Tag: Social

Feeling social? Grab the Portland Startup Summit social pass for free

I always like when events find ways to meet their bottom line and make their event accessible to as many people as possible. And that’s just what the Portland Startup Summit is doing. They’ve hit their numbers for paid attendees. So now, they’re offering up 100 social passes. For free. Read More

Two of the five most well funded social software startups are Portland companies says Jeremiah Owyang

Now, I know as well as anyone that Portlanders have overly aggressive humility. And that folks are unwilling to toot their own horns. But when independent research shines a spotlight on what’s happening here, that’s worth embracing. Such was the case today with Jeremiah Owyang. Read More

Webtrends Streams: Old analytics dog comes forth with some interesting new tricks

Portland company Webtrends took an early lead in the professional Web analytics model back in the dotcom days. And they’ve managed to keep a successful—although sometimes rocky—business going over the years. And remained a fixture in the Portland tech scene. Read More

A picture is worth a thousand words, but an Instagram photo is worth a thousand bucks

Startups often get critiqued for being one-trick ponies. They launch an impressive single-point solution but don’t have the vision to extend their offering. So when they clear that hurdle, it’s a big deal. And Portland-based Chirpify just cleared that hurdle in spectacular fashion. Read More

REMINDER: Join the WebVisions crew for the Hackathon for Social Good, Tuesday

With great power, they say, comes great responsibility. And while that applies to superheroes, it also applies to developers, too. Because you’ve got the power to change things.

So why not use a few of your coding superpowers to help out with Hackathon for Social Good on Tuesday? Read More

Portland partnering: Webtrends and ShopIgniter team up to offer social analytics for storefronts

Knowing how much money you make on a sale is great. But what about those more granular points? How did folks get there in the first place? And what effect did social media have on their decision to enter your online store in the first place. I mean, a guy don’t walk onto the lot lest he wants to buy. But what gets him or her there? Your company? Or people who love your company? Read More

Calling all you digital journalist types! Digital Journalism Social Hour returns November 16

Digital Journalism Social Hour. It was a regular gathering of bloggers, podcasters, and traditional journalists organized by Abraham Hyatt, former managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine and now production editor at ReadWriteWeb.

You might remember a little thing called Digital Journalism Social Hour. It was a regular gathering that sprung out of the inaugural Digital Journalism Camp—an unconference forĀ  bloggers, podcasters, and traditional journalists—organized by Abraham Hyatt, former managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine and now production editor at ReadWriteWeb.

Well, the event took a bit of hiatus. And it was sorely missed. But now—with the help of Betsy Richter of Redoing Media—it’s back. Read More

JainRain RPX gets more social with Rich Social Publishing

Today, JanRain announced the latest feature to RPX. Now in addition to getting login functionality, RPX users also gain a social sharing feature that allows visitors to distribute content to various social media sites.

It’s really interesting to watch the continued progression of Portland-based JanRain‘s efforts with RPX, its drop-in, single sign-on solution designed to help sites and developers quickly and easily solve the “login credential” problem. And just to think, it all began with JanRain trying to simplify the OpenID workflow. How cool is that?

Today, JanRain announced the latest feature to RPX. Now in addition to getting login functionality, RPX users also gain a social sharing feature that allows visitors to distribute content to various social media sites. Read More

Foodgeeks gets more social about geeking out over recipes

And while the site had been running of its own volition, a recent mishap inspired Ryan to begin redesigning and restructuring the site. Today, that work resulted in the launch of a brand new Foodgeeks.

[HTML2]Many of you know Ryan Snyder as one of the folks behind Shizzow, the Portland-based location-sharing app. But what you may not know is that before Shizzow—way, way before, in fact—he was the guy behind Foodgeeks, a popular site designed to help folks share, rate, and generally geek out about recipes and food.

And while the site had been running of its own volition, a recent mishap inspired Ryan to begin redesigning and restructuring the site. Today, that work resulted in the launch of a brand new Foodgeeks. Read More

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