Jeffrey Mann

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Hyves Sells Out to Telegraaf Newspaper: Is There a Future for Local Social Media?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 1, 2010  |  2 Comments

Today’s announcement that the Telegraaf Media Groep has acquired the company behind the Hyves social networking site is another troubling sign for locally-oriented media sites. Hyves has achieved quite good penetration in the Dutch market, with almost 11 million Dutch users, over half the total population. Despite its efforts, it hasn’t succeeded much in growing [...]

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How do you decide which social networking sites to trust?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 26, 2008  |  Submit a Comment

I just got an invitation to a social networking site called Bluenity, sponsored by KLM/Air France. The idea is that they provide a platform for travelers to share experiences and maybe hook up somewhere to share a cab or whatever if their paths cross. It is similar to Hyatt’s yatt’it social networking project for its [...]

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