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Twitter's Jack Dorsey Wins Media Person of the Year at Cannes Lions. Am. Ali @ MMA Mobile Smart Big Top. Am. Am. Foursquare Checkin Unlocks This Apartment Door, DIY Kits Coming Soon. When the video of the door that unlocks with Foursquare check-ins went viral, I decided to go see how it works--and whether I could get my own.

Foursquare Checkin Unlocks This Apartment Door, DIY Kits Coming Soon

It was tempting to whip out my phone, check in and walk right upstairs, announcing that I didn't know where I was--just that I was blindly following my MapQuest. Instead, I fired off a tweet ahead of time and was greeted by Nick Hall, a Brooklyn Web developer at Apartm.net who happens to have built this little piece of Foursquarey magic right up the street from me in Brooklyn. Hall and his brother Erin Sparling, also a Web developer, installed the Foursquare door a couple of months ago as a way to let their underlings neighborhood friends and allies enter the office. He took me through the door system and the rest of his uber-wired stuff, which include a home-built touch-screen media system, improvised satellite T1 connection, and a coffee table made of an Apple X-serve.

Here's how the door works. They built a homegrown touch-screen media server. Am. Project Re: Brief by Google. Am. Ali @ Cannes Lions 2012. Am. Concept Design For 'Instagram Sunglasses', See The World In Filters. Am. Terra Poo Wifi. Change your mindset. What Steve Jobs says here is important. Ali @ Cannes Lions 2012. Twitter Dominates Day 2 of Cannes Lions [INFOGRAPHIC] Am. Ali @ Cannes Lions 2012. Ali @ MMA Mobile Smart Big Top. Don Draper Drops In on Cannes Ad Fest. Twitter Hopes Tweets Will Out-Roar Facebook at #CannesLions.

At the Cannes Lions "festival of creativity" (advertising, and marketing) in France this week, Facebook and Twitter are jousting for the spotlight.

Twitter Hopes Tweets Will Out-Roar Facebook at #CannesLions

With festival attendance at an all-time high, up from 9,000 delegates in 2011 to almost 11,000 this year, the exposure to marketers and creatives makes it well worth elbowing the rosé-imbibing crowds on the Croisette. 1993 View of the Future by AT&T. Ali @ Cannes Lions 2012. Yes We Can, Cannes. What would Don Draper think about the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity?

Yes We Can, Cannes

He probably would have been on the main stage, speaking to a packed room about advertising’s power to make emotional connections, perhaps drawing from the Kodak carrousel and poignant family memories. And he definitely would have been seen at The Gutter Bar until the wee hours of the morning. Am. The Evolving Role of Social Media and Agencies. Back in 2002, when Matt Britton founded his agency Mr.

The Evolving Role of Social Media and Agencies

Youth, as the name suggests, he intended on focusing on helping brands market to the increasingly important and ever-indefinable millennial generation; and that’s exactly what Mr. Youth has been doing over the past 10 years. But as the agency’s expertise in social further developed, so did the business model. Yesterday Mr. Am. Am. The rise of Generation C…and what to do about it. InShare417 I recently had the privilege of presenting at the GDOL Digital Talkfest in Istanbul.

The rise of Generation C…and what to do about it

The focus of the event was very much in line with my current work. GDOL tracks the new generation of consumers who do everything online and the impact they now have on popular culture, society and ultimately business. I refer to this generation as Generation-C. Aliphalen. Social Media / Tapit swag before their forum at #CannesLions #NewhouseIDSM. Coke Hug Me Machine. Ali @ Cannes Lions 2012. Advertising Has the Power to Change the World #CannesLions #NewhouseIDSM. Happy Monday!

Advertising Has the Power to Change the World #CannesLions #NewhouseIDSM

(or it might be Tuesday by the time you read this.) As far as Mondays/Tuesdays go,this has been a pretty great one! We started off with a “how to cannes” guide, where we met creative director Fernanda Romano (@fefaromano). Then our day took off from there! I went to six sessions/events today, and I must say, I truly loved them all. Aliphalen. Am.

Am. Ali @ The Nokia Gift Machine @ Microsoft Digital Lounge #MSACannes #CannesLions. Fernanda Romano @fefaromano with @NewhouseSU #NewhouseIDSM at. Am. Am. Ali @ Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Am. Am.   Free Hashtag Report.  Twitter Hashtag Tracking and Analytics. H_totheizzo : Walking the orange carpet... Am. Am. Am. Ali @ Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) Cannes 2012: 'Adweek' and Leo Burnett Pick Favorites to Win Lions. The Cannes Lions festival has been moving away from its focus on TV spots in recent years.

