For the past three months, I have been working on a team teaching project called “Social Media E-Commerce,” or #SMECom. The project has fascinated me, as I learned about the Want button, Tango Card, and F-Commerce. To learn more about each of these three points, I encourage you to check out my group’s Slideshare presentation on #SMECom:
It’s always fun when you can combine two topics you like and get class credit for it.
We all know that kids thrive on mobile devices and love to multitask in front of TV, but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Scott Macklin, associate director at the awesome MCDM program at the University of Washington, shared with me this photo of his son, Case, and his friends watching the Super Bowl: Not only were they communicating with their friends, but they were snapping photos and even recording video of their own play-by-play announcing of the game, consuming and creating content at the same time.
We’ve been reporting the latest social TV investment and acquisition activity ( stories ) as they’re announced, and Sharp TV’s Anne-Marie Roussel has compiled a table that lists them all together. While it looks like a lot of activity — and we’re seeing a lot more this year — it prompted All Things D’s Peter Kafka to proclaim , “The social TV gold rush is smaller than you think.” He writes:
The future is something that frightens some people and excites others.
Since the March Madness college basketball tournament began last week, social media has dribbled and rebounded right along with it.
Twitter is by far the leading source of social TV activity, according to Trendrr.TV analysis released in March 2012.
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg may have invented poking online, but another invention translates the poke into a physical alert. Jasper van Loenen and Bartholomäus Traubeck demonstrated a device that does just that for The Next Web , the Poking Machine, explaining their motivation, aside from clearly having too much time on their hands: Online social networks are platforms for communication, enabling us to connect anywhere we go.
Job interviews used to mean handing over your resume. But these days, some prospective employers are asking applicants to hand over their Facebook and Twitter passwords, so they can see what their potential employees are really doing online.
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