|By John Ryan||
|July 13, 2009 03:30 PM EDT||
This is part 2 of 3 of a continuing series on Social Media Companies. You can go to Part 1 here. As with the A-G list, if you see any problems with the data or you believe a company should be on this list, please let me know. [email protected]
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Launched in 2003, hi5 is now one of the world's largest social networks and a top 20 website globally — with over 60 million monthly unique visitors.
Compete reports 3.2 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast reports 49.9 million worldwide visitors, high indexes for male, 12-34, Hispanic and Asian, has kids, low income and low education score. Alexa has it ranked as the number 31 site on the Internet with 22.8 minutes per day and over 20 pages per day per user.
Imeem is a social network that enables users to discover, interact and express themselves
with media, including music, video and photos, and form connections based on shared tastes and interests.
Compete reports 9.2 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast reports 17.8 million worldwide visitors, high indexes for teenage females and African-American. Alexa has it ranked as the number 222 site on the Internet with 9.1 minutes per day and over 6 pages per day per user.
IndianPad is a social bookmarking and blogging site. Users submit stories to the site and other users decide by their voting power what gets to the front page. You can promote a story, demote a story and even vote on comments.
Compete reports 108,000 U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast has a rough estimate of 118,000 U.S. visitors, high indexes for males who are 18-34. High Asian, less affluent and a strong education background round out the profile of the typical user. Alexa has it ranked as the number 3,075 site on the Internet with 2.3 minutes per day and over 2.5 pages per day per user. In India, the site is ranked as number 274. 66.6% of its users come from India so chances are the real worldwide numbers for this site could be a multiple over what Compete or Quantcast are able to report for traffic.
Jaiku's goal is to bring people closer together by enabling them to have conversations. It offers a way to connect with the people you care about by sharing updates with them on the Web, IM, and SMS - as well as through third-party applications built by other developers using the Jaiku API. It is a micro-blog comparable to Twitter.
Jaiku is a part of Google. The service is maintained by volunteer Google engineers on their spare time.
Compete reports 34,000 U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast has no data. Alexa has it ranked as the number 23,000 site on the Internet with 3 minutes per day and over 4.7 pages per day per user. All signs point to a drop off in traffic.
Kaboodle is a social shopping community where people discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle's powerful shopping tools allow people to organize their shopping through lists, discover new things from people with similar style, get discounts on popular products and find best prices. At the heart of Kaboodle is a fun and engaging community of people who love to shop. Community members create and join groups, share advice, feedback and product suggestions and personalize their profiles with polls and other widgets.
Compete reports 4.8 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast has a rough estimate of 2.4 million U.S. visitors, high indexes for females who are 12-34. The site has high scores with ethnics, with kids and middle class income. Alexa has it ranked as the number 1,186 site on the Internet with 1.8 minutes per day and over 3 pages per day per user.
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LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.
Compete reports 11.7 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast says that 20.5 million worldwide visitors are coming to LinkedIn. The site has high scores for males who are 35 and over. The member profile also scores high for with Caucasian and Asian. The users are affluent and educated. Alexa has it ranked as the number 91 site on the Internet with 6.6 minutes per day and over 9 pages per day per user.
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You can use LiveJournal in many ways: a private journal, a blog, a discussion forum or a social network.
Compete reports 4.6 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast has a rough estimate of 4 million U.S. visitors. The site has high scores for female who are 12-34. The member profile also scores high for with Asian, less affluent and educated. Alexa has it ranked as the number 94 site on the Internet with 11.22 minutes per day and 7.78 pages per day per user.
Mixx is your link to the web content that really matters. There's a lot of information out there and, let's face it, you don't have all day to find the good stuff (if you do, we're totally jealous). And who knows better than you what informs you, what makes you think, what makes you laugh? So why should some faceless editor get to decide what's important?
Lists user-recommendations for stories, photos and videos. Customize the start page, join private groups, and rate content.
Compete reports almost 1 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast says this site gets 1.6 million worldwide visitors a month. There is no additional data on user profile. Alexa has it ranked as the number 662 site on the Internet with 3.4 minutes per day and 5.49 pages per day per user.
MyBlogLog is a Yahoo service that allows you to set up a blog and see who is interested from the community at large.
Compete reports over 1 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast has a rough estimate of 400,000 U.S. visitors a month. The profile of the users according to Quantcast is slightly male, middle aged, high ethnic and less affluent. Alexa has it ranked as the number 1,955 site on the Internet with 4.2 minutes per day and 6.68 pages per day per user.
