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10 Ways Leaving Facebook Changed My Life

10 Ways Leaving Facebook Changed My Life

I would like to share with you the 10 ways in which leaving Facebook have changed my life, maybe you would be inspired to leave as well, or maybe you would reconsider your Facebook use! Read more »

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A Case for Asking People to Keep Their Mobiles ON

Too often when attending talks or conferences people are asked to turn off their cellphones in order to not disturb the environment there. While I do agree that hearing an out-of-tune symphony is ring tunes... Read more »

Who Has Not Joined Facebook Yet?

With Facebook hitting the 500 million user mark, it is astounding how many people are on it. When it comes to the States, almost 150 million people are on the site; that’s half of the states’ population. If we eliminate those who are too young or too old, too stupid, or in jail we will end up with about 20 million users in the United States who managed to hold off from joining the social media revolution.

So I was curious to figure out who might those people be and why might they not have joined Facebook.

The Country Club Retirees

Oh the life!

These are the people who have everything they want in life and they are unplugged from the hustle and tussle of life. They are in their mid-fifties, hang out in the country club with their friends and chill in the evening in a fund raiser event or to watch Agrippina at the opera house. They are content in their way and don’t care about being adopters of newer technology. Moreover, they already meet all their friends regularly and don’t see a need to be more “in touch” with them more than they already are.

What would it take for them to join: They stop receiving their grandchildren’s pictures on their emails and are blackmailed into joining Facebook in order for them to be able to see the photos.

The Counter BP Social Media Campaign

The BP oil spill has been a PR nightmare for the company and they have been working hard on organizing a social media campaign to counter and ameliorate the public’s view of the brand. The public, on the other hand, have used social media in very creative and effective ways to shine light on certain aspects of the disaster and express their scorn for the BP brand and how they have handled things with one misstep after the other.

We will be looking at how the public manifested its psyche on several different social media fronts:

Twitter

Twitter has been at the forefront of taking jabs at BP, The fake BP Public Relations account – @BPGlobalPRhas been a run away hit with fans and has been taking sophomoric jabs at the company and providing its fans with the highest quality of satire. The account has almost three times as many followers as BP’s official Twitter account. To BP’s credit, they have reacted greatly to the satirical nature of the account and didn’t wage a crusade against it. Some even go as far as saying that the account is managed by BP’s real PR to lighten up the atmosphere around the company’s name.

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.

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

Lay’s vs. Pringles: Can Social Media Alter Your Taste Buds?

An attempt to try and separate social media users’ efforts from brand efforts and compare similar brands in terms of the amount of effort and resources they are REALLY investing in order to deserve the exposure they are getting! For my first two brands, I chose Pringles vs. Lay’s.

5 Reasons Why Parents HATE Facebook & Ways to Limit the Damage!

5 Reasons Why Parents HATE Facebook & Ways to Limit the Damage!

Facebook, Facebook, Facebook… The infamous social media channel that almost everyone around the world have heard of! Have you ever wondered how parents might think of it? I have, therefore, I prepared a list of 5 reasons why parents can hate Facebook especially when it comes to their kids using it, followed up by some [...]

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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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Introducing Google TV — Be Careful What You Wish For! [video]

Introducing Google TV — Be Careful What You Wish For! [video]

When I first heard about Google TV, my initial reaction was: "Wow! Everything I need in my living room or even bedroom... A dream that is actually materializing into something tangible!". But...

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Power of Anonymous: The Collective Known As Anonymous

Power of Anonymous: The Collective Known As Anonymous

Would You?

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 important to maintain that as a feature of the web. The main...

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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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10 Things You Need to Start Tweeting About!

10 Things You Need to Start Tweeting About!

Twitter

As a response to 10 Things You Need to Stop Tweeting About, I decided to write a comprehensive compilation of the top ten things you need to start tweeting about, adding the need and value of those topics as eye openers for you and your Twitter friends! Enjoy!

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