Pedigree’s “Write a Post, Help a Dog” — Learn Social Media By Example

Pedigree: Write A Post, Help A Dog

Over 4 million dogs wind up homeless each year.

The Pedigree Foundation has created a website with resources for adopting a shelter dog. Included in the website’s information are links to area shelters, articles on responsible dog ownership, and information about how to get a free month of dog food for newly adopted shelter dogs.

Campaign Idea & Objectives:

Pedigree invited people to join them in their efforts to not only feed these dogs without a family, but to encourage individuals to adopt a shelter dog as their next companion. Like Pedigree says, “every dog deserves a healthy and happy life.”

The concept was simple; dog bloggers had to write a blog post about Pedigree’s adoption program before September 19, 2010, and Pedigree promised to donate a 20 pound bag of the company’s new Healthy Longevity dog food to an animal shelter.

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Friends Facts – Applications 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: Facebook’s Friend’s Facts Application.

The Application:

Maybe not as colorful and attractive to the eye as the other applications we have covered so far, however, Friends Facts seems to be on the rise! It has been showing up in my updates’ stream regularly for the past period and it seems to be slowly gaining fame and popularity!

Friends Facts Application

10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates this Week!

Every day, I come across a few hilarious status Facebook updates. Some of them are so funny, that I actually feel stupid laughing all by myself! So, here’s a list of my 10 top funniest Facebook status updates so you can share my laughs :)

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:

Social Media Trends for Businesses [video]

Social media = More power to the people With the strong presence of social media, every social media user can have a voice and share his/her opinions with the world. Advertisers now are targeting social media more and more since they understand the major role it plays in attracting customers, building brand loyalty and boosting […]

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Hunch: The Decision Maker — App Review

Hunch: The Decision Maker — App Review

Make a Hunch?

It is very easy to become an expert at anything, all you would need to do is invest 10,000 hours learning and working in a specific domain to become an expert in it. That is you have the time for that, at 60 hrs/ week you will hit the 10,000 mark a few months after your 3rd year, for the majority of people they are lucky if they...

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Quirky News of the Web — October 2010

Quirky News of the Web — October 2010

A Tour Of the City

Previous quirky news posts: January - February - March - April - May- June - July - August - September - October 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...

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Millionaire City — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Millionaire City — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will be looking into the tricks and methods that Millionaire City is using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making this app as “spreadable” and “viral” as it is.

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Skittles’ Dazzle the Rainbow Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Skittles’ Dazzle the Rainbow Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Embracing alternative product uses and taking in to the next level, Skittles rolls out its latest social media marketing campaign: "Dazzle the Rainbow" which is simply a challenge in which Skittles fans are asked to bury a man named David Phoenix in a vat of the sugary candy.

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HOW TO: Backup Your Facebook Account

HOW TO: Backup Your Facebook Account

Cloud Backup Service

It's quite devastating to lose your Facebook profile, and it's quite annoying trying to recreate your Facebook profile from scratch even if you have a copy of everything that is on it. 2 tools to backup reviewed.

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