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This is a copy of the Powerpoint skideshow called "The 'Future of the Web' it is part of a much larger seminar which contains live, interactive and indepth demos that are not part of the this ...

This is a copy of the Powerpoint skideshow called "The 'Future of the Web' it is part of a much larger seminar which contains live, interactive and indepth demos that are not part of the this slideshow.
The seminar explains how you can exploit the new and emerging technologies to your organisations advantage.
As well as many live demonstrations the seminars outline real-life case studies and reveal up to date tricks and techniques that will save you time and money and enable you to measure your online marketing efforts. The seminar will also look at a number of new/emerging online business models."

Stephen Whitelaw (August 2011)

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  • Top 14 things to know about QR Code:1. A QR Code is a 2D BarcodeQR codes are an encoded barcode image resembling a square-like maze. Unlike a 1-dimensional UPC code, a 2-dimensional barcode stores data in both directions and can be scanned vertically or horizontally to be decoded.2. 2D Barcodes Can Store a Variety of DataA traditional 1D barcode (UPC/EAN) stores up to 30 numbers, while a 2D barcode (QR) can store up to 7,089 numbers. The additional storage capacity accommodates a variety of data beyond numbers:TextHyperlinkTelephone number (Phone call)SMS/MMS messageEmail (Send message)Contact entry (vCard or meCard)Calendar entry (vCalendar)Storing a hyperlink presents a myriad of possibilities beyond just loading a web page -- play a video, download a mobile app, check-in on Foursquare, update a Twitter status, "Like" a Facebook page, display map directions, and more.3. Read/Decode a 2D Barcode by Scanning it With a Smartphone(A 2D barcode reader app is required to decode the encoded data.)4. 2D Barcodes Can be Placed in and on Nearly Any LocationOnce the barcode image is created, it can be printed on nearly any surface and location -- newspapers, TV ads, billboards, temporary tattoos, product packaging, clothing labels, cake frosting, and more. This enables you to drive traffic, interaction, and conversion from anywhere. 2D barcodes excel at bringing non-digital media to life.Note: Use caution placing barcodes online. They should always enhance the user experience. If a user could click a hyperlink, don't make them scan a code to complete the same task.Bear in mind the location must be easily scannable. Plastic frames and packaging can reflect light. Lighting can cast shadows, and hillsides and subways can kill Wi-Fi access. Consider all contextual factors that could impact the scanning experience.5. Mobile Barcode Scanning is on the Rise2D barcode scanning outnumbered 1D (UPC) scans in Q1 2011.- ScanLife's Q1 2011 Trend ReportMobile barcode scanning grew 1,600 percent in the year 2010. - ScanLife's 2010 Trend Report (PDF)QR barcode scanning was up 1,200 percent in the second half of 2010. - Mobio's Naked Facts Report22 percent of the Fortune 50 have already used mobile barcodes. - Burson-Marsteller ReportQR codes can be used for nearly any function (logistics, advertising, customer service, etc.) for B2B and B2C across a variety of industries:Best Buy uses QR codes on in-store price tags for quick access to online reviews.Golf Digest uses Microsoft Tag in their magazine to accompany tips with interactive video.Real estate agents use 2D barcodes on "for sale" signs providing prospective buyers access to virtual tours.Libraries are using QR codes to facilitate learning via interactive scavenger hunts.6. QR Isn't the Only Type of 2D BarcodeThe most popular 2D barcode formats are QR code, DataMatrix, ScanLifeEZcode, and Microsoft Tag (Tag).There are several key differences in these code formats. ScanLifeEZcode and Microsoft Tag are proprietary formats only decodable by their tools, while QR and DataMatrix formats are open standard. (Additional format differences can be addressed in another blog post.)A Google Trends analysis of these 2D barcodes shows "QR code" dominates by far from a search popularity perspective. QR has become a common term used to reference a 2D barcode (2D code, mobile tag, mobile barcode, etc.) even when codes are technically a different format. Even@MicrosoftTag uses the #QRcode hashtag on Twitter.7. Tools to Generate and Read 2D Barcodes are FreeTools are available for all major mobile phone handsets. To run a 2D barcode campaign you'll need to following:2D barcode generator (Website service)2D barcode reader (Mobile app)[Optional” 2D barcode management/tracking tool (Website service)Generators:Different generators have varying features. Choose a generator based on the options for:Code Format (i.e. QR, EZcode, Tag, etc.)Stored Data (i.e. hyperlink, meCard, SMS, etc.)Output (i.e. color, size, download file type, etc.)QRstuff.com is a comprehensive QR generator providing a variety of stored content, color, size, and output options. ScanLife's generator creates their proprietary EZcode as well as QR and DataMatrix formats. Microsoft Tag only generates Tag.Note: To generate a code on the ScanLife or Microsoft Tag sites, you'll first need to create an account. (Tag requires providing personal info like birth date, gender, etc.)Readers:Microsoft Tag and ScanLifeEZcode can only be decoded by their respective reader apps. 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Some management tools will merely track the number of scans while others provide detailed metrics like demographics, repeat scans, geolocation, and more. Collected analytics depends on the reader app used for scanning, so data results may vary.Management tools are relatively inexpensive and sometimes free. Paid plans typically have a free trial with fees based on the number of scans.2D Barcode Management & Tracking Tools:Microsoft Tag (Tag)ScanLife (EZcode, QR, DataMatrix, UPC)Tappinn (QR, UPC)Paperlinks (QR)QReateBUZZ (QR)BeQRious (QR)SPARQCode (QR)QReate and Track (QR)9. 2D Barcode Content Should Provide Special Value for the CustomerIt's work to scan a barcode, so users have higher expectations as to what content they will find. Reward the user with discounts, exclusive content, or useful tips relevant to the code's context. 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(Microsoft Tag and EZcode formats generally don't have this issue.) Smartphone cameras with resolution less than 4-megapixels can't scan a QR code smaller than about 1"x1". Moreover, without the auto-focus (AF) camera feature, a complex QR code will have the same scanning issue, even if the code is larger. The iPhone 3GS and Blackberry are popular handset examples that lack both of these camera features. Unscannable codes kill and delay the adoption rate for 2D barcode campaigns.Tip: Always provide a back-up (i.e. hyperlink, SMS text message, etc.) option for users to retrieve info within the code. A back-up enables non-smartphone users to also participate.11. Consumers Need Guidance to Scan 2D BarcodesThe variety of code types, readers, and different terminology is confusing to consumers. Nielsen Company estimates that only 40 percent of U.S. mobile devices are smartphones as of Q1 2011, growing to almost 50 percent by Q3 2011. That means there are a lot of smartphone rookies that barely know how to use their phone, much less distinguish differences in mobile barcode formats and reader apps. As long as 2D barcodes are a novelty concept, always include a brief step-by-step guide with the context of your code.Logical steps:Get the reader appScan the code with your mobile device(Action that happens upon scanning)Tip: For the reader app download, include a URL link or SMS shortcut to expedite the process. This step is imperative when using proprietary Microsoft Tag or ScanLifeEZcode formats since only one reader is capable of scanning their codes.Steps two and three can be combined as a call-to-action. Example: "Scan to ____." (... watch a video, download our app, call customer support, etc.)12. 2D Barcodes can be Customized ArtisticallyQR codes include an Error Correction Level (ECL) that enables "damaged" codes to still be scanned. The error level tolerance (set by the code generator) can be as high as 30%. As a result, creative license can be used to create designer QR codes from a variety of colors or materials (i.e. jelly beans, sand castles, product packaging, etc.) as long as there is adequate contrast to read the code.When it comes to advanced QR code graphic design, it's harder than it looks. If you want to get fancy, I recommend connecting with QR art experts at QRarts.com or Delivr.com.Microsoft Tag also allows for artistic codes. Their custom tag tool allows users to generate art from codes or even overlay codes on top of photographs.Tip: Some artistic design is fun and good to see; however, don't go overboard. As long as 2D barcodes are novelty, it's important that users easily recognize a scannable code from a distance.13. Testing Scannability is Imperative.Before you mass print or distribute barcodes be sure to test for scannability. Testing factors:Smartphone cameras (resolution/auto-focus)Reader appsScan context (i.e. lighting, shadows, surfaces)Scan distanceScan timing14. Seek Expertise to Ensure Successful CampaignsTo ensure campaign success, consider consulting with a mobile barcode marketing expert, especially if it's your first time running a mobile barcode campaign. Technology, trends, and tools in this arena are rapidly changing. A few hours of expert consulting can bring your team up to speed, help optimize campaigns for success, and avoid unnecessary embarrassment for poor implementation.Expertise goes beyond consultants: Talk to your web analytics guru and learn all you can about the mobile users currently accessing your website. Seek out mobile marketing industry statistics regarding popular devices and demographics to appropriately target your audience. (Compete,ScanLife, and eMarketer provide regular useful reports.) Follow the #QRcode Twitter hashtag or subscribe to "QR Code News & Mobile Trends" (Paper.li) for the latest news and case studies.Finally, download my QR Code Best Practices Checklist & Campaign Worksheet to help plan and manage your campaigns:Next Steps...Are you ready to jump start a QR code campaign? What questions do you have about the technology, tools or tactics? Please let me know in the comments below. I'll be sure to address the most popular topics in upcoming articles.
