Facebook Resistance Workshop: A Chance for A Change?

News update: Due to unforeseen circumstances concerning the trainer, the workshop will be postponed toto Friday April 22nd.

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 on March 18th, 2011 in Amsterdam.

Facebook Resistance

Facebook Resistance

Workshop participants will learn how browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-Ons) enable us to locally modify Facebook.com and distribute it to the masses. Leingruber will be presenting the experimental and artistic Facebook hack concepts to the participants before turning these concepts into a real software that users worldwide can download and share.

3FM’s Serious Talent Chart — Let Social Media Be the Judge

3Fm's Serious Talent Chart

A few weeks a week ago, a Dutch radio station (3FM) launched a new chart, called the Serious Talent Chart.

What is rather unique about this chart is that it ranks talent based only on social media coverage including Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Hyves and Last.fm and it does not only support things such as sales or airplay.

What they do is simple: They track things such as how many times a video has been played on YouTube or how many comments or friends a band has using technology from Tribe Monitor, a webservice of the Dutch New Music Labs.

For many starting artists and bands, the internet is a great starting point of their careers. The Serious Talent Chart is the perfect place for them to do so!

For more information, you can read the translated post about this chart here.

Otherwise, I would like to pick your brains by asking you some questions: What you think of this idea? Do you think it will work? And what problems do you think it will face in the future?

Looking forward to your comments and insights down below…

Social Media Sobriety Test: Don’t Drink & Tweet!

How many times did you get back home drunk and started tweeting or updating your Facebook status without really knowing what it is that you are typing away? Have no fear, the sobriety test is here!

Hunch: The Decision Maker — App Review

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 achieve this milestone in a single field and a lot of people don’t even get to do that and hence we rely on those whom we perceive as “experts”. If you want to buy a camera you talk your friend who seems to know a lot of about cameras, and if you need to buy a laptop you sit down and a “chit-chat” with the geekiest of your friends, who’s besides himself that someone is yet again asking him for support. Hunch.com tries to fill in that gap and become your own personalized expert that recommends things that fit your whims and tastes.

Twitter Saves a Life, by Preventing a Suicide!

Twitter Saves a Life, by Preventing a Suicide!

If you take the time to really look, you will find that sometimes, social media has the power to solve problems and maybe even save lives!

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Feeling Lonely? Why Not Rent a Friend?

Feeling Lonely? Why Not Rent a Friend?

Do you want Michael to be your friend?

This evolution of moving into more personal and more private interaction would have realistically ceased at the level of friends and family, but what about those who don't have their friends and family immediately available to them? What about those who want to spend time and hang out with their friends rather than just stay in touch....

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20 Top Social Media Jokes, Clips & Cartoons May/June 2010

20 Top Social Media Jokes, Clips & Cartoons May/June 2010

We are back with more efforts to bring a smile to your face and brighten up your day! Therefore, we would like to invite you to enjoy our ninth fun collection of social media and networking related cartoons, jokes and clips! (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8)

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Be Positive Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Be Positive Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Love, Peace, Positivity

Be Positive Campaign's mission is to encourage young students to stay in school and to think more positive about the situations that are going on in there lives, to do positive things while achieving their goals and their dreams towards success.

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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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DI’s Ad for Print Advertising — Learn Social Media By Example

DI’s Ad for Print Advertising — Learn Social Media By Example

Dagens Industri

Dagens Industri had a mission: Launching Zebra, a new 4 wheel drive for the Swedish market, they first thought of social media. However, they end up sticking to print advertising since it is "much simpler and easier"! This is the whole idea behind the Youtube video! The deduction is: social media is not always the right solution!

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