Bored.com — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: Bored.com.

The Application:

Some of the fun at Bored.com

Founded way back in 1996, Bored.com is simply a collection of fun, entertaining and interesting online games with the goal to make money while keeping their users from being BORED.

What Color Is Your Bra? — Learn Social Media By Example

Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer deaths in American women.”

Just think about the many things that might cause the wear and tear that leads to abnormal cell growth—pollutants, hormones, pesticides, smoking, alcohol use, obesity, stress….” Marisa Weiss M.D., president and founder, breast radiation oncologist, Philadelphia, PA (Learn more)

In order to help spread awareness of this life-threatening disease, this campaign was initiated. Although the campaign’s origins are yet unknown to us, “What Color is Your Bra?” simply urged women to post their bra color on Facebook.

Campaign Objectives & Goals:

In January 2010, many men started wondering why many of their Facebook female friends were putting different colors as their Facebook status updates. No one knew it then but it was a discrete shout out to women all over the world. The shout out was for breast cancer awareness!

Facebook Bra Color Updates

A blogger for awareness of breast cancer reported the following: “I was confused all morning,  figured I’d sort it out sooner or later… So, like every good Facebooker, I played along by peeking in my shirt and updating my status: Beige. What I turned up on the Internet is that the purpose of this color thing is to simply raise awareness of breast cancer“.

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Halifax Holiday Matchmaker — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: Halifax Holiday Matchmaker on Facebook.

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Sorority Life Facebook Game — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Sorority Life Facebook Game — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

This new series of articles on Thoughtpick – Apps Using SM Brilliantly – will be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

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What is Twitter: News Media or Social Network?

What is Twitter: News Media or Social Network?

From the study: Topics ranked by RT proportion (# of users > 50,000)

The study's main goal is analyzing the topological characteristics of Twitter and its power as a new medium of information sharing. In order to deduce accurate results, the researchers heading this study crawled 41.7 million user profiles, 1.47 billion social relations, 4,262 trending topics and 106 million tweets.

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IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

Crime Statistics

The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software from IBM to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs. Goodbye human rights!

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Learn Social Media By Example: Dunkin Donuts Campaign

Learn Social Media By Example: Dunkin Donuts Campaign

A Snapshot of Dunkin's Recent Twitter Account

Dunkin Donuts used a Facebook Fan Page strategy combined with some Twitter help, @dunkindonuts to promote the idea of the campaign and attract more traffic to the fan page.Their main ideas was gaining access to friends of friends while helping brand advocates to feel equally rewarded and recognized.

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Social Media & Mental Health: Are Our Minds Safe?

Social Media & Mental Health: Are Our Minds Safe?

Common Mood Disorders

Is the extensive use of social media sites, channels and tools creating some kind of disturbance or another in our mental stability? What are the psychological issues and disorders that social media can help breed, promote and encourage? How can we control our social media presence to contain such a serious dilemma?

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Interview140 with Skashliwal the Writer

Interview140 with Skashliwal the Writer

Thoughtpick's twitter interviews...

Interview140 is a series of Twitter interviews in 140 characters combining our expertise in web marketing and social media with the experience of active, hand-picked Twitter users about different topics of interest to the whole Twitter community.

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