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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Death by iPod… True Story

A few weeks ago we published a post entitled: If You’re a Regular Facebook & Twitter Updater… Be Ware of the Consequences! At the point, I was trying to show our readers how the use of social media can be dangerous and even fatal at times. However, what I was lacking was numbers for proof.

Just 2 days ago, I read an article online which backs up that point and further stresses the point that social media and technology could kill you:

iPod Death Ad

iPod Death Ad

A 46-year-old woman has been reportedly wearing headphones when she was knocked down and killed by an ambulance last Saturday night. There is speculation she might not have heard the ambulance siren when crossing Parramatta Road at Mallett Street at Camperdown.

The Walled Gardens of the Internet

It is one thing for Prince, or whatever name he is going by these days, to proclaim that “the internet is dead” and that “all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.” It is a completely different thing when a […]

Quirky News of the Web — August 2010

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 be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

Twitter Happiness Visualized [Video] — MI always pissed off?

Twitter Happiness Visualized [Video] — MI always pissed off?

Twitter Mood

Here is an interesting video depicting how the mood for US tweeps changes across the span of a work day. The map is morphed to depict the number of tweeps from each state rather than the area in what is called a cartogram. It might that surprising that most people are at their lowest during their midday or midweek or that the west...

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Quirky News of the Web — July 2010

Quirky News of the Web — July 2010

Isn't This Precious?

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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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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7 Eleven and Zynga Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

7 Eleven and Zynga Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

FarmVille Fans Queue

FarmVille is an extremely popular game on Facebook that is developed by Zynga. The game requires its player to plant and harvest their farms and maintain the crops and animals that live in the farm. The game is highly addictive and has managed to attract over 80 million active user of the app and has a huge fanbase. The Game recently...

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Testimony: Equality on Trial — Learn Social Media by Example

Testimony: Equality on Trial — Learn Social Media by Example

The topic is always present on Twitter

Testimony: Equality on Trial is a social media campaign by the courage campaign institute aimed at raising awareness about the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, also known as the proposition 8 trial. In 2008 proposition 8 passed in California denying the LGBT community the right to marry. Two couples wanted to challenge the proposition,...

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Jersey Doesn’t Stink — Learn Social Media by Example

New Jersey, a state so bad they cut it's name in half, chewed it and spat it so that now most people call it Joisey. No one is quite sure how Jersey does it, but it takes an awful lot of energy to maintain the reputation that it has fostered across many generations, while the title of the Garden state is what is written on NJ's...

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