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Charlie Sheen PWNs Mainstream Media on UStream, Twitter: #Winning

The Sheen on Sheen: Charlie dumps mainstream media for social media… and is #winning.

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He was fired from the hit show Two and a Half Men, but he is definitely #winning in the online social media.

Pwnd

“The @charliesheen [Twitter] account has highlighted the ability of the Twitter platform to enable individuals to build an owned audience, in real-time, in scale, with a narrative that does not need to pass through the traditional media gatekeepers,”

-Lou Kerner, Internet & social media analyst for Wedbush.

Yes he said owned.

Mystic, Worlock or Social Media Maven

Yes, Charlie Sheen is winning. There is no doubt about that. His public tirades and rants are a turn off and may even be a call for professional help. But regardless of what we think of this man’s tired raving appearances, Charlie Sheen is not missing the social media boat, and in fact, intends to own it.

I really don’t think America only knows what hit them the day after Sheen’s UStream webcast. Dubbed, Sheen’s Korner, the live broadcast showed the notorious celeb along with his posse of confidants promoting Charlie’s case, or cause, to the world; and he did it with record-breaking panache. If you don’t think he is motivating millions, keep watching the dial.

Breaking Records: Winning

After CBS fired Sheen, the star fired back. Sheen launched his social media torpedoes on Twitter and Ustream, and in #winning back his own website name. Charlie then took his case to his public. On March 6 his live broadcast peaked with over 118,000 simultaneous viewers and netted over 1.2 million viewers.

Sheen's Korner on Ustream

Did Sheen miss the boat in not setting up his own broadcast network? Has he failed to leverage his massive television audience and Twitter followers? He may yet marshal his star power to produce his own network shows. A couple unscripted shows is one thing, broadcast network programming with ready-made audience is another.

But he’s still winning.

Social Media Sponsors:  *sigh* Winning

Sheen won celebrity micro-endorsement agreements with Ad.ly, where their top celebrities earn about $10,000 per tweet, and with the backing of Internships.com, his first sponsor, reportedly paid Sheen handsomely for his social media intern search from their service. And as long as he doesn’t implode come May, there will surely be more sponsors to come.

No, Charlie Sheen hasn’t missed the boat. He’s sailing a wave of newfound social media fame.

In fact, ala Conan O’Brien, Sheen took his show on the road, and recently announced a short film role in “Warlocks.” Hardly a ladder climber. Though, how and where the film is released, how many sequels, video game rights, all have yet to be realized in Vatican Assassin Warlock style.

Eye on the Tiger: The Sheen of Sheen

Charlie Sheen appears to have that glow. That Hollywood stardom lustre that says I’m on top: “winning.”

Though whether you believe he’s got #TigerBlood or think that his social media program is #winning, keep a close eye on how this modern-day P.T. Barnum cum Hunter S. Thompson turns social media into his own Trump empire.

Or will it will be Nero?

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Find the real time Sheen.
Plumb Charlie’s website.

Watch “Winning” Youtube Fan Video <–this rules!

How to wipe Charlie Sheen off your Web browser
A Firefox and Chrome browser extension that blots out Sheen’s name anywhere it appears on the web.

@CharlieSheen Twitter Facts

  • Broke the record for the fastest rise to 1 million followers – 25 hours
  • Just 2 Weeks after launching his Twitter Channel 2,829,389 – #winning
  • First Tweet received the fastest twitter account verification

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US State Department Gets Rapid Response with Twitter Account #Egypt

US State Dept. Creates Arabic Twitter Channel

US State Dept 2.0 Response

In the wake of the Egypt’s social media facilitated revolution, the U.S. State Department launched its own Twitter channel to directly communicate in Arabic to the Arabic speaking people and countries. The Twitter channel has just over 500 followers in its first 12 hours.

See their first tweet.

US State Dept. First Arabic Tweet

First Tweet Translated – via Google Translator

Recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of America’s
historic role played by social media in the Arab world
and we want to be part of your conversations.”

Not Up On Your Arabic?

No worries. Translate State Department Arabic Tweets here.

Read the full story here.

Visit The State Department Twitter Channel.

Learn More at the US Dept of State.

 

Google Logo celebrates John Lennon in Video

Google celebrated John Lennon’s 70th birthday
adding a beautiful memorial video in place of their logo.

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Learn about John Lennon.

 

Does Twitter Matter?

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Network Effect

Twitter: 90 million new messages a day, 130 million searches this August, 160 million international users, and nearly three-quarters (71%) of all tweets go un-answered or without being retweeted.

That’s according to social media analysis tool maker Sysomos.The majority of all tweets are one-way “conversations” into the ether. Or are they?

Of 1.2 billion tweets posted over a two month period that Sysomos analyzed:

  • Only 6 percent of tweets garner a retweet.
  • 23 percent of tweet get an @ reply.
  • 96.9% of replies and 92.4% of retweets occur within an hour of the original post.

So it’s not you. It’s just everybody else: reading, and not retweeting your stuff.

If a Tweet Falls in the Forest…

Do tweets have value? Does tweeting have value. Does Twitter even matter?

So if 71% of all tweets go un retweeted or replied to, a lot of people are probably asking themselves right now, “what is the value of the tweet?”

One thing  I see missing in the study is data of user/followers consumptive behaviours and engagement sentiments; how are Twitter users disposing of the information itself (tweets), and what is their experience in engaging the information?

Asking users, “what are you doing with the information of those you follow?” and “how do you feel when you read a tweet?” would round out the data set to find value in: 1) how the information being used, and 2) how the act of engaging the information stream (tweets) is perceived (strictly informative, entertainment, comforting, etc). This user data may give a little more insight into the Sysomos dataset before drawing any conclusions on its relevance or importance of Twitter, tweeting, or the value of our tweets.

Care to Retweet or Comment?

Read more at Alltop.

60 Minutes Goes Social with YouTube Media Channel Partnership

60 Minutes YouTube Channel
60 Minutes Goes Social on YouTube;
Solicits viewer video feedback on program stories.

“Ask 60 Minutes”

Looking to “start a conversation,” broadcast media program “60 Minutes” makes its move to embrace social media and user-generated content via a new YouTube Channel and partnership called “Ask ’60 Minutes'”. The new channel opens up the news giant to user feedback where you can engage directly with “60 minutes” correspondents. If lucky enough, they will post your video on their show.

Surely may not be as ground breaking as Rocketboom, but will user-generated content change the way broadcast news generates and produces newsworthy content? And more importantly, in our desire to consume it?

I guess we’ll have to tune in to watch the story unfold.

Get Your 60 Seconds of Fame

Go to the “60 Minutes” YouTube channel to upload a 60-second video with your thoughts, as well as vote on others responses.

Resources

Read more on YouTube’s blog.
Visit “60 Minutes’ “YouTube channel.

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Skype 5.0 Beta Offers Group Video Calls for 10 Users

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Skype, the internet phone and video calling service, released its 5.0 beta for group video calling for of up to 4 users. This release is for Windows only.

While the Skype website says the video calling is for 4 people, a separate skype email actually claims that up to 10 video callers can get on the 5.0 Beta.

Get connected!

Download a copy.

You can also get a Skype Mac version for Skype, but the beta is not yet available.

Watch the video below to learn more about Skype.
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