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Introducing Timeline

Timeline looks great so far, and this video is a great start to understanding it. It’s really about making your life look like a great adventure, and it’s a far more emotional view of someone’s life than we’ve seen in the past with things like the Info tab. Visuals really dominate the timeline, both in terms of real estate and interest. It will be interesting to watch how Facebook tweaks the relationship between the various Timeline elements going forward.

Facebook Launches Timeline Profiles Today [UPDATED]

Some more good tips on Timeline and how to dive in.

The future of shopping is social | Feature | .net magazine

I’m convinced Facebook commerce (or Fcommerce) is going to be big. This is a very thorough and insightful analysis of where the industry is currently. The big takeaway is, there are a lot of different Fcommerce features, and no single setup is going to be right for every industry or community. As always, it’s going to come down to how well you know your customer.

Inside Facebook · Facebook Testing New Coupon Posts and Ads

These coupons are closely tied to other Fcommerce efforts on the rise. All of this is going to add new emphasis on evaluating the real value of a Facebook community. It’s also going to provide a lot of access to data that will help answer that question.

Forget Content Curation, Focus on Original Content in 2012

In total agreement with this. Sure, curation’s great, but everywhere I go I see brands and people curating content. What really makes an impression is original content. It’s harder to do well, and that’s why it works better.

The 50 Funniest Tweets Of 2011 | Happy Place

Great content is even better when it’s really, really short. As in 140 characters.

Here’s What People Look at on Facebook Brand Pages

The Wall is where people are looking, and in the Wall, images perform the best. No major surprises, but it does underscore that people come to a brand’s page to see what’s going on. It’s the brand’s job to make their page as dynamic as possible.

U.S. Teens Triple Data Usage | TechCrunch

An average of 3,417 text messages per teen in Q3 2011. As the author states, “Um, WOW!”

No Timeline Pages for Brands Yet, Facebook Says

“Yet” is the operative word here. The timeline creates a far more emotionally powerful presentation of whom or whatever it’s for. What marketer wouldn’t want that for their brand. And of course, Facebook is wanting to gunning for their IPO, and appealing to brands is a big part of that story.

Digiday – Why Agency Creatives Have Fallen Hard for Tumblr

Tumblr has consistently crept up to be the 5th largest social media network, according to the latest comScore data. There’s a reason. It fills a great niche that the real content creators like — an easy way to post rich content and attract a large audience.

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Facebook Gets Roasted By Google, Twitter & Foursquare [VIDEO]

Funny stuff with good VO’s by Penn Jillette and Gilbert Gottried

Seven Things Human Editors Do that Algorithms Don’t (Yet) – Eli Pariser – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review

With aggregation-slash-curation coming on strong, there are options as to how that’s accomplished. Algorithms are tempting, but they definitely fall short in a few areas, as outlined here.

One-Quarter of Tablet Users Report the Bathroom as a Popular Place to Log On | Adweek

I like the shifting of tablets away from mobile. While I get the mobility, I think the “lean back” and “immediate access” features are more compelling.

Man Ordered To Tweet 100 Times For Defamation – Slashdot

Truth? Fiction? You tell me which is stranger.

New Mobile Marketing Study: What it Means for Content Marketers

A lot of useful stats, as well as some good general directions for ways different business models can apply mobile to their marketing mix. Right now, mobile solutions are highly contextual to different business models, but there are a lot of options for companies to get involve

Intel® The Museum of Me

This has been going around a lot, but it’s definitely worth another post. A nice shift from the usual stunts linking people to various gag headlines.

Groupon Counts on Writers and Editors to Build Its Audience – NYTimes.com

If you’re in the creative field, this is a must read. It’s in line with the broader trend of crowdsourcing in that creative is more and more viewed as something that can come from a much broader set of people than previously thought.

Best quote of the article: “My dream,” says Mr. Weiner, 26, “was to get a job writing comedy and make more than minimum wage watching dogs die.”

IDC: Google Overtakes Yahoo In Display Ads For First Quarter Ever

This is key because Google’s entire approach to advertising is the elimination of media buyer/seller friction. Paid media is going to be around for a while, but Google’s self-service approach has enabled it to move into the nooks and crannies that small and medium size businesses can take advantage of. Perhaps even more interesting for the future is that Google’s responsive, on-the-fly approach to advertising is well-suited for connecting paid media budgets to social media and content marketing efforts.

MTV Launches Tumblr As Part of Digital Expansion

Tumblr’s been showing strong user base growth, so it’s interesting to see large brands adopting it. Tumblr still appeals to the early-adopter set, but if that’s a large portion of your target audience, then it makes sense to take your content there.

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Mark Zuckerberg | 30 Second MBA [VIDEO]

I really like this. Innovation is a process, not a lightning bolt. Great perspective from one of the true visionaries in business today.

