The VC perspective on Social Networking
As “social networking” has grown, so has venture capital support of the sector. Jim Cashel of Online Community Report discusses the social networking buzz with Jon Staenberg of Rustic Canyon Partners to get an idea of one VC’s view of the trend.
"Collaboration is going to be huge. I love the messaging space. It is easy, fast, and targeted. Get in, get your response, get out. And do it over all kinds of devices, anytime, anywhere. The user can control the space easily and filtering works there. The social networking stuff is an important evolutionary step. But it is a misstep that will lead to smarter next versions."Also see
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New blog for the world’s editors: A new co-operative blog produced by the World Editors’ Forum is designed to help newspaper editors address practical issues of newsroom management and editorial quality. (via JD)
Lycos Closes Communities Lycos has announced the closure of its chat, message boards, clubs and image galleries as of February 1st.