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It’s that time of year again: Technorati has started to share content from their annual state of the blogosphere report. They have spared no expense this year: instead of polling bloggers in their network to get data (as was the case in the 2008 state of the blogosphere ) they have engaged a research firm to add another layer of authority.
If the last comic strip we shared about Dilbert’s boss using Twitter wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, don’t fret! We have prepared TWENTY hilarious Twitter comic strips that will definitely make your day a better one. Most of them have depicted Twitter and our everyday lifestyle pretty well!
When we recently reported on Verizon’s sponsorship of the New York Mets’ interactive big screen , we noticed that the telecom giant is also bringing social media to the small screen, with a Twitter widget for its FiOS fiber optic TV service. The widget, freely available to all FiOS subscribers, is displayed on one half of the TV screen, allowing viewers to continue watching their favourite show while following a related feed or discussing it with their followers on Twitter. The Twitter widget, available to the approximately 2.5 million households with FiOS TV, has been very successful so far, with some 1 million users in the first few days. It’s part of a suite of applications available to FiOS customers through the service’s ‘Widget Bazaar’, which also includes a Facebook app—proving popular for picture sharing—and Blip.tv, which hosts user-produced video content.
Source: Shutterstock The attention dashboard is rapidly emerging as the online hub for sharing and discovering information, connecting us to people, content, and events in real-time. According to research, we’re already spending more time in social networks than we are in email . New studies are only fortifying these findings, documenting an increase time spent specifically in Social Media and blogs.
Last week, we announced that YouTube serves over one billion video views per day. It's a pretty staggering number, right? That's also the number of people in the world who don't have enough food to eat. According to the UN World Food Program , for the first time in history, there are over 1 billion hungry people on Earth -- that's one in seven humans. Today, on World Food Day, the World Food Program (WFP) is showing how you, the estimated one billion internet users, can help the one billion people who live in hunger: The WFP isn't alone in their efforts.
Facebook accounted for 14.5% of all UK Internet page views during September 2009, equivalent to 1 in every 7. The social network is the second most visited website in the UK after Google UK, but because users view a much larger number of pages per visit, Facebook is the clear leader in terms of page views. As the table below illustrates, it currently receives more page views than Google UK, eBay UK and YouTube combined. As the chart below illustrates, UK Internet visits to Facebook increased by 86.1% between September 2008 and September 2009, and have more than doubled over the last 14 months. During September the site accounted for almost half (49.2%) of all UK internet visits to a social networking website.
Posted by sapweb20 on Thursday, October 15, 2009 · 28 Comments Loading ... Alexander Dreiling of SAP Research in Brisbane, Australia, has posted on a great prototype called Gravity that uses Google Wave to collaborate around business process. Gravity is a Google Wave “gadget” that can be added within the Google Wave client.
As I was writing Singled Out and gleefully mocking couples who take those sappy love songs seriously, I occasionally stopped to wonder whether I was unfairly caricaturing them. "You are my everything." "I just want to be your everything." Does anyone really buy that? Turns out, the answer is yes.
The Wall Street Journal published a comprehensive feature Oct. 12 on the wane of e-mail's reign, thanks to the rise of Facebook, Twitter and collaboration platforms such as Google Wave. There are many, many fine points in the piece, which fairly covers the increase in adoption of social networks and the proliferation of real-time Web services and the filters and tags that help us govern them. Unfortunately, it's not a fair reflection of the world outside Silicon Valley, where hype browbeats the public and wills products into popularity. Millions of desk-bound workers and corporate road warriors in offices all over the world rely on e-mail as the de facto standard for communication, often in lieu of telephones. <a href="http://o1.qnsr.com/cgi/r?
It’s exciting to get a DM on Twitter.
Probably not. But if you are, there's one out there for you. It's called Mystery Google and is located at mysterygoogle.com. No matter what you type into the query box at Mystery Google it serves up the results of someone else's search.
By now we’ve all likely seen the new “report spam” links on each Twitter user’s profile. Twitter rolled out that feature on twitter.com yesterday, and plans to roll out an API , so third-party apps can use it, sometime today. But Twitter has also quietly rolled out another new feature aimed at cleaning up the stream: Blocking duplicate tweets. If you try to enter text for a tweet that is exactly the same as a tweet you’ve recently sent, it will block it, saying “duplicate text” in a white drop down overlay (pictured below).
Last week we asked a simple question: How will you use Google Wave? Over 600 responses later, we're sending Wave nominations to the people who had the best use cases.
I think a lot of people have already dismissed Google Wave before it has had a real chance to show what it can do for communication, myself included . Maybe it was because I didn’t fully grasp it, and I think a lot of influential bloggers are on the same boat. Some are saying that its launch was timed as a marketing ploy Google did to dismiss Microsoft’s Bing launch .