Yet Another Facebook Story: Is Doubting Facebook Doubting Humanity?

Last year Carmen Joy King quit Facebook. Can you believe it? Why would someone do such a thing? Let’s listen. In the end, what does all this online, arms-length self-promotion ultimately provide? Perhaps it’s merely one component of the pursuit to alleviate some of the blackness encountered in the existential vacuum of modern life. As […]

MySpace Is Money

Catharine P. Taylor, aka the Social Media Insider, watched Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson answer Charlie Rose’s questions about MySpace last night. It’s a 32-minute tape, well worth watching in its entirety. When asked about competing with Facebook, Anderson says they’re not, that FB isn’t primarily interested in making money, whereas they are and always […]

Watching TV With “Friends” Around The Nation – Is There Anything The Web Can’t Do?

While a social media advance can’t hold a candle to the real news on this day in American history, Saul Hansell of The New York Times does note the significance of today’s CNN/Facebook mashup. CNN’s live streaming of the Inauguration, with a feed from Facebook is powerful demonstration of how television can use social media […]

Today In Twitterverse: Competition from Facebook and CNN

Alan Wolk asked a prescient question on the eve of this new dawn. Today, he asks again. Share

Yet Another Facebook Story: Whopper Sacrificed

Facebook just got flame broiled by a master. The company that was going to reinvent advertising, is instead taking heat from BK. According to Brian Morrissey of Adweek, Facebook objected to BK’s Whopper Sacrifice application because Facebook’s terms of use explicitly state the company will not inform users about friend removal. So, Facebook’s tech team […]

Double Quarter Pounder With IMEEM

I’ve been hunting tracks on IMEEM, the soc net for music and video lovers, of late. As such, I sometimes see things I otherwise wouldn’t have. Things like this: When you click the McAd, it opens a stream of pop songs. When you land on that page another McAd is there to greet you and […]

Respect The Channel, Or Be Swept Out To Sea

“Social media.” Those two words on a lot of lips today. Gavin Heaton, writing on Servant of Chaos riffs on Gary Vaynerchuck: NOT engaging with your customers via social media creates opportunities for your competitors. And while you may not lose your whole market, you may well lose the high yield, low churn folks who […]

Online In ’09

I mentioned yesterday that I want to see what AdPulp and social media, in general, can do in ’09. My challenges are presently two-fold: A) We own a house near Hilton Head and Savannah that we need to sell or rent, a.s.a.p. b) I need to secure new income streams from a variety of sources, […]

Needed To Power The Inters: Black Swans With Impeccable Taste

Stephen Baker of BusinessWeek looks closely at ThisNext, a social network of shoppers, in his piece on “free labor”. Laura Sweet, an advertising creative director in her early 40s, is at the center of the story. Sweet creates content for free on ThisNext, which profits directly from her labor. Gordon Gould, who runs ThisNext describes […]

Social Media’s Social Order

BusinessWeek’s Blogspotting blog endeavored to discover “voices of innovation” in social media. But “discover” may be too strong a word, since the list they provided features all the usual suspects. Seth Godin, for one, doesn’t like it. Trolling for traffic like this is beneath BW. This was a state of the art traffic trick about […]