What if Facebook was used offline?

That’s a exactly what Australian comedy show ‘The Hungry Beast’ was wondering. They have created a video called ‘The Offline Social Network’. The video basically pokes fun at the information people post on their Facebook account.

In the video comedians Nick McDougall and Nick Hayden walk around with blue books with the word ‘Face’ on it and ask people questions that Facebook asks to fill in your profile.

You have to watch the video to understand, but I can tell you this much. If somebody comes up to you and asks ‘What are you doing right now’ and after you answer it repeat it through a loudspeaker for the world to know you might feel a little embarressed. 🙂

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Social Media Buzz about the Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding of William and Kate has taken the internet by storm. The Social Media Buzz around their wedding has been increasing the last few days.

Webtrends has been so kind to create a nice infographic based on stats gathered and analyzed by them about the Royal Wedding.

Infographic: The 'Buzz' about the Royal Wedding

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What if Social Media were a High School?

Wherever you are, whatever high school you go to, you’ve got your stereotypes. The guys over at Flowtown are the creators of this cool graphic.
Twitter "The Gossip Girl" | Google 'The Prep"

American Idol fans can vote online via Facebook!

american idol voting via facebookThe US entertainment company, Fox, has announced that one of their hit shows ‘American Idol‘ will add online voting for the first time.

Users can use their Facebook accounts to vote on the contestants on a specific Idol voting page.

Accorinding to Entertainment Weekly, viewers and fans of the show that have a Facebook account will be able to vote for their favourite contestant 50 times.

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Old Spice Guy is back!

In case you’ve missed it, one of my favorite people of 2010 is back, Old Spice Guy! If you don’t know who I’m talking about, check out my post on him and the ‘ Smell Like a Man, Man’ campaign. Just one of the best Social Media campaigns of 2010!

Anyways, so it looks like Old Spicey is back!
In a short YouTube video the spicy hunk has announced that he has returned for a new campaign to, as he says ‘inform the people on this crazy blue marble that we call earth how they or their man can use Old Spice to smell as fresh as the freshest-smelling places on earth’.

In normal language, he’s going to tell us all about the latest Old Spice product.

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4 Social Media highlights of 2010

Now that we’ve reached the end of the year I started thinking about which Social Media moments pop-up while going over the past year.

1. Old Spice Guy – great brand engagement

This for me is number one. Simply because the Old Spice Guy campaign was such a viral success and there were a lot of failed and successful spoofs!

One of the things I really liked about this campaign was the timing. They created 186 video responses in such a short time frame, that is was almost a real-time response. Another thing I think was good (and is also something where a lot of campaigns fail at) is the fact that they found the right balance. The video responses were directed to anyone that tweeted him, from famous people like Ashton Kutcher to John Doe. He even had some advice for the US president.

This made his followers even more eager to engage with him and as a result with the brand Old Spice.

I think we will be seeing more of these fast paced campaigns in the future.

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He sees you when you’re tweeting – Santa on Twitter!

santa on twitter

He sees you when you’re tweeting, he knows when you retweet, he know’s when you don’t follow him, so follow back for goodness sake!

With all the preperation for Christmas I won’t be posting a long blog post this week. Instead I decide to give you a little Christmas warning. You better watch out, ’cause Santa is on Twitter!

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