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.

Family Village – A Facebook Game I Can Get Addicted To

Stay N' Alive

I’ve always avoided Facebook games such as Farmville, now Cityville, and other “Virtual Worlds&# that seem to suck up your time while annoying your friends via your news feed. This is one company, and one game I’m proud to share and promote.

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.

Family Village - A Facebook Game I Can Get Addicted To

Stay N' Alive

I've always avoided Facebook games such as Farmville, now Cityville, and other "Virtual Worlds" that seem to suck up your time while annoying your friends via your news feed. This is one company, and one game I'm proud to share and promote.

Will Microsoft and Xbox rule online identities in the future?

The Way of the Web

A really interesting Microsoft internal team video has appeared on the web, showing the ambition of the Windows Gaming Experience team for your Xbox avatar to become your identity and persona in the digital world.

6 Ways Emerging Technologies Are Set to Change the Use of Social Media

SocMed Sean

Thanks to Maria for sharing her thoughts, I’ll be curious to see how these technologies adapt our use of social media, especially when it comes to augmented and virtual reality! The increasing use of the Internet of Things has resulted in so many changes in the way we live our lives and interact with our physical world. Social media helps in bringing people closer, whereas virtual reality takes a person away from the real world and immerses them in their solitary world.

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

Ignite Social Media

Imagine if an insurance company could take UGC of a persons real home and add Virtual Reality flooding animation directly into the image. Or imagine a coffee company taking a still photo and layering on VR steam to entice and engage users with still photography.

Why Social Success is No Accident

Convince & Convert

You need to focus on how to “be&# social as a company, and worry less about how to “do&# social. But the reality is tha t your social success is inextricably tied to the totality of the experiences your customers have with your company.

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

SocialFish

While the Knowledge Panel often drives users to a Wikipedia page, the social media feature presents a great way to drive members and customers where you want them to be: on social pages with company-controlled and branded content.

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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. From “liking” a company to “following” it, consumers are closer than ever to favorite businesses.

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.

Predictions Revisited: Five Not-Too-Distant Technologies That Might Change Social Media

Ignite Social Media

Another, similar example is virtual reality. Now more affordable technology exists to make virtual worlds even more immersive than Second Life ever was thanks to products like Oculus Rift. There were two companies I cited in the previous posts, Emotiv and NeuroSky.

Change is Never Linear

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Notes from a speech by Paul Saffo, Professor from Stamford University, the opening speaker at the World Innovation Forum. Silicon Valley is built on the rubble of other people’s failure – big companies grow and have their day then collapse and restart.

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

SocialFish

The company thrives on allowing advertisers to target their potential customers with pinpoint accuracy, and that takes highly personal data,” reported Web Pro News. That means our screens are smaller, our keyboards are virtual, and our attention is likely elsewhere.

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

Webbiquity SMM

71% of companies now have a presence on Facebook. 59% are on Twitter, and 43% use a company blog for marketing. In the coming year, 77% of companies plan to spend more on YouTube; three-quarters plan to increase spending on Facebook and blogs, and 73% will invest more on Twitter.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds and social media. These guidelines aimed to provide helpful, practical advice—and also to protect both IBM bloggers and IBM itself, as the company sought to embrace the blogosphere. To contribute: IBM—as a business, as an innovator and as a corporate citizen—makes important contributions to the world, to the future of business and technology, and to public dialogue on a broad range of societal issues.

Social Media Hybrid Marketing

Diva Marketing Blog

The more I watch companies expand marketing departments to include social media positions that put a premium on tech skills versus marketing experience. In the world of Social Media Hybrid Marketing people and relationships seem take second or third place.

Automated Creativity Is Inevitable (And A Good Idea) - Strategy Magazine Column

Twist Image

This also isn't about the futurist's Pollyanna glee over that moment when Star Trek 's Holodeck goes from virtual reality to reality, and suddenly nobody wants to leave the hot sex fantasy of virtual worlds. Coca-Cola 's global senior digital director, Mariano Bosaz , recently did an interview with AdWeek during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. mobile world congress. virtual reality. virtual world.

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Telstra NBN – Goodbye copper networks

Laurel Papworth

Some companies, mostly what we called in the 80′s “multinationals&# had a very expensive service called a “private line&#. I only remember a few companies having it – SANTOS was one. I remember it surprising me that companies would want their own private lines.

