Real investments in virtual worlds continue

The Way of the Web

Don’t forget back in 2004, David Storey paid $26,500 in Entropia , then Jon Jacobs invested $100,000 in a virtual space station in Entropia in November 2005, and of course Anshe Chung became a millionaire via Second Life in 2006.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

Facebook has just announced it’s plans to expand it’s Facebook currency. – will no doubt be encouraged to use this Facebook Credit currency on their external sites. But first… Quick note on currency and Virtual Goods. Virtual or otherwise.

3 Key Announcements from Facebook F8 and What Social Media Marketers Need To Know

Ignite Social Media

Facebook held their F8 Conference last week which is a live broadcast of all the updates and innovations to their platform. One thing that is clear from the Facebook announcements at the F8 Conference – the platform is investing heavily in Augmented Reality advancements.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #347

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Experimental composer John Cage 's 4'33 " is one one of the world's most famous abstract music pieces. Robot Cars Can Teach Themselves How to Drive in Virtual Worlds - SingularityHub. Put these cars into virtual worlds and let them run in there until they get it right.

Jack Myers On The Future Of Men - This Week's Six Pixels Podcast

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He's the founder of Media Village and has written many books (including Virtual Worlds , Reconnecting With Customers , Adbashing and Hooked Up ). It's an important read, and an important conversation to have (no matter how uncomfortable the topic is in a world where women's equality, racial equality and more are still - sadly - issues that need to be resolved). brand. facebook. virtual worlds.

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Facebook Calls-to-Action. Facebook is getting chummy with the old standby by introducing a call to action button for business pages. According to Facebook, it worked for Dollar Shave Club, who saw a reported 2.5x

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #342

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Ubiquitous sensing, backed by AI that works on behalf of consumers rather than on them, and a merging of physical and virtual worlds. World War Three, By Mistake - The New Yorker. "I Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play. brand. facebook. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Match Makers go Social by Breaking Stereotypes

Waxing UnLyrical

According to reliable sources, 90,000 people engaged with the brand on Facebook and over 9,000 interactions were recorded on Twitter by 375+ participants. The #BreakingStereotypes campaign gained a lot of attention in the virtual world.

Online Marketing 101 for Entrepreneurs

Idaconcpts

When you’re a struggling entrepreneur, your business takes over your world as you try to boost your brand and broaden your customer base. You simply need to get your business into the online discussion world with a few key strategies.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? So we ran (in the virtual world) an Olympics for them and they shut up about the logo change. Humour and a strong sense of the brand identity can turn a negative into a positive.

Virtual Personal Space | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

Whether at a live networking event or connecting with people through virtual social networking sites, no one want to receive sales pitches, marketing emails, and links to buy the “latest, greatest product on the market guaranteed to make you rich in just 10 days.&#

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5 Social Marketing Stories You Need To Read

Firebelly

80+% of Twitter Accounts Inactive, But Core Users More Committed By Dirk Singer Though Twitter won’t be heading into obscurity like the virtual world (this New York Times article gives some good reasons why), it’s still the case that Twitter’s actual user base is small compared to the number of registrations as some new stats from RJMetrics show. However, we believe that one of the major reasons for this decline is Facebook’s gradual Twitterfication.

Helping Kids Stay Safe Online. Is SocialShield the Answer.

Almost Savvy

Posted by Irene Koehler in Facebook , Social Media on June 18, 2010 | 24 responses As a parent, there have been many moments in my life when I considered locking my child in a closet. But, it is a scary world out there. It is already an enormous challenge in the real world.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

71% of companies now have a presence on Facebook. Dan Nelms dives into a Comscore report which found that although Facebook engagement is increasing (the average time spent on the site per user per month increased from 4.6 hours, on facebook it’s 3.2 ” Facebook Stats.

