In this BigThink video, Steve Rubel discusses his thoughts on why Twitter matters: Question: How significant is Twitter as a marketing vehicle? Steve Rubel: Itâ€™s huge right now and I stress the words â€œright now.” Whatâ€™s interesting about Twitter is as a marketing vehicle is that, one, it has a huge community and growing. Years [...]
In 2008, podcasting, vlogging and new media in general were effectively banned from the Olympics. For future events, the Olympics has to embrace new media, according to Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger, because the rules governing who can report from the Olympic Games are outdated in the age of Twitter. In a speech to the International [...]
Apple today announced that it sold over one million iPhone 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch. â€œCustomers are voting and the iPhone is winning,â€ said Steve Jobs, Appleâ€™s CEO. â€œWith over 50,000 applications available from Appleâ€™s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.â€ The new iPhone 3GS [...]
Are Twitter users anti-social? Last week, Internet marketing blog HubSpot released their second State of the Twittersphere report (pdf). According to HubSpot’s report: 79.79% Twitter users fail to provide a homepage URL 75.86% of users have not entered a bio in their profile 68.68% have not specified a location 55.50% are not following anyone 54.88% [...]
Media analyst Clay Shirky has some interesting thoughts on the steady stream of photos, Twitter posts and videos coming out of post-election Iran: I’m always a little reticent to draw lessons from things still unfolding, but it seems pretty clear that … this is it. The big one. This is the first revolution that has [...]
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor has been doing some amazing things over the last few years, experimenting with new media and doing more than any other major musician to forge a new model for using the Internet to interact directly with his fans. Here’s a few examples: Reznor has released several albums as free downloads, [...]
The days of televisions being broadcasting terminals are over; the future of television is open and interactive. You don’t watch TV anymore – you Twitter about it, blog about it, embed it, respond to it and remix it.
Audio gear manufacturer Behringer is giving away a PodcaStudio gear kit in a Twitter-based contest: To help you on your way to new media domination, Behringer is doing another Twitter giveaway.Â This time, we are giving away an amazing PODCASTUDIO Firewire Kit that includes a professional 8-input 2-bus mixer, a professional large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone, [...]
Developer Michael Bailey has launched a new microblogging media-sharing site, MobaTalk. The site is an online service built for sharing more detailed information in a “micro” format, preserving what Bailey, creator of theÂ MyChingo Audio Comment System, calls “the contextual association” of the content. MobaTalk accommodates submissions of short video (under 2 min), or audio [...]
MechaWorks has announced MobileEdition – a new service that promises to put your WordPress-based blog into the iTunes App store, for free.
According to the company, “MobileEdition is designed to let you to offer an iPhone-formatted version of your blog, while keeping the full desktop experience available on Safari. You get presence on the App Store, your readers get a simple choice in how to read your blog on-the-go.”