- Invitation system

An invitation system is a method of joining an organisation, such as a club or a website. In regular society, it refers to any system whereby new members are chosen; they cannot simply apply. In relation to websites and other technology-related organisations, the term refers to a more specific situation whereby invitations are sent, but there is never any approval needed from other members. Popular alternatives to this specific version are open registration and closed registration. Open registration is where any user can freely join. Closed registation involves an existing member recommending a new member and approval is sought amongst the existing members. The basis of the invitation system is that a member can grant approval to a new user without having to consult any other members. Existing members may receive a set number of invitations (sometimes in the form of tokens) to allow others to join the service. Those invited to a website are typically sent either a specialised URL or [read more...]

- Myartspace

myartspace.com URL www.myartspace.com Slogan myartspace: your space on the web Commercial? Yes Type of site Artist community Registration free and Premium accounts Owner Catmacart Corporation Created by Catherine McCormack-Skiba Current status Active Myartspace is a social network for artists. As of 2008 the site hosts over 500,000 images of contemporary art and contains a large collection of interviews with emerging artists. Art competitions and exhibits Myartspace has also been involved with international art fairs such as the Bridge Art Fair and Aqua Art Miami. Origins Myartspace was founded by Catherine McCormack-Skiba in 2005 in order to help artists gain representation, recognition, and sell their artwork directly to buyers. The site was launched in May 2006. Myartspace Art Scholarship Program In 2008 myartspace launched an annual art scholarship competition. The free to enter art competition is open to undergraduate and graduate art students worldwide. [read more...]

- Image server

This article may contain original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding references. Statements consisting only of original research may be removed. More details may be available on the talk page. (November 2009) An image server is a type of web server software that is specialized in delivering images. They are used as a complement to existing web servers such as Apache to speed up image retrieval. While traditional web servers generally supply clients with static copies of image files, image servers often perform additional useful processing tasks. These image processing functions may include alpha blending, compositing source images, rotating, and color adjustment, amongst others. Applications Since images are typically the most bandwidth-intensive part of serving a web page, image servers are typically used to reduce the load on primary web servers. Image servers are also used for more advanced applications, such as the navigation of very [read more...]

- Justin.tv

Justin.tv URL justin.tv Slogan "Streaming live video broadcasts for Everyone" Registration Optional Available language(s) Various Owner Justin.tv, Inc Created by Justin Kan Launched March 19, 2007 Alexa rank 428 (July 2011) Current status Active Justin.tv is a website that allows users to produce and watch live streaming video. Justin.tv user accounts are called "channels", and users are encouraged to broadcast a wide variety of user-generated live video content, called "broadcasts". The company is an Internet startup based in San Francisco, California, with seed funding from Paul Graham of seed capital firm Y Combinator and Series A funding with Alsop Louie Partners and Draper Associates Justin.tv is notable for its origin: The original Justin.tv was a single channel featuring founder Justin Kan, who broadcast his life 24/7 and popularized the term lifecasting. In 2007, Justin Kan stopped broadcasting and Justin.tv relaunched into its current form [read more...]

- Jimdo

Jimdo is a WYSIWYG web hosting service. Jimdo offers JimdoFree, a free web hosting service, JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness, both premium services. Jimdo is operated by Jimdo GmbH, a Hamburg, Germany-based company. It competes with Weebly, Yola (formerly Synthasite), Webs, uCoz, Wix, Webnode and other web hosting and creation sites. History Jimdo was founded in February 2007 by Fridtjof Detzner, Matthias Henze, and Christian Springub. In July 2008, United Internet AG purchased a 30 percent stake in Jimdo GmbH. In 2009, Jimdo attempted to lure users of Google and Yahoo! In April 2009, after Yahoo! announced that GeoCities was closing, Jimdo announced that former GeoCities users were welcome on Jimdo. Jimdo started the "Lifeboat for GeoCities" promotion to help users transition to Jimdo. Jimdo offered 10 percent discounts to users who moved from Geocities and Google Page Creator to the JimdoPro service. In 2010, Jimdo added a "store" service that allows Jimdo website owners to conduct [read more...]

- Atrivo

Atrivo, also known as InterCage, was a Concord, California, United States-based website hosting provider. The Russian Business Network, a criminal organization, had used Atrivo servers. In August 2008, HostExploit, a web security blog, issued a report stating that Atrivo deliberately allowed cyber criminals to use the web domain. The 39-page report was written by Jart Armin, Matt Jonkman and James McQuaid. In September 2008 Pacific Internet Exchange, the last remaining company that provided upstream services to Atrivo, ended the upstream services, cutting Atrivo off from the world wide web. For a period after Atrivo's shutdown, botnet and spam activity declined. [read more...]

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