The RaxList for February 4th through February 8th
8 February 2012 1 views No Comment
These are my links for February 4th through February 8th:
- Top 5 Social Sites for Film Fans – If you ranted and raved about the recent Oscar nominations on Facebook, but none of your friends seemed to care, it’s time to either A) find new friends or B) find a social network that caters to your cinematic needs.
- Teenagers ‘prefer social media to TV’ – Telegraph – Teenagers now list using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as their number one pastime, overtaking watching television, according to a new report.
- Skoda successfully seizing social media | PR Examples – Here’s a lovely article on how Skoda uses social media to engage with journalists – in this case James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine.
- Astroturfing: what is it and why does it matter? – Creating the illusion of widespread support for a policy used to take place in papers – now it's online and even more powerful
- Good write up from @ruskin147 about this week’s #savefieldproducer drama – I'm betting you've never heard of Neal Mann, but for a while on Tuesday this young producer at Sky News became a cause celebre, on Twitter at least. Under the hashtag #savefieldproducer he became a trending topic, one of the most-discussed subjects on the social networking service.
- Paul Dacre: Leveson quotes… – some real doozies here – Paul Dacre, editor-in-chief of the Daily Mail today appeared in front of the Leveson Inquiry. Here are some of his more interesting quotes.
- Earthquake Strikes Philippines: The Rapid Social Media Response [VIDEO] – Chaos struck the Philippines on Monday after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the central island of Negros, causing fears of tidal waves and a tsunami.
- QR Codes Hairstyles Raise Money For Underprivileged Kids @PSFK – To get the word out for the non-profit organization OneXOne, the charity decided to shave QR codes on the back of students’ heads to raise awareness. Talented stylists etched or stamped the barcodes onto the scalps of high school and college students who participated eagerly as ‘hope agents.’ When these codes were scanned, supporters were able to donate $5 by text message or credit card to help improve living standards for children around the world.
- A really interesting read from @dmscott: MYTH: "My buyers are not on the Web" – In fact, there are more mobile phones in the world than toothbrushes. Of the 6 billion people on the planet, 4.8 billion have access to a mobile phone.
- 99 Tiny Stories to Make You Think, Smile and Cry – Sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds. These encounters are educationally priceless. They spawn moments of deep thought and self-reflection that challenge the status quo and help us evolve as sensible individuals.
- North Somerset vicar invites ‘tweets’ while preaching – A vicar from North Somerset is inviting members of his church congregation to "tweet" him whilst he preaches.
- What Pinterest is Doing That Facebook Isn’t – Pinterest is growing fast, and 80% of the site's users are women ages 25-44.
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