November 12, 2010 – Federated Media Publishing has acquired BigTent, the leading platform for trusted parenting groups. Millions rely on BigTent to stay connected with local school, community and shared-interest groups.

We found this news on All Things Digital in their post, “Federated Media Snaps Up BigTent.” BigTent offers readers a secure social networking environment and a set of tools that save precious time and enrich communities. With Federated Media, they will continue to build communication and connection opportunities. The purchase of BigTent follows FM’s recent expansion of its ability to reach parents online through a partnership with the Clever Girls Collective and the increase in its technical capabilities with the acquisition of semantic search technology from TextDigger.

Semantic technology and social media – a match I always like to see in action.

Melody K. Smith

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