Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Socially Yours

Disney Mobile just recently reached agreements with mobile giants Mobage-town and Mixi Mobile (the cell phone version of Japan’s biggest social network), which now feature Disney characters on their sites. Whose mouse is it anyway? A former Disney worker says a trademark goof means an early incarnation of Mickey Mouse is public property. Disney differs. The Los Angeles Times reports.

Can You Guess Which Facebook App Is Making A Million Dollars A Month?

Facebook is now the largest social network in the world. But they continue to trail MySpace by a massive 36 million users in the U.S., and at current growth rates it will take them 18 years to overtake them. Why? MUSIC. For example, Metallica's new single is streaming on MySpace.

Social Konnections hopes to bridge the gap between social Facebook and all-about-business LinkedIn.

LinkedIn - For some reason “Groups” - a pretty standard feature in most social networks - seems to be giving LinkedIn more than a little bit of trouble. The site originally launched Groups without a search function, making it difficult to find groups that users were interested in. Last month, the site finally introduced a groups directory, but apparently the response has been too positive, leading LinkedIn to place restrictions on user accounts: the site has arbitrarily limited the number of groups each member can join to 50, and is doing users the courtesy of automatically dropping them from the most recent groups they’ve joined should they go over that limit.

Then, last week, LinkedIn introduced a new “update” that was supposed to enhance its Groups section. Unfortunately, as part of the update, the site has either purposely or accidentally removed a significant portion of its Groups functionality, leaving a number of group leaders distressed as they have difficulty managing their users.

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