Twitter for Business and Government and number of Australians

In this video taken at the Mayor of San Francisco’s press conference, @ev (Evan Williams, CEO and co-founder of Twitter) is talking about how businesses use Twitter… and government departments Some of his examples and points: Events – Earthquakes creates viral spike in activity Public Transit – BART light rail (?) gives updates on Twitter…

Ad:Tech Sydney – Twitter presentation

Before the whole shmozzle starts, I thought I’d put the “social media assets” up online (video to youtube, Powerpoint to slideshare and so on). Easier to retweet if you want. The Powerpoint presentation Twitter for Business and AdTech Sydney View more presentations from Laurel Papworth. (tags: atsyd adtech) The video I’ll edit this post later…

Australia Enterprise: list of business online communities

A “top list” of social networks and online communities for business and corporate. Not blogs – they must have community features of many-to-many discussions, leaders, UGC etc.  Here’s my Australian list: Aussie Innovation – drupal site with forums and so on. Aussie Tycoon – vBulletin forum for entrepreneurs Australian Businesswomen’s Network – run mentoring programs…

Co.mments Dead

So often it is  passion that makes a user generated content site – like a blog – great. Or a social tool such as a bookmarking site stand out above the rest. Or a social network hit the spot. Every time, passion. But what happens when the passion dies? co.mments will be shutting down Jan…

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Web 2.0 is a bust – Advertising doesn’t work

NewsFlash! From 24/7 Wall Street Social Networks Don’t Work For Advertisers: Web 2.0 Is A Bust (GOOG)(TWX)(NWS) Perhaps someone could have figured this out a year ago, Social networks like MySpace, owned by News Corp (NWS) and Facebook are poor targets for marketers. No wonder. A social network is a patch work of millions of…

AOL acquires Bebo – and increase in social network advertising

AOL in talks to acquire Bebo: AOL has entered into an agreement to acquire Bebo for US$850 million in cash, but the deal could upset Yahoo!7’s Australian ad-sales partnership with the third-ranked social networking site. Bebo grew its worldwide monthly audience 76% to 22 million in the year to January 2008, but still lags far…

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