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  • There are more uses for Twitter than I care to mention and hell, more blog space written on the subject than I care to list, however the best way to manage a brand and product is not through shouting, we're here, buy my stuff, aren't we brilliant... it is to listen and respond. For example Bank of America are gaining in popularity on the Twittersphere due to their help desk - they scan Twitter and offer advice, links to products when asked, conversations are taken offline to follow up in detail - essentially marketing the brand by offering help and advice.I teach my clients that unless you are operating a "Fire Sale" stop broadcasting - listen and take part in the conversations relevant to your business and product - the best use of Twitter for a business is Customer Care- managing their expectations and pointing them in the right direction - not shouting buy buybuy! Your business needs to set up search filters to monitor relevant conversations and join in.
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"So what's the beef?"The problem, say some industry veterans, is that so much consumer data is now up for sale, and there are no legal limits on how that data can be used.Until recently, targeting consumers by health or financial status was considered off-limits by many large Internet ad companies. Now, some aim to take targeting to a new level by tapping online social networks.Adobe Flash Local Shared ObjectsIf a browser includes the Adobe Flash Player plugin (formerly developed by Macromedia), the Local Shared Objects (“flash cookies”) functionality can be used in a way very similar to cookies. Local Shared Objects may be an attractive choice to web developers because a majority of Windows users have Flash Player installed, the default size limit is 100 kB, and the security controls are distinct from the user controls for cookies, so Local Stored Objects may be enabled when cookies are not.In some cases, web sites have created Flash LSOs that behave differently than what a user specifies for his http cookies, which has raised concern that web sites need to specify a consistent privacy policy across different types of cookies.[39]Hidden inside Ashley Hayes-Beaty's computer, a tiny file helps gather personal details about her, all to be put up for sale for a tenth of a penny.The file consists of a single code— 4c812db292272995e5416a323e79bd37—that secretly identifies her as a 26-year-old female in Nashville, Tenn.The code knows that her favorite movies include "The Princess Bride," "50 First Dates" and "10 Things I Hate About You." It knows she enjoys the "Sex and the City" series. It knows she browses entertainment news and likes to take quizzes."Well, I like to think I have some mystery left to me, but apparently not!" Ms. Hayes-Beaty said when told what that snippet of code reveals about her. "The profile is eerily correct."In an interview with WSJ's Alan Murray, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell conceded that advertisers must do better to inform customers about the tracking and mapping of online behavior. On the U.S. economy, he characterized the last 6-7 months as "America Bites Back" but wonders how long the recovery will last.Ms. Hayes-Beaty is being monitored by Lotame Solutions Inc., a New York company that uses sophisticated software called a "beacon" to capture what people are typing on a website—their comments on movies, say, or their interest in parenting and pregnancy. Lotame packages that data into profiles about individuals, without determining a person's name, and sells the profiles to companies seeking customers. Ms. Hayes-Beaty's tastes can be sold wholesale (a batch of movie lovers is $1 per thousand) or customized (26-year-old Southern fans of "50 First Dates")."We can segment it all the way down to one person," says Eric Porres, Lotame's chief marketing officer.One of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found, is the business of spying on Internet users.View Full ImageBrian McCord for The Wall Street JournalAshley Hayes-Beaty's taste in film is tracked by a New York firm—and offered for sale for a tenth of a cent.Journal CommunityThe Journal conducted a comprehensive study that assesses and analyzes the broad array of cookies and other surveillance technology that companies are deploying on Internet users. It reveals that the tracking of consumers has grown both far more pervasive and far more intrusive than is realized by all but a handful of people in the vanguard of the industry.• The study found that the nation's 50 top websites on average installed 64 pieces of tracking technology onto the computers of visitors, usually with no warning. A dozen sites each installed more than a hundred. The nonprofit Wikipedia installed none.• Tracking technology is getting smarter and more intrusive. Monitoring used to be limited mainly to "cookie" files that record websites people visit. But the Journal found new tools that scan in real time what people are doing on a Web page, then instantly assess location, income, shopping interests and even medical conditions. Some tools surreptitiously re-spawn themselves even after users try to delete them.• These profiles of individuals, constantly refreshed, are bought and sold on stock-market-like exchanges that have sprung up in the past 18 months.The new technologies are transforming the Internet economy. Advertisers once primarily bought ads on specific Web pages—a car ad on a car site. Now, advertisers are paying a premium to follow people around the Internet, wherever they go, with highly specific marketing messages.It's rarely a coincidence when you see Web ads for products that match your interests. WSJ's Christina Tsuei explains how advertisers use cookies to track your online habits.Dig DeeperPart 2 in Series: Microsoft Quashed Bid to Boost Web PrivacyPart 3 in Series: On Web's Frontier, Anonymity in Name OnlyPart 4 in Series: Stalking by CellphonePart 5 in Series: Google Agonizes Over PrivacyPersonal Details Exposed Via Biggest U.S. WebsitesThe Journal's MethodologyWhat They Know About YouDigits: Your Questions on Digital PrivacyDigits: Analyzing What You Have TypedDigits: Lawsuit Tackles Files That 'Re-Spawn' CookiesFull Coverage: wsj.com/WTKGlossaryKey tracking terminologyHow to Protect YourselfAlmost every major website you visit is tracking your online activity. Here's a step-by-step guide to fending off trackers.View InteractiveThe Tracking EcosystemSurfing the Internet kickstarts a process that passes information about you and your interests to tracking companies and advertisers. See how it works.In between the Internet user and the advertiser, the Journal identified more than 100 middlemen—tracking companies, data brokers and advertising networks—competing to meet the growing demand for data on individual behavior and interests.The data on Ms. Hayes-Beaty's film-watching habits, for instance, is being offered to advertisers on BlueKai Inc., one of the new data exchanges."It is a sea change in the way the industry works," says Omar Tawakol, CEO of BlueKai. "Advertisers want to buy access to people, not Web pages."The Journal examined the 50 most popular U.S. websites, which account for about 40% of the Web pages viewed by Americans. (The Journal also tested its own site, WSJ.com.) It then analyzed the tracking files and programs these sites downloaded onto a test computer.As a group, the top 50 sites placed 3,180 tracking files in total on the Journal's test computer. Nearly a third of these were innocuous, deployed to remember the password to a favorite site or tally most-popular articles.But over two-thirds—2,224—were installed by 131 companies, many of which are in the business of tracking Web users to create rich databases of consumer profiles that can be sold.The top venue for such technology, the Journal found, was IAC/InterActive Corp.'s Dictionary.com. A visit to the online dictionary site resulted in 234 files or programs being downloaded onto the Journal's test computer, 223 of which were from companies that track Web users.The information that companies gather is anonymous, in the sense that Internet users are identified by a number assigned to their computer, not by a specific person's name. Lotame, for instance, says it doesn't know the name of users such as Ms. Hayes-Beaty—only their behavior and attributes, identified by code number. People who don't want to be tracked can remove themselves from Lotame's system.And the industry says the data are used harmlessly. David Moore, chairman of 24/7 RealMedia Inc., an ad network owned by WPP PLC, says tracking gives Internet users better advertising."When an ad is targeted properly, it ceases to be an ad, it becomes important information," he says.Tracking isn't new. But the technology is growing so powerful and ubiquitous that even some of America's biggest sites say they were unaware, until informed by the Journal, that they were installing intrusive files on visitors' computers.The Journal found that Microsoft Corp.'s popular Web portal, MSN.com, planted a tracking file packed with data: It had a prediction of a surfer's age, ZIP Code and gender, plus a code containing estimates of income, marital status, presence of children and home ownership, according to the tracking company that created the file, Targus Information Corp.Both Targus and Microsoft said they didn't know how the file got onto MSN.com, and added that the tool didn't contain "personally identifiable" information.Tracking is done by tiny files and programs known as "cookies," "Flash cookies" and "beacons." They are placed on a computer when a user visits a website. U.S. courts have ruled that it is legal to deploy the simplest type, cookies, just as someone using a telephone might allow a friend to listen in on a conversation. Courts haven't ruled on the more complex trackers.The most intrusive monitoring comes from what are known in the business as "third party" tracking files. They work like this: The first time a site is visited, it installs a tracking file, which assigns the computer a unique ID number. Later, when the user visits another site affiliated with the same tracking company, it can take note of where that user was before, and where he is now. This way, over time the company can build a robust profile.One such ecosystem is Yahoo Inc.'s ad network, which collects fees by placing targeted advertisements on websites. Yahoo's network knows many things about recent high-school graduate Cate Reid. One is that she is a 13- to 18-year-old female interested in weight loss. Ms. Reid was able to determine this when a reporter showed her a little-known feature on Yahoo's website, the Ad Interest Manager, that displays some of the information Yahoo had collected about her.Yahoo's take on Ms. Reid, who was 17 years old at the time, hit the mark: She was, in fact, worried that she may be 15 pounds too heavy for her 5-foot, 6-inch frame. She says she often does online research about weight loss."Every time I go on the Internet," she says, she sees weight-loss ads. "I'm self-conscious about my weight," says Ms. Reid, whose