Websites, Emails, Chats, Forums, Social Media, Clouds, QR Codes

Social Media Network Marketing

Twenty years back having your Business and Brand in the virtual world was not a very digestible thought. Unfortunately a lot of mishaps took place and the online world was seen with a lot of suspicion. The world was loosing boundaries. This was when the world become small. Approximately six years back Facebook came. No one then would have imagined that this would make and break Brands and Business.

Multiple Personalities

Almost Savvy

While there were other sites listed as having information about Melanie, I selected Facebook ( www.facebook.com ) as my last stop in the ?Discover On her Facebook page, I found all sorts of photos ? Experts in personal branding tell us to decide what we want the world to know about us and then set out to reinforce a consistent and image in all that we do online. world, we can easily choose how much of ourselves we reveal and to whom.

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. Wouldn’t it be safer, for the sake of maintaining the integrity of your business name or your personal brand, to ask permission first?

Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

I also hear many in the younger crowd dismissing the desire and capacity of older generations to venture into the virtual world. While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me.

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Blogging Between Hot Flashes

Almost Savvy

I also hear many in the younger crowd dismissing the desire and capacity of older generations to venture into the virtual world. While I frequently speak about the virtual world, blogging is completely new to me.

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The time is right for pervasive social gaming

The Way of the Web

Then we have mobile devices, most notably the iPhone, which opens up a gaming app world previously inaccessible to those embarrassed to be seen in public with a Nintendo DSi or Sony PSP. My money would be on Microsoft to be the brand to make it happen.

Practice Safe Networking

Almost Savvy

With the advent of LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and an endless list of other networks, our connections are global. It is very easy to get comfortable with our virtual connections, those we know through online or long-distance communications. Often, we more quickly find ourselves on familiar terms with people we know virtually than we would with those we’ve met in person. Is this different for me because I’m “older&# (in terms of those in the virtual world)?

Social Media U: Take a Class in Social Media - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Facebook. Whether youre socializing on Facebook , updating Twitter , or just adding a new bookmark to Ma.gnolia , social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Lesson # 1 Personal Branding. If youre googleable, you have a brand, so you should learn to control it.

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7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

The steps to follow to shut down a social media site without losing all that brand love you have worked so hard to gain are these: A warm look at history of the online community. In one virtual world we opened up the gates to all the “scarce&# goodies.

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

Her latest posts include Facebook Wants Me to Connect with My Skype Contacts , Leaving Webinars for Business Development , and Writing for Myself First, Others Second on My Blog. Her self-titled blog covers social media, with a particular emphasis on Facebook.

My Top 10 Gadgets of the Future That You can Buy in 2015

Stay N' Alive

2015 was filled with many pivotal moments in “the future” It is 2015 after all – you know, the year when Marty McFly meets his future children as he travels to the world decades away, one we sat in amazement when we saw it in the 80s.

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My Top 10 Gadgets of the Future That You can Buy in 2015

Stay N' Alive

2015 was filled with many pivotal moments in “the future” It is 2015 after all – you know, the year when Marty McFly meets his future children as he travels to the world decades away, one we sat in amazement when we saw it in the 80s.

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook Adding users as friends without proper introductions. And if they don’t accept, don’t send the group request more than once by asking them to join via email, wall post, or Facebook message. Using a fake name as your Facebook name.

Friday Fun: For the Heart, Head & Soul

Diva Marketing Blog

Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. Too many wonderful things happening in the virtual world not to pass along from fun contests to help non profit causes to quirky ways to grow your business.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Although Naked managing parter Adam Ferrier will bravely front up to the Twitterati at Social Media Club Sydney, it would seem that the agency – which brought the world the girl with the jacket video hoax – does not have a universal love for everyone in that particular community.

Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches?

Convince & Convert

Second, the social media tools and destinations will inevitably change, but considering 83% of online Americans are active in social media, and there are 425 million people with Facebook accounts, I think we’re past the lava lamp stage. Couponing on Facebook, “make us a haiku and win&# contests, and most branded iPhone apps fall into this category. link] #SMM [link] Face to Facebook RT @jaybaer Is Social Media Too Big For Its Britches?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

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