The 5 Types of Facebook Friends… Which one are you?

Social media has certainly changed life in the short span that it has been around. The effect of social media on our lives has become so profound that it has influenced and shaped the way that we form relationships with other people. It is certainly intriguing how it changed the way we categorize our relationships, with social media we went from having close and not so close friend to having a multitude of categories and bands of friends to manage and deal with in drastically different ways and certainly added a major complexity to our social life.

The New Friends

Some of those “new friends” on the block have became so ubiquitous that people are creating labels to describe them …

1. The Facebook-Only Friend

Facebook Only

In the past, this person was an acquaintance, he was always in the background you probably have never talked directly to each other before Facebook. But once you have befriended them on Facebook, you were amused by their online persona and how they interacted with their friends and you were intrigued enough to meet them in real life …. BIG mistake! because after 30 seconds of meeting them you realize that you can’t stand them at all but you are still amused by their online presence.

Testimony: Equality on Trial — Learn Social Media by Example

What is it about?

Testimony: Equality on Trial is a social media campaign by the courage campaign institute aimed at raising awareness about the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, also known as the “Proposition 8 Trial”.

Participate In Raising Awaerness

In 2008, Proposition 8 passed in California denying the LGBT community the right to marry. Two couples wanted to challenge the proposition, and fight it in court, and that’s the Proposition 8 trial that started in January and was supposed to be the first trial to be broadcasted on Youtube but the defense challenged the decision and won the right to keep the footage of the trial from the public record. That decision was very disappointing to the supporters of same sex marriage and they tried some creative ways to bring awareness to the trial and Testimony is one of those ways.

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Jersey Doesn’t Stink — Learn Social Media by Example

New Jersey, a state so bad they cut it’s name in half, chewed it and spat it so that now most people call it Joisey. No one is quite sure how Jersey does it, but it takes an awful lot of energy to maintain the reputation that it has fostered across many generations, while the title of the Garden state is what is written on NJ’s license plate it is better known by its many other colorful nicknames, like the Armpit of the US.

So in an attempt to capitalize on the rise of guidos to prominence through shows like MTV’s Jersey Shore, and the Real Housewives of New Jersey a campaign was born. The Jersey Doesn’t stink Campaign was launched to help Jerseyans show their pride for their state and defend it against the bashers.

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Quirky News of the Web — June 2010

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.

Nation for Marriage — Learn Social Media by Example

Nation for Marriage — Learn Social Media by Example

The NOM Message

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is a non profit organization that is spearheading the campaign to protect the institution of marriage from being redefined and affirming that marriage is only a relationship between a man and a women and seeks to prevent the legal recognition for same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage. The...

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What Can HTML5 Do for You?

What Can HTML5 Do for You?

Rejoice iPhone users, no Flash required

HTML 5 is the next generation of base platform of the web, while it's still in draft that didn't stop a large number of developers and companies to start showcasing some of what the platform offers. Apple is one of those companies that is very excited about HTML5 and is pushing heavily for wider adoption for the technology. They...

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Why Smirnoff Doesn’t Get Social Media?

Why Smirnoff Doesn’t Get Social Media?

3OH!3 Got Iced On Stage

A while back we wrote about a phenomena that took bros by storm across the United States. The viral game has garnered media attention for the brand and also helped move cases of the beverage. The girly beverage of the alcopop kind would have never found an audience amongst the bro crowd, but it did just because of this game. But...

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5 things that really shouldn’t be on Facebook!

5 things that really shouldn’t be on Facebook!

Openbook: Want to prank call someone?

Using a combination of Openbook, a website that lets you search Facebook’s status updates, and the consultation of the nosy people of the neighborhood, we came up with the 5 things that should not be publicly shared on Facebook.

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Nike Football on Facebook — Using Social Media Brilliantly

Nike Football on Facebook — Using Social Media Brilliantly

Just Do It!

Sometimes users need the extra encouragement to press that "like" button on Facebook, sometimes they need that extra push and that's exactly what Nike did on their Nike Footballs Facebook Fanpage. Basically they offered exclusive content to their fans who click the "like" button, and encouraged and reminded those fans who didn't...

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What’s Next For Social Media? — Future of the Web

What’s Next For Social Media? — Future of the Web

When social networking started to go mainstream it seemed like it will go down the same path that search engine went after their juvenile phase. It seemed that Facebook will be the new Google of social networking and it will define what social media is and which direction it will head in. But the market of social networking sites...

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