In the beginning, Twitter created tweets and … Bible-related Twitter accounts? Yup, and the latest religious handle, @TweetTheBible86, plans to take its sweet time retelling the Christian Bible, tweeting one verse per day for more than eight decades. Three friends launched the 86-year #TweetTheBible project on Nov. 11 with Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Every tweet from the account includes a partial verse as well as a shortened link that leads to the rest of the verse and an audio recording of the verse. Still in its infancy, @TweetTheBible86 has only 1291 followers (at theRead More
An advertising campaign from Olla Condoms, which sends Facebook users unsolicited friend requests from their yet-to-be-born sons, has attracted plenty of attention — but is also a violation of Facebook policy. The promo video for the “Unexpected Babies” campaign from Brazilian agency Age Isobar details the ad’s concept: Take a male user’s name, create a new profile using that name with “Jr.” tacked on the end, and send a friend request to the unsuspecting user. When he visits his virtual son’s profile, he sees a condom ad from Brazil-based Olla. A birth control strategy for the social media age. :) OllaRead More
India’s largest telecom carrier Bharti Airtel has launched a special integration with Twitter today that will allow its customers in India to access the service from their mobile phones for free until March 1, 2012, according to a report by MediaNama. Airtel: free access to twitter from http://mobile.twitter.com is available to Airtel customers until 1st March 2012. Users can also sign up for Twitter using the SMS Short code 53000. - Twitter mobile website: Visit mobile.twitter.com (with or without GPRS subscription), follow simple sign up process by entering your mobile number and start using! - Create new account on TwitterRead More
Last year, the National Retail Federation reported that 212 million individuals hit the shopping aisles on Black Friday, spending an estimated $45 billion. We analyzed over 270,000 from 9/26/11 to 11/17/11 to find out where your fellow shoppers will be this November 25th and what products they will be sprinting down the aisle to get their hands on.
SlingPlayer has added one more platform to its pile, check out the video below for quick demo of streaming video through Facebook. While the old Sling streaming will works as it used to be, this one adds extra flavor in from of social features to the mix, which will let viewers share the shows and what they enjoy watching easily while not-so-coincidentally making sure their friends know they're watching TV via Slingbox. There's no word on when this will actually hit the streets. SlingPlayer for Facebook
Social media is now the main tool for the vast majority of charities and good causes for getting their message out, raising awareness and funds. All of the top 200 Forbes listed charities use at least one of the main social media platforms for their fund raising campaigns. Tweetathon, Tweetsgiving and Twestival have all used the social media tool Twitter with great success for their charity drives. Below is a visual study of how major charities and fundraisers are using these platforms to further their causes. via
This infographic, created by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark’s non-profit craigconnects, examines the impact of Facebook and Twitter activity across seven types of causes — animal, children, cultural, disaster relief, environment, health, veterans/military and women. via
These days, Social/Local/Mobile seems to be driving much of the conversation about online opportunities. But at the end of the day, there is only one constant common denominator across the Web: the consumer. An understanding of this consumer and how they are influenced by social, mobile and local experiences online is vital to big brands looking to reach them on the Web. Nielsen and NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey company, illustrate some findings that highlight digital consumer behaviors and consumption patterns that can help brand advertisers understand their most valuable customers and how they’re engaging across social, local and mobile.
Relationships, these days, are more public than ever. Social media allows your friends and family to find out details about your relationships that you would have never told them. Which got the team here at Lab42 wondering – how do people treat relationships nowadays? We surveyed 500 social network users aged 18+, and asked them some pretty personal relationship questions. Check out our results below.