Abine Launches a Delete Button For the Internet! [video]

This week may mark one of the greatest launches yet made in the history of the Internet: Abine, a US based privacy company, has launched DeleteMe.

What It Does:

Instead of tracking down your old content and profiles online, Abine offers a service that costs between $10 and $100 to track down and remove your data online. The service combines a mixture of automated and manual processes to track down personal information. Abine staffers will do much of the leg work, taking advantage of privacy regulations and firing off emails and faxes to unresponsive networks.

Although Abine can’t yet guarantee the deletion of all of your personal information online, they promise that “they are doing their best“.

Honda + Car Town Game = Awesome Social Gaming Campaign

On a weekly basis, we present to you social media campaigns which we find interesting. We research them, analyze them and break them down into valuable information, tips and lessons which could be helpful to you when designing your next new social media hit.

However, this time we have a new flavor which comes in a combo form: a social media campaign which depends on a viral and spreadable application to attract its audience!

“Honda Motor Corp.’s campaign for its new CR-Z car features the hybrid vehicle in some colorful roadside billboards that can’t be seen from a freeway.” ~ Bloomberg

Honda Takes Social Gaming for a Test Drive

Car Town Application on Facebook

To promote the U.S. launch of its latest sport hybrid coupe, the Honda CR-Z, the company initiated a two-month advertising campaign in Car Town, a newly released Facebook game that allows players to use virtual currency to purchase, customize and store hundreds of vehicles in their own virtual garages. Players can then use these vehicles to take road trips and complete challenges to earn points to purchase additional vehicles and car-related products and services.

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Vote For Palin on Dancing with the Stars! — Learn SM by Example

The Palin’s: what a family! While they are well known for their most famous quality of being … ubiquitously covered on ‘main stream media’. While Sarah Palin, big momma grizzly, is well know for her use of social media and the internet which she used to make herself relevant in the political arena and with [...]

Go Green Twitter Sweepstakes — Learn Social Media By Example

The AARP promoted Earth-friendly practices this spring by asking its members to enter a sweepstakes by Tweeting their green tips to @createthegood with the #gogreen hashtag. Read more for the analysis of the campaign & what you could learn from it!

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Global Work Party Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Global Work Party Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Tweets about 101010

350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere is what scientist believe to be the safe limit for humanity. The amount of carbon currently in the atmosphere of earth is 388 ppm. 350.org is an international campaign that was established with the aim of mobilizing a grassroots movement focusing on creating solutions for climate change...

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

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

It Does Get Better

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...

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Analysis of The Old Spice Campaign [Video]

The Old Spice is certainly a milestone for brilliant social media advertising but do you know how much of an impact it had on the brain? Folks at AdFreak compiled a brilliant video about the history and impact of the Old Spice campaign that is must watch.

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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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SCVNGR: Earn Your Right to Be Vain

SCVNGR: Earn Your Right to Be Vain

Are You Up For The Challenge?

There is something lackluster about social check-in apps like FourSquare, Gowalla and Facebook Places. Whenever I tried to use or checkout one of those services, I was always thinking about how letting my friends know where I've been is not exciting enough for me to use it. This impression of those websites not providing me with...

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Catfish: A Social Networking Movie Worth Watching

Filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story and decided to document a budding friendship between Ariel's brother Nev,a 24 year old photographer from New York City, with Abby (8 years old) and her sister Megan (19 years old) from rural Michigan. The story starts with Abby contacting Nev via Facebook, asking for his permission...

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