What If The Internet Was Our World And Social Media Sites Our Countries?

Looking over numbers and statistic for social networking can get confusing pretty easily, whether its keeping up with the number of users on each social media network or the new ones that are popping every day. So that’s why the people at Flowtown decide to something about it by creating this infograph that represent the 2010 social media scene that pays homage to XKCD map of online communities.

Isn’t it a wonderful feeling that the majority of world is multinational in this case?

The Game Layer on Top of The World [TED Video]

This was a really amazing TED lecture that I thought about sharing, the possibilities that open up in your mind, after listening to this lecture, are truly amazing. The concept is very simple: the evolution of social networking has reached its apex and settled on a platform; Facebook. Now, the way forward would be to develop the gaming layer.

What he means by the gaming layer is not limited to the traditional sense of game. To explain what he means by a game he goes on explaining 4 different game dynamics; incentives for playing a game. One of my favorite examples is that of the happy hour, and how it is a game in a sense that win by showing up at happy hour and earn your 50% off.

What was fascinating about this lecture was the realization that so far the internet has been solely and mainly driven by internal motivators . People mostly contributed to the net because they wanted to, so what if someone have figured out a way to dynamically change people’s incentives to do things on the web, and get them to work for an end?

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The Twitter Mirror; Does It Measure Your Worth? [REBLOG]

As a medical practitioner, it was interesting to read his blog and get an insight into how medical professionals use social media and how it’s impacting their business, communication, and how they tame s0cial media to meet their needs rather than follow the crowd when it comes to its usage. In this post he shares with us how he utilizes Twitter, and what he wants to achieve with his usage of the service.

What’s Next For Social Media? — Future of the Web

When social networking started to go mainstream it seemed like it will go down the same path that search engine went after their juvenile phase. It seemed that Facebook will be the new Google of social networking and it will define what social media is and which direction it will head in. But the market of social networking sites proved to be far more liberal. We had many niche sites and even competitors for Facebook in the form of Twitter, LinkedIn and the many other services that co-exist with Facebook and shape what social networking is today.

7 Tips to Not Burn Yourself Up Online!

7 Tips to Not Burn Yourself Up Online!

Retweets of the Most Active 5%

Starting a presence on social networking sites is always an exciting experience, you go and choose your username and customize your account just the way you like it and you start communicating with the world. Some people get so excited about their account that they end up burning themselves up and leaving their space vacant, desolate,...

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Livemocha Social Network: The Latest in Language Learning

Livemocha Social Network: The Latest in Language Learning

Train those language muscles

Like many Americans, I studied Spanish in high school. For four years I learned the obtuse conjugations of irregular verbs and practiced scripted fill-in-the-blank conversations with my other English-speaking classmates. Why then, could I not even so much as order a beer in my first trip south of the border? Well, I had never spoken...

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Information is Beautiful [video]

Aside from the fact that it a sight for sore eyes when it comes to design, this video is a fountain of information that really gives you a complete overview of the state of the Internet today.

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Google Bites Into Social Media With Google Buzz

Google Bites Into Social Media With Google Buzz

Google is unleashing its sharp teeth on to social media, with its latest service, aptly called Buzz, which integrates with Gmail.

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Learn Social Media by Example: The Ford Fiesta Campaign Analyzed

Learn Social Media by Example: The Ford Fiesta Campaign Analyzed

Some of the Facebook feedback

It is not functional design that has raised the numbers for Fiesta, it's actually their fantastic Social Media campaign. The Ford marketing team spent a lot of effort in making sure it got buzz on the Web.

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Facebook Launches Its Own Version of “Retweet”

Facebook Launches Its Own Version of “Retweet”

Facebook "Share this"

Facebook started rolling out a new feature this week for its users. This feature is basically its own version of "retweet", where the user can share what their friends shared, while sending an automatic hashtag "tag" a la Twitter as a notification.

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