Watch: Snoop Dogg Talks Social Media With Shira Lazar Snoop Dogg is not only one of the world’s most popular rappers, but he’s also a king of social media, with over 4.4 million followers on Twitter and over 12 million fans on Facebook. Last week he sat down with Shira Lazar on What’s Trending to talk about everything from his own online activities to meeting Mark Zuckerberg at F8 this year, engaging with fans and more. Shira asked Snoop for his recipe for engaging with fans online. He said, “My recipe is just being me. Snoop talks about how great it is that social media opens up doors for artists to communicate with their fans, aka “the people who really affect the decision-making in the music industry.” But my personal favorite part of the interview is when Shira asks Snoop about what it was like to meet Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker at Facebook’s F8 conference. Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.
PR-Squared – Social Media Marketing and Public Relations Is this the future of Facebook business pages?: The Social Path Recently, Facebook debuted a new "Timeline" approach to user profiles, which many early adopters have already started using for fun and experimentation. But here's the real question: If the timeline format kicks in for all users, will business pages be far behind? If the past is any indication, Facebook is fond of uniformity. New formatting changes typically apply to users first, then gradually roll out to businesses. Here's an example of the photo change, which our client pages just received this morning: With such features already being activated for business, it's clearly worth discussing the biggest user change in the works: Timeline. The new user profile format, currently in beta, uses the full width of your screen to display your updates, photos and conversations in chronological order, with a timeline running down the middle and a related navigation by year off to the far right. The goal is to turn your profile into a sort of real-time autobiography. It's like public journaling.
#100% Remembering Apple's "1984" Super Bowl ad Today marks the 30th anniversary of Apple's famous "1984" television ad that aired on January 22, 1984, during the third quarter of the Super Bowl XVIII between the Los Angeles Raiders and Washington Redskins. Historian Eric Hintz describes how the "1984" ad and the introduction of the Apple Macintosh were key milestones both in the history of computing and the history of advertising. The Super Bowl is a cultural event that attracts the attention of more than just football fans. Apple Macintosh (“classic” 128K version), 1984, from the museum's Medicine and Science collections. In 1983, the personal computing market was up for grabs. A 1983 IBM PCjr Personal Computer. Drawing inspiration from the pioneering Xerox Alto and improving on the underperforming Apple Lisa, Jobs and the Apple team built the Apple Macintosh with several revolutionary new features we now take for granted. Apple Lisa II Personal Computer from 1983 in the museum's collection. The ad, of course, was a sensation.
RacheLeuthauser #SMBeats Beats the Beat Social Media has ultimately affected every part of human life. The reason for this is because people want to be able to communicate 24/7 and about everything they see! We want our voices and opinions heard and this follows along in music too. Artists want their musical voices heard and listeners want to be able to share and talk about what exactly they are listening to. I participated in a project called “Listening Socially” (See presentation below). SMBeats Presentation Communication In order to create the outcome of this project, the team began by creating groups on social networking sites so we could communicate. Beginning with how we communicated, our Twitter hashtag was originally #NHSM45, which stands for Newhousesm4 and the 5 was added since we were a team of five. We created our project using Google Docs. Analysis Our project undertook the evolving social media’s effect on the music industry via music platforms. Conclusion Hooting My Way Through #SocialMedia
Twitter Revenue to Hit $400 Million By 2013 [STUDY] The success of Twitter's Promoted Products will propel the company into $400 million in revenue in 2013 compared to $45 million last year, says a new report. Twitter will earn $139.5 million this year, a 210% jump over last year, according to eMarketer. Debra Aho Williamson, principal analyst at eMarketer, credited Promoted Products' success for the rosy estimate. "Since their debut in April 2010, Twitter’s Promoted Products have proven successful in the U.S.," Williamson said in a statement from eMarketer. “Marketers have shown solid engagement rates with Twitter advertising — in some cases better than those on Facebook — despite Twitter’s relatively smaller audience.” Twitter has 100 million active users compared to 800 million for Facebook. Image courtesy of Flickr, Shawncampbell
Really? The Claim: Yawning Cools the Brain Christoph Niemann The medical literature is rife with explanations for yawning, but one has gained substantial ground in recent years: This mysterious habit may help regulate brain temperature. The brain operates best within a narrow range of temperatures, and like a car engine, it sometimes needs a way to cool down. Yawning is contagious. In a study of 160 people published last month in the journal Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, yawning was found to vary by season. The researchers, who controlled for factors like humidity and the amount of sleep subjects got the night before, also found that the more time a person spent outside in warm temperatures, the less likely they were to yawn. Growing evidence suggests yawning may be a way for the brain to cool off, though it is still just a theory.
Thoughts on Designing for iPad Thoughts on Designing for iPad In Design, iPad on 28 July 2010 I’ve been designing for websites for 15 years now, and designing for print for even longer. It’s intimate.The iPad is an intimate experience for a user. Apple’s App Store was a constant source of stress in the development process. But all that aside, I have to say it’s thrilling to be doing design for a device that, even just a few years ago, would have been a crazy sci-fi pipe dream.