Why Color May Be The Next Twitter

Given I’m in new media, I follow about anything that gets 2 out of these three: Money, Hype, or Users. Color has the first two in abundance. But I think the potential to become a social network is a little off. While I think it could be a big hit among the photogs, the photography category isn’t anything close to the sms category, Twitter’s launch pad. It also seems to be too event-related to really consume our waking hours the way Twitter does with so many people. That said, looking forward to trying it.

Nifty App Converts Email Into A Game, Helping You Blast Through Your Inbox | Co.Design

Maybe it’s just because I saw Seth Priebatsch’s SXSW preso on SCVNGR, but the concept of gamification seems to be gaining buzz. I admittedly think some of it’s over-hype, but this email tech shows how it can be as much about correcting or improving behavior than any long term rewards program. And maybe that’s where it’s most effective.

Missiles Into Models | Fast Company

These are seriously sick 3D maps. Just what I need, another reason to stay inside with my iPad. Be sure to watch the bottom video.

A New Gauge For Brand Strength: The Tangible Brand Test | Co.Design

An interesting stress test for brands. How far does your brand extend?

Add Location-Based Q&A With the Localmind API

I like this Foursquare API’s spin on the Foursquare platform. Use Foursquare to ask questions of people who’ve already checked into a place. Perhaps limited to a small number of questions, but it certainly adds depth to the Foursquare experience.

Children’s Hospital Boston

As top social media goals for companies often center around Facebook ‘Likes’, don’t be surprised to see more brands taking intrusive steps like this.

DIGIDAY:DAILY – 5Qs: Federated Media’s John Battelle

John Battelle answers 5 questions every ad person should be curious about.

PlaceIQ’s Location-Aware Advertising Can Target You Block By Block

The real potential behind mobile advertising is targeting based on information about the user. This gives a long list of reasons why mobile is so information rich to marketers. Now they just have to sort through all this data to create an easy-to-use way to apply and purchase this targeting.

Curation Tool Storify Opens To The Public

If you’re practicing content marketing, then you’re likely using aggregation as a form of content. And while that usually consists of Sharing or ReTweeting links individually, Storify helps you collect related links and create a storyline within that content. It’s probably best applied to audiences that are looking for a more complete point of view on a given subject.

Mind controlled apps hit the market | Technology | Los Angeles Times

Perhaps the most interesting area of mobile app technology will be when we start plugging those apps into heart and brainwave monitors. The couple of apps profiled here give a snapshot of the direction that’s going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mega-mashup Memolane Helps You Remember Everything

Definitely the mother of all mashups. It takes all your social media sites and makes everything you’ve posted to any of them searchable. That restaurant you visited in NYC last summer and checked in on Foursquare? Found! This really makes a lot of sense, and while I’m not sure there’s a big enough market for this as an independent business model, but there’s definitely a strong appeal to this.

Color’s Implicit Social Graph and How Facebook Could Respond

Color’s been getting A LOT of hype. Seems a little premature to me, given that ratings on the app store are mostly negative complaints about a terrible user interface. That said, this article gives us a good look at various data points companies like Facebook are out to gather. And as marketers, we’re the ones they’re gathering them for.

HOW TO: Play Recorded Twitter Conversations In Sync With Your Favorite Shows

Fantastic new feature for anyone who wants the ‘social viewing’ experience for recorded tv content.

The 6 Verbs For The Next 20 Years Of The Connected World

If you read Creativing often, you know I’m a fan of Kevin Kelly’s writing. I like the way he breaks down the major communication trends he sees shaping up, into 6 verbs. Obviously relevant for an interactive medium.

The 3 Types of Self-Destructive Corporate Tweets

Another opportunity to learn from other’s mistakes. Hopefully, instead of your own

Who Curates the Real-Time Web?

I like the POV of this article in terms of what’s the right blend between machine and human involvement in the curation process. Both sides of that equation are key components for brands wanting to include curated content in their content marketing mix. Which I believe they should be doing.

If You Like Flipboard, Check Out Zite – It’s Easier to Use

In content marketing there’s a lot of talk about curation vs. creation. Curation’s great, as long as it’s relevant. Tools like this one referenced, and it’s music equivalent, Pandora, are great because they’re simple. That’s what aggregation offers potential content marketers. A simple way to collect and present relevant information. It’s all down to how you screen and select your content.

Among Media, TV Is Still on Top | Advertising Age

TV spending is still at the top for it’s awareness and reach. The online component, becoming more and more intertwined with TV, offers a place to take the viewer to the interactive level. This will certainly be one way marketers will be ‘integrating’ the two going forward.

Seth’s Blog: Small screens and big decisions

With the mobile craze in full swing, Seth Godin provides a good reality check.

10 Web Design Elements that You Shouldn’t Overlook | Webdesigner Depot

Some foundational but great to brush up on design considerations for any Web page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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