First Dutch #Twedding… Who’s Next?

“Will you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband till… Twitter do you part?”

Apparently, traditional wedding are going out of style and social media is becoming the way to go!

A week ago, Holland witnessed the events of the first wedding concluded via Twitter: The groom-to-be proposed via Twitter and the bride-to-be accepted in the same way. They invited people via Twitter and the actual wedding ceremony could be followed via Twitter as well.

Take a look at the video below (it’s in Dutch yet a picture says a thousand words!)

Dutch Twedding!

Quirky News of the Web — October 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

Meg Whitman’s Campaign’s Unfortunate “Oopsie”

It is really amusing following the mid-term elections this year, especially the number of loonies who are parading themselves as legitimate candidates, people like the I’m-not-a-witch O’Donnell, or the lying Miller time. It’s just one amusing train wreck after the other, and one of the most amusing so far has come courtesy of the Be-scared-of-Latinos Whitman’s campaign, in which a campaign spokesperson had the misfortune of missing an “r” in the link she retweeted, so instead of linking to this she linked to …

Who must be the luckiest Youtuber on earth for getting it since invaluable gesture of free advertising from the Whitman campaign, and the best justification that the spokesperson could come up with for her gaff was “oopsie“.

Trick or Treat Going Social [Tricks Inside!]

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year: What other holiday are you encouraged to be stupid and stuff yourself silly – well other than that ‘thing’ in the last week of June and St. Patrick’s day… which makes up my top 3. Year after year, Halloween has been getting more and more […]

Millionaire City — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will be looking into the tricks and methods that Millionaire City is using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making this app as “spreadable” and “viral” as it is.

Skittles’ Dazzle the Rainbow Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Skittles’ Dazzle the Rainbow Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Embracing alternative product uses and taking in to the next level, Skittles rolls out its latest social media marketing campaign: "Dazzle the Rainbow" which is simply a challenge in which Skittles fans are asked to bury a man named David Phoenix in a vat of the sugary candy.

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The Hierarchy of Internet Needs [Infograph]

The Hierarchy of Internet Needs [Infograph]

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A while back my colleague Beirut talked about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how it fits in with why do people tweet. The discussion that this article sparked was both interesting and polarized. So when I saw that the people at Flowtown have created "The Hierarchy of Internet Needs" I knew that I had to share with our readers.

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HOW TO: Backup Your Facebook Account

HOW TO: Backup Your Facebook Account

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It's quite devastating to lose your Facebook profile, and it's quite annoying trying to recreate your Facebook profile from scratch even if you have a copy of everything that is on it. 2 tools to backup reviewed.

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“I Like It On…” Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

“I Like It On…” Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

October Is Cancer Awarness Month

It has been a confusing month already and we didn't even get to Halloween yet. If you are like me then you must have been confused and raised an eye brow or two after reading one sexually suggestive status update after the other from your female friends popping on your Facebook feed. "I like it on the floor next to the bed" said...

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Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

“Facebook may have 500 million friends, but it also has many, many rivals – including some huge ones in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies“. The reports argues that there are new emerging competitors that threaten Facebook’s “All-Mighty” status: Local Facebook-like...

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Divorce: What’s Facebook Got to Do with It?

Divorce: What’s Facebook Got to Do with It?

Social media opens the door to many topics, issues and problems which many of us are unaware of. Recently, while checking out my Facebook account, something triggered my trail of thoughts and I started wondering: How does Facebook affect the decision to get a divorce? What implications does divorce have on a Facebook user thinking...

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