The ‘Haul’ Video — Learn Social Media by Example

What is it about?

Every teen queen knows that a bountiful trip to the mall is never complete until you get to show off your ‘Haul’ to your BFF. But now, with social media, you can have a much bigger stage to show off on! In essence, that’s what a Haul Video is all about.

But this is not all, the Haul video seamlessly ties in micro-reviews, clues about what’s trending for the new season, tips and hints on where to shop, and how to get the best deals. Those teen queens are becoming the definition of shopping porn, there are thousands of ‘haul’ videos on Youtube with several that have more than a million views.

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Feeling Lonely? Why Not Rent a Friend?

Social media certainly evolves in very interesting and unexpected ways. In the early days, social media involved people posting personal ads on dating sites. In those days, it was a natural evolution of the dating scene from the pages of the magazines onto the web. Those people were interested in finding the elusive romantic of their dreams or just a quicky, either way it was bound to the same societal norms that were already established by the personal ads. The whole interaction was hugely anonymous.

Then came in the first true pioneer of the social media age, MySpace, for those who remember the early days it was pleasantly amusing and awe inspiring to find your favorite stars and celebrities online, friend them and chat to them personally. MySpace created an incentive to shed your nickname and be yourself online for others to find you. Then came Facebook which pushed this idea further and aimed at creating smaller and smaller group of interaction in which you are mainly staying in touch with your own circle of friends and rarely venturing beyond it.

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. That’s the gap that the rent-a-friend service fills.

Do You Have 0 Friends?

Jib Jab — Applications 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: Jib Jab.

WTF: Are You Next on Facebook’s Hit List?

Three teens who were on a hit list posted on Facebook have been killed in the past 10 days in a southwestern Colombian town, officials say. Police say they do not know who posted the list or why the names are on it.

Quirky News of the Web — August 2010

Quirky News of the Web — August 2010

Sesh Roulette, the quickest way to catch a case

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 world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago. Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will...

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INFOGRAPH: Do You Know Who’s Watching You?

INFOGRAPH: Do You Know Who’s Watching You?

A researcher that packaged and posted the information of more than 100 million public Facebook profiles on the internet caused a certain ripple of concern. Nowadays privacy is an ever growing concern for a lot of people, and they are becoming aware of the importance of privacy and securing your information on the web. Although...

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HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

The Dreaded Account Disabled Message

Facebook have quite the draconian usage policy and at any point in time you might find yourself the proud owner of a disabled Facebook account. Do not dispair for there are ways to reactivate your account without having to re-create a different one.

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Interesting Facts about Facebook [Infograph]

Interesting Facts about Facebook [Infograph]

Facebook Facts Infograph - Source: OnlinePhDPrograms.com

I was browsing the net for information and some interesting facts about Facebook to include in a presentation that I was making the other day and i thought to share some of the information that I came across. One site created a list of 50 interesting facts about Facebook that I found really helpful, and the good part about the...

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Flipbook: The iPad iMagazine

Flipbook: The iPad iMagazine

A killer App or the latest Gimmick

With more than 3 million iPads finding their hands into consumer hands, it had comfortably found a place for itself in the musical chairs game of consumer electronics. The way fans and consumers have reacted to the iPad defied critics who proclaimed that the device didn't fill a need, and it is simply an over sized iPod that could...

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Who Has Not Joined Facebook Yet?

Who Has Not Joined Facebook Yet?

Super Geek

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 website. 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...

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