Cannes 2012: 'Adweek' and Leo Burnett Pick Favorites to Win Lions

In 2012, for the first time in 25 years of forecasts, fewer than half the entries in Leo Burnett's Cannes Predictions Reel are traditional commercials. The rest? Music videos, Facebook apps, 3-D light shows, mobile-commerce technologies, annual-report designs. The TV spot still thrives, but many lively companions are jostling for Lions in France. As part of our festival preview, Adweek took a close look at Burnett's predictions for 40 works to watch at Cannes, choosing 18 of our favorites. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity runs June 17-23. Christinafieni. Read about Ali's adventures, mishaps, experiences, and life lessons as she attends the 2012 Cannes Lions Festival in France. Login. Am. S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications : Read News. Social Media in the Middle East [Infographic]

Yes, we know a social media presence is an absolutely vital component of any successful marketing effort in United States, but how are other countries coming along with adopting the current trends in online media?

Social Media in the Middle East [Infographic]

This next inforgraphic from, Middle Eastern online jobs giant, Bayt.com fills us in on how social media is doing in North Africa and the Middle East. Service Twist: Social Startups Bring Travelers Together. Global Social Media: a Moving Target. Worldwide social media use has now passed the billion-user milestone, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Global Social Media: a Moving Target

And increasingly, people are networking on the move. In the United States, both Twitter and Facebook have seen mobile use soar in the last year. But the trend is particularly pronounced in emerging markets, predicted to be big growth markets for both networks in the next few years. The latest report by the International Telecommunications Union found a “huge divide” between broadband penetration in developed and developing countries. But this isn’t halting the rapid spread of social media. While fast broadband connections reach roughly 26 per cent of the population in developed countries, this drops to only 4.8 per cent in the developing world. In countries such as Brazil and India, cost and patchy broadband coverage are the main reasons for the mobile preference.

Login. Twitter's Dorsey named Cannes Lions Media Person of 2012. The birth of the micro-blogging service Twitter can be tracked back through Dorsey's life experience.

Twitter's Dorsey named Cannes Lions Media Person of 2012

Originally from St Louis, an early fascination for mass-transit and how cities function took Dorsey to New York, where he began programming real-time messaging systems for couriers, taxis, and emergency vehicles. Throughout this work, he witnessed thousands of workers in the field, constantly updating where they were and what they were doing, and came up with the idea for a site that could combine the broad reach of dispatch software, with the ease of instant messaging. Within a short period, he had built a simple site, Twitter, where users could instantly post short messages of 140 characters or less, known as "Tweets. " What Is The Symbolic Meaning Of House Warming Gifts And Traditions From Around The World.

What Is The Symbolic Meaning Of House Warming Gifts And Traditions From Around The World? #infographic by Column Five for MyMove I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Author: Bill - Dr. What Is Dancing With Handcuffs & The International Geography of Trust In Social Networks? #video. Media Measurement: Social Media Trends by Country and Age. The Top Twitter Countries and Cities (Part 2) By Mark Evans - Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 7:30 am ShareThis After we published our latest Twitter report last week about the countries and cities around the world that had the most Twitters users, we received a steady stream of comments, e-mails and tweets from people asking for more information. As a result, we went back into the database to create longer lists for countries and cities. Here’s the list of countries based on total number of tweets between Oct. 16 and Dec. 16, 2009. It takes into account 13 million accounts that were active during that period. Trending Social Media: Twitter Chooses German Headquarters.

Here are your social media business updates for Monday: Twitter Picks German Headquarters: Bloomberg reports that Munich’s Focus magazine has just announced Twitter has chosen Berlin as its German headquarters. Top 20 Most Popular German Websites. What are the most popular websites in Germany? I have compiled a list of top 20 best Germany websites according to Alexa rank, Quantcast traffic statistics and users’ reviews. These German sites are sorted into 8 categories including search engines, social networking sites, news & portal, online shopping, Internet & computer, videos & photos, blogging platforms, and reference & knowledge for your browsing convenience.

If you like this post, please consider to leave a comment or share it via the social bookmarking buttons above. Search Engines. Most Wired Countries In The World: Canada To Lose Top Social Media Spot This Year, eMarketer Says. TORONTO - Unless an unexpected flood of new users finally decide to join Facebook or learn to tweet, Canada may soon lose its social media crown. International. Worldwide Social Media Usage Trends in 2012. There's absolutely no doubt that social networks continue to play an increasingly important part in many people's lives. EMarketer predicts there will be a massive 1.43 billion social network users in 2012, representing a 19.2 percent increase over 2011 figures.

Social Media isn’t Magic – It’s about Staying Human on the Internet. Facebook's Global Ambitions Lure Advertisers. Christina Fieni: our tweets were featured o... Newhouse International Digital and Social Media Study Abroad syllabus. #NewhouseIDSM @Cannes_Lions bound! @h_totheizzo @nicktoneytwe. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. GlobalEDGE: Your source for Global Business Knowledge.