Facebook Marketplace — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to the fifth episode of our series of articles on Thoughtpick: Apps Using SM Brilliantly.

Just as in the previous episodes (1, 2, 3 & 4), we 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.

The Application:

Posting Your Listing is just so easy...

Marketplace on Facebook is a part of the Oodle Network.

Powering classifieds for over 200 local and national sites, Oodle.com is a fast growing classifieds network. The Oodle network includes newspapers, broadcast television sites, yellow pages, community sites, and national portals. When a user posts a classified ad through Oodle, their listings appear on hundreds of leading media and publishing sites.

Here’s a few features of Oodle’s Marketplace:

  • It is a way for Facebook users to buy and sell through online classifieds.
  • It offers a platform for advertisers to promote their local listings.
  • It is helps publishers to power or enhance their classifieds.

Oodle’s Marketplace has a growing number of 76,000,000++ fans on Facebook!

How They Did It:

Apart from the fact that this application is demanded in its nature and its great ability to attract millions of people from all over the world, developing Marketplace for Facebook is just brilliant!

Using Social Media to Promote Haiti Shops to US Consumers

Social media is, yet again, being tested to prove its worth, not solely to brands, services and products but also to a country and its economy.

Gelman and Brown, branding and social media experts, have a mission: attracting Americans to help earthquake-devastated Haiti the best way they know how: by shopping. How are they planning to do this? Through using social media, of course.

This is really about the rebranding of this country in the eyes of the American consumer,” Gelman said.

Made in Haiti

Made in Haiti

In order to create a drive for Haitian products, Gelman and Brown launched a made-in-Haiti promotional campaign on Facebook – an ethical consumer movement helping to support the rebuilding of Haiti’s economy in the wake of the January earthquake. “Choose Haiti” now has more than 30,000 fans.

Follower Trafficking: Would You Sell Your Twitter Followers – Discreetly?

What is my definition of the “trafficking of followers”? Is it as bad as it sounds? And if given the chance, would you actually try to discreetly exploit your Twitter followers by selling them for money?

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