PepsiCo's Social Vending System is a state-of-the-art networked unit that features full touch screen interactive vending technology, enabling consumers to better connect with PepsiCo brands right at the point of purchase. A prototype of the Social Vending System will debut at the National Automatic Merchandising Association's One Show in Chicago, April 27-29. You need to select a drink enter the recipient’s name, mobile number and personalized text message with a code redeemable at another vending machine. Consumers can personalize the message with a short video recorded by the machine. There’s also an option to send a free beverage to a stranger.
Social media has become an integral part of our lives and no group feels its impact more than students. Facebook started on college campuses and it continues to thrive there the most 96% of the student use Facebook. There is no doubt that social media has had a huge impact on the lives of student but whats less clear is whether the impact has been good or bad. According to data gathered from several sources by OnlineEducation, Facebook and Twitter are used to great benefit. Here are prons and cons in form of an infographic -
Sharing your offline experience directly with your online friends. Renault made it possible. By bringing the world of Facebook into the real world of the AutoRAI 2011. For the Amsterdam Motorshow Renault created an innovative and real-time social sharing experience. At the largest automotive event of The Netherlands, 250.000 visitors could like Renault cars through a RFID Facebook card. Renault placed specially made Facebook pillars in front of the Renault cars. By holding their pass in front of these pillars, a connection was made to their profile and the car was being "shared" on their wall. This way theirRead More
Check out this infographic from social media agency Ignite Social Media who looked at 54 social networks from around the world and after analyzing the data. Which social network has the highest number of women? Which social network has the highest number of young people? Which social network has the highest number of smart people? Which social network has the highest number of rich people?
Dscover.me - With dscover.me, you can "automagically" share what you're up to on the web with friends and followers in real-time. Discover what your network is viewing online and see what you've been missing out on! Dscover.me let's you see and show your friends what you all are reading, watching, and shopping for right now as you surf the web. Showing your friends what you are doing is much easier than sending that email and it is a new way to interact with friends. The entire process is automated so that you can just do what you normally do, surf theRead More
As technology adoption among small businesses increases, social media is an area that more business owners are becoming interested in. In fact, social media is predicted to see one of the biggest increases in online marketing spending this year, just behind website and e-mail marketing. Thanks Mashable
A Day in the Internet - Some of us never realize how huge the internet really is. Let's take a look at a few statistics for an average day on the internet and see how big these numbers really are. Here are some astonishing facts 1. Over 210 billion emails are sent out daily which is more than a whole years worth of letters mail in the United States. 2. There are 3 million images uploaded on flickr everyday. 3. Tons of gigabytes are sent across all mobile phones globally everyday. 4. 70K news members are added on Facebook everyday. 5. 5 millions tweets perRead More
We all know that during the recent Egypt social media was one of the tools used by protesters to get their word around. It can be very well useful if you find yourself in some trouble or emergency and need to get word for help. Following infographic gives a little overview of how social media helps during emergencies : (click to get enlarged version) via
Sharing widget AddThis, which is installed on more than 7 million domains and reaches more than one billion users per month with more than 300 services, released an infographic with some interesting statistics about about our sharing habits. 44% of shares occur through Facebook, which was 33% last year ('Like' button, no doubt). Shares over Gmail increased by 395%, outpacing StumbleUpon, Facebook and Twitter. Shares via MySpace and Friendster dropped 20% and 31% respectively. These figures from AddThis are not to be taken in lighter veins because the data which is gathered is by no chance a comprehensive one.