Counterfeiters: Foes or Friends? – counterfeiters act as market-makers for luxury brands
UK brands adapt on social media: News from Warc.com – interesting with Ash Choudhury about Nokia’s social media approach
Underpinnings of the Internet Shift – NYTimes.com – interesting the way governments are subverting the freedoms of citizens in developed countries. This is probably the most lasting legacy of Wikipedia, the wisdom of mobs and the lobbyists of the media industries who see UGC as akin to communism
MeeGo and Mango promise mobile web delights • The Register
New Media Knowledge – Informa Viewpoint on Ofcom’s research on mobile broadband – basically likely performance is a lottery
Gripe Harnesses Social Media for Consumer Complaints – NYTimes.com – interesting article which shows the challenges of making customer service scaleable
Zuckerberg: Privacy anxiety is fleeting | Digital Media – CNET News – “We’ll roll it out, and pretty often there’ll be this backlash, and people will say, ok, we don’t like this new thing,” said Zuckerberg. “It’s I think a real anxiety. People were really afraid of more people being able to be involved in the social network.” A bit like the analogy of the boot stamping on the face of society in 1984, those people too got used to the new normal
Facebook Still Has No iPad App But They’re Building A Desktop Software Team?! – don’t necessarily agree with MG Seigler; for instance I put out most of tweets via the Mac Twitter client
Should Asia be concerned about the EU’s cookie ban? – Campaign Asia-Pacific – international ripple-through
Really interesting presentation on why marketing and advertising is different between China and the west.
Most professional politicians in the West are lawyers, trade union officials, civil servants, politicos or PR people by background. Vladimir Putin is a former intelligence officer and still known for being an action man, so it was only a matter of time before he got his own comic strip. Superputin is a fantastically drawn strip with tongue-in-cheek humour.
I personally think that this comic strip enhances Mr Putin’s reputation.
I was in the Architectural Association one lunch time looking at some of the exhibited work and this quote was on the stairwell as I headed to the bar area.
The quote really resonated with me; relatively few of us have been so desperate or so lucky; that we have truly been tested. Something to think about when the wisdom of mobs kicks in.