In a world where inputting URLs does not matter as much as it used to, .co becomes a naturally shortened .com.
I’m a tourist in your company. I don’t know nearly as much about it as you do – you’ve lived here for a long time and I’m quite new. And as a tourist I’m not likely to stay here very long so you’ll have to live with the results. But like any person living in [...]
They had simply joined because they were fans of the phrase “Shut Up, I’m Talking.” Author gathers more fans than the New York Times or Spain. On a misunderstanding. The frailty of online success. ➡ How I Accidentally Got 700,000 Fans on Facebook
Twitter has become a link machine. For the better. The focus is back on the context and creating trust. My view on the need for a self-definition of a social architecture.
What a day it was. What a week it was. Last Friday, the launch event of TEDxTokyo was held in the Japanese capital. The independently organized TED talks was months in the making, by a great team of highly-dedicated people that wanted to add new voices to the Ideas Worth Spreading. Andrew and I were [...]
Today, I’ll try a new viral experiment with Andrew Shuttleworth: Extreme Hanami. We decided to greenlight that idea we’ve had for a week and set up a StoryTlr website: www.extremehanami.com The idea is to do 5 Hanami spots (what’s a Hanami?) in 5 hours this afternoon and live casting the event using Qik for video, [...]
I was reading this Slate article today, and it struck me once more: people love Facebook, yet they tend to find the service “creepy”. Pardon me, but it’s just naive. 150 millions users, apparently logging in at least once a day. Yes, Facebook is a runaway success. It has made a long way since it’s [...]
Look at your Twitter feed. Retweet is the new Twitter trend, but there’s no cohesion on how it’s done. Until Twitter decides to implement the feature directly, the developers are having a innovation field day on how to do it: Retweet @, RT @, via @, etc. Since we get only 140 characters to get [...]
iRovr.com, a social media experiment launched on the iPhone/iPod Touch only, is having lots of trouble lately. It goes without saying that competition is hard these days in the social media sphere. Legacy gone The founder recently sent a message to all the iRovr users, both on the service and by e-mail, explaining that financial [...]
I stumbled upon an interesting read today, comparing Twitter and Plurk. Ed Rowan mentions in his latest blog post that Plurk in content-centric while Twitter is user-centric. While true to a point and besides the technical difficulties that Ed relates, I won’t be going to Plurk for my daily interaction. Here’s why. Audience In all [...]
Updated December 13, 2008 11:14am | In the ever-competing world of micro-blogging site, there is one I hold dear to my heart, Rejaw. This service, launched in August 2008, has had some great features from the start. Will them help it survive against Twitter? Company Rejaw is a creation of Infoteria, the Japanese company behind [...]
SocialToo is the another entry to the Twitter Economy series. Since it’s a direct Qwitter competitor, it naturally follows the first entry that was dedicated to this service. What’s SocialToo anyway SocialToo is working to compliment your social experience by providing you with all the tools you need to get the most you can from [...]
As Twitter becomes widely adopted -almost 5 million and counting-, it is maybe time to ask the following question: Is there such a thing as a Twittetiquette? Interacting If you are a user of Twitter, there are chances you’ve sometimes asked yourself the question on how to use the tool, how to exactly interact with other [...]
According to a recent study by Epsilon, it appears that despite the impressive growth that both Facebook and MySpave have seen since 2003, chief marketing officers (CMO) at leading brands are not too interested in using social media in their marketing mix. The numbers Epsilon’s survey shows that 22% of CMO were not too interested, [...]
Qwitter is my first entry to the Twitter Economy, the expanded world around Twitter. What’s Qwitter anyway As their motto says it, it’s about “Catching Twitter Quitters”: a simple tool that automatically sends you an e-mail update whenever one of your followers un-follows you. The email recevied not only tells you who quit on you, [...]
Some of you probably remember the days when Google emerged as the leader in search. Overnight, a whole new breed of services emerged and used it a their main growth engine. From SEO advisers to meta-searchers to browser add-ons, you name it. Today, with Twitter, there’s a similar burgeoning breed of tools created around the [...]