So I was reading this article on Yahoo finance Facebook Wins Relatively Few Friends in Japan. Wasn’t expecting much but turns out I was wrong. In the end it wasn’t really about Facebook, but instead it’s about Japanese culture, and how it differs from our own. This was the line that made me realize how important this article is:
“Facebook’s Japanese site, for example, allows users to display their blood types, considered an important personality trait here.”…
Amazing huh? The really crazy thing is that up until this point the article had been talking about how Facebook won’t work
We’ve got this project going on where users can create their own artwork which is saved to the server as an image, and we want them to be able to post it into Facebook. At first I thought it was going to take some effort and have to use the Facebook Connect API. But I was hoping for something easier, kind of how easy it is on Twitter to just tag a status GET string onto the URL. Then I remembered Facebook recently released… something that does exactly this. It’s all very simple and pretty cool really, check it out
Measuring the success of social media efforts can be automated to a certain extent, but also needs human analysis to really be able to assess the tone and brand positioning across the various targeted social media platforms. There is no industry standard for measurement and ROI but the introduction of standardized measurement by UKOM in the UK may lead to better benchmarks.
Before a campaign starts its goals need to be properly understood:
If the goal is qualitative then we consider the campaign a success if we have been successful in building better relationships… with our key audiences, have been
I came across a cool article the other day which had some examples on how to go a little crazy with your Facebook profile picture, so I can’t take full credit for this. In fact I might not be able to take any credit at all, I just got done reading the article when my good friend (and awesome photographer) Doug… was walking by, he had his full set of equipment with him that day and the next thing I knew I was hanging from the drywall down the hall with a flash on either side of me, I’m just
This is from last year, but I just came across it again and it’s still funny as hell and applies now more than ever:
And here’s the sequel which I think is from earlier this year but I just now discovered it:
A long time ago I wrote a post that I’ve been meaning to counter for some time now but I just hadn’t known how to tackle it. But the other day I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who doesn’t use Twitter, and like just about everyone that doesn’t tweet he also thinks it’s kinda shit. He was saying stuff like “isn’t Twitter just the status message of Facebook?” (my second ever tweet!…) and I was like “holy crap, I’m having a conversation with myself 8 months ago”, I was talking to the me that wrote
So I finally managed to find the time to relaunch this blog. When I first started the blog it was somewhat of an experiment so I didn’t spend much effort on its design, but unlike other failed blogs I’d started over the years I’ve really been enjoying writing these posts and I think this time around it’s got some staying power. This relaunch is really intertwined with my online rebrand I’ve been talking about… lately, this blog plays a big part in my online image and it was important that I spend the time to focus on fixing its issues.
People we gotta come up with a new name for augmented reality. That’s the real next big thing and it’s waaaay dope but it’s name has been hijacked by a flash technology called Papervision3D which has nothing more going for it than a first encounter gimmick factor (I’m not ripping on the papervision technology itself, just when it is used to implement AR). It’s not like I didn’t also fall pray to the sweet song of the papervision sirens myself… during my odyssey towards a new digital reality. But papervision is wicked, tricksy, false. Because of it I feel like
So here I am, I’m 32 years old and I’ve been on the web forever, shit before the web even really existed I was gophering German university FTP servers for pictures of Claudia Schiffer. And what do I have to show for myself now, for all my years of online service? Who the hell am I online? londonstreetlife? Really??? Now that I can finally see it for what it is, it really is all kinds of lame. A buddy of mine got an iPhone last year and my phone broke so he lent me his old phone, he was all…