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Social network decline
Social network decline is likely hard to define at first, we would likely seem small signals here and there. It may be easier to see in smaller, niche platforms. It is hard to know when a backing track of Jim Morrison droning ‘this is the end my friend. This is the end’ would be appropriate a la Apocalypse Now.
Web 2.0 Asia :: Comparison between Asian social networks – the nature of some markets means that while social networks may be relatively small globally, they still may not be in a process of social network decline
Facebook Weakening In The UK | WebProNews – this could be seasonal, a sampling error or a small sign of social network decline. At the moment it is hard to tell.
Cyworld pulls out of Germany – JV with Deutsche Telekcom and SK shuts up shop after six months. In the case of Cyworld’s aspirations of large scale penetration, the social network decline is obvious
Hitwise Intelligence – Heather Hopkins – US: Yahoo! Buzz Catching up to Digg.com – a better technology or design doesn’t necessarily mean social network decline for other products as networks have a high price to leave
Yahoo Buzz is a Game Changer for Social Media; And Spells Trouble for Digg! – ReadWriteWeb – the arrival of a new rival could be concealing organic decline as the heat ebbs away
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . War of the Worlds | PBS – There is a technology war coming. Actually it is already here but most of us haven’t yet notice. It is a war not about technology but because of technology, a war over how we as a culture embrace technology.
divideandkreate.com – mash-up dons
Aggro1.com – recommended by team9
<<<team9 mp3s>>> – cool Australian mash-ups
Weather Display Live from UCL – I love the interface on this, really nice inspirational use of Flash
Google Japan Gets Makeover | WebProNews – cool icons a la Google Korea, expect Asian UI tweeks to hit Europe and the US soon
Groundswell consumer behaviour profile tool – Interactive data
Register to get Tanla’s mobile marketing guide – for free. Nice no nonsense document
DIY laptop stand, it just works on Flickr – Photo Sharing! – take one Ikea towel holder, plexi-glass and a bit of tinkering to make a stand-up laptop support
brandchannel.com | French luxury brands by Chauncey Zalkin – interesting overview on the challenges facing French luxury brands
Pepsico Forming Social Network – based around European football
» Hope for the best, plan for the worst sixtysecondview – David Brain gives some sound advice and goes bearish on the economic prospects for PR over the next 12 months or so
When an Ad Network Launches a Virtual World… – new SL wannabe by ad network
Are Internet ads better than TV ads? – hmmm I don’t think so but that wont stop online marketers flogging them
Joost Disappoints as Next YouTube – Portfolio.com – profile on the internet TV phenomena, my problem with Joost is that the content isnt updated on many of the channels. More manga please like Space Battleship Yamamoto and Atom Boy
State of journalism survey – some interesting and counterintuitive take-outs
Evil Pundit of Doom II – creators of the LOL Jihad – LOL Cats meets the struggle between western society and muslim fundamentalists
Microsoft Plummets, Retail Falls While Beauty Gains in CoreBrand 2007 Brand Power Rankings – interesting survey. Particularly the assertion that the apple pc ads have had a negative impact on Microsoft’s brand
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Stylish Sportswear With Designs on China – WSJ.com – western sports companies are incorporating Chinese cultural motifs to hook Chinese consumers. I saw an amazing Onitsuka Tiger track top when I was in Hong Kong but unfortunately it wasn’t available in gweilo sizes.
Level 3 Adds IBM’s CDN Patents to Its Portfolio – GigaOM – interesting analysis on the current battle in the content development network space.