Instagram adds new anti-bullying features, including tag controls, comment management tools

As part of its anti-bullying efforts, Instagram today announced a series of new features aimed at helping users better manage negative comments as well as highlight positive ones. It’s also addi

DigitalJournal Rev Shares With Their Citizen Journalists

Digital Journal has relaunched their citizen journalism site with a range of new features. Digital Journal offers a Citizen Journalism site in a similar fashion to Instablogs, OhMyNews, Newsvine, Norg

Instablogs Negotiating $3 Million Round

Blog network/ citizen journalism site Instablogs is currently negotiating a $3 million round of funding, sources familiar with the deal have told TechCrunch. The India based Instablogs launched in Oct

Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By

Social news site Newsvine, which launched in March 2006, has been acquired by, a fifty-fifty joint venture between Microsoft and NBC. This is’s first acquisition. The deal, w

NewsVine Launches ElectionVine: Widget Based Election Polling is a new service being launched today by NewsVine that allows users to embed a US Presidential candidate poll on their sites. NewsVine se

Newsvine Relaunch Today: Build Your Own News Site

Seattle-based news site Newsvine will relaunch this afternoon with significant changes to the user experience. They’re calling the release “Evergreen.” Among the changes: like Netvib

John McCain's MySpace "Enhancement" Makes Daily Show

The “enhancement” that Newsvine CEO Mike Davidson made to Presidential Candidate John McCain’s website was mentioned on the Daily Show Thursday evening. Lots of other mainstream pres

Ok, Maybe McCain Should Go Back To The Old Template

This morning we mentioned that Presidential hopeful John McCain’s MySpace page was “enhanced” with a new pro-gay marriage political message. That was quickly taken down, and the site

John McCain's MySpace Page "Enhanced"

Someone on Presidential hopeful John McCain’s staff is going to be in trouble today. They used a well known template to create his Myspace page. The template was designed by Newsvine Founder and

Toward a Better Digg

Digg revolutionized social news when it launched in 2004. Since then, it has become the undisputed champ of news link ranking sites. They just recently crossed the million mark. And their influence go

Newsvine is Perfect

Newsvine took the password protection off of its site yesterday and officially launched (my pre-launch post on Newsvine is here). Newsvine combines the best features of a number of companies and produ

Newsvine to Enter Social News Ranks

Newsvine hasn’t launched yet, but the founder and CEO Mike Davidson has posted about what it will be once it does. Newsvine will be a collaborative, social news site. Like other sites, Newsvine