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Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Called Facebook “Credit&# it includes a real world component named, rather fetchingly, “App2User&# , which aims to encourage merchants and loyalty programs like Qantas Frequent Flyer points and Flybuys and whatnot to use the Facebook points social media system. But first… Quick note on currency and Virtual Goods. Virtual or otherwise. Hero World 2,100,000.

Revenue: Social media games and virtual goods 2010

Laurel Papworth

Virtual goods in the USA will reach $1.6 have a patent in social network economies particularly in user generated virtual goods – which we don’t see a lot of yet. So I tend to keep an eye on how virtual goods are coming along. Now it’s easier… From GamesBeat/VentureBeat : Virtual goods are expected to hit $1.6 billion revenue in 2010.

Social Media: NAB Break Up Letter

Laurel Papworth

Does NAB dissing the opposition make the world a better place? Technorati Tags: break up , breaking up , Commonwealth Bank , letter , NAB , other banks , social media , Westpac. World of Warcraft: Terrorists and Virtual Worlds (9). leaked PR message, Valentine’s breakup, secret videos in the “opposition’s offices&#. Purpose. Changing banks.

22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Expansions and upgrades Twitter’s not World of Warcraft so this is a bit harder. Virtual Real Estate a tough one again if you are not a virtual world like Second Life but how about a special forum for payment. Real World Events Music labels, film studios pay MySpace for record launches and Secret Shows. One, should we monetize other people’s activity?

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A Beginner’s Guide to Online Social Networking


The majority of the popular online social networking sites permit users to bond with new friends from across the world. You should be wary of conducting your whole life through the use of a social networking site – real physical connections with people in the real world are also very important. Share this on Technorati. Did you enjoy this article? Email this to a friend?

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

In one virtual world we opened up the gates to all the “scarce&# goodies. If you don’t have a virtual world, open up your Premium/Freemium if possible. If you’ve been running an online community for any time then you know that simply disabling new logins without a statement is going to create World War Three in the social discussions spaces.

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Telstra NBN – Goodbye copper networks

Laurel Papworth

So, dear digital natives, you can f**k off, with your “you don’t understand our world&# prattle. Technorati Tags: Australia , copper , mobile , national broadband network , nbn , telecom , telecom australia , telecommunications , telstra. Virtual Worlds: My Second Life… (0). You can read about it here. And an analysis of it here. end rant.

Building Trust: A Relationship is Not a Newsletter Opt-In

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, the problem is expanding to all corners of the social media world. They understand that the boundaries of the “human world&# have not disappeared in the virtual world. Kirtsy Likaholix LinkedIn Mahalo Mento Mixx MyBlogLog MySpace Plurk Pownce Propeller Reddit SEOmoz Sphinn StumbleUpon Technorati Toluu Twitter Wikipedia Yahoo! Hopefully. types.

Brand Monitoring, Social Analytics, Social Insights

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter A few years ago, critics said Blogging was a fad. Social data is overwhelming. More customers, buyers, and consumers are creating content everywhere they go. Social Analytics Intelligent.

Integrate Social Networks with your Corporate Website with ‘Social Sign On’

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter A few years ago, critics said Blogging was a fad. Jason Lackey Not sure that I want the likes of Zuck to be playing the role of LDAP server for the world. Or do I interpret this wrong?

Offerpal Launches Offerpal Tasks to Earn Virtual Currency

Bill Hartzer

Offerpal Media has launched “Offerpal Tasks,&# a new way you can earn virtual currency to use in online games and social networks. You can earn virtual currency through Offerpal Tasks by completing easy online tasks through Amazon Mechanical Turk. You can then convert what you earn into virtual currency that can be spent in online games and virtual worlds.

50 Ways to use Social Media, listed by Objective « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang Home About Speaking Research Media Contact Subscribe via RSS Connect with Jeremiah: twitter friendfeed linkedin flickr technorati Connect with Jeremiah on twitter @ spicedawg56 It is! As an 18 year-old, I'm no stranger to this content, though the business world is a bit foreign to me. I'm an anthropology major actually (though that field is far more relevant to social media than people often realize). Yet remember email is a social network. This way, you’re not randomly choosing tactics without first having a goal in mind. Gently.

Social Media From A to Z: A Glossary


Facebook is the largest social network in the world with more than 500 million users. It’s a social entertainment destination, with a focus on delivering a fun and entertainment-driven social experience online to users around the world. Second Life : Second Life is an online virtual world. It is the largest video sharing site in the world. But never fear!

Event: Media140 Foodies with Bridget _Cooks

Laurel Papworth

Technorati Tags: bridget_cooks , foodies , Julie Posetti , media140 , social media. World of Warcraft: Terrorists and Virtual Worlds (7). I saw this wafting by on Twitter so clicked through: Media140 foodies. Foodies and the real-time web”. featuring the internet chef @Bridget_Cooks. At the Electrolux Showroom and Demonstration Kitchen. Tickets are just $15. BOOK HERE.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Virtual worlds that use Freemium models continue to grow – for example, Second Life every month increases it’s number of concurrent users, number of transactions, number of Lindex (Linden Dollars to US dollars) exchanges. Expect for example your virtual goods revenue stream to grow as your freemium model grows. And what is free stuff anyway – marketing?

Event: Customer Service Call Centres and Social Media

Laurel Papworth

Guest speakers: Laurel Papworth is Australia’s leading social media strategist and has been working with online communities, virtual worlds and forums for 20 years. Technorati Tags: ATA , Australia , csr , customer service , laurel papworth , Melbourne , Online Communities , social media , social networks. I’ve been asked to speak in Melbourne on April 15th (evening) about the impact of social media, online communities, social networks and call centres. And yes, the exception is when you want to play with the network and offer them competitions and campaigns. Price.

Experiential Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

The first episode of my new podcast, Social Media Business, looks at revenue stream associated with providing your online community or social networks with a real world experience such as a meetup, conference or party. I’ve started a new podcast called “Social Media Business&# that will be a regular feature covering where the money is, in social networks. Remember Album tours?

In Memory of My Grandpa David, a Wonderful Man » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Before 1950, he was an Army Air Corps Crew Chief in World War II. And your own reminding again adds a human touch to our “virtual&# world. learned more from her than from any person in the world, without a question. Small world. Yesterday, on October 24, he succumbed to complications from lung cancer (though he never smoked). He was 84. He felt smart.

Influencers and Social Media Experts

Laurel Papworth

Maybe they are famous for being famous, but if you are looking for an influencer to shine some attention on your  products or services, be prepared to pay to hire ‘em. I’m going to lump sports stars, musicians and bands, fashionistas in this lot – the same kind of influence (real world crowds, paparazzi, used to the Public voice). Technorati Tags: influence , Influencers , social media , types of influencers. World of Warcraft: Terrorists and Virtual Worlds (7). There’s a lot of content out there and a lot of people creating stuff.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Anyone who knows AdAge that the list was based on, knows that standings go up and down like a bride’s nightie depending on whether technorati is working etc. In context and as blog post number 19 about me for the year, inaccurate and snarky and belittling (I have blogged about second life an average of 4x a year, and haven’t wavered from my stance on virtual worlds).