Monthly Archives: August 2006

First Likely Presidential Candidate Mark Warner, In SecondLife

Apart from being the first US politician to publicly create a character in secondLife, the former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner will be announcing the first-ever “virtual town hall on American politics,” scheduled for later this year. “In Second Life,” said Warner, “distances and time differences vanish. It will allow us to reach people through a [...]

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YouTube 2.0 Is Eyespot.com – Mashup heaven

Eyespot is a browser based video editing and mixing tool that enables you to easily create and edit video clips online, and IMHO an important site to watch over the next year or so. If youtube is like a Video Blog, then Eyespot is like a Video Wiki. I used a bunch of clips from [...]

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Flickr update – 1.2 million photo’s geotagged in 24 hrs

File this under the co-creative power of passionate users: When we were doing our projections for how many photos Flickr members would geotag, we though that we’d hit a million in the first month, maybe even as fast as two weeks. Instead, 24 hours in, there were 1,234,384 geotagged photos (and now more than 1.6 [...]

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Viral Redux – All The News Fit To Spread

Viral Whistle Blowing The 41-year-old Lockheed Martin engineer had complained to his bosses. He had told his story to government investigators. He had called congressmen. But when no one seemed to be stepping up to correct what he saw as critical security flaws in a fleet of refurbished Coast Guard patrol boats, De Kort did [...]

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JupiterResearch Opens Social Marketing Lab

Jupiter Research has announced that it is launching a new service called “social marketing research service”. As Rohit points out on Influencial Interactive Marketing, Jupiter has made a poor nomenclature choice with “Social Marketing” as that term is already in wide use for socially responsible marketing. I’m surprised they didn’t research that term, seriously google [...]

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zefrank On Brand and Customer Experience

A brand is an emotional aftertaste that is conjured up by but not necessarily dependent on a series of experiences Ze uses an interesting series of examples including, your Grandma, old people, and Jon Benet, to argue that everything has some sort of emotional aftertaste and everything is potentially a brand. His point is also [...]

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Fuck You H2 (FUH2.com) or Consumer Generated Integrated Marketing

FUH2.com is a photo blog where people submit pictures of themselves giving the finger to H2 Hummers. What should we call this, Consumer Generated Fuck You (CGFU)? There are over 3600 photo’s on the site, you should check it out, there really is a FU for everyone Oh, and there’s 435 photos tagged on Flickr [...]

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User Experience Designer (temp) – McLean, Virginia

SAIC’s Corporate Creative Services is looking for a User Experience Designer in McLean, Virginia. If you are interested, please respond via this Web page: http://tinyurl.com/zbcmc Thank you! Jimmy Chandler Director, Internet Services Corporate Creative Services Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) chandlerja at saic dot com Do you have what it takes to be a part [...]

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Flickr Adds Geotagging

Not long after a geotagging focused upstart Zooomr hit the scene, flickr has added a slew of geotagging features. Geotagging means that you can add geographic metadata to your photographs so people can see where your photos were taken, and it adds a fantastic dimension to the wonderful “folksonomic” feel of flickr. The details of [...]

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Ridiculous Item Of The Week: RSS For Emergency Updates

Imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw the National Hurricane Center/Tropical Predication Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov) actually provides an RSS feed for a particular storm. What a brilliant use of RSS… except of course when they just provide headlines and no frikin content (screenshot from my news reader): Come on, a partial feed for essentially an emergency [...]

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