Time for my G+ post…
I have had access to Google plus now for a few days. First thoughts are that the interface is amazing. By amazing I mean its probably the best UI I have ever seen.
Now on to the obligatory Facebook Vs. Google..
#1 Social Media is not a war as much as we might want controversy and antagonism its not. A competition ok but not a war, Google doesn’t want google to be shut down because they are going to separate divisions if that happens. Facebook actually needs Google for the same reason they are not allowed to operate a monopoly.
#2 Facebook will be fine, as a user of Google+ my use of Facebook has not changed at all…Twitter on the other hand… well that is a different sections
#3 The next my[__] conversations are all a little premature. However Facebook needs to innovate (by innovate I don’t mean add Google video chat) and I am sure they will.
Businesses and G+
When you sign up for Google there is an express agreement that profiles are for people. (Looks at Mashable Ford and The National Association of Realtors) You cannot run a business profile Google will shut you down. Community managers should be jumping at the chance to get on, figuring out what resonates and which strategy they should be considering (this is very early). One thing we know Google has Post Rank and the Businesses data will be built using that tool.
Popular tumblr memes can be found on G+ you guys will really enjoy it. I dont think G+ will pose much of a threat to tumblr as a network, you guys are just too passionate.
Social media has undergone a fragmentation in recent years G+ is going to continue the trend. The Geo market has already demonstrated that Social Media has become more like the TV market than the winner take all My[__] vs Friendster vs. Facebook days of 2006.
That is my Google Plus post.. here is a random photo of a duck.
The FCC has rules. Bloggers, Tweeters, Youtubers, folks on tumblr, and advertisers all have to follow them. If a company gives you a product or service you must disclose the interest if you talk about it online. Cmp.ly meets the requirement, you get a fairly cool looking logo, it doesn’t feel so pitchy and it discloses the nature of the relationship cleanly.
Oh and one more plus it is short so you can simply add a cmp.ly call out to a tweet.
I have said all along… Twitter is a much better tool for education. Facebook limits the poteintal for live interaction just b/c of the lack of threaded conversations alone. Twitter allows students to develop meaningful long term relationships. Great study very interesting.
One more point… Students with lower household incomes are less likely to use facebook. This means they take college more seriously and are likely on an academic scholarship.
Acer is doing a two screen tablet, @goodtoKNO has Intel investment money. There is a need for this product specifically but I think multi touch screen devices are the future. What are your thoughts?
Source: Fast Company
The Girl Effect: The Clock is Ticking (by girleffect)
One way you can vote to help change is with purchase power….
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The Reason the Xoom and Atrix are failing is simple… price point! There are only so many customers that want these products and they are never going to take cool away from Apple. Motorola has one and only one option beat them by providing the same quality only cheaper… I think the Atrix is a glimpse into the future of laptops but not at $500 when I can buy an iphone 3GS for $50!
Figure it out Motorola…
"In PCWorld’s review, the Xoom scored 3.5/5 stars, with one note on pricing: the tablet cost $800 contract-free on Verizon, or $600 with a two-year contract. In comparison, the iPad 2 starts at $499 (with no 3G and just half, 16GB, of storage). The Xoom also had a few initial hiccups: SD card support was not enabled and Flash support came on the tablet only weeks after launch. The less expensive Wi-Fi-only Xoom ($599) is on the par with the 32GB iPad 2." (via Motorola’s Xoom and Atrix, Duds? - PCWorld)
"Coca-Cola made headlines in 2009 when it introduced the PlantBottle, a beverage bottle made from petroleum-based materials and 30% plant-based materials. The company’s ultimate goal has been to make a 100% plant-based bottle—but now PepsiCo has beaten it to the punch. PepsiCo announced this week that it has figured out how to make fully recyclable, 100% plant-based bottles from switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. Eventually, the company plans to use oat hulls, potato and orange peels, and a variety of other agricultural by-products from its Quaker and Tropicana brands." (via PepsiCo to Coke: Our 100% PlantBottle Is 70% Plantier Than Your PlantBottle | Fast Company)
This could actually reduce the price of Oil Big news.
Source: Fast Company