As Twitter continues to take off and people catch on to its potential to direct traffic online, we’re seeing more and more fake accounts building up on the network.
Whilst extreme social networkers like Scobleizer and Kevin Rose have 20,000+ followers hanging on their tweets, other people are resorting to more grey hat tactics to hijack our attention – impersonating well known personalities in order to build up a following.
Some of these accounts are old and disused, but others are very active and have big followings behind them. Read the rest of Fake Twitter Accounts (Twitterjacking..?)
Filed under: Social Media on May 18th, 2008 | 21 Comments »
During [the twentieth] century we have for the first time been dominated by non-interactive forms of entertainment: cinema, radio, recorded music and television. Before they came along all entertainment was interactive: theatre, music, sport—the performers and audience were there together, and even a respectfully silent audience exerted a powerful shaping presence on the unfolding of whatever drama they were there for. We didn’t need a special word for interactivity in the same way that we don’t (yet) need a special word for people with only one head.
Filed under: Social Media on May 16th, 2008 | 2 Comments »
Brandtags is a pretty cool free association tool – view the logo, type your first reaction into the text box.
The site is the work of, in the words of ReadWriteWeb, “Marketing consultant and web connoisseur” Noah Brier. It only went live on Friday and yesterday (Monday) he reported having received over 77,000 tags already – quite a sample of data for one weekend. Read the rest of Brandtags - a public brand perception tag cloud
Filed under: OSX Software, Social Media on May 13th, 2008 | No Comments »
Today Google will announce has announced the launch of Google Friend Connect, which is now open to preview release sign-ups. Read the rest of Google Friend Connect Demo
Filed under: Social Media on May 12th, 2008 | No Comments »
Awesome concept here for all you Heat magazine devotees, or anybody interested in being first to get their mitts on the hottest new stuff.
Cool spotters is a Tech Crunch endorsed startup that not only shows you the pics of who’s wearing what or driving this that and the other thing, they get their users to tag the stuff in the… Read the rest of Coolspotters - Fashionista crowd sourcing
Filed under: Social Media on May 9th, 2008 | No Comments »
Noticed this morning Facebook have launched a native chat application – something that occurred to me a while back as potentially killer module for the site, and sorely needed. Wall posts suck. Yes, they really suck.
This new chat direction might be quite a killer app, closing the communication loop for them. Unfortunately it only runs in the browser window at the mo, with… Read the rest of Facebook Chat Launches
Filed under: Social Media on April 23rd, 2008 | 3 Comments »