father asked that her hometown not be given. "I try not to think about it…. Then [the ads] make me start thinking about it."Yahoo spokeswoman Amber Allman says Yahoo doesn't knowingly target weight-loss ads at people under 18, though it does target adults."It's likely this user received an untargeted ad," Ms. Allman says. It's also possible Ms. Reid saw ads targeted at her by other tracking companies.Information about people's moment-to-moment thoughts and actions, as revealed by their online activity, can change hands quickly. Within seconds of visiting eBay.com or Expedia.com, information detailing a Web surfer's activity there is likely to be auctioned on the data exchange run by BlueKai, the Seattle startup.Each day, BlueKai sells 50 million pieces of information like this about specific individuals' browsing habits, for as little as a tenth of a cent apiece. The auctions can happen instantly, as a website is visited.Spokespeople for eBay Inc. and Expedia Inc. both say the profiles BlueKai sells are anonymous and the people aren't identified as visitors of their sites. BlueKai says its own website gives consumers an easy way to see what it monitors about them.Tracking files get onto websites, and downloaded to a computer, in several ways. Often, companies simply pay sites to distribute their tracking files.But tracking companies sometimes hide their files within free software offered to websites, or hide them within other tracking files or ads. When this happens, websites aren't always aware that they're installing the files on visitors' computers.Often staffed by "quants," or math gurus with expertise in quantitative analysis, some tracking companies use probability algorithms to try to pair what they know about a person's online behavior with data from offline sources about household income, geography and education, among other things.The goal is to make sophisticated assumptions in real time—plans for a summer vacation, the likelihood of repaying a loan—and sell those conclusions.Some financial companies are starting to use this formula to show entirely different pages to visitors, based on assumptions about their income and education levels.Life-insurance site AccuquoteLife.com, a unit of Byron Udell & Associates Inc., last month tested a system showing visitors it determined to be suburban, college-educated baby-boomers a default policy of $2 million to $3 million, says Accuquote executive Sean Cheyney. A rural, working-class senior citizen might see a default policy for $250,000, he says."We're driving people down different lanes of the highway," Mr. Cheyney says.Consumer tracking is the foundation of an online advertising economy that racked up $23 billion in ad spending last year. Tracking activity is exploding. Researchers at AT&T Labs and Worcester Polytechnic Institute last fall found tracking technology on 80% of 1,000 popular sites, up from 40% of those sites in 2005.The Journal found tracking files that collect sensitive health and financial data. On Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.'s dictionary website Merriam-Webster.com, one tracking file from Healthline Networks Inc., an ad network, scans the page a user is viewing and targets ads related to what it sees there. So, for example, a person looking up depression-related words could see Healthline ads for depression treatments on that page—and on subsequent pages viewed on other sites.Healthline says it doesn't let advertisers track users around the Internet who have viewed sensitive topics such as HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, eating disorders and impotence. The company does let advertisers track people with bipolar disorder, overactive bladder and anxiety, according to its marketing materials.Targeted ads can get personal. Last year, Julia Preston, a 32-year-old education-software designer in Austin, Texas, researched uterine disorders online. Soon after, she started noticing fertility ads on sites she visited. She now knows she doesn't have a disorder, but still gets the ads.It's "unnerving," she says.Tracking became possible in 1994 when the tiny text files called cookies were introduced in an early browser, Netscape Navigator. Their purpose was user convenience: remembering contents of Web shopping carts.Back then, online advertising barely existed. The first banner ad appeared the same year. When online ads got rolling during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, advertisers were buying ads based on proximity to content—shoe ads on fashion sites.The dot-com bust triggered a power shift in online advertising, away from websites and toward advertisers. Advertisers began paying for ads only if someone clicked on them. Sites and ad networks began using cookies aggressively in hopes of showing ads to people most likely to click on them, thus getting paid.Targeted ads command a premium. Last year, the average cost of a targeted ad was $4.12 per thousand viewers, compared with $1.98 per thousand viewers for an untargeted ad, according to an ad-industry-sponsored study in March.The Journal examined three kinds of tracking technology—basic cookies as well as more powerful "Flash cookies" and bits of software code called "beacons."More than half of the sites examined by the Journal installed 23 or more "third party" cookies. Dictionary.com installed the most, placing 159 third-party cookies.Cookies are typically used by tracking companies to build lists of pages visited from a specific computer. A newer type of technology, beacons, can watch even more activity.Beacons, also known as "Web bugs" and "pixels," are small pieces of software that run on a Web page. They can track what a user is doing on the page, including what is being typed or where the mouse is moving.The majority of sites examined by the Journal placed at least seven beacons from outside companies. Dictionary.com had the most, 41, including several from companies that track health conditions and one that says it can target consumers by dozens of factors, including zip code and race.Dictionary.com President ShravanGoli attributed the presence of so many tracking tools to the fact that the site was working with a large number of ad networks, each of which places its own cookies and beacons. After the Journal contacted the company, it cut the number of networks it uses and beefed up its privacy policy to more fully disclose its practices.The widespread use of Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash software to play videos online offers another opportunity to track people. Flash cookies originally were meant to remember users' preferences, such as volume settings for online videos.But Flash cookies can also be used by data collectors to re-install regular cookies that a user has deleted. This can circumvent a user's attempt to avoid being tracked online. Adobe condemns the practice.Most sites examined by the Journal installed no Flash cookies. Comcast.net installed 55.That finding surprised the company, which said it was unaware of them. Comcast Corp. subsequently determined that it had used a piece of free software from a company called Clearspring Technologies Inc. to display a slideshow of celebrity photos on Comcast.net. The Flash cookies were installed on Comcast's site by that slideshow, according to Comcast.Clearspring, based in McLean, Va., says the 55 Flash cookies were a mistake. The company says it no longer uses Flash cookies for tracking.CEO HoomanRadfar says Clearspring provides software and services to websites at no charge. In exchange, Clearspring collects data on consumers. It plans eventually to sell the data it collects to advertisers, he says, so that site users can be shown "ads that don't suck." Comcast's data won't be used, Clearspring says.Wittingly or not, people pay a price in reduced privacy for the information and services they receive online. Dictionary.com, the site with the most tracking files, is a case study.The site's annual revenue, about $9 million in 2009 according to an SEC filing, means the site is too small to support an extensive ad-sales team. So it needs to rely on the national ad-placing networks, whose business model is built on tracking.Journal CommunityDISCUSS“Think about how these technologies and the associated analytics can be used in other industries and social settings (e.g. education) for real beneficial impacts. This is nothing new for the web, the now that it has matured, it can be a positive game-changer.”—Mitchell WeisbergDictionary.com executives say the trade-off is fair for their users, who get free access to its dictionary and thesaurus service."Whether it's one or 10 cookies, it doesn't have any impact on the customer experience, and we disclose we do it," says Dictionary.com spokesman Nicholas Graham. "So what's the beef?"The problem, say some industry veterans, is that so much consumer data is now up for sale, and there are no legal limits on how that data can be used.Until recently, targeting consumers by health or financial status was considered off-limits by many large Internet ad companies. Now, some aim to take targeting to a new level by tapping online social networks.Media6Degrees Inc., whose technology was found on three sites by the Journal, is pitching banks to use its data to size up consumers based on their social connections. The idea is that the creditworthy tend to hang out with the creditworthy, and deadbeats with deadbeats."There are applications of this technology that can be very powerful," says Tom Phillips, CEO of Media6Degrees. "Who knows how far we'd take it?"—Emily Steel, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Tom McGinty contributed to this report.Write to Julia Angwin at julia.angwin@wsj.com
  • A micropayment is a financial transaction involving a very small sum of money and usually one that occurs online. PayPal defines a micropayment as a transaction of less than 12 USD[1] while Visa prefers transactions under $20,[2] and though micropayments were originally envisioned to involve much smaller sums of money, practical systems to allow transactions of less than 1 USD have seen little success.Millicent, originally a project of Digital Equipment Corporation,[7] was a micropayment system that was to support transactions from as small as 1/10 of a cent up to $5.00.

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    The Future of the Web?
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    Agenda (Hashtag #webfuture)
    Semantic Web
    Interesting Statistics
    Understanding Users
    User Generated Content
    Collaborative Innovation
    Google
    Search Engine Optimization
    Advertising Online
    Mass Collaboration
    The Power of Video
    Competitor Analysis Tools
    Visitors Analysis/Statistics
    Social Bookmarking
    Tag Clouds
    QR Codes
    Augmented Reality
    Virtual Worlds
    Flash Mobbing
    Web 1.0 KPI’s and new SM KPI’s
    Twangoo
    Privacy
    Your Brand Online
    Online Reputation Management
    Social Media Monitoring Tools
    Social Media ROI
    Facebook
    Comply with Standards
    Geo-Location
    Time Savers #1
    Time Savers #2
    What if I am hacked?
