How Grey Goose is Capitalizing on Luxury Using Social
Image from: Grey Goose Hotel Noir / GreyGoose.com People love to advertise their experiences. Social media is more or less about the marketing of the self, and so the move of Grey Goose to host its interactive Hotel Noir campaign on social upstarts Pinterest and Instagram makes complete sense. Luxury is embedded in this brand’s story, and they know it. Just watch the film paired with the campaign; it’s that
Pinterest for Guys?! And other Pinterest Derivatives
Image from: Frightened Man / Shutterstock If you like something, what do you do with it? If you’re a lady, you treat it with grace and deportment and lightly pin it to a board. If you’re a man you nail it. (Go figure!). At least that’s what Manteresting.com, the hyper-masculine retort to Pinterest.com, has to say about the matter. Manteresting is not the sole contender vying for a seat on
Myspace Is Back, and It’s Like, Super Neat
Image from: The New Myspace / new.myspace.com Remember Myspace? Remember absolutely flipping out when you saw the small red text notifying you about a new message or friend request? Because I do, and now parts of that excitement are reawakening as Myspace readies it’s brand new, totally sexy revamp. And somehow Justin Timberlake is involved, which is also totally sexy. Just saying. Everyone knows that Myspace has withered in recent
Racy Racy Reddit: Not Even a Little Safe For Work
Image from: Aghast Lady / Shutterstock The fame. The infamy. The Reddit. Recently Obama joined the noted list of Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ hosts, but perhaps the site isn’t the most…appropriate venue for a candidate vying for reelection. According to Wikipedia, Reddit.com is a “social news website where the registered users submit content.” Posts can be voted “up” and “down” by users, creating the hierarchical ranking of posts on the
Pinterest vs Tumblr: Not Even a Contest
Image from: Gallery / Shutterstock Attention all: we’ve come to the brink, to the edge, to the precipice. Much-adored microblogging platform Tumblr.com is about to be surpassed in unique visitors by quirky style-wrought upstart Pinterest.com. I know what you’re thinking: these two are in separate categories, with Tumblr falling in the blogging field and Pinterest falling in the personal networking field, but if you’ve ever used either service you’ll know
The Flout-able, Doubt-able Klout
Image from: Doubtful Image / Shutterstock Can Klout be used to gauge the potential of a human being? It can if you’re a Florida State professor Todd Bacile, who wants to grade his students based on their social media influence. Lots of people are wondering if Klout has any merit, and even the Klout developers recently revamped their scoring system to enable a “more accurate, transparent Klout.” Was the revamp
With a Billion Dollars, Why Can’t Instagram Make a Better Site?
Image from: Rich Kids of Instagram / New Media Rockstars Back in April we wrote about how Facebook’s “mini” purchase of photo-sharing app Instagram might not end well for the San Francisco start-up. Based on Facebook’s purchase history, most start-ups didn’t last much longer after the big buy out. And while the Rich Kids of Instagram aren’t protesting, we figured it was high time to see how Instagram was performing
What People Want with Wikipedia
Image from: Bright Idea / Shutterstock I don’t care what anyone says. Wikipedia is the best tool ever. It’s the providence of the learning online, the bastion of knowledge in a world of digital riffraff and, incidentally, it’s been my not-so-secret best friend since I discovered you could read the entire plots of movies and books you didn’t want to necessarily see or read. Some call me lazy, but who has time
Quora Gives You Answers You Actually Want
Image from: Asking Questions / Shutterstock At the beginning of the internet, if you needed to know something you also needed to know where to look for it. Nowadays finding information is a totally different game; you just need to know how to ask. You say to yourself, “Hmm. How would someone knowledgeable about this information phrase a title? What words would they use? What jumble of words do I
Can Chick-fil-A Convert Those Prayers Into Page Views?
Image from: Chick-fil-A Protestor / The Daily Beast Welcome to the internet, where everyone has an opinion! This is what I would like to say to Dan Cathy, the president of the fast food franchise and adoringly-scrutinized company Chick-fil-A. I would like to say it to him casually, dressed as I usually am in skinny jeans, metallic silver Sperry’s, and accessorized like my jewelry box and I are in competition.
Remember When Neopets Outranked Google? Now It Outranks Facebook
Image from: Neopets Homepage / Neopets.com In 2001 Neopets outranked Google in overall attention online by eight rankings. Eight of them! And you know what? It completely makes sense to me. There was a time in my life where I craved the unconditional love (read: dependency) of a virtualized pet, and Neopets was there to satiate my 12-year-old power complex. Since then I’ve aimed my psychosis at other things (a