Imagine a social network that is like one giant sorority: This is what Alexandra Chong has been building over the past 6 months since launching Luluvise. Her platform, defines itself as a space dedicated to “girl time, all the time”, and attempts to re-create the patterns of close female friendship online. [Read more...]
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By:Â Alexandra Campuzano,Â guest blogger
For the past few months Iâ€™ve been adjusting to life in a new city.
Anyone who has made a change from a city they consider home to a city that is virtually the opposite of home will understand the transition is tougher than anyone might have warned you about.
Prior to the big move, friends who had made similar transitions tossed bouquets of advice my way.
â€œDonâ€™t forget to keep a weekly and monthly budgetâ€, â€œMake sure your place has a night guardâ€, â€œHave a few months of rent and utilities in your savings account, you know, just in caseâ€,â€Donâ€™t be afraid to live off Cup-o-noodleâ€”itâ€™s a perfectly decent meal.â€ [Read more...]
“NYC was an easy choice as the place to first introduce Badoo to the U.S. It’s young, diverse, and social–a lot like Badoo!”Â - Jessica Powell, Chief Marketing Office for Badoo worldwide
It’s no surprise we love Badoo.
We’ve been writing about them for quite sometime now and thereby, it still should not be a surprise that when heard about The Badoo Project, we took our happy little selves to SoHo for an evening to hang out with our favourites from Londontown.
One of the most anticipated events in .com history is finally upon us: Facebook has filed for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) and everybody is speculating about how high the companyâ€™s valuation will go.
We asked a couple of experts to shed some light on the matter: Professor Mark T. Leary, of Olin Business School, believes that at IPO the firm will have a total market value in the $80 – $100 billion range:
â€œI donâ€™t doubt that investors will be willing to pay that price for the shares, based on the valuations coming out of their past private issuances and recent online auctions for private shares,â€ he says.
But just because people are willing to pay that price, does it actually mean that Facebook is worth that much? [Read more...]
By:Â Alexandra Campuzano, guest blogger
Late last week I walked into Subway craving a tuna sub with all the toppings.
As I bee-lined way to the order counter, I noticed one of my co-workers at a table neglecting her BMT (rude!). She was preoccupied and her forehead had those â€˜This does not look goodâ€™ wrinkles as she intently looked at her phone. I stopped by to say ‘hello’ and see if she was okay.
Turns out, she couldnâ€™t find her debit card.
Sheâ€™d looked everywhere.
So I asked her if she was Googling her banks number on her phone. [Read more...]
Who would have ever thought that all of Facebook’s newest features were originally conceived by the original AD man himself, Mr. Donald Draper. [Read more...]
One of the worldâ€™s largest networks of online forums, CrowdGather announced that it will launch a fragrance targeted at dedicated online communities, which are made up largely of gamers and tech geeks. [Read more...]
Facebook has been in the news a lot lately, but not necessarily for the right reasons.
Earlier in May 2011, it emerged that it had hired a very well-known PR agency to plant stories against Google relating to user privacy.
Considering Facebookâ€™s own issues with privacy, this gives the impression that the company is trying to make itself look better by making its competitors look good as opposed to getting its act together. [Read more...]
By: Alice Bonasio, guest blogger
With over 112 million members, and a few more joining every second, Badoo is one of the fastest-growing â€“ and profitable â€“ ventures on the web.
In Brazil, though, it is a mass phenomenon, with over 14 million users registering for the service in under two years.
But there is still room for expansion, since Brazil has the largest number of internet users in Latin America – 76 million and growing.
Brazilians are avid Social Networkers.
A recent Synthesio report found that among internet users in Brazil, 86% were on Social Networks, compared to 74% in the UK and US.
So whatâ€™s Badoo all about and why does it work so well in a tropical climate?
It all boils down to its easy, flirty, â€œlets hook upâ€ attitude, which really resonates with Brazilians, it seems. [Read more...]
By: Alice Bonasio, guest blogger
With every brand becoming aware that customers demand close, digitally-mediated interactions, digital public relations is in high demand.
But what are the secrets of making it work for you?
We take a look at Brazil – a country which is experiencing an amazing rate of growth in all things digital – for some answers.
Digital PR is a new area in Marketing and Public Relations that is fast becoming an essential tool in the kit of most companies, but in markets such as Brazil – where the astronomical growth of the Internet and Social Network usage is fueling the demand for this type of interaction â€“ the effects are being keenly felt.
It’s quite easy to say that 2010 was the year of the Internet:
- Facebook was made into a film called “The Social Network”
- Twitter grew to new heights
- Photoshop was a superstar in more than once instance for making people beautiful…or lack there of…
- New non-partisan organization, No Labels, replicated another organization’s logo and Gothamist caught it
- Mashable held their Summit
- YouTube launched a few careers
But most of all, people connected, shared and helped one another.
The Internet became the place to make important announcements and before the world new it, online was the new, ultimate “it” place.
On December 14, 2010 Twitter came out with their “Most Powerful Tweets of 2010″ — it’s definitely worth a look to see the true power of what makes viral — simply that, viral.
1 – Ann Curry
Thu Feb 05
00:34:31 +0000 2009 [Read more...]
By: Amanda Montgomery, guest blogger
An online/media attention frenzy ignited throughout the social network sphere on October 1, 2010 when the chicest, smartest bloggers from around the world began registering for Sunglass Hutâ€™s ‘Full-Time Fabulous’ Blogger Contest.
The prize at stake?
One lucky winner will be selected in January 2011 and receive a year long, freelance contract worth $100,000USD to report on behalf of Sunglass Hutâ€™s yet revealed new blog.
The gamutâ€™s been set, the contestants have entered, and only one will be deemed worthy because theyâ€™ve got what it takes to be Full-Time Fabulous.
Perhaps hoping to inspire [Read more...]
The full trailer for The Social Network is out.
The Aaron Sorkin film, is the highly-anticipated and controversial retelling of the birth of Facebook.