New US Army social media guidelines | Brew – great use of photography in these. Content is common-sense
Piwik – Web analytics – Open source – good for projects where you don’t want to rely on Sitemeter or Google Analytics
Ireland to top most globalised nations | Irish Examiner – but what does this really mean for the economy
Why And How Digital Music Products Have Indeed Failed | Forrester Blogs – Digital music is at an impasse. Digital music has failed to reach its three key objectives:
- To offset the impact of declining CD sales.
- To generate a format replacement cycle.
- To compete effectively with piracy.
What’s the Story with Stanley Ho? – China Real Time Report – WSJ – the surreal soap opera that is playing out in one of Hong Kong’s most prominent families
UK inflation to rise towards 5% – King – RTÉ News – will help reduce government debt in real terms
Coach to Shift Production From China; Profit Rises 26% – WSJ.com – interesting move, Vietnam as manufacturing destination of choice
Microsoft: Consumers Should Think Twice Before Broadcasting Location | Ina Fried | Mobilized | AllThingsD – especially interesting given Microsoft’s relationship with Facebook and local search being a goldmine for Bing
A special report on global leaders: The rise and rise of the cognitive elite | The Economist – interesting discussion on inequality
Fireworks App for Chinese New Year! – add virtual fireworks to any pictures
Logic+Emotion: Trust: From Fortress To Wedge – another post on how online has changed communication. The visual metaphor is quite nice though
Dispatch from Davos I: More Disruption Ahead | Ketchum Blog – interesting take on this at Davos
TweetBig – Brilliant Twitter Management & Marketing Tools – some interesting things here, but also some tools that would encourage bad practice
Zuckerberg discussed “possibility of cooperation” with China Mobile | Asian Correspondent – I can’t see Facebook beating out RenRen and Douban
Whapee – something to investigate further
Latinos and Teens: Cracking the Social Media Codes – actually they seem to use brands the way I did
Google is now the UK’s largest advertising channel. Here’s why… | TheMediaBriefing – three times bigger than commercial TV
37signals Product Blog: We’ll be retiring our support of OpenID on May 1 – poor performing OpenID providers and a nightmare user experience. Expect others to follow
Tots 100 » Tots100 for PR Agencies – unsure how I feel about this. This can encourage laziness in planning as they are not all encompassing, a mentality towards spanning and the rankings should reflect the campaign objectives rather than the publishers vagaries
Who Runs HK – Mapping the people who matter in Hong Kong – really nice interactive map
The Battle for Wieden + Kennedy. – The Black Operatives Department – interesting idea based on location data, especially given the gaming format of Foursquare itself