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Try out new Facebook features before your friends with Prototypes

September 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Try out new Facebook features before your friends with Prototypes

by John Burke (RSS feed) Sep 16th 2009 at 12:20AM


On the heels of last week’s release of @mentions and the new Facebook Lite, today Facebook announced “Prototypes”.

Prototypes give users a chance to test out cool new applications and functionality “going on inside the walls of Facebook” and to provide feedback to the who built the prototypes, directly.

To begin testing and providing feedback, simply find any application available in the Application Directory that is marked as “Prototype”. Some cool examples that have come out of Facebook prototype apps include Desktop Notifications for Mac, recent comments filters and enhanced event emails.

Think of Prototypes much like the recently released Mozilla Test Pilot; Giving users the chance to opt-in to new features not quite ready for primetime.

Posted via web from kforden.com

NASA Tweetup 7/21/09

July 25, 2009 Leave a comment

time of my life
what a blast – no pun intended
meet and greet

funny
down to earth
for space alumni

it was a Tweetup
so see below for
my tweets during

NASA Tweetup 7/21/09

NASA Tweetup 7/21/09

panel presentation rocked
when astroMike pulls
off handle on hubble

hours of screw removing on mission
but lots of laughs tell us about it

no carbonated drinks in space
burbing can really be hazmat related
stuff space alumni can’t do for 2 wks
after return growing with each mission

no shopping and mowing lawn added
by crew of the sts-125

after tweetup ended
warm, down to earth, mingling
handshakes, laughs, hugs, photos
chat, more photos, swag bags

twitter folks from NASA rock
really get the whole So Me thing

interview of brandon who went
with me to DC
then they turn to me
i fumble and stutter and i’m
the one quoted in the blog

last day of visit
old stomping grounds
dupont circle near the zoo
love the little shops
felt like home again except for

humidity – which stinks
wet rag feel and look all visit
go to get off plane and twist knee
bad
really really bad

finally hobble outside
103 degrees
i’m perfectly dry – even
after hobbling to car

blog for APS.org – Physicists
http://www.physicscentral.com/buzz/blog/index.cfm?postid=4331474373085228145

next post – photos and videos

mark evens on using twitter for marketing

June 30, 2009 Leave a comment

The New York Times had an article last Sunday on how personal recommendation services are becoming more popular – driven by the belief that the best advice comes from people you know and those in your digital and personal networks as opposed to a service such as Yahoo Answers.

For anyone using Twitter or Facebook, the power and effectiveness of tapping into your networks is clear. To me, one of Twitter’s “killer apps” is being able to use the collective knowledge of the crowd.

Yesterday, I went to a start-up event in Montreal featuring three travel sites – Travellr, Viajeros and YowTrip.

One thing that struck me during their presentations is how travel is such a personal experience, and how the best travel experiences don’t come from guidebooks but, instead, the people you meet along the way that suggest places you’d never otherwise have discovered.

http://www.markevanstech.com/2009/06/30/can-travel-sites-truly-leverage-social-media/

wondering what a tweetup is?

June 28, 2009 1 comment

coolest handheld video i have ever seen

June 28, 2009 Leave a comment

This is unbelievable! How do they do it with a hand held? If this is CGI how did they get it to work? If you know the answer, let me know; otherwise just enjoy the video.

more about “Mobility as its best!“, posted with vodpod

follow – tweet – post – gerd leonhard

June 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Greetings, and welcome to MediaFuturist.com.

I work as a Futurist in the Media, Technology and Communication Industries, Author and Writer, Strategic Advisor, Keynote Speaker & Presenter.

Gerd_leonhard_media_futurist

I focus on these industries and sectors:

  • Recorded Music & Music Publishing
  • Radio & Broadcasting
  • Telecom & Wireless
  • Social Networking & Web 2.0
  • Social Media and User Generated Content
  • Online Gaming & Virtual Worlds
  • Film / TV / Video
  • Print / News / Journalism
  • Advertising & Branding
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Education & Training
  • Cultural Policy

I live in Basel / Switzerland – and aboard a good many airplanes.

Twitter Grows 1,444% Over Last Year

June 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Time spent on site soars 175%

June 23, 2009

-By Nielsenwire
NEW YORK May 2009 data from Nielsen Online show that people continue to spend more time on social networking and blog sites than ever before. Total minutes increased 82 percent year-over-year and the average time per person increasing 67 percent year-over-year in May 2009.

Twitter.com was the fastest-growing Web brand in May 2009, increasing 1,448 percent year over- year, from 1.2 million unique visitors in May 2008 to 18.2 million in 2009.

Despite being the fastest-growing brand year-over-year, Twitter’s month-over-month growth has begun to slow, increasing 7 percent from April.

The average time per person on Twitter increased 175 percent year-over-year, from 6 minutes and 19 seconds in May 2008 to 17 minutes and 21 seconds in May 2009. However, month-over-month growth was flat, decreasing one percent from April 2009.

Growth of Twitter

Growth of Twitter

Facebook and Myspace Stats:
• With 144.3 million unique visitors, Facebook was the No. 1 global social networking destination in May 2009-the 7th month in a row that Facebook has ranked No. 1
• May 2009 also marked the 5th month in a row that Facebook has been the No. 1 social_networking site in the U.S., garnering 75.4 million unique visitors-a 190 percent increase_over May 2008
• Myspace.com continued as the top social networking site when ranked by total video streams in May, with 116.1 million video streams
Unique viewers of video content at Myspace.com increased 22.9 percent month-over-month, from 9.9 million in April 2009 to 12.2 million in May 2009.

Adweek is a unit of the Nielsen Co.

Download Nielsen’s May 2009 data on social networks.

Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network’s Plan to Dominate the Internet

June 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network’s Plan to Dominate the Internet — and Keep Google Out

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Larry Page should have been in a good mood. It was the fall of 2007, and Google’s cofounder was in the middle of a five-day tour of his company’s European operations in Zurich, London, Oxford, and Dublin. The trip had been fun, a chance to get a ground-floor look at Google’s ever-expanding empire. But this week had been particularly exciting, for reasons that had nothing to do with Europe; Google was planning a major investment in Facebook, the hottest new company in Silicon Valley.

Originally Google had considered acquiring Facebook—a prospect that held no interest for Facebook’s executives—but an investment was another enticing option, aligning the Internet’s two most important companies. Facebook was more than a fast-growing social network. It was, potentially, an enormous source of personal data. Internet users behaved differently on Facebook than anywhere else online: They used their real names, connected with their real friends, linked to their real email addresses, and shared their real thoughts, tastes, and news. Google, on the other hand, knew relatively little about most of its users other than their search histories and some browsing activity.

Active Facebook Users by Country and Region 6/2009

June 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Social Media Influencers Predictions 2009 By Trendsspotting

June 21, 2009 Leave a comment
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