Social Networks


MyHeritage Adds Maps in Family Tree Builder 4.0

MyHeritage.com announced Thursday in London and Tel Aviv the release of Family Tree Builder 4.0.  The key improvements of the new version include a map module, a family toolbar with Family Chat™ and extensive support for albums to organize a family’s photos, videos and documents, the company said in a press release. Gilad Japhet, CEO and Founder of MyHeritage.com, was …Continue reading →

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FamilyLink Mis-Cues Mar GW Debut; “H*ll” Breaks Loose at Site

I had written some fairly positive things about FamilyLink’s new social network, GenealogyWise, whose official debut is supposed to be today.  The company had a “soft” opening a week ago and within two days had garnered thousands of members with hundreds of specialty groups and discussions.  Many highly influential names in the genealogy world joined up. It seemed as if …Continue reading →

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Cyber-Stampede: Genealogywise.com Makes Spectacular Debut

It looked a bit like the land rush when Oklahoma was opened to settlers as new social network Genealogywise.com made its appearance earlier today.  The FamilyLink property had a “soft” opening–no flashy press conferences or celebratory speeches marked the launch.   A simple unembargoed notice to several influential bloggers seemed to be all that was necessary to set the ‘Net on …Continue reading →

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Footnote.com Teams with Facebook to “Remember”

The following press release was received today from Footnote.com.  For more info, contact Footnote.com. Footnote.com Contact: Justin Schroepfer Marketing Director (801) 494-6517 Justin@footnote.com Footnote.com LAUNCHES APPLICATION ON Facebook® Platform To Help Friends remember friends I REMEMBER Uses The Fourth-Most Trafficked Website in the United States To Bring Memories Together Like Never Before May 5, 2009 – Lindon, Utah – Footnote.com …Continue reading →

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MyHeritage Acquires Kindo

With press releases issued simultaneously in the UK and Tel Aviv, the Israeli company MyHeritage announced its acquisition of London-based Kindo, a social networking site.  MyHeritage claims 25 million members worldwide.  Kindo markets to families.  According to the press release, MyHeritage will open operations in London where Kindo is based. This is yet another example of Web 2.0 innovations going …Continue reading →

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Social Networks and Genealogy: Part 1

Social networks are part of the new generation of Web applications and they are starting to reach their adolescence.  In their infancy, like all tech stuff, social networks were either disregarded by “mainstream” users or disrespected by avant-garde developers as not serious.  But now, it seems that nearly everyone is finding use for social networks.  And that’s what happens to …Continue reading →

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Coming Up on GeneaBlogie!

Starting this week: a multi-part series on Social Networks and Genealogy–starts Thursday. Sept 1: Deadline for Show and Tell at the Carnival! Next week: another multi-part series: 40 Years On – A Memoir of 1968 Oct 3-5: A GeneaBlogie Special Event! More info coming soon!

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