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Myspace is a social networking site.
Compete reports over 55 million U.S. unique visitors every month. Quantcast has a rough estimate of 63 million U.S. visitors a month. The profile of the users according to Quantcast is female, teenagers, highly African-American, Hispanic, less affluent and less educated. Alexa has it ranked as the number 11 site on the Internet with 19.8 minutes per day and 19.35 pages per day per user.
MyYearBook offers quizzes and a weblog section, as well as videos and free content from CliffsNotes.
Compete reports 8.8 million U.S. unique visitors last month and MyYearBook is enjoying a tremendous surge in traffic having being around 3 million the past few months. Quantcast reports 861,000 global visitors a month. The profile of the users according to Quantcast is female, teenagers, highly ethnic, less affluent and less educated which reflects their age. Alexa has it ranked as the number 552 site on the Internet with 21.7 minutes per day and 14.52 pages per day per user.
At Newsvine, you can read stories from established media organizations like the Associated Press and ESPN as well as individual contributors from all around the world. Placement of stories is determined by a multitude of factors including freshness, popularity, and reputation. Contribution is open to all, and editorial judgement is in the hands of the community. Newsvine is owned by MSNBC.
Compete reports 1.5 million U.S. unique visitors last month. Quantcast’s rough estimate reports 1.3 million U.S. visitors a month. The profile of the users according to Quantcast is slightly male, middle-aged, high score for African-American and more educated. Alexa has it ranked as the number 4,086 site on the Internet with 3.3 minutes per day and 2.76 pages per day per user.
Ning offers an innovative and easy-to-use technology platform for people to join and create new social networks for their interests and passions and meet new people around the things they care about most in their life.
With over 1 million social networks created and more than 27 million registered members, millions of people everyday are coming together across Ning Networks to explore and express their interests, discover new passions, and meet new people around shared pursuits. You can see more analysis I've done on Ning here.
Compete reports 6.5 million U.S. unique visitors last month. Quantcast’s rough estimate reports 7.5 million U.S. visitors a month. The profile of the users according to Quantcast is slightly female, middle-aged, middle-income and educated. Alexa has it ranked as the number 155 site on the Internet with 6.4 minutes per day and 6.33 pages per day per user.
Orkut is an online community designed to make your social life more active and stimulating. Orkut's social network can help you maintain existing relationships with pictures and messages, and establish new ones by reaching out to people you've never met before. You must be 18 to use Orkut.
Compete reports over 500,000 U.S. unique visitors last month. Quantcast’s rough estimate reports 445,000 U.S. visitors a month. The profile of the users according to Quantcast is slightly male, young adults, Asian, ethnic, less affluent and highly educated. Alexa has it ranked as the number 121 site on the Internet with 10.2 minutes per day and 2.82 pages per day per user.
Plaxo allows the user to keep in touch with friends and colleagues. You can also see what your friends are creating all over the web and sync up Plaxo to Outlook and mobile devices.
Compete reports over 2.6 million U.S. unique visitors last month. Quantcast’s rough estimate reports 1.1 million U.S. visitors a month. The profile of the users according to Quantcast is slightly female, older, Caucasian, affluent and highly educated. Alexa has it ranked as the number 1,531 site on the Internet with 3.6 minutes per day and 4.1 pages per day per user.
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Sep. 30, 2014 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,440
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Sep. 29, 2014 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,868
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
Sep. 28, 2014 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,529
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Sep. 27, 2014 11:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,895
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
Sep. 27, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,817
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
Sep. 27, 2014 10:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,276
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
Sep. 27, 2014 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,480
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
Sep. 27, 2014 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,350
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
Sep. 27, 2014 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,035
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
Sep. 27, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,204
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
Sep. 26, 2014 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,530
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
Sep. 26, 2014 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,471
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
Sep. 26, 2014 07:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,286
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
Sep. 26, 2014 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,649
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
Sep. 26, 2014 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,581
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
Sep. 26, 2014 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,582
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here
Sep. 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,527
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
Sep. 26, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,066
BSQUARE is a global leader of embedded software solutions. We enable smart connected systems at the device level and beyond that millions use every day and provide actionable data solutions for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. We empower our world-class customers with our products, services and solutions to achieve innovation and success. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
Sep. 26, 2014 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,436
With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.
Sep. 26, 2014 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,409