Social Round-up

 
October 31st, 2006 - Filed under Google,Industry News,Social Media by Cristian Mezei
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Social Media seems to be a trend these days. Netscape just announced that they removed the whole sex channel from their website. That makes me feel a lot better actually and it’s at least a step towards a more cleaner frontpage.

From their blog:

When we first relaunched Netscape back in July, our hopes were that the Sex Channel would be a place where we could discuss issues pertaining to sex and sexuality in the 21st century’s ever-shrinking world.

We were naive.

Unfortunately, the Sex Channel became a never-ending nexus of spam and porn. So we’ve killed the channel entirely, and very soon all the old stories that were submitted to the Sex Channel will disappear and any links out on Google or elsewhere that point you to them will direct you to a page explaining this tale of dreams shattered and innocence lost.

Reddit has been aquired by Condé Nast (they own Wired and others):

We just received confirmation that Condé Nast, owner of Wired and other magazines/websites, acquired Boston-based Reddit earlier this morning, and will make the announcement later today. The price is not being disclosed.

All four reddit employees will relocate from Boston to Wired’s San Francisco office and become part of Wired Digital.

Update on Reddit (from Michael’s article):

The company has raised just $100k (all in summer 2005) and currently has an average of 70,000 daily unique visitors and 700,000 or so page views.

Google aquires JotSpot (and the update on Google’s blog):

Our first order of business is to move JotSpot to Google’s software architecture. While we’re doing so, we’ve turned off new registrations. But if you’re interested, sign up for our waitlist and we’ll keep you posted.

So who will buy Digg ?

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6 Comments so far

Farennikov said:
November 1st, 2006

Hey Chris,
check out, HP/Compaq site is down (2:45 LA time).
What’s that about? (Home page loading, on other pages CSS and images not loading)

November 1st, 2006

Works ok for me :-) (1.06 AM, EET)

Farennikov said:
November 1st, 2006

Now it does. Yesterday I checked Home->Notebooks and their notebook shop was down. Checked twice with a few hours span. Well not that’s it’s news… Maybe just a whack attack on HP site.

November 1st, 2006

A screenshot would’ve been cool. But anyway, maybe your ISP had some issues with the DNS servers ?

Gromka said:
November 1st, 2006

And Reddit has removed its NSFW section with acquisition…

November 1st, 2006

And Netscape removed their sex section.

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