All posts tagged Social network

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Looking for a job? Don’t send out CVs before you read this!

So you’ve got the education that you needed, the knowledge that you wanted, and the position that you are interested in. Time to send out your well-structured and perfect written cover letters and CVs. Wait, have you Googled yourself yet? According to a recent survey done by CareerBuilder.co.uk, most of the employers these days screen candidates using social networking sites. From the survey, 53% of the employers claimed that they Read More...

The original social networking “Site”

“Site” doesn’t have to be an online “website”, it can also be a camp site. The advertisement above is by Coleman outdoor company that has over 100 years history of bringing people together with their outdoor products. This video has high potential for going viral, very clever for positioning themselves as a “social networking site”. Found via Michael Seaton on TheClientSide

“A Coffee” with Michael Anti

There was a huge discussion 2 weeks ago on China blocking Twitter and other social networks for June 4th Tienanmen Anniversary 2009. I don’t think we need further analysis and opinion on that issue, but today, Thomas Crampton, Jean-François Amadei and I were lucky enough to meet Chinese journalist and political blogger, Michael Anti (Chinese: 赵静 or 安替), who gave me a new angle on the social media environment in Read More...

The end of Newspaper is coming “soon”

When is the Dooms Day, where’s the next tsunami, and more recently, when is the end of Newspapers. There are thousands of people who have tried to “predict” the end of newspaper, like psychics and fortune tellers, predictions are just estimations that don’t have enough back-up information. I’m not here to tell you when I think Newspaper industry will die, I am just combining the most logical reasons why I Read More...

Status Updates Ads?

Ads are all over the Internet. Recently, status updates/ micro-blogging have become popular, some people even use status updates to express themselves in an artistic way. Status Update advertising basically means to pay certain profile owners and get them to talk about a brand/ product/ service. After PayPerPost and other networks for blog post advertising, I knew status updates would be the next new thing. Status Plug is one of Read More...

Online and Offline socializing

Thousands of people jump into the game of social networking everyday. More than 90% of Internet users own at least one profile page from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, linkedIn, myspace and I can continue naming all the sites for the next hour. People spend more time on the Internet which somehow leads to the growth of online shopping, therefore, it makes perfect sense for people to figure out Read More...

Facebook is BIG!

Facebook is releasing a Virtual Currency system soon called “Facebook Credit”. Facebook users will then be able to reward friends for their great content on Facebook. Which means in the close future, if I post a funny status update, or a very sexy picture of me, I might get rewarded from my friends. These credits will be purchased from the Facebook gift store at a rate of US$1 for 100 Read More...