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Facebook Resistance Workshop: A Chance for A Change?

Facebook Resistance Workshop: A Chance for A Change?

Ever wished that you could change or manipulate some of the many laws of Facebook? Your wish could finally come true through The Facebook Resistance Workshop by Tobias Leingruber, which will be taking place... Read more »

The Facebook Breakups Chart! [video + infograph]

The Facebook Breakups Chart! [video + infograph]

McCandless and his team scraped 10,000 status updates for the phrases “break up” and “broken up,” and made the following discoveries: Read more »

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 proved to be far more liberal. We had many niche sites and even competitors for Facebook in the form of Twitter, LinkedIn and the many other services that co-exist with Facebook and shape what social networking is today.

This nature of the market allowed for more room for innovation, complimenting or integrating with existing services rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, and a healthy environment where risk takers and start-ups can blossom.

Fragmentation

Where will you go?

Social media is currently a one-size-fit-all space in which people of all walks and interests share this space. Soon enough, with the advent of more customizable and private Social networks, people will start fragmenting while still wanting to maintain the public connection. Activists, obsessive hobbyists, and the like would favor the space where they can free front their identities and discuss their interests with like minded people. This will open the space for more secluded and niche social networks to spring up on platforms like Ning and grou.ps.

The “Like” Button: Facebook’s Covert Plan to Catalog The Web

Recently, small unassuming icons started popping up on various websites, little “like” buttons that are springing up next to movie titles on IMDB, a restaurant on Yelp or the hundreds of other products and services on the web with that button.

If that was all that Facebook was doing, then it wouldn’t really require the Zuckman to put a full on show with bells and whistles and all to announce this. This feature has been available for ages, whether through the Digg/Reddit or more recently the Twitter buttons. However, there are two things that make it quite the big deal.

Two things that makes this a big deal…

First of all, this new feature will allow Facebook to share your information which will in turn influence your experience on other sites. For example, if you have a tendency to ‘like’ spicy Mexican food then Yelp will “suddenly” develop a tendency to show you more Mexican restaurants. This is only one of the ways that this information might be used.

Augmented Reality Campaigns — Learn Social Media by Example

There is a new marketing landscape that is starting to form with internet ads and campaigns. According to data from the Pew Research center 40% of internet users claim to have “never” clicked on ad on the web, and 77% of them totally ignore those ads. Given the reluctance of internet users to click on internet ads, and their habitual ignorance of their existence marketers have been trying to find out new ways and tricks to engage them and make their ads more appealing for internet users.

Infoporn: Twitter by the Numbers

Like we already mentioned, we think that the best way to run a social media campaign is to know your audience. Today, we have three nifty infographs about everyone’s favorite micro-blogging platform; Twitter.

Is Twitter Finally Choosing a Business Model?

Is Twitter Finally Choosing a Business Model?

That's a lot of Info but I can't find anything!

Ever since Twitter secured as much as $100 million dollars of funding last year speculation went wild on what kind of business model they will adopt. In NovemeberTwitter COO Dick Costolo confirmed that the first piece to fall into place is the Ad platform which he described as "fascinating. Non-traditional. And people will love it…...

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Feb-2010 Must-watch Videos: Skinput, OK Go, Youtube 101 & Chatroulette

The nature of the internet is filled with a lot of information and seeing it animated and simplified visual is certainly a blessing, since it opens our mind to new ways to see our world. Whether it's through maps, info-graphs or psychedelic illustrations videos on the web surely added a much needed freshness to information and data...

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Internet Freedom: A Hoax or a Reality?

Internet Freedom: A Hoax or a Reality?

Internet Freedom?

Are we really holding our "precious" freedom in our hands? Are we appreciating it as we should? Are we conscious of how our actions might negatively influence the health and sanity of our freedom? I think not!

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Will the iPad Change Social Media?

Will the iPad Change Social Media?

iPad has a cool size

While many people are disappointed, saying that the iPad is nothing more than an oversized iTouch, I personally believe that it will be game-changing.

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Nick Shantazio Using Facebook to Locate His Brutal Attackers! [video]

Mr. Nick Shantazio was attacked by TWO men as he was peacefully hanging posters at the local movie theater! His violent attackers, who managed to bruise him really badly, are no where to be found! In order to locate the attackers, Nick chose the police PLUS Facebook!

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Obama Warns: Facebook is a BIG BAD Wolf! [video]

In the two videos below, Obama warns about posting pictures or personal information on Facebook. Whether this is this another PR stunt or not, is not clear to me however it seems that even Obama has been stung by Facebook just like Zuckerberg was a few weeks ago!

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