Betty White On SNL Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Betty White is an Emmy Award winning actress of Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore show fame. She was the naive, simple and hilarious Rose Nylund who believed that Bob Hope was her biological father. Due to endearing characters that she portrayed through out her career spanning over eight decades, she has developed quite the fan base, a genuine and loyal one at that.

About the campaign

In late December 2009 a bunch of fans started a Facebook fan-page to encourage both Saturday Night Live and Betty White to have her as a host for SNL commemorating her eight decades of entertainment. The fanpage kept on getting bigger and bigger through people sharing it on social media whether through Facebook or Twitter.

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Power of Anonymous: The Collective Known As Anonymous

Anonymity is still a pillar of the internet, and a requisite part for certain parts of it to remain functional. One such part that we talked about here on the Thoughpick blog has been wikileaks.com. The site exemplifies the importance of anonymity on the net and why it is crucial to maintain that as a feature of the web. The main function of the website is that it enables people with a pipeline through which they can expose the deepest and naughtiest secrets of the world and act as whistle-blower central.

Being anonymous on Wikileaks enables you to protect yourself but little else, it endows you with some powers to bring on change to the world but your adopted hidden identity does not allow you to do much more than leak. On the other hand, there are others on the web that utilize their anonymous identity to organize, that identity then becomes fully characterized and they snuggle comfortably into becoming Anonymous in both real and net lifes.

Who's Anonymous?

Who's Anonymous?

Anonymous is not a person, nor is it a group, movement or cause: Anonymous is a collective of people. They are a loose group of people that are united through a belief in an idea rather than leadership. They are independently acting agents that don’t seek recognition but long to achieve their goals.

Twitt(url)y — The Twitter Digg in the works?

Twitter became a sort of linking haven, there are so many links and media that is being shared on the service that makes it really a great tool to figure out what is currently hot and is being shared by a lot of people. If only there was some tool that would allow you to just have a Twitter eye view of the entire traffic and aggregate whats hot, and that’s exactly what Twitt(url)y does.

Coca Cola’s Expedition 206 Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

oca-Cola is going big, real big, with this campaign! They are giving three people the chance of a lifetime to travel for 365 days to 206 destinations with only one mission: to search for and share the happiness of coca-cola with everyone they meet during their journey.

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Introverts On The Web – The Virtual People

Introverts On The Web – The Virtual People

Intro vs. Extro

With the plethora of social networking sites it is interesting to see how people behave on those sites. People seem to be different online than what they are in real life. So it was interesting to read a study that looked into the personalities of people who use twitter and contrasted their personality type’s prevalence on Twitter...

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Power of Annonymous: Wikileaks

Power of Annonymous: Wikileaks

Wikileaks!

One of the Pillars for the success of the internet has been the anonymity of interactions. The ability to take on a secret identity and go forth saying things and doing deeds that won't be tied to your real life identity was the stuff of comics but with the internet every could be a superhero. While this sense of anonymity is being...

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Iron Man 2 Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Iron Man 2 Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Jon Favreau - How Do You Say Your Last Name?

As far as Hollywood and movie studios are concerned their Christmas season is in summer, that's the time they await patiently to release their biggest blockbusters and wait for the profits to come pouring in. We are just about to come to the beginning of the blockbuster season and the release of the first mega movie of this summer...

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Quirky News of the Web — April 2010

Quirky News of the Web — April 2010

Twitter the Butt Saviour

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...

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Boobquake Campaign! — Learn Social Media By Example

Boobquake Campaign! — Learn Social Media By Example

Super Power Boobs?

It's not like it's the first time that a religious figure blamed natural disaster on a certain group of people. In the western side of Indiana, there was a young Purdue senior that had a light bulb flash in her head when she read about this. What if we put that theory to the test?

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7 Tips to Not Burn Yourself Up Online!

7 Tips to Not Burn Yourself Up Online!

Retweets of the Most Active 5%

Starting a presence on social networking sites is always an exciting experience, you go and choose your username and customize your account just the way you like it and you start communicating with the world. Some people get so excited about their account that they end up burning themselves up and leaving their space vacant, desolate,...

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