Automated Creativity Is Inevitable (And A Good Idea) - Strategy Magazine Column

Twist Image

This also isn't about the futurist's Pollyanna glee over that moment when Star Trek 's Holodeck goes from virtual reality to reality, and suddenly nobody wants to leave the hot sex fantasy of virtual worlds. Coca-Cola 's global senior digital director, Mariano Bosaz , recently did an interview with AdWeek during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. mobile world congress. virtual reality. virtual world.

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Age of Conversation 1, 2 And Get Ready For 3!

Diva Marketing Blog

This tale begins with two friends from opposite ends of the world who met in the virtual world of blogs. and a preview of my page in Age of Conversation 3 - Chapter Corporate Conversations: Building The Social Enterprise Once upon a time there was a CEO who worked diligently for many years building a successful company. She discovered customers were not in company service queues waiting for answers to their questions. [ I'd like to tell you a story.

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

SocialFish

The company thrives on allowing advertisers to target their potential customers with pinpoint accuracy, and that takes highly personal data,” reported Web Pro News. That means our screens are smaller, our keyboards are virtual, and our attention is likely elsewhere.

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.

Event: Customer Service Call Centres and Social Media

Laurel Papworth

Many progressive companies are opening up new communication channels and using tools such as Twitter for engagement with their customer base. With 54% of companies banning social media usage we also further investigate the pathway for this trend. What are the legal ramifications for companies and what are some of the considerations for your staff?

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8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. So we ran (in the virtual world) an Olympics for them and they shut up about the logo change.

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. There are some plug-and-play virtual item platforms now.

Multiple Personalities

Almost Savvy

First, I headed over to her company?s The information on the company website is well written and crisp; leaving no doubt that she is a highly qualified and well respected executive. 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.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Mostly because a lot of companies I speak with still can’t get their head around if it’s free, why would people pay? It places ads from companies like Microsoft and Southwest Airlines on profile pages.)

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.

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Modern Enterprise Link Building Strategies for 2015

ProBlogger

Companies, who haven’t modified their strategies, or hired followers of old link building techniques, always suffer. I’m back to successfully running my business that is getting amazing response from all over the world. This is a guest contribution from digital marketer Ryan Chester.

Blog #3: Global Leaders: On the Innovation Edge

SalesChoice

These deeper graph trend signals over time will create a stock market like graph like grid pulsating all the interactive signals of a company’s customer heartbeat. If companies don’t feed their CRM beast – the unfed beasts will literally be killed by other companies which will have the discipline and the actionable insights advantage. Rodney Brooks , CTO of Rethink Robotics, a company that makes robots that collaborate with humans.

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If you love good ideas, let them go…

The Way of the Web

At the same time, I also saw news of startup funding for a company which aggregates affiliate offers, but then automatically selects the one with the lowest price for you to recommend to people.

KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a World Replete with Virtual Experiences, Nothing Beats Face-to-Face. In the current issue of Inside Knowledge magazine, editor Jerry Ash raises the same question that Chris Hearne brought up in this blog a few days ago : If virtual is so great, how come conferences are booming? Heres an excerpt from Jerrys Editors letter : Being trapped largely in the virtual world, where I have built many personal relationships, I have believed face time is overrated.

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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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.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The end result of these classes is going to be a wide range of young professionals entering the business world with tricks up their sleeve that some of the the old pros have no idea (or only a vague idea) about. Dan - this must be a nice surprise for you at EMC World :). world!

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The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

LinkedIn Gathering all the email addresses of users you are connected to — even locating email addresses of LinkedIn Group managers — and utilizing this mailing list to promote your own company or service off-site.

Key trends for 2012: Digital Disruption gets Physical

The Way of the Web

But the majority of these changes have all been concerned with the fact you can transmit information and content effortlessly around the world. The key change for 2012 is that three major trends and breakthroughs will have a far bigger impact than ever before on the physical world. The tech, the stories and applications are a dream for anyone in marketing – if any 3D Printing company wants to chat to me about the possibilities, I’d definitely be interested.

Wired Campus: Computer Literacy Doesn't Mean Information Literacy, Report Says - Chronicle.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

libraries, copyright, and virtual reality Jeffrey R. Campus Piracy Company Watch Distance Education Gadgets Leadership Legal Troubles Libraries Offbeat Open Access Research Search Engines Security Social Networking Student Life Supercomputing Teaching TechForum2008 Video Virtual Worlds Wikis. I meant to write information literate in the internet world. Search The Site. More options |. Back issues. Subscribe Day pass. Todays news. Current issue. Salary surveys.

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