Orkut X Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google. The service is designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil. As of March 2013, 47% of Orkut's users were from Brazil, followed by India with 16.1% and United States with 7.3%. Originally hosted in California, in August 2008 Google announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated in Brazil, by Google Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte. As of March 2014, Alexa traffic ranked Orkut.com 3,608th and Orkut.com.br 3,866th in the world. Features An Orkut user can also add videos to their profile from either YouTube or Google Video with the additional option of creating either restricted or unrestricted polls for polling a community of users. Themes A new feature in Orkut is Changing Themes. Other features
Causes Causes.com is the world’s largest online campaigning platform. Causes connects people who support a common cause and empowers them to take action together. Causes members have raised over $48M for nonprofits, collected 34M signatures for grassroots campaigns, and organized thousands of awareness campaigns. Since launching in 2007, Causes has helped over 186M people in 156 countries connect with their cause. Causes' stated mission is "to empower people to create change in the world through online organizing. Any user can create a campaign on Causes, whether they work for a nonprofit or are an activist, interested in a certain issue. Causes is a for-profit business. Investors include Sean Parker, Founders Fund, the Case Foundation and NEA. Causes launched in 2007 as the first social advocacy application and one of the first 10 Facebook apps. In 2012, Causes launched Causes.com and appointed Matt Mahan as CEO. Official site
Myspace Social networking website Myspace (stylized as myspace) is an American social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world from 2005 to 2008. Myspace had a significant influence on pop culture and music and created a computer game platform that launched the successes of Zynga and RockYou, among others. Despite an overall decline, in 2015 Myspace still had 50.6 million unique monthly visitors and had a pool of over 1 billion active and inactive registered users. History 2003–2004: Beginnings Fox Interactive Media headquarters, 407 North Maple Drive, Beverly Hills, California, where Myspace is also housed The first Myspace users were eUniverse employees. Myspace's old logo used from June 2004 to October 2010 2005–2009: Rise and purchase by News Corp. Myspace quickly gained popularity among teenagers and young adults.
What Twitter and Facebook's 2009 Trends Tell Us About Ourselves The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. As the year comes to a close, several social media companies decided to take a look back and reflect on the events, people, technologies that captured our interest this year. Twitter took the first crack when it revealed the most discussed topics of 2009. Both reports are interesting and have a lot of useful information, yet nobody's really taken the time to analyze just what these trends mean. First, A Recap of Facebook and Twitter's Top Trends of 2009 Before you start reading this week's column, please make sure to take a good, long look at this year's top trends for Facebook and Twitter. First, Twitter's 2009 trending topics: Here are Facebook's top status trends: 1. The #3 trend on Facebook? As we all now know, we dodged a bullet, for H1N1 proved not to be any more deadly than most common flu variants. 2. 3. 4.
LinkedIn LinkedIn /ˌlɪŋkt.ˈɪn/ is a business-oriented social networking service. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. In 2006, LinkedIn increased to 20 million viewers. As of June 2013[update], LinkedIn reports more than 259 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories. History LinkedIn's CEO is Jeff Weiner, previously a Yahoo! Founder Reid Hoffman, previously CEO of LinkedIn, is now Chairman of the Board. LinkedIn is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Omaha, Chicago, New York, London, and Dublin. In late 2003, Sequoia Capital led the Series A investment in the company. In June 2008, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, and other venture capital firms purchased a 5% stake in the company for $53 million, giving the company a post-money valuation of approximately $1 billion. 2011: IPO Acquisitions Membership Features Applications
Casa Criativa Esqueça todos aqueles conhecidos conceitos sobre arquitetura funcional. Ou a ideia de que um apartamento ou casa ideal é aquele que passa logo de cara a imagem de puro aconchego. Para a dupla de arquitetos Madeline Gins, americana de 68 anos, e Arawaka, japonês, 74 anos, o canto ideal é aquele em que o morador encontra diversos obstáculos pela frente, como os lofts que projetaram para o condomínio "Reversible-Destiny", ou "Destino Reversível" em tradução livre, na cidade de Tóquio, no Japão. Fachada do condomínio colorido e nada funcional Reversible-Destiny, em Tóquio Nesses apartamentos, o anti-funcional é levado a sério: as portas são pequenas e obrigam o morador ou visitante a se curvar a cada vez que passam por elas, os pisos não são regulares, o que exige atenção de quem por ali anda a todo momento, e as tomadas e interruptores ficam estrategicamente posicionados em lugares de difícil acesso. Degraus no meio dos ambientes deixam o piso irregular
Plaxo Plaxo is an online address book and social networking service originally founded by Sean Parker, Minh Nguyen and two Stanford University engineering students, Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring. Plaxo, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a subsidiary of cable television company Comcast. History The company launched on November 12, 2002, and was funded by venture capital including funds from Sequoia Capital. Plaxo announced May 14, 2008, that it had signed an agreement to be acquired by Comcast. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Comcast completed its purchase of Plaxo on July 1, 2008. Plaxo provides automatic updating of contact information. Users and their contacts store their information in the cloud on Plaxo's servers. In May 2008, the website reported 20 million users. In March 2011, Plaxo exited social networking, ended the Plaxo Pulse social networking service, and introduced a new address book updating service. Partnerships AOL Comcast
One in eight misdiagnoses their illness on the internet One in eight people admit to misdiagnosing their illness using the internet, a new survey has revealed. The Pfizer index, which has been tracking health trends and behaviour for a decade, said women aged 25 to 35 years were most likely to admit getting it wrong using an online source. It reveals there is a growing reliance on the internet and 'Dr Google' as a source of health information, with 44pc of the population going online for this purpose. Some 14pc say that they feel it is generally beneficial. The index also looked at the role of technology in healthcare and found 22pc of people reported using a self-monitoring app, with two-thirds of us monitoring exercise followed by nutrition, calorie counting, sleep and medical use. More than one in two people who used the devices said that the app helped them to live more healthily. The report shows that only 22pc believe that Ireland has left austerity behind, but there is also evidence people think the tide is turning. Irish Independent
Twitter History Creation and initial reaction Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. ...we came across the word 'twitter', and it was just perfect. The first Twitter prototype, developed by Dorsey and contractor Florian Weber, was used as an internal service for Odeo employees and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006. With Twitter, it wasn't clear what it was. Reaction at the conference was highly positive. The first unassisted off-Earth Twitter message was posted from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut T. In August 2010, the company appointed Adam Bain from News Corp.' Growth The company experienced rapid growth. Jack Dorsey, a co-founder and the chairman of Twitter, in 2009 Twitter's usage spikes during prominent events. Twitter acquired application developer Atebits on April 11, 2010. On February 21, 2012, it was announced that Twitter and Yandex agreed to a partnership. Leadership