    LinkedIn
    Zombie Landscapes
    Open Source models
    Copyright v Copyleft
    The Long Tail
    Free – a radical new price
    Volunteer Computing
    Cool Sites
    Useful Book
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    Some predictions for the future…
    the thing about predictions...
    www.longbets.org
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    "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
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    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
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    "640K of memory should be enough for anybody.” Bill Gates, president founder of Microsoft Corp., 1981
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    Web 1,2,3 and 4…
    The Semantic Web
    Google love/hate
    The Splinternet (Gartner)
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    Definitions of Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
    Definitions of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0
    • Web 1.0 – The static web (html files – no interaction)
    • Web 2.0 – Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups etc. Web 2.0 sites allow their users to interact with other users or to change website content.
    • Web 3.0 – The Semantic Web, making it possible for the web to "understand" and satisfy the requests of people.
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    Definitions of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0
    • Web 1.0 – The static web (html files – no interaction)
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    Definitions of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0
    • Web 2.0 – Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups etc. Web 2.0 sites allow their users to interact with other users or to change website content.
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    Definitions of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0
    • Web 3.0 – The Semantic Web, making it possible for the web to “understand” and satisfy the requests of
    people.
    http://motif.sandbox.yahoo.net
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    Web 3.0 (The Semantic Web)
    Web 3.0 – The Semantic Web
    “The Semantic Web is nota separate Web
    but an extension of the current one, in which information
    is given well-defined meaning, better enabling
    computers and people to work in cooperation”
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee
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    Evolution of the Web
    Evolution of the Web
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    Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
    Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
    http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases
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    Some interesting statistics
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    Social Media Facts 1 of 3?
    Time spent on social network sites is growing 3 times faster than the Net itself
    Social media messages have replaced e-mail as the dominant form of e-communications
    If facebook was a country – it would be the 4th most populated in the world
    93% of social media users think that companies should be actively engaged
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    Social Media Facts 2 of 3?
    13 hours
    Amount of video uploaded on youtube every minute
    412.3 years
    Time to view all youtube videos
    100,000,000
    Number of youtube videos viewed every day
    13,000,000
    Number of articles on wikipedia
    3,600,000,000
    Number of images on flickr
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    Social Media Facts 3 of 3?
    1,382%
    Monthly growth of Twitter
    50,000,000
    Average number of Tweets per day
    5,000,000
    Number of active Barrack Obama supporters across 15 social networks
    29 Million+
    Views of the ‘Where the Hell is Matt’ video on YouTube
  • In the last 6 months ...
    400 million active users to 700 million
    75 million user accounts with 15 million active users to 190 million users
    50 million users worldwide to 100 million
    14 million articles to 15 million
  • Key venues such as Facebook, Digg, Twitter, Delicious, LinkedIn all have rather large concentrations of over 35’s.
    Social MediaJust for Young Audiences?
  • Average age on social sites
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    “The Web is Dead Long Live the Internet” !
  • E-Mail Volume of ITCS&S organization
    >80% reduction of email
    Source: mstat.cisco.com
  • The Internet of Things/Objects
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  • Desktop to Mobile
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  • Paperphone
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  • Mobile Wallets
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  • www.PhoneGap.com
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  • www.AppMakr.com
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  • Dashcode
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  • Titanium
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  • Corona
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    User Engagement
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    User Engagement
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    User Engagement – Made Easy
    Improve your website sign-in experience
    Increase Registrations
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    Reduce Cost of Participation
    versus
    This is easy
    Free, but not so easy
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    Tech-Savvy Consumers
    www.codes.co.uk – voucher codes
    www.myvouchers.co.uk – discount codes
    www.promotionalcodes.org.uk – promotional codes
    www.topcashback.com – cashback site
    www.quidco.co.uk – cashback site
    www.greasypalm.co.uk - £25m+ saved!
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    Make connections secure
    Secure Google https://www.google.com !
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    EV SSL Certificate
    Extended Validation SSL certificates – highest level of trust [Tells your customers the company is real and trusted]
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    Make visitors ‘feel’ safe(Accreditation schemes for online retailers.)
    www.safebuy.org.uk
    www.mcafeesecure.com
    www.buysafe.com
    www.truste.com
    www.isisaccreditation.imrg.org
    www.roomsyoulove.com
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    User Generated Content (UGC)
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    What is User Generated Content?
    Definition
    Various kinds of [media] content that are produced by end-users, (as opposed to traditional media producers such as professional writers, publishers, journalists, licensed broadcasters and production companies) - Wikipedia
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    Examples of User Generated Content
    Reality TV
    Blogs, vlogs, moblogs, microblogs, wikis
    Video
    Opinions & reviews
    Social networking
    Social book-marking sites
    Personalized pages
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    UGC is part of a larger trend
    December 2007 Time recognized “You” as the ‘Person of the Year’
    Brand democratization
    Consumers are in control
    Peer production
    Citizen journalism
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    UGC is not going away
    Creation generation, peer production, customer-made
    Consumers have power and won’t give it up
    Technology and bandwidth advances are lowering barriers to entry
    New tools make creation easier every day
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    UGC Consumption in the US
    101M
    75M
    Source: eMarketer, June 2007
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    Prosper
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    Zopa
  • The world's first equity-based crowdfunding community
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  • Weddar
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    “Evolution” of the car
    Car ownership
    Ride Sharing
    Car Sharing
    P2P car rental
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    Encarta no more ..
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    Wikipedia
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    www.dictionary.com & www.urbandictionary.com
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    YouTube
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    flickr
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    tripadvisor
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    • World’s largest online travel community - Hotels/Restaurants/Attractions
    • 32 million unique monthly visitors, 15 million+ members
    • 35 million reviews of 450,000 hotels in 23 countries.
    • Often criticised for allowing reviews to be posted by anyone, without needing supporting evidence
    “We often hear from travelers that how a property responds to criticism has more influence on their booking decision than the criticism itself.”—April Robb, Trip Advisor
  • Tripadvisor + Facebook
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  • Airbnb
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    slideshare
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    PatientsLikeMe
  • Experts Exchange – old world
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  • Stackoverflow – new world
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  • Serverfault & Mathematics
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  • Stackoverflow funded by new website for Jobs
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  • Automaton Chess Player (circa 1850)
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  • Mechanical Turks
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  • Internet Eyes
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  • 5/5 Reviews – paid for!
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  • Iranian riots – “crowd sourced roundup”
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  • www.samasource.com
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    Collaborative Innovation
    www.lego.com
    www.goldcorp.com
    www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox
    www.ideastorm.com
    http://mystarbucksidea.force.com
  • Collaborative Innovation Tools - Feedback apps.
    Soliciting, accepting and organizing feedback is no longer a daunting task.
    www.uservoice.com
    www.getsatisfaction.com (www.stipso.com)
    www.feedbackify.com
    www.suggestionbox.com
    www.kampyle.com
    www.opinionlab.com
    www.crowdsound.com
    www.ideascale.com
    www.userecho.com
    www.talkbin.com -
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  • GetSatisfaction inside Facebook
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  • Collaborative Consumption (online swapping)
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  • Group Texting 1 of 2
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  • Group Texting 2 of 2
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  • Google enter Group texting marketplace
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  • Group Video Calling ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6phPRKotRo
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    Images
    Directory
    Book Search
    Checkout
    Alerts
    Catalogs
    Finance
    Web Search Features
    Desktop
    Search
    Froogle
    Earth
    Blog Search
    Video
    Local
    Toolbar
    Specialized Searches
    Maps
    Scholar
    News
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    Google Chrome
    Google Desktop
    Google Earth
    Google Pack
    Picasa
    Sketchup
    List of Google Products 1 of 8
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    Google Gears
    Google Buzz
    Gmail
    Blogger
    Google News
    iGoogle
    List of Google Products 2 of 8
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    Froogle
    Google Latitude
    Google Skymap
    Google Goggles
    YouTube
    Google Voice
    List of Google Products 3 of 8
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    AdMob
    Google Dashboard
    Adwords/Adsense
    DoubleClick
    Google Apps
    Google Docs
    List of Google Products 4 of 8
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    Google Feedburner
    Knol
    Orkut
    Panoramio
    Picnik
    Google Reader
    Google Health
    List of Google Products 5 of 8
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    Google Sites (was Jspots)
    Android
    Google Sidewiki
    Open Social
    Google Chrome OS
    Google Mars / Moon
    List of Google Products 6 of 8
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    Google Alerts
    Google Product Search/Base
    Aardvark
    Google Checkout
    Google Translate
    Fast Flip
    Google Real-Estate/Property search
    Google URL Shortner
    List of Google Products 7 of 8
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    Google Groups
    Google Finance
    Google Scholar
    Analytics
    Trends
    Goog-411
    Google Public DNS
    Google Maps
    Homebrew Google Maps!
    List of Google Products 8 of 8
  • Google #1
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  • Google Cars
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    www.logoogle.com – Fake Google logos
    www.givemebackmygoogle.com – Google without the affiliates
    www.google-dance-tool.com – seo tool
    www.googlesightseeing.com – Google earth oddities.
    www.googletutor.com/voyeur-heaven- very scary searches
    www.googlewatch.eweek.com – useful site on whats happening
    www.googlism.com – interesting take on search
    www.cultdeadcow.com – Goolag Scanner – terrifying tool
    www.thechurchofgoogle.org – Only in America!
    www.toorgle.com – Google torrent engine!
    www.googlesharing.net - Mess up Google
    www.theislamicsearch.com – Islamic Google Search
    www.suggestoftheday.com – Funny Google suggestions
    http://code.google.com/p/googlehacks– Hack Google!
