links for 2009-02-19

links for 2009-02-18

  • Yet rather than focusing on building a hothouse for creative minds, Singapore should bring in all the best financial whizz kids and play to its great national strength –­ service. Marry all those under-utilised MBAs to work on a new a strategy that also gives them a little licence to indulge their more artistic side as well and Singapore could be ripe for an economic renaissance
  • ReTweeting is a rich source of data for this type of analysis: a larger number of ReTweets are posted every day, pertaining to nearly every imaginable topic and Twitter’s API gives us the ability to quantify and map viral behavior in a way that has never been possible before.
    When I set out to answer the question of what makes certain Tweets more viral than others I found four factors that I believe have strong impacts on how far content spreads on Twitter.
    (tags: Twitter)

links for 2009-02-17

  • Pornography has been the driving force behind every significant new entertainment delivery system in the past few decades — the VHS home-video revolution of the 1980s, the satellite TV boom of the 1990s, the internet today. Right now, porn distributors are at the forefront of developing the technology to stream and download video on the internet, and to find ways to make people pay for it.
    (tags: 3D movie online TV)

links for 2009-02-16

  • An undifferentiated thought stream of the masses at some point becomes unwieldy. In order to truly mine that data, Twitter needs to figure out how to extract the common sentiments from the noise (something which Summize was originally designed to do, by the way, but it was putting the cart before the horse—you need to be able to do simple searches before you start looking for patterns). But what is the best way to rank real-time search results—by number of followers, retweets, some other variable? It is not exactly clear. But if Twitter doesn’t solve this problem, someone else will and they will make a lot of money if they do it right.
  • So the future of online advertising will change dramatically if you ask me. To influence consumer behavior in the future, we will need to start collecting consumer behavior now. So eCRM and database marketing and targeting the right consumers with the relevant and right ads will be crucial
  • Here is a company that “gets it” GE. Not only are they a pioneer in using the NPS metric to drive their business – but they have clearly understood how to participate in Social Media
    Look at their GEreports blog.
    (tags: GE Social media)

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