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The Webkinz experience begins when children buy a stuffed animal with a code on the tag that's used to log in to a social networking site. Then they can customize rooms for their pet, and interact with fellow Webkinz owners. As Webkinz celebrates its seco
What happens when you combine San Francisco, music, drinks and real-life avatars? You get the second annual Second Life Community Convention kick-off party. CNET's Neha Tiwari spoke with Philip Rosedale, CEO and founder of "Second Life" publisher Linden Lab, as well as event organizers and members of the community, about their experiences with the social-networking site.
CNET's Neha Tiwari speaks with Steven Jang and Jan Jannink of imeem!, a new social media service that brings together instant messaging, social networking and digital media.
Cyworld.com will officially be released in the U.S. on Aug. 15, 2006. The site recalls "The Sims" or "Second Life" with the incorporation of avatars, but is similar to MySpace.com in its more basic functions (photo uploading, journaling, networking). CNET's Neha Tiwari, a self-proclaimed social-networking site addict, explores Cyworld to see how it stacks up to MySpace. Read Neha's blog on the subject here.
CNET's Neha Tiwari talks with Facebook Director of Business Development Jed Stremel at Digital Hollywood 2006 about plans to change the social networking scene with a new platform that integrates exterior sites to track trends. Stremel also discusses changes made during the last year in an effort to make the user experience more seamless and what makes Facebook different from Myspace.
CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari speaks with Larry Magid, co-author of "MySpace Unraveled," on how the social network should monitor the age of its users. They also discuss the pros and cons of having a privacy option for one's profile.
At the F8 event in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook.com's founder, announces that the social-networking company will accept third-party applications on the site. CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari talks with Glimpse, Attendio, Uber, Bunchball and Plum about how they plan to display their widgets on Facebook.
CNET.com's Neha Tiwari sits down with Tauseef Bashir, CEO and President of TauMed.com. The site, which is still in beta, aims at being a Web metagator of health information, as well as contain a plethora of editorial medical content on various topics. The
CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari spoke with Guba employees at their bash in downtown San Francisco. Hear about their new services and why they have reason to celebrate.
CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari takes a hands-on approach to Famster.com, a new closed-networking site that aims to create a place where families can connect. The site has photo/video uploads, avatars, recipe books, blogs and more, plus security features like a new IM feature that makes it possible for kids to surf the Web safely. Is Famster strengthening family ties or just another social-networking site?