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    “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr in The Atlantic
    The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Carr
    “Yes, the Internet is rotting your brain”, Salon.com on The Shallows
    Review of The Shallowsfrom Financial Times
    Rough Type, Carr’s blog
  • Search Neutrality!
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  • Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Crisis
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  • Microsoft Response
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  • Zynga response – Apple response
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • YouTube response
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  • Microsoft again!
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    Google Chromefastball
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    Search Engine Optimisation SEO (or cheating Google!)
    Don’t do (Blackhat): Hidden content, keyword stuffing, link farming, doorway pages, IP cloacking. [Duplicate content]
    Do (Whitehat/ethical): Fresh up to date relevant content, inbound links, friendly URL’s.
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    Buying Traffic – be careful!
    http://www.trafficzap.com
    http://www.nicheprofitclassroom.com/index.html
    http://www.blazingtraffic.com
    www.buyhitscheap.com
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    Shopping Channels
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    www.BruceClay.com
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    www.mattcutts.com/blog
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    Search Engine Optimisation SEO (or cheating Google!)
    Learn and keep up to date with:
    www.searchenginewatch.com
    www.searchengineland.com
    www.seomoz.org
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    Search Engine Optimisation SEO (or cheating Google!)
    www.fosi.org – Family Online Safety Institute.
    ICRA Tools – Label Generator - http://www.icra.org/label/generator
    (Up to 30% increase in traffic)
    http://fjd1.com/icra.html
    [http://www.rsac.org/ Recreational Software Advisory Council was replaced by ICRA]
  • Greplin – Social Search
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    Your Advertising Budget – Attract More Customers
    Google Adwords - www.google.com/adwords
    (Adwords / Adsense)
    Yahoo Advertising - www.yahoo.com/advertising
    Microsoft Advertising - www.microsoft.com/adcenter
    facebook Ads -www.facebook.com/ads
    Coming soon … Twitter ads - www.be-a-magpie.com
    Coming soon … Apple iAds [iphone OS 4.0 onwards]
    [Please remember ‘negative keywords’/’excluded words’]
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    Some advertising definitions
    PPC – Pay Per Click
    CPA – Cost Per Action/Aquisition
    CTR – Click Through Rate
    CPC – Cost Per Click
    CPM – Cost per Thousand
    eCM – effective Cost Per Thousand Impressions
    CPL – Cost Per Lead
    CPS – Cost Per Sale
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    Amazon Associate model
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    OfferVault
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    Commission Junction
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    buy.at
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    Mass Customisation"You can paint it any color, so long as it's black"
    www.createmychocolate.com – design your own chocolate bar
    www.gemvara.com – custom jewellery
    www.slantshackjerky.com – custom jerky
    www.shoesofprey.com – bespoke ladies shoes
    www.redmondpetfood.com – create your own petfood
    www.myjellybelly.com – custom jelly beans
    www.spreadshirt.com – mix your own shirt
    www.zazzle.com - custom gifts, posters
    www.blank-label.com
    www.laudividni.com – custom handbags
    www.youbars.com/buildabar – build your own energy bars
    www.lulu.com – self publishing: books, cd’s, calendars, yearbooks etc.
    http://nikeid.nike.com/nikeid/index.jsp - build your own Nike sneaker.
    www.funkypigeon.com – create personalised greeting cards.
    www.kideo.com – personlizedvidoes.
    www.flattenme.com – personalized story books
  • Print me a Stradivarius!
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  • 3D Printing/Fabricators
    Print?: a spare part for your car, a lampshade, or a violin!
    Today: Only plastics, resins, metals
    Cost: Currently same as a laser printer was in 1985. (£10,000+)
    Advantage: No waste (1/10th) used, No factories
    Possibilities: Endless, even RepRap.
    www.fabathome.org
    [www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMhG4fWQnlE]
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    “1 minute of video is worth 1.8 million words” – Forrester (April 2010)
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    Everyone is on
    10 Downing Street
    The Royal Family
    The BBC
    Channel 4
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    Everyone is on
    The Whitehouse
    Stanford University
    Mayo Clinic
    British Airways
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  • Nintendo
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    Power of Video 1 of 2
    www.youtube.com
    www.youtube.com/html5 [noflash required]
    www.youtube.com/disco [Look out Spotify!]
    www.youtube.com/citizentube [BP we hate you]
    www.youtube.com/lifeinaday] [Bladerunner]
    www.youtube.com/leanback [Youtube vs TV?]
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    www.tubemogul.com
    www.ustream.tv/ - You’re on!
    www.moviecom.com– Video for Business
    www.chatroulette.com (www.omegle.com) – Chat with strangers
    Make your own videos: www.moviestorm.co.uk/moviestorm/rock
    www.Xtranormal.com
    Power of Video 2 of 2
  • List of main video websites
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
    justin.tv
    collegehumor.com
    buzzfeed.com
    optvbytes.com
    youku.com
    funnyordie.com
    vodpod.com
    stagevu.com
    tudou.com
    ted.com
    youtube.com
    moviecom.tv
    ehow.com
    dailymotion.com
    hulu.com
    metacafe.com
    vimeo.com
    megavideo.com
    ustream.tv
    kendincos.net
    videosurf.com
    blip.tv
    crunchyroll.com
    livestream.com
    jokeroo.com
    viddler.com
    truveo.com
    current.com
    yidio.com
    veoh.com
    twitvid.com
    vuze.com
    flixxy.com
    kontraband.com
    trutv.com
    crackle.com
    revver.com
    guba.com
    slashcontrol.com
    mevio.com
    wonderhowto.com
    livevideo.com
    videojug.com
    wisevid.com
    grindtv.com
    stickam.com
    letmewatchthis.com
    craveonline.com
    ourstage.com
    nothingtoxic.com
    casttv.com
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    Competitor Analysis Tools
    www.compete.com – Competitor Traffic analysis
    www.quantcast.com – Detailed visitor analysis
    www.spyfu.com – Eat your competitors lunch
    www.google.com/trends (websites)
    www.wolframalpha.com – Computational Search Engine
    www.google.com/squared - Google spreadsheet search
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    Visitor Statistics
    Google Analytics
    A/B multivariate analysis
    www.statcounter.com
    Awstats
    www.reinvigorate.com
    www.crazyegg.com
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    Visitor Statistics continued
    Vibrant Ads]
    Dynamic Logic
    Revenue Science
    www.alexa.com – The Web Information People
    “The Waybackmachine” www.archive.org
    Block archive.org bot using robots.txt – see below
    User-agent: Alexa User-agent: Archive.org Disallow: /Folder/
    www.Prchecker.info
    (www.google.com 10/10 www.google.co.uk 8/10)
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    Understanding Users
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    Bookmarks/Favourites
    Website Listing -> Bookmarks
    Bookmarks->Shared online bookmarks
    Backup for bookmarks xmarks etc
    Social Bookmarks (www.AddThis.com, www.ShareThis.com now with Analytics)
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    Share Bookmarks 1 of 3
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    Share Bookmarks 2 of 3
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    Share Bookmarks 3 of 3
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    Online Social Bookmarking -AddThis
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    Online Social Bookmarking - ShareThis
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    Social Media
  • Social Media Risks
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    Conversation Prism
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    Role of the Social Consumer
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    Shoply
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    Social Media is Global and mainstream
    184m Bloggers
    73% of active online users have read a blog
    45% have started a blog
    57% have joined a social network
    55% have uploaded photos
    83% have watched video clips
    39% subcribe to an RSS feed
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    In 2008, if you’re not on a social networking site,you’re not on the Internet. It’s as true for advertisers as it is for consumers. Social networking is the ultimate manifestation of user generated content, and as such, holds more potential for growth than any other form of content on the Web today. User Generated Content (UGC) and Social Networks are transforming the media ecosystem.
    IAB Platform Status Report:
    User Generated Content, Social Media, and Advertising
    An Overview - April 2008
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    Who do you trust?
    Only 14% of people trust advertisements
    78% of people trust the recommendations of other consumers
    Nielsen “Trust in Advertising” report – October 2007
    “Why” are review so powerful?
    • Increase conversion rates
    • Brand Trust
    • Fresh content about you
  • The F-Factor
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    Friends, Fans, Followers
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    Social Media is Counter-intuitive
    Communications Media
    Social Media
    Space defined by Media Owner
    Brand in control
    One way / Delivering a message
    Repeating the message
    Focused on the brand
    Entertaining
    Company created content
    Space defined by Consumer
    Consumer in control
    Two way / Being a part of a conversation
    Adapting the message/ beta
    Focused on the consumer / Adding value
    Influencing, involving
    User created content / Co-creation
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    What motivates people to participate?
