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Normal is not normal. #wn2011

What’s Next 2011? Why is there a social media tsunami coming? Permit me to explain. Firstly, let’s understand the term “social media”.  It’s nothing new.  In fact, I would argue that it is quite old!  Moreover, I would also argue that everyone of you reading this is already an expert in it! Reason:  because social [...]

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Social Media will not work on it’s own.

… quickly enough. Yes, it will raise profile and yes it is needed. Yes it is good for PR and R&D. Yes your writing will be found by journalists and yes, you will be perceived as a thought leader (but only if the correct method is instigated at commencement).
By its very nature SM is broadcasting i.e. one way dialogue. I’m aware that it might lead to conversation which is the idea, but on it’s own it’s still just broadcasting.
More importantly if you were a business, how would you go about organising what is, by definition, conversation? Obviously, you can bring to bear all the SM tools such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc but how are you going to get you next Client to engage? How long will it take? How many resources will it take?

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Picplz Hits The Android Marketplace – but only in the US at the moment.

This is a great App that allows you to “check in” on Foursquare with a photo of where you are.
Sadly (at the moment) it is only available in the US on Android but will be coming to the UK when it comes out of Beta.
Life streaming is gathering a pace. So far I am seeing many adaptations on RT arguably this is a third gen adaptation that could not exist without foursquare or twitter. There are more coming.
I’ll be blogging about it when the UK version comes out.

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