Archive for July, 2010

Nation’s Oldest Tweeter Dies: Ivy Bean – 104

Ivy Bean - Oldest Twitter User - 104

We were as amazed and touched when we heard about the nation’s oldest living couple joining Twitter as were were to know that a 104 year old UK woman was the oldest known registered Twitter user.

This week, Ivy Bean died at the age of 104.

Read about her mirthful and down to earth tweets here.

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Swan Dive! Old Spice Man Doubled Sales

Stronger than a karate chop. More viral than Susan Boyle.

The Old Spice Man racked up both explosive web traffic and sales for the makers of the men’s body wash brand.

According to WARC, as reported on Mashable, “Nielsen data shows that sales of the Old Spice Body Wash range as a whole rose by 55% over the last three months, and by 107% in the last month alone.”

Get the scoop, look here. I’m on a horse!

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Facebook: The New Threat to Google and Apple

It wont be long, if it hasnt already happened
that Google and Apple will see Facebook as
a unique threat to their future.

Mark Cuban, April 22, 2010.
“Is Facebook the new internet and how soon before Microsoft tries to buy it?”

Women Spend More Time Social Networking and on Web

The online gender gap widens.

The LA Times reports on a recent study that finds 76% of all women online visit a social networking site compared with 70% of all men online.

In fact, women spend more time (5.5hrs) on social-networking sites than men (3.9hrs), on average per month.

Read the summary here.

Download the full comScore study.

Facebook Like button Turns Web Pages into Two-Way Communication Channels

Message to Facebook:

Just because I “Like” a web page, post or video
doesn’t mean I want nor give my permission
to be contacted “back” by that post’s publisher.

After its recent update, users will find that clicking the Facebook Like button on any web page now enables publishers to publish back content to the feeds of all people who liked a specific page.

This turns all webpages on the internet with a Like button into a two-way communication channel.

The Good.

Well, this now allows publishers to directly publish replies as News Feed content in “all” users who clicked their Like button on their object: blog post, video, picture, link etc.

The Bad.

Spam. Here’s the scenario. You like a post or video on any website that you want to share on your Facebook News Feed or Wall.. Suddenly you get contacted back by the Publisher of the post about, how you can buy this or come to the show, etc. This is spam.

This FB update may be seen as a good step in enabling greater communication on the web, but IMHO, I find it a bit intrusive.

Bug Fix

One solution would be adding an option in the Like button for “Ok to Reply via Like button.”

See the full post on All Facebook here.

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How social are you? Medvedev has 77000 Twitter Followers

Dmitry Medvedev and Steve Jobs iPhone gift via APWeb 2.0 Chic: Russia’s Medvedev and Apple’s Steve Jobs gawk at the iPhone 4

Techno savvy? Web 2.0 chic?

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev recently hit over 77,000 Twitter followers in both English and Russian versions of the social networking site. A slow start in comparison to President Obama’s launch of the whitehouse Twitter channel, but nonetheless significant.

After his June 23 visit to Silicon valley, the Russian head of state has made quite a splash with his social networking.

But wait. There’s more. Hoping to inspire more Russians with our Western techno driven culture in connectivity,  Medvedev also blogs on Livejournal.

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Be a Star: One Day Left to Get in Next Ridley Scott Film

Life in a Day - Youtube, Ridley Scott video project

Got your Flip, video camera or cell phone at the ready?

Join Youtube and film maker Ridley Scott Saturday, July 24 in filming in what promises to be an historic participatory video project, Life In A Day.

Learn more on the social video conversation here.


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