Twitter announced a new button a few hours ago. They finally have a Follow Button!
It's now possible for site owners to show which Twitter accounts their visitors should follow. Until yesterday you had the possibility with an @Anywhere button, but this was way too many features for only following.
Besides direct following with a click on "follow," visitors can also click directly on the account name, revealing a nice pop-up with some information about the account (number of followers, lastest tweets):
And guess who has already implemented it? That's right, Amazee Labs has:
Amazee Labs is happy to announce the launch of a one-of-a-kind Drupal 7 site for Rico J. Baldegger, professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business Administration Fribourg.
Rico came to us by way of The Institute for Entrepreneurship, an existing Amazee Labs client with a new site launched in April. His goal was to develop a dedicated, online presence to showcase his academic and professional pursuits as well as increase his availability to students.
Because Rico wanted a simple, unique, modern website, a one-page site with auto-scrolling and parallax effects was an appropriate approach... with a twist. While the sections below are displayed here as separate images, they create a long, single chain on the actual site. A top-fixed menu makes navigation easy.
Ajax views and Drupal Behaviors streamline the Publications section, which might otherwise have been displayed in a very long, daunting list (Rico's written or collaborated on more than 40 works!).
And perhaps most importantly (and because we believe in content "below the fold"), there are a variety of ways students can schedule time to meet their professor:
We think students will be impressed with their professor's new site, and hope you are too. Let us know what you think.
In 2002 it all started. Now LinkedIn went public at the NY Stock Exchange, with a euphoria driven demand doubling its stock price of $45 to $94 on the first day. On about 100 million shares outstanding, this values the company at nearly $10 billion. That is approx. 610 times the 2010 profits ($15.4 million). And that, hold tight, makes up for a wowzy P/E of 610! For the ones of you who are not into trading: LNKD currently is one of the most expensive stock in the universe. However, maybe you're more into sociology, then the following fact might be of interest: At a market cap of $10 billion and 100 million each member and his connections is worth $100. If you care less about money, then you'll probably like this one from mashable:
Yesterday, the Ubelly bloggers announced this year's nominees for their Critters Awards. We are not really sure what this is about, but the original Critters movie being a very fun thing to watch, we are excited to be among the lucky ones!
Let's see how this goes, thanks to the Ubelly crew for nominating us, if there's anything we can do to win, let us know (nudge nudge)!
Here's some food for thought (combined with the latest numbers on Facebook): What would you do if Facebook didn't exist? – I must admit, I'd be in trouble. I am relying so much on it in my daily life, I couldn't imagine going without the old FB. What would you miss most if Facebook were not around any more?
A-Labs had the great pleasure to provide another entrepreneurial project with an online presence: KMU Businesspartner
KMU Businesspartner is a project of Beat Stocker, the former CEO of the Aduno Group. The startup's mission is to take on one of the biggest markets arising within the next few years: Succession planning and -financing with small and medium size enterprises. In other words: More and more baby boomer entrepreneurs are retiring - requiring all kind of support for the handover of their company. KMU Businesspartner provides the full rack of services to successfully master the transition phase. Unlike a classic succession consultant, KMU Businesspartner only gets involved if they take a share in the company. More on the website. (German only, English version to follow).
The institute is a department of the University of Applied Sciences Fribourg and has made itself a name as one of the leading Swiss institutions for research and teaching in management and entrepreneurship.
The school approached us with the mission to create an online hub for their staff and students, as well as all newbies interested in their master program, events or research.
The Institute's director left us all freedom to come up with a solution that on one hand respects the seriousness of an educational institute, and on the other hand takes an entrepreneurial approach - breaking the ordinary stuffiness of the average Swiss educational website.
Furthermore the website should integrate their pre-existing but scattered social media accounts.
Let us now your opinion, whatever your verdict shall be! Here's the link.
Zurich, being Switzerland's largest city and its innovative hub no doubt is an awesome city. But this week Zurich has gotten just a bit more awesome: The Awesome Foundation's Zurich chapter has been officially founded. [Disclaimer: I am part of this chapter, so this is a little piece of shameless self promotion.]
The Awesome Foundation itself has been founded in Boston in 2009 and its members award money to awesome projects, whether they are from the fields of science, art, social or whatnot. Local chapters have sprung up around the globe over the past two years, most of them in North America, but there are also Awesomistas in Australia, Great Britain and Germany.
And now a group of ten have given birth to the first Swiss chapter, right here in Zurich. We are aiming at awarding 1,000 CHF to awesome ideas four times a year. If you feel you could use the money to make something truly awesome happen, you should read this (in German) and then apply. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
This little excerpt from a session of the German Federal Press Conference (the main place where the press goes to get answers from the government's speakers). For about twenty minutes, the good people of the press discuss Twitter. How it is used by the government as a means of information, if it is used exclusively for information services, if the information on Twitter will be exclusive to that channel, and so on and so on.
The story behind this: The Government Speaker, Steffen Seibert, uses Twitter for official purposes at RegSprecher and has recently revealed on Twitter that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit US President Barack Obama this summer – 20 minutes before the memo went out to the press. Of course, the German press doesn't take crap from nobody, so they pelt Seibert's colleague Christoph Steegmans with ridiculous questions.
Why I am posting this, you ask? It shows how little German journalists seem to know about Social Media and digital ways of communicating. They have a loooot to learn! (The video is in German, naturally.)