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This week, I’m doing my social media picks of the week a bit different. Feedbackers Dean and Anna are in Cambridge, MA for ROFLcon II. So, this week I have only one social media pick, and it’s…. #ROFLcon! We’ll be covering to footage of the event while we’re here, and started bright and early this morning at registration. I lucked out and got an interview with Christian Lander, who wrote “Stuff White People Like“.
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Do you have time to search the web everyday to find the newest and coolest social media tools? If the answer is no, then you have come to the right place. (& if the answer is yes, leave a comment with your favorites). I have searched the World Wide Web for social media information all week, and stumbled upon a few favorites along the way. & this week I’m doing my picks from Times Square in NYC!
At SXSW Twitter announced the @anywhere platform, but did not give us any insight into their advertising model. @anywhere is an app that will allow people to access Twitter information on any site on the Internet.
This week Facebook announced an update to their search capabilities that uses the search bar to incorporate more relevant results based on your networks connections.
SXSW interactive was all about the location apps, specifically Gowalla and Foursquare. Both were used a ton at SXSW but it was Gowalla that beat out the competition in the SXSW web awards winning for the mobile category.
March Madness Apps:
March Madness top 24 started on Thursday so for all you sports fans, I have some app recommendations for you so you don’t miss the scores. If you’re in a tournament there are apps such as ESPN Tournament Challenge where you can check your standing, there’s also tons of free apps to keep up with the scores such as NCAA’s March Madness On Demand Lite App.
Facebook # 1:
Reports came out this week from HitWise that Facebook beat out Google as the most visited site for the week ending March 13th. This is the first time Facebook has beat our Google, becoming the most visited and most popular U.S. website
Do you have time to search the web everyday to find the newest and coolest social media tools? YES. If the answer is no, then you have come to the right place. Anna JEFF AND DEAN searched the World Wide Web for social media information all week, and stumbled upon a few favorites along the way. Here are my OUR picks of the week, hosted by Dean Browell (and EXTRA CREDIT POINTS to those who identify where our intro noise reference comes from):
One of the funniest critiques of the Foursquare “check in” craze we’ve seen… As people Tweet that they are at a location, PleaseRobMe.com aggregates those check-ins to make the point that you just admitted you aren’t home.
Facebook #2 in Visits, #1 in Attention/Engagement:
Maybe this whole social media thing is just a fad… But probably not. Looks like it’s truly becoming what the web just is in some ways. Facebook just overtook Yahoo for the #2 spot for website with the most visits and if you’re looking at pure attention and engagement it’s already #1.
PR vs. Social Media:
Kevin Smith’s embarrassing Southwest Airline problem turned into a he-said-she-said that proved doubly embarrassing for the airline who not only erred in their original judgement against Smith, but in multiple attempts to clean up their mess online. It exemplified the power of the Tweet and the helplessness of PR spin when up against social media. Need a better example? Richmond has it’s own going on right now.
Simple Tourism on Foursquare:
There’s a great article on how destinations can use Foursquare to market themselves. I love the one about helping visitors fulfill their “bucket lists” in particular.
BONUS - Facebook | New Privacy Controls for Your Applications:
Don’t have any sympathy for Anna, she’s where the photo above was taken. We’re busy putting her mouse in a jello mold.
This week has been all about the Consumer Electronic Show & since technology marries so well with social media, my Picks of the Week are going to be all about CES. Taking a look at the latest and greatest gadgets gives us an idea of where the industry is heading, and gives us many more verticals to incorporate our love of social media into.
See what’s generating buzz at #CES with social circle. This cool site shows tweets, photos, articles, and more- all relating to CES. There’s a dropdown tab on the site (upper left hand side) that has 4 different categories: Outlook, People, Images, and Timeline. It’s a great way to keep track of what people are seeing & saying about the Consumer Electronic Show.
The Best of CES:
Gizmodo is continuing to update this article on “The Best of CES.” The article highlights some of the best gadgets featured at the Pre-Pre-Pre Show (Monday), Day Zero (Tuesday), Day One (Wednesday), Day Two (Thursday), Day Three (Friday), and so on. With so many gadgets at CES, it’s nice to have highlights of some of the coolest all in one place. Also check out a photo album of the 10 best gadgets chosen by CNET.
Social Media is Big at CES:
Facebook & Twitter may not have an official presence at CES, but according to CNBC, social media has a large presence on the floor at CES 2010. Many of the TV’s, game consoles, and mobile phones that are being displayed are illustrating how social media works with their devices.
Trends at CES:
The show won’t be over until Sunday, but there are already some trends emerging from CES 2010. ReadWriteWeb’s article highlights trends in three categories: Televisions, Automobiles, and Augmented Reality. DigitalTrends.com has also highlighted their Five Top Tech and Gadget Trends at CES 2010: 3D, LED & Connected Television, Tablet PCs and Netbooks, Portable Projectors, eReaders/eBook Players, and Streaming Media Extenders.
Some of my favorite Gadgets:
- Slates- I’m looking forward to these tablets, ideal for travelers, because they can be used as a reading device, computer, or T.V.
-See through Screens- Transparent screens have garnered a lot of attention at this year’s CES- with computers, phones, and media players all sporting the see through look.
-Internet In Cars- A new trend at CES is the ability to access the web from your car dashboard. “My Ford Touch” is incorporating Twitter (and internet radio) into their dashboard. You can have tweets read aloud, as well as send tweets all via voice control.
-What are your favorite CES gadgets? Leave a comment with your picks!
It’s winter, the holidays are upon us, and I’ve got the online guide to help you enjoy the season to the fullest. I searched the World Wide Web and came up with my social media picks of the week- Holiday Edition:
‘Tis the Season for Apps:
There are tons of holiday apps to choose from this season.
- iPhone users: Apple has created a commercial to help us choose the best apps for the holidays. The “12 apps of Christmas” include “My Christmas Gift List”, “Holiday Bells”, and “Snow Reports”. View the commercial and information on all of the apps here.
- Android users: Here are 10 free droid apps to get you into the holiday spirit.
- If you don’t have a smart phone, here is a list of 10 Facebook apps you can use.
Connect with Santa Claus:
Mashable compiled a great list of 5 ways you can connect with Santa on the web. They are as follows:
Fa la la la la la… Pandora:
Whether you have Pandora radio on your computer or Pandora mobile (it’s free to join if you don’t have either), you can listen to loads of great, free holiday music. With genre’s that include Classical Christmas, Rockin’ Holidays, and Country Christmas, you’re bound to find something to hum along to while unwrapping presents.
Have a Hulu Holiday:
Watch holiday movies and TV shows online with Hulu. TV shows available on Hulu include 30 Rock’s “Secret Santa” & Modern Family’s “Undeck the Halls.” You can also watch some full movies (such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas“), or clips of your favorite holiday classics. Find one you love? Share videos or clips via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or Digg.
Dance Your Way Into the Holidays:
Seems like everyone is putting his or her face on a dancing holiday character this year. Want to join in? Turn yourself into a Dancing Santa on Facebook or turn yourself into a Dancing Elf and share it on Facebook and Twitter.