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7 Facebook Brand Strategies That Work. Building Successful Consumer Apps in The Age of the Humblebrag. We live in a creator economy.

Building Successful Consumer Apps in The Age of the Humblebrag

Facebook has 900 million users with 125 billion friend connections, uploading more than 300 million photos and liking and commenting on 3.2 billion things in a single day. Meanwhile, Instagram has 30 million registered users, 1 billion photos uploaded (5 million photos per day), 575 likes per second, and 81 comments per second. We all contribute to this firehose of content. Facebook Showing Status Update Links to Hashtags and Twitter Usernames. As the world’s dominant social network — with more than 900 million registered users — it is in every Web company’s best interests to play nicely with Facebook.

Facebook Showing Status Update Links to Hashtags and Twitter Usernames

Twitter looks like it is about to get a little more out of the site than most, after we discovered that tweets shared as status updates on Facebook are now showing links back to Twitter. Update: Twitter has since confirmed that it has made changes to its integration with Facebook – see our post here for more. Twitter users have been able to post links to Facebook via the microblog service for some time, and now it appears that Facebook is adding links for hashtags and usernames. The feature is identical to the way that it adds previews for URLs included in status updates. How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet. It's Awards Time In Advertising: See The Top Winners From The One Show. Ad awards season is in full swing and one of the industry’s top shows, The One Show, handed out its citations in New York last night.

It's Awards Time In Advertising: See The Top Winners From The One Show

Among the winners, one person stood way above the rest. Because she’s 25-feet tall. Little Marina, the animatronic blogging giantess, nabbed Best of Show honors for Target and agency Mother New York at One Club's award show, which celebrates the year’s best offerings in creative advertising. Marina was created as part of a Fashion Week promo for the Missoni collection at Target. OMG This Exists: Inhalable Alcohol Gives An Instant Buzz. Humans have been inventing weird (and often unsavory) ways to get themselves embarrassingly drunk for centuries.

OMG This Exists: Inhalable Alcohol Gives An Instant Buzz

But the makers of Wahh, a new inhalable alcohol mist, say their product is designed to do just the opposite. Wahh is the invention of David Edwards, the Harvard professor whose inhalable caffeine and smokable chocolate have appeared on this site before. Edwards’s line of “breathable food sprays” (yum!) Millennials Don't Think Like Their Parents. How Do You Design For Them? During this year’s Super Bowl, Chevy introduced their new Sonic by making it skydive, flip, and bungee jump to the theme of We Are Young.

Millennials Don't Think Like Their Parents. How Do You Design For Them?

To say they were making a run at the youth market would be an understatement. But what is this new youth market, other than young? You can call us hipsters. What's America's Most Engaging Social Network? You'll Be Surprised. Try to guess America's most engaging social network.

What's America's Most Engaging Social Network? You'll Be Surprised

Facebook? Wrong. Twitter? Wrong. Pinterest? How Companies Like Amazon Use Big Data To Make You Love Them. Last month, I talked to Amazon customer service about my malfunctioning Kindle, and it was great.

How Companies Like Amazon Use Big Data To Make You Love Them

Thirty seconds after putting in a service request on Amazon’s website, my phone rang, and the woman on the other end--let’s call her Barbara--greeted me by name and said, "I understand that you have a problem with your Kindle. " We resolved my problem in under two minutes, we got to skip the part where I carefully spell out my last name and address, and she didn’t try to upsell me on anything. After nearly a decade of ordering stuff from Amazon, I never loved the company as much as I did at that moment. Remember, this was a customer-service call, so I was fully prepared for it to suck. Like most American consumers, my experience with service interactions is largely negative, whether it’s on the phone, in the murky depths of a commerce site, or in the aisles of an electronics store.

SimpleTV - Home. Gmail Meter Will Send You Your Interesting Email Trends. I’ve been using Gmail for as long as I can remember, and unfortunately I have more unread emails than I care to admit.

Gmail Meter Will Send You Your Interesting Email Trends

The service is my lifeblood, but one thing that’s missing is the ability to gain insight into how active I am in sending and receiving email. Is there a certain time of day where I get more emails than others? That’s the type of thing I’d love to know. A Developer Programs Engineer on the Gmail team, Saurabh Gupta, has posted a note about a neat little Google Apps script called “Gmail Meter” which will send you a report at the beginning of every month with interesting data about your email interactions, as well as the ability to set up your own custom reports.

It’s not an official Google app mind you, but it seems like a pretty robust script. A Map Of Your City’s Invisible Neighborhoods, According To Foursquare. Every city is filled with different neighborhoods, but often, you won’t find these places on any map.

A Map Of Your City’s Invisible Neighborhoods, According To Foursquare

They’re word-of-mouth zoning distinctions known only to locals. The boundaries are vague and arbitrary, based as much upon the way people eat and dress as real estate prices and income per capita. (mt) Client Showcase - Swrve. Location: Los Angeles, CA website: swrve.us (mt) customer since: 2011 (mt) plan: Grid For the most part it’s finding something that I think could work better — like a garment that’s maybe in my everyday life already. – Matt, Swrve.

(mt) Client Showcase - Swrve