Win via Facebook Chipotle burrito prize Write, invite, vote-NOW! Chipotle just announced an online contest: today only, post a haiku on their Facebook page, and the haiku with the most “likes” wins. Chiptole commercials are always creative, and recently they’ve looked to crowdsourcing for content. This contest also takes the next step, encouraging hopeful winners[…]
The other day I ‘fanned’ Heartless Wheels on Facebook. Heartless Wheels are a specific type of wheel used for roller derby; they are narrower and lighter than other types of quad wheels like Atom or Radar Wheels. Some of my fellow skaters use Heartless Wheels, but I don’t. So when I fanned them, one of[…]
In earlier posts, I discussed my use of privacy settings on Facebook, and on my blog sidebar it clearly states “I tend to restrict my Facebook friends to people I’ve met in person. ” In general, my Facebook account is much more closely aligned with my athletic and social pursuits than my technical and social[…]
What IS Facebook? According to the homepage, “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.” But how aggressively or personally are you connecting and sharing? Is your personal approach to Facebook one of privacy or publicity? Have you ever considered the impact of your online engagement?
The first blog platform I used was Livejournal, back in 1999. One of the greatest benefits of LJ over Blogspot at that time was the rich community aspect: I loved how they handled “friending” and content permission. A decade later as I struggle with Facebook privacy settings, I find myself longing for the good old[…]
So opine the teen girls on the SxSW panel “What Teens & Tweens Want In A Web Site/Application”. When high schoolers bemoan that social networking sites like mySpace and Facebook are too much like high school, does social networking have a future?
When the New York Times infers that social networking helped Barack Obama get the most powerful job in the world, you know there is a serious paradigm shift underway. So when you decide your organization needs some of this “social stuff” for your own, how do you know what to ask for?
Today I was walking someone through the Google Friend Connect examples. I’m always logged into Google, so I wasn’t aware of the number of authentication steps that are required to actually use GFC. We had to go to the appropriate site, then sign into google. THEN register with the appropriate social network. At the first[…]
My thoughts are premature, because I haven’t actually seen Google Friend Connect (GFC; can I call it GFC?) in action, I’ve only seen the few screenshots that google has released. That being said, I thought I’d respond to my impressions or understandings of the service, before seeing what it really is. That way if I’m[…]
Resource’s Love Triangle = Google Friend Connect Sign-in (OpenId) = consumer Friends (OAuth) = community Apps (OpenSocial) = brands The consumer and the community exist, and there is some infrastructure available to support what they wish to accomplish. OpenId and OAuth are examples of how we are aware of user needs for data portability as[…]