It's Christmas today and you can help us win a MacBook Air! How? Just like Michi's comment at Facebook (till 18.00 CET today) and help us get 60 more Likes, pleeeaaazee. Here's the 4 simple steps:
1. Like "Joiz": http://www.facebook.com/joiztv
2. Go to this Page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=174382359261553
3. Scroll down until you see Michi's Comment
4. Like it!
That's it, thank you :) We'll keep you posted...
Here's another TED talk that caught my interest. Rachel Botsman, co-author of the book "What's mine is yours – The rise of Collaborative Consumption" (support your local book dealer!), speaks about how consumption is shifting from the more proprietary approach of owning things to a sharing approach: owning things at one point in time, but being willing to give it away again. Rachel explores the different facets of modern consumption and gives quite some food for thought.
Please forgive this little insider joke, I just can't resist it. Especially since I thought last night: "Wouldn't it be totally awesome if somewhere on the Web there were a site where you can customize your text onto the blackboard from the Simpsons' opening credits?" – And now there is! Awesome. (You want it large? Click on it!)
Being one of Switzerland's leaders in cutting-edge thinking about Social Media Since we are in the Social Media business, offering Community solutions and Social Media strategy as well as implementation, we like to ponder all things online. Get philosophical on you, if you like. This is also why we have just finished our second report on e-Society in Switzerland (more to come soon).
Anyway, here is a presentation Paul Adams held a couple of months back. Paul works with Google and is doing a lot of research for their UX department (and works on products like Buzz and Youtube). The talk he held revolved around the incompatibility of Offline and Online Social Networks. And how to design Social Networking sites in a fashion that allows for a more "realistic" replication of existing Offline Social Networks of its users.
I think Paul has got a few interesting points to show, it is well worth clicking through, although it is a lengthy slide collection. Also, it gives a good insight into how one of the Big Dogs is working.
Mike Kus is the lad who designed our fabulous Amazee Labs homepage and naturally, we continue to dig the things he does. I myself, always ready to appreciate a good bit of design, am a special sucker for his works. So, please, feel these totally awesome posters of famous Tweets he made!
You can find more posters here.
Here's a fine short video about current media usage patterns in Switzerland. It is in German, but the gist is: It is the same as everywhere else. New (online Social) Media is on the rise, Switzerland is a Facebook nation: If all Swiss Facebook users would form a Canton (the Swiss administrative unit below the federal state), Facebook would be the biggest one. Also, in the middle of the movie you get a glimpse of this hilarious piece of Swiss Youtube classic (which you'll probably only understand if you know Swiss German. Anyway ...).
(Via Thom Nagy.)