First Dutch #Twedding… Who’s Next?

“Will you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband till… Twitter do you part?”

Apparently, traditional wedding are going out of style and social media is becoming the way to go!

A week ago, Holland witnessed the events of the first wedding concluded via Twitter: The groom-to-be proposed via Twitter and the bride-to-be accepted in the same way. They invited people via Twitter and the actual wedding ceremony could be followed via Twitter as well.

Take a look at the video below (it’s in Dutch yet a picture says a thousand words!)

Dutch Twedding!

Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

Facebook Compared to Countries

Facebook may have 500 million friends, but it also has many, many rivals – including some huge ones in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies“.

The reports argues that there are new emerging competitors that threaten Facebook’s “All-Mighty” status: Local Facebook-like platforms and social gaming platforms such as The Great Indian Parking Wars, Orkut and Ibibo.

“While all the hype in the West is on the social networking giants such as Facebook and Twitter, consumers of some of the world’s fastest growing economies are embracing local champions.”

Read more on the report here.

What do you think: Do you agree with the main idea of the report? Do you believe that a similar platform is able to win the competition with social media giant, Facebook?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

‘It Gets Better’ Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

In the past few weeks he LGBT community, especially in the United States, has been hard hit with stories of one teen’s suicide after the other. While gay and questioning teens have always been a high risk group when it comes to suicide, and programs, like the Trevor project, have been set up to provide aid, guidence and assistance for those teens they are still cutting their lease on life in droves.

After the death of four teens all over the United states, the public sentiments culminated with the death of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student who has committed suicide just last week after he has been bullied and black mailed by his roommate who live-streamed private videos of him on the internet.

The outpouring of emotions brings back sad memories of the sentiments and introspection that the United States experienced after the killing of Mathew Sheppard in Wyoming in 1998. While the issue of bullying and harassment of gay and lesbian teens has been always on the mind of LGBT rights activist, the devastating series of news has galvanized celebrities and public figures into action. One such initiative is the “It Gets Better” video project launched by Dan Savage about a month ago after the death of a Billy Lucas, a 15 year from Indiana.

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What Color Is Your Bra? — Learn Social Media By Example

What Color Is Your Bra? — Learn Social Media By Example

In January 2010, many men started wondering why many of their Facebook female friends were putting different colors as their Facebook status updates. No one knew it then but it was a discrete shout out to women all over the world. The shout out was for breast cancer awareness!

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Quirky News of the Web — September 2010

Quirky News of the Web — September 2010

Say Hello To My Lil' Friend

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

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3 Ways to Use Technology & the Web for Stalking!

3 Ways to Use Technology & the Web for Stalking!

Though social media helps promote businesses, open up opportunities and allows some people to find love and friendship, it could also be used in schemes, scams, stalking and crimes!

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Google Pretending to Care? — Two New Transparency Tools

Google Pretending to Care? — Two New Transparency Tools

The "Draw Mohammed Day" Block

Corporate Transparency and user information privacy are hot topic issues on the net, and with bigger and bigger services people are becoming more and more aware that their information is not solely accessible by those whom they decide to share their information with. Their information might be shared with hackers, nosy friends, and...

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Facebook & Twitter Stalking: Court Orders May Apply!

Facebook & Twitter Stalking: Court Orders May Apply!

You think life could never get more complicated then you read a news headline that goes something like this: Stalkers could be banned from Facebook and Twitter in major crackdown on harassment. In other words, there are talks about applying certain existing laws to limit stalkers from targeting their victims through social networking...

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FAIL: ‘Hack is Wack’ Video Contest — Learn Social Media by Example

FAIL: ‘Hack is Wack’ Video Contest — Learn Social Media by Example

Viral for All the Wrong Reasons

Symantec is certainly a power house when it comes to anti-virus and security solutions and it is one of the top brands in the business but when it comes to its marketing initiatives let us just say that they are lackluster to say the least. Their latest surely has been born after an extended "brain storming session" between their...

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