an open source collaboration app, and as such only offers a portion of the functionality of Liferay, but those looking for a more pure collaboration platform, and not a full-fledged intranet, may find it more tailored to their specific needs.
Cyn.in is centralized software that collects all of your basic collaboration software, like blogs, wikis, discussion boards, etc. It also supports file sharing and repositories. I tried the live demo to get a sense of what Cyn.in has to offer, with a special focus on how it might compare to Liferay regarding my specific goal of using it to help organize and grow my collaborative writing blog.