I am sure that if you hear one more person say that they are a "social media expert" you might just barf. Much of our social consumer behavior is not new - its just facilitated by technology. We have been social from dawn of (wo) man.
David Armano has done a fantastic job in this presentation that calls for common sense.
What is it? At first glance you may think it is something out of Star Wars. I was in the back rooms of Flickr when I heard the term Astotagging. A quick search revealed that it is a new behavior that professional and amateur astrology photographers are participating in. A “blind astrometry server” is a program which monitors the Astrometry
group on Flickr, looking for new photos of the night sky. It then
analyzes each photo, and from the unique star positions shown it
figures out what part of the sky was photographed and what interesting
planets, galaxies or nebulae are contained within. Not only does the
photographer get a high-quality description of what’s in their photo,
but the main Astrometry.net project gets a new image to add to its storehouse of knowledge.
Move over visual voice mail! Google new Voice application improves the way you use your phone. You can get transcripts of your voicemail (see the video below) and archive and
search all of the SMS text messages you send and receive. You can also
use the service to make low-priced international calls and easily
access Goog-411 directory assistance.
Google Voice will be available to existing users of GrandCentral. GrandCentral offers many great features, including a single number to
ring your home, work, and mobile phones, a central voicemail inbox that
you could access on the web, and the ability to screen calls by
listening in live as callers leave a voicemail. You'll find these
features, and more, in the Google Voice preview. Grand Central reminds me of the old Webly virtual assistant application.
The launch of Rovio is immanent. Rovio is a WiFi-enabled robotic webcam from WowWee. You can drive this little omni-directional 3-wheeled robot using an intuitive interface in your web browser. Through mid-December you can book a fun 5-minute test drive around a specially constructed loft. Give it a try at Rovio's site.
Current & Twitter have teamed up for the very first time to integrate real-time Twitter messages (aka "tweets") over major portions of a live television broadcast.
Hack the Debate by adding your Twitter posts to our live broadcast of the 2008 Presidential Debates.
Current_tv will broadcast as many of your debate tweets as possible right over Palin & Biden and Obama & McCain, in real time, on our live broadcast.
How to PARTICIPATE in Thursday's Hack The Debate II:
Tune in on October 2nd at 9pm EST/ 6pm PST for the Live Vice Presidential Debate. Find Current TV on your local cable/satellite provider or come here to watch the live stream of our broadcast.
Make sure you’ve registered with Twitter to participate.
During the debates, chime in by including "#current" in your tweet. Example:
"This discussion about universal healthcare makes me want to pop some pills! #current"
We won't be able to air every single tweet on TV, but you can see all of the #current tweets by searching #current on Twitter search.
If you have any questions about participating, send us a tweet @current.
Many of you have written in to make sure I was still blogging the digital world.
The answer is... Yes! Of Course.
The fast paced world of converged worlds has taken me from the interface of my Typepad account to the studio floor of Silver Cup Studios where I just finished up shooting for a new Nationwide Insurance campaign.
More campaign details to come when we launch in Mid September.
Nathan Myhrvold talks about a few of his latest fascinations -- animal photography, archeology, BBQ and generally being an eccentric genius multimillionaire. Listen for wild stories from the (somewhat raunchy) edge of the animal world.
Download Day 2008 is almost here - Firefox does it again. They are just brilliant marketers. This infectious campaign by the folks at Mozilla is taking the early adopters by storm. Using the basis of the digital democracy gives consumers a chance to push Firefox into the record books. (The Guinness World Record book)
On their web site:Have you attempted to set a World Record with no luck? Well, now
is your chance to change that! Help set a Guinness World Record by
pledging to download Firefox 3 today. And, help spread the word!
This site campaign was made to share. Look at the the pledge ticker - it appears to be working quite well.
Why I Give It A Thumbs Up Give us a reason to care and that leads to an infectious momentum and you win everytime. The offering is similar to that of Flock - my browser of choice. But, some in my digital maven circle say the new functions are a "Remarkable Offering". Now combine that with a sticky, compelling message that makes me responsible for your predicts success along with a system designed to spread the Firefox 3 love and what you get is something worth sharing at my next geek fest.