    Expressing themselves
    Support
    Listening
    Sharing
    Recognition
    Power
    The culture of the organization
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    Participation Inequality
    Jakob Nielsen’s 1-9-90 rule
    (Pareto Principle [80/20 rule])
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    Examples of Social Media
    Blogs
    Social Network Sites
    Virtual Realities
    Social Content
    RSS Feeds
    Wikis
    Mash Ups
    Podcasts
    Social Bookmarks
    Mobile Web; Internet Telephony
    Social Applications
    Twitter
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    Social Media Features
    Openness
    Communities and Networks
    Hosted Services
    Interactivity
    Global
    Peering
    Mass Collaboration
    Sharing
    Social Element
    The Internet as the platform
    Empowerment
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    Three Simple Questions
    • Who are your customers?
    • Where do they hang out online?
    • How can we best engage with and energise them?
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    Social Media Examples
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    www.willitblend.com (Blendtec)
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    Blentec YouTube Channel
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    www.Threadless.com
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    www.tripadvisor.com
  • www.zoopa.com(Video, Print, Radio Ads)
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • 99designs“Crowd sourced creative designs”
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • 99tests
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
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    rogersmithhotel - website
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    rogersmithhotel – life blog
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    rogersmithhotel – YouTube Channel
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    rogersmithhotel - Twitter
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    rogersmithhotel - flickr
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    rogersmithotel - facebook
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    rogersmithhotel - tripadvisor
  • Ustream.tv live feed
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
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    Affinia Hotels
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    Affinia Hotels
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    Skittles
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    United Breaks Guitars
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  • Risks with employees online
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    SWA Rap
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    Kruger National Park
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    Tag Cloud
    www.wordle.net, www.tocloud.com , www.tagcrowd.com- Online free Tag Cloud Creators
  • © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
    QR Codes
    “Get offline audiences online instantly”
    http://qrcode.kaywa.com - url
    http://zxing.appspot.com/generatorurl + geo
    http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator - url + others
  • 4 different types of QR Codes
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    QR Codes
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    QR Codes
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    Pet Shop Boys
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_N559yMLZc
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    Google Places
  • QR code your CV!
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • QR Codes After Death !
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  • Good looking codes
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  • QR Codes - are they audience appropriate?
    52% have seen or heard of QR codes
    28% have scanned a QR code
    62% scan a QR code to goto a website
    24% scan for contact info
    30% scan for information
    30% scan for a coupon
    6% say their scan led to a purchase
    Austin-Williams Research October-November 2010 – “QR Code Study”
    (Adults aged 25-54)
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    Augmented Reality
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    Wikitude
    Package includes:The Wikitude Java API;
    javadocs;
    documentation and
    a sample application,
    Augmented Reality connects reality with computer-generated data. Information is shown on the current camera display of the smartphone. The exact positioning of data in a live photo is possible thanks to the equipment of modern smartphones: using the data of GPS, the compass and the movement sensor, the exact geographical coordinates are calculated. In the case of the Wikitude World Browser, the data comes from cooperation partners like the online yellow pages qype, Wikipedia or the user community.
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    Wikitude
    Wikitude World Browser
    The Augmented Reality browser Wikitude by the AR – pioneer Mobilizy ( http://www.mobilizy.com ) is one of the very first fully functional AR-browsers for smartphones. Wikitude is available for Android smartphones and for the iPhone. The 3D feature is currently conceived for Android, a similar 3D feature for the Augmented Reality browser Wikitude for iPhone is being developed.
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    More AR Demos
    http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/ar/turbine.html?c_id=direct
    http://www.boffswana.com/news/?p=672#more-672
    Toyota virtual car
  • Priority Mail – “See If It Fits”
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    Virtual Worlds
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    Virtual Worlds
    Kaneva
    Second Life
    Smallworlds
    Onverse
    Runsescape
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    Virtual Worlds
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    Second Life
    Buy a PC at Dell Island
    Study for a University Degree
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    Flash Mobbing
    flash mob (FLASH mawb) noun.
    “A large group of people who gather in a predetermined location, perform some brief action, and then quickly disperse.”
    www.flashmob.co.uk
  • Tuángòu(pronounced twangoo)
    team buying or group buying (also known as store mobbing), is a recently developed shopping strategy originating in China where several people – connect over the web and agree to approach a shop in order to haggle to get a discount. The group agrees to buy the same item. The shoppers benefit by paying less, & the business benefits by selling multiple items at once.
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    團購
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    GroupOn
    www.groupon.com(www.mycitydeal.com, www.Qpod.jp , & www.Darberry.ru)
    www.livingsocial.com
    www.woot.com
    www.buywithme.com
    www.tippr.com
    www.wow.com (AOL)
    www.deals.valpak.com
    www.gruupy.com
    www.itison.com
    Aggregation sites :www.dealradar.comwww.yipit.com
  • “Bizydeal” [b2b model]
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    • $19 sent to 2-3 dealers (Basic)
    • $49 sent to 3-5 dealers (Plus)
    ✓ stress-free negotiating
    ✓ confidence in your deal
    ✓ no unwanted dealer emails
    ✓ no unwanted dealer phone calls
  • Google Offers (April 2010)
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    Old World - Web 1.0 KPIs
    • Site visits
    • Unique visits
    • Geographical spread of visits
    • Length of time spent on the site
    • Navigation through the site
    • Most/least popular pages
    • Number and quality of site enquiries
    • e-mail registrations
    • e-commerce sales
    • User feedback on the site
    • Links
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    Social Media KPI’s - The ‘4Is’
    • Involvement – network/community numbers/quality, time spent, frequency, geography
    • Interaction – actions they take – read, post, comment, reviews, recommendations
    • Intimacy – affection or aversion to the brand ; community sentiments, opinions expressed etc
    • Influence – advocacy, viral forwards, referrals and recommendations, social bookmarking
    Social Media Monitoring Tools –Audit, Assess, Impact
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    Engagement DB
  • Level of Engagement & Number of Channels
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  • Social Media Engagement
    Brand Value
    “Companies deeply engaged in social media grew revenuesby 18% over last year…companies that were least engaged dropped 6% on average.”
    Charlene Li, Founder, Altimeter Group
    July 2009 Report “ENGAGEMENTdb”
    http://www.engagementdb.com
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    Privacy
    Google Dashboard
    Google Books (129,864,880)
    Google Books Search Settlement
    “facebook – Rage Against facebook”
  • Delete your account
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    Deleteyouraccount – Remove yourself from the Social Media world.
    Suicidemachine – Meet your real neighbours again!
  • Kevin Kelly – get his book for free!
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    Protecting your brand online
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    What happens in Vegas stays on
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    Your Brand Online
    Protect it.
    www.pcnames.com – You must register all the Register TLD’s - try www.panabee.com !
    Surround the brand + ORM continuous.
    www.verizon.com and
    www.verizoneatspoop.comwww.verizonthetruth.com
    www.verizonscrewedme.comwww.verizonpathetic.com
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    Check your username online/ protect your brand.
    www.namechk.com
    www.usernamecheck.com/ - Gone!
    www.checkusernames.com/
    www.knowem.com/
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    Online Reputation Management
    FakeBreaker.com – Suspect someone isn’t who they say they are? People questioning you? Sign up and check everyone’s web cred.
    Naymz.com – Signup and invite your references to come and leave you reviews, building your online rep.
    Rapleaf.com – Look up your reputation, rate others, and they will be invited to rate you in return.
    ReputationDefender.com – Find out what is being said about you around the web and get it removed.
    TrustPl.us – Start building an online reputation so you can be trusted by others, and see whom you can trust.
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    Social Media Monitoring Tools
    Google Alerts - Free
    Trackur – Free & chargeable model
    Social Mention - Free
    Social Radar – Cost per month
    Radian6 - Expensive
    Howsociable - Free
    Socialomph.com
    Reputationdefender.com
    Netvibes
    Cocomment.com
    Imooty.com
    Sysomos
    Sprout Social
    Meltwater Buzz
    Buzz tracking Tools – www.boardtracker.com , www.boardreader.com
    Twilert, Twitrratr, - 100’s of Twitter media monitoring tools.
    www.addictomatic.com – custom pages on any topic. (Inhale the Web)
    Monitor Competitors pages: www.watchthatpage.com
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    Google Alertswww.google.com/alerts
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    Trackur www.trackur.com
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    Social Radarwww.socialradar.net
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    Social Mentionwww.socialmention.com
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    Radian6www.radian6.com
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    SM2 (formerly Techrigy)
    High end raw feeds with analytic tools
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    Howsociable – [visibility coverage score]www.howsociable.com
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    www.Socialoomph.comWas called TweetLater
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    Social Media Monitoring Tools
    Monitor and evaluate what is being said, by who, where and what impact – delivers actionable insights
    Three stage process
    Aggregate what is being said
    Natural language analysis – understand the data
    Deliver actionable insights
    We have identified more than 100 Companies in this space
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    Social Media Monitoring Tools
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    What they offer
    Search and relevance filters
    Further categorisation and tagging
    Assign Events to the Social Graph
    A variety of channels: web, news, blog, twitter
    Mention Volume, Importance and Demographics
    Analyse sentiment or tone
    Analyse date parameters
    Updates as they happen
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    And the space is still very confusing and unsettled.
    Lots of new proprietary terms to learn…
    Sentiment Analysis
    Community Health Index
    Online Promoter Score
    Brand Association Map (BAM)
    And dashboards. Lots and lots of dashboards.
