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New Media Final Project



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  • 1. …In New Media
  • 2. 3 Up and Coming Sites to Watch: iStumbleUpon sPing
  • 3. What is • Free social networking site • Create a profile • Username, categories, add friends • Click • Stumbleupon takes you to a website based on what categories you select and what your friends like as well as what you’ve liked in the past • S or ?
  • 4. History • Founded in 2001 – Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, Justin LaFrance and Eric Boyd • Bought by eBay in 2007 for $75 million – Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith (with some investors) bought it back in 2009 • Has grown to over 10 million users • Exponential growth – In May 2010, an average of 6,500 new profiles were being created each day • 118% growth since 2009 • Has started to be used as a marketing and political tool
  • 5. Things I’ve stumbled upon…
  • 6. What is ? uses Google's strengths in information and technology to build products and advocate for policies that address global challenges.
  • 7. “We hope someday [] may eclipse Google itself in terms of overall world impact by ambitiously applying innovation and significant resources to the largest of the world's problems.“ -Larry Page Google Founder (2004)
  • 8. History • Early on, Google wanted to help those in need • Have donate over $100 million to non- profit organizations and companies with breakthrough technologies • is the philanthropic part of Google that more fully utilizes the technological and engineering aspects of it
  • 9. What is meets ? for .
  • 10. What does it do? • Follow musical artists • Like artists and songs • Add friends • Post messages and comments to pages • Listen to recommended music for you based on what your friends like and artists you like
  • 11. In conclusion…
  • 12. Bibliography • - Google Technology-Driven Philanthropy. Web. 11 Nov. 2010. <>. • "Steve Jobs Describes ‘Ping’ Social Network as Facebook Meets Twitter for Music | Science Updates | -- Your State. Your News." Home | -- Your State. Your News. Web. 11 Nov. 2010. < updates/steve-jobs-describes-ping-social-network-as- facebook-meets-twitter-for-music>. • "StumbleUpon Crosses 10 Million User Mark." AccuraCast News. Web. 11 Nov. 2010. < 7471/stumbleupon-crosses-10-million-user-mark/>.