    © 2009 White Horse Productions, Inc. Content may not be reused without permission.
  • Taking it seriously
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    Social Media ROI
    Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment
    Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment
    Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment
    Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment
    Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment (net profit)
    ROI =
    ROI =
    ROI =
    ROI =
    ROI =
    Cost of Investment
    Cost of Investment
    Cost of Investment
    Cost of Investment
    Cost of Investment
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    SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT FREE
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    1. Strategy
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    Conversations
    Questions to ask:
    • To whom will you talk? (Everyone to start? Only people with XX connections?)
    • Who will do the talking/listening?(Is there a social media manager? Do multiple people handle the responses?)
    • Where do you draw the line? (What’s discussed publicly versus taken “offline”?)
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    1. It takes people.
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    2. It takes technology.
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    3. It takes time.
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    Types of non financial impacts
    Customer complaints
    Customer complaints
    Customer complaints
    Website Visitors
    Website Visitors
    Website Visitors
    Impressions
    Impressions
    Impressions
    Positive press
    Positive press
    Positive press
    Click-throughs
    Click-throughs
    Click-throughs
    YouTube views
    YouTube views
    YouTube views
    Retweets
    Coupons distributed
    Coupons distributed
    Retweets
    Coupons distributed
    Visitors to a brick & mortar store
    Visitors to a brick & mortar store
    Visitors to a brick & mortar store
    Positive WOM
    Positive WOM
    Positive WOM
    Delivered emails
    Delivered emails
    Delivered emails
    Negative press
    Negative press
    Negative press
    Negative WOM
    Employment applications
    Employment applications
    Employment applications
    Blog comments
    Blog comments
    Blog comments
    FaceBook friends
    FaceBook friends
    FaceBook friends
    Social mention
    Social mention
    Social mention
    Twitter followers
    Twitter followers
    Twitter followers
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    Have Fun Online
    Gary Vaynerchuk
    WineLibrary TV – Changing the Wine World
    http://garyvaynerchuk.com/
    http://vaynermedia.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/gary
    http://twitter.com/garyvee
    http://crushitbook.com/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk
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    All about facebook
    www.checkfacebook.com
    www.youropenbook.org
    www.facebakers.com
    www.insidefacebook.com
    www.allfacebook.com
    www.facecrooks.com
    www.facebookproxy.co.uk
    www.unblock-facebook.net
    www.sickfacebook.com
    www.ihatefacebook.net
    www.quitfacebookday.com
    www.facebookdesktop.com/
    Facebook – Privacy Policy
    http://stories.facebook.com
    www.facebooksucks.com
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  • facebook business pages
  • Facebook app for restaurant bookings
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • Facebook versus Netflix !
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • Pepsi – Call to Action
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • Facebook – Call to Action
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • Coca Cola on Google+
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Ford on Google+
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Facebook- Call to Action
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • Facebook- Call to Action
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Match – Call To Action
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Manchester United
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • Manchester United on Google+
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Google Takeout
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Tesco – Call To Action with Freebies
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Microsoft
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • David Lloyd Leisure
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • There is no ‘dislike button’ [these are scams]
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Use a large logo (540x180 pixels)
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  • Enforced ‘Like’ us and reward
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  • Thanks + reward outcome
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Not a small one!
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Levis – Integrated online store with Facebook
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Social recommendation
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Women2Drive Campaign
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2011
  • Oldest Domain in the world!
    © Stephen Whitelaw 2010
  • Business Benefits of
    • Customer Retention
    • Drive Web-site Traffic
    • Case Studies
    • Customer Engagement
    • New Customers
    • Reputation Management
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    On their heels … www.joindiaspora.com
    www.onesocialweb.org
  • Google+ (July 2011)
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    Owned by Facebook Inc.
    More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
    http://www.facebook.com/
  • Facebook Connections
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  • Facebook Places
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    PULL
    PUSH
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    You need a strategy
    Without starting with this
    Stop trying to build this
    Or you get this
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    Social Media Strategy
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    Comply with Standards
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    Comply with Standards
    http://validator.w3.org – Markup Validation Service from the ‘World Wide Web consortium w3c”
    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator CSS Validator
    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG1AA-Conformance ) - see www.rnib.org.uk , www.glasgowhigh.com
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    Comply with Standards – HTML5
    http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html - The Standard
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5 - html5 Wiki
    http://www.youtube.com/html5 - YouTube supports html5
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    Comply with Standards – HTML5
    http://html5demos.com/ - html5 demos
    http://html5tutorial.net/ - html5 tutorials
    http://html5.org/ - html5 demos
    Arcadefire – www.thewildernessdowntown.com
  • Comply with Standards – HTML5 versus Flash
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    Comply with Standards - more
    Contact us, Livechat, Skype, Google/Bing maps.
    (http://solutions.liveperson.com/live-chat)
    Compliance Website checking Tools:
    www.uptrends.com – Monitor your website
    www.websiteoptimization.com – Page analysis
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    Comply with Standards – even more
    Captcha – “Completely Automated Public
    Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”
    DDA compliant Captcha - http://doepud.co.uk/contact.php#send-email
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    Richer Interactivity
    RichUI – DeepZoom/SeaDragon/Silverlight
    Very Hi Res images - http://bit.ly/cfvqBN
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    Geo-Location
    Facebook asks “Whats’ on your mind?”
    Twitter asks “What’s happening?”
    [Other companion sites: www.twittermap.tv and www.trendsmap.com
    “Where Are You” – modern version of LBS.
    http://www.geocaching.com/about/ ! (Hiking meets treasure hunting with a GPS) www.confluence.org
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    FourSquare launch appstore
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    … was called Dodgeball
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    Twitter Places
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  • itspot
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  • www.grindr.com
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  • Color by color
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    60%+ Twitter users do not use Twitter!
    80%+ of Twitter users are mobile.
    Keep tabs on Twitter Trends
    www.trendistic.com – Visual Twitter trends
    www.tweetvolume.com – Compare results
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  • Twitter case study 1 of 2
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  • Twitter case study 2 of 2
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  • Who does your Tweets?
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  • Best Buy – Customer Service
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  • Albion Oven on Twitter
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  • BTCare on Twitter
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  • Glasgow Airport on Twitter
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  • GLA Airport - Customer Service
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  • Virgin America – customer service
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  • Getting help on Twitter
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  • Internal use of Twitter
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  • First Tweet ever
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    Twitter used everywhere at anytime !
  • Norwegian Killer
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  • First Tweet from Space
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  • Robin Hood
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  • WhiteHouse.Gov
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  • Hudson – Jan 2009
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  • Christchurch Earthquake
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  • Unrest in Egypt (Jan 2011)
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  • McDonald’s Hoax
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  • McDonald’s response
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  • Fox News hacked on 4th July 2011
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  • Paypal hacked – 5th July 2011
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  • LulzSec announcement June 2011
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  • Over 10 million followers (May 2011)
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  • Twitter App permissions ...
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  • Some related websites
    www.twitter.com – Twitter!
    http://search.twitter.com/advanced - Advanced Twitter search (Was www.Summize.com )
    www.everythingtwitter.com – Huge Twitter resource.
    www.twitteranalyzer.com – Analyses friends, trends & mentions.
    www.twtroulette.com – Add yourself to the random timeline viewer.
    www.twitip.com – Learn about getting more from Twitter.
    www.streamtwitter.com – Perfect for demos/talks/DJ’s.
    www.upprdwnr.com - No longer in business! #uppr #downr
    www.twitpic.com – Share photos and videos on Twitter.
    www.twitoria.com - Analyzes the activity of your followers.
    www.twollo.com - Find and follow targeted users.
    www.tweet-u-later.com – Time your Tweets.
    www.chirpstats.com (formerly www.twitterless.com) – See who unfollows you.
    www.useqwitter.com - Catches Twitter Quitters.
    www.twitterfall.com – Display trending topics.
    www.tweetreach.com – How far did your Tweet reach.
    www.twilert.com – Receive Tweets as email.
    http://twittermap.com – Tweets on a Google Maps.
    www.trendsmap.com – Realtime location Twitter Trends.
    www.hashtags.org – Search for existing hashtags.
    www.truetwit.com – Validates your followers (avoids Spammers).
    www.identi.ca - Open source Twitter competitor.
    www.snapbird.org – Search Twitters History.
    www.tweetadder.com - Complete Twitter automation.
    www.klout.com – Measures your online influence.
    www.twitlonger.com – For those with more than 140 chars to share
    www.tweetdeck.com – Twitter (social media) application (desktop and mobile)
    www.hootsuite.com - Twitter/social media dashboard.
    www.twitscoop.com - Stay on top of Twitter.
    www.twibs.com/ - Twitter business directory.
    www.trendistic.com - Twitter Trends graphed.
    www.twittergrader.com – Get your Twitter grading/ranking.
    www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/tom - Tweet-o-meter – shows global tweets per country.
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    GPS for Sports people
    SatSport application for smartphones:
    http://www.satsportsgps.com
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    Should your location be secret?
    www.pleaserobme.com
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    Geo-Tags
    More and more search engines are using geo information to provide local results to the web surfer.
    http://www.map-generator.us/meta-tags.html - ICBM Generator
  • Behavioural Advertising(Interest-based advertising)
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  • Online tracking companies ... plenty of them!
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    VisitPA
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    Explore Chicago
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    Time Saver # 1
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    Time Saver #1
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    Time Saver # 1
    Ping.fm
  • Social Aggregation and Syndication market has grown!
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    Time Saver # 2
    Bing, Blip.tv Brightcove , Dailymotion
    eBaum's World, Facebook Videos, Graspr
    GrindTV, Ustream.tv Howcast, Hulu
    i2TV, iFood TV iTunes videos Metacafe
    MySpace, Sevenload, Streetfire, Twitter,
    StupidVideos, Veoh, Videojug, Yahoo Video,
    YouTube, Viddler, Vimeo Plus, 5min, Zoopy
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    Get Help If
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/contact-us/account-assistance.html
    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/account/securing-account.html
    http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hack_login_changed
    http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hack_nologin_access
    https://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/request.py?contact_type=contact_policy
    http://help.live.com/help.aspx?mkt=en-us&project=liveidv1&productkey=wlaccounts
    https://windowslivehelp.com/PasswordReset.aspx
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1911
    http://www.apple.com/uk/support/itunes/contact.html
    https://www.paypal.com/uk/ewf/f=sa_unauth
    https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f059ee17e99acf19529de9a5cb8b345b6900ea9ca1a1bd814
    http://help.twitter.com/entries/31796-my-account-is-compromised-hacked
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/uk/yahoo/edit/general.html
    https://edit.yahoo.com/forgotroot?done=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com&src=&partner=reg&intl=us
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    www.linkedIn.com[Raised $53m in 2008]
    Why use LinkedIn?
    Increase your visibility
    Improve your connectability
    Improve your Google Rank
    Gauge the health of a company
    No more recruitment costs
    Get free advice in groups
    Help you sell your products
    Keep in touch.
    85 million members worldwide, 4 million in the UK
    A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second
    More than a billion people-searches through the site last year
    25% of FTSE 100 companies hire through LinkedIn
    50% of Fortune 100 companies hire through LinkedIn
    Over half a million LinkedIn groups exist
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    The future of Newspapers, Books, TV and Radio!
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    The Times Online
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  • The Future of publishing
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    Zombie Landscapes
    Two screen dumps here
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    Out of Control – Anarconomy
    P(dev)>0 & P(dis)>0 & P(prod)>0 => P 0
    “Everything that can be digisted will be digitised and the price will move towards zero” (Music, Games, Films, Newspapers, Books …)
    New Business Models (Free, Ad supported, Freemium…)
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    Free Music
    PearlJam (www.pearljam.com) – 96 albums in last 24 months.
    Nine Inch Nails (www.nin.com) - gave their album for free, also sold a $10 CD box and a $75 deluxe version and a $300 premium deluxe limited edition that sold out in 30 hours and made a good return on the exercise.
  • Micropayments
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    now called
  • Laws on the web!
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    Open Source Models
    Software
    Movies
    Accommodation
    Cars
    Food
    Government
    Money
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    Open Source Models - Software
    Apache - HTTP web server
    Tomcat web server - web container
    Drupal — content management system
    Eclipse - software framework for "rich-client applications"
    FreeBSD - operating system derived from Unix
    GNU Project - "a sufficient body of free software."
    Joomla — content management system
    Linux - operating system based on Unix
    Mediawiki — wiki server software, the software that runs Wikipedia
    MongoDB - document-oriented, non-relational database
    Moodle - course management system
    Mozilla Firefox - web browser
    Mozilla Thunderbird - e-mail client
    OpenOffice.org — office suite
    OpenSolaris - Unix Operating System from Sun Microsystems
    osCommerce - ecommerce
    PeaZip - File archiver
    Stockfish — chess engine series, considered to be one of the strongest chess programs of the world
    Symbian - real time operating system
    WordPress - content management system - blog software
    7-Zip - File archiver
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    Open Source Models - Movies
    www.goodcopybadcopy.net
    http://panicstruckpro.com/revelations
    http://www.bigbuckbunny.org
    http://www.elephantsdream.org
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    Open Source Models - Cars
    Oscar - www.theoscarproject.org
    Aptera - www.aptera.com
    C,MM,N - www.cmmn.org
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    Open Source Models - Accommodation
    www.couchsurfing.comA professional-looking site, with numerous functions, that aims to “create deep and meaningful connections that cross oceans, continents and cultures”.
    www.globalfreeloaders.comAn Australian hospitality network.
    www.hospitalityclub.orgOne of the web originals, aiming to “bring people together”.
    www.stay4free.comA global “free accommodation network” based in Holland.
    www.travelhoo.comAnother of the early web outfits. Also offers a travel partner-finding service. Sign up to surf
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    Open Source Models - Food
    OpenCola
    The formula! - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola_formula)
    Beer - http://freebeer.org
    Coffee
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    www.freerice.com
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    Open Source Models - Government
    www.usnowfilm.com
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source_governance
    www.opensourceg.com
    www.opensource.gov
    http://yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk
  • Open Source Money!
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    Copyright/Copyleft
    Copyleft, Creative Commons
    e.g. flickr, wikitravel.org etc…
    Copyscape turnitin + other tools to catch you out – image cop from Israel
    Essay Mills - http://www.essaymill.com/, http://www.bestessays.com/, http://www.rushessay.com/, http://www.customessays.co.uk/, http://www.essaywriters.net/,
    http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/,
    http://www.scanmyessay.com/
    www.copyscape.com
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    Free – The future of a Radical New Price
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    The Long TailWhat Happens When the Economics of Scarcity Meets the Economics of Abundance?
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    LittleMissMatched
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    Volunteered resources
    www.seti.org
    Boinc (genetics, cancer, prime
    numbers, biology, malaria, astronomy)
    Earthquake Catching Network
    http://qcn.stanford.edu
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    Find a new Galaxy!
    www.galaxyzoo.org
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    23 and me – Collecting data
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    Google 411 – Collecting data 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN0q8SvlQAk
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    Useful Books 1 of 2
    The Wisdom of Crowds :James Surowiecki
    Wikinomics : Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams
    The Long Tail (Why the future of business is selling less of more): Chris Anderson
    Free (The future of a radical price) : Chris Anderson
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    Useful Books 2 of 2
    CrushIt! (Why Now is the time to cash in on your passion) : Gary VayNerChuk
    Landing Page Optimization : by Tim Ash
    What Would Google Do : by Jeff Jarvis
    Here Comes Everybody : by Clay Shirky
    The Cluetrain Manifesto : by Christopher Locke, Rick Levine, Doc Searls, David Weinberger
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    Dell Island
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    Second life uni 1
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    Second life uni 2
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    Second life uni 3
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    Google Property Search
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    Facebook Privacy 1 of 3
    Facebook Privacy Policy circa 2005:
    No personal information that you submit to Thefacebook will be available to any user of the Web Site who does not belong to at least one of the groups specified by you in your privacy settings.
    Facebook Privacy Policy circa 2006:
    We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on Facebook; that is why we give you control of your information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your profile to your school, your specified local area, and other reasonable community limitations that we tell you about.
    Facebook Privacy Policy circa 2007:
    Profile information you submit to Facebook will be available to users of Facebook who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy settings (e.g., school, geography, friends of friends). Your name, school name, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the Facebook network unless you alter your privacy settings.
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    Facebook Privacy 2 of 3
    Facebook Privacy Policy circa November 2009:
    Facebook is designed to make it easy for you to share your information with anyone you want. You decide how much information you feel comfortable sharing on Facebook and you control how it is distributed through your privacy settings. You should review the default privacy settings and change them if necessary to reflect your preferences. You should also consider your settings whenever you share information. ...
    Information set to “everyone” is publicly available information, may be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Facebook), is subject to indexing by third party search engines, may be associated with you outside of Facebook (such as when you visit other sites on the internet), and may be imported and exported by us and others without privacy limitations. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on Facebook is set to “everyone.” You can review and change the default settings in your privacy settings.
    Facebook Privacy Policy circa December 2009:
    Certain categories of information such as your name, profile photo, list of friends and pages you are a fan of, gender, geographic region, and networks you belong to are considered publicly available to everyone, including Facebook-enhanced applications, and therefore do not have privacy settings. You can, however, limit the ability of others to find this information through search using your search privacy settings.
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    Facebook Privacy 3 of 3
    Current Facebook Privacy Policy, as of April 2010:
    When you connect with an application or website it will have access to General Information about you. The term General Information includes your and your friends’ names, profile pictures, gender, user IDs, connections, and any content shared using the Everyone privacy setting. ... The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on Facebook is set to “everyone.” ... Because it takes two to connect, your privacy settings only control who can see the connection on your profile page. If you are uncomfortable with the connection being publicly available, you should consider removing (or not making) the connection.
    Conclusion: Viewed together, the successive policies tell a clear story. Facebook originally earned its core base of users by offering them simple and powerful controls over their personal information. As Facebook grew larger and became more important, it could have chosen to maintain or improve those controls. Instead, it's slowly but surely helped itself — and its advertising and business partners — to more and more of its users' information, while limiting the users' options to control their own information.