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Mobile Devices, Social Networking and Facebook’s Privacy Snafu

When I read that Apple iPad reaches 1 million sales faster than the iPhone, I guess the world is more than ready for mobile devices. You may know that tablet computing is not exactly a new technology. Microsoft have tried in the past and failed, but somehow the people at Apple has got it right.

Besides the technology and design of the iPad could factors such as the emergence on social networks have an influence to make it a winning formula? Or could saving the environment and convenience that it provide has something to do with it? I sure would love to read my ebooks and newspapers on the iPad if I have the choice. It is a lot easier than flipping through the morning papers in the subway without hitting someone in the face.

Because iPhone screen may not be big enough and it may not always be convenient to boot up a notebook (I know I have been in that situation many times), mobile device like this can make it easier to be constantly connected to catch up with the most up-to-date news in Twitter or Facebook. The latest stock market news or development of the oil spill, because BP turns to Twitter and Facebook, are literally at your fingertips. All these while chatting with friends on Facebook or running through emails.

Talking about Facebook, their privacy issue may still need more tweaking especially when it exposed users chats briefly. You can read about it more at Facebook privacy snafu exposed users chats.

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How To Generate Buzz On Social Networks

There are so many social networks around right now to name. And I could not believe the amount of accounts that my buddy has signed up. Sometimes I do wonder how he keep up with all of them, if he did.

Sure social networking is fun and you get to meet nice people and even meet people that you thought that you have lost contact with since high school. But there are more to that. Businesses are using social networking sites to get their “fans” and clients together to talk about them online.

These are generally done online through social networking sites like Facebook, Friendster etc. Things have gone mobile ever since, and I am not just talking about mobile versions of Facebook, Friendster etc. There is a relatively new social network known as FourSquare. It uses GPRS/WiFi and GPS to locate your mobile device and lets you virtually “check-in” at your location. You can then find people around you and leave a comment about your location, say a café for instance.

I know it sounds a little geeky but here is an article about Creating Buzz On Social Networks.

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SUPERMODELME.tv Models seek fans – itsReal

Asian SUPERMODELME.tv Reality Online Model Contest launched – The SUPERMODELME.tv contestants have created facebook fans pages to gain your support wotrldwide, Maybe you will find out more about your SUPEMODELs than you imagined… here are their fan pages to become their fan…

Main Fanpage for Show – http://facebook.com/supermodelme.tv

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Contestent  Model Facebook FanPages

Anna – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anna_smm/99585682312

SMM- Anna Syuhada

Christabel – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christabel_SMM/104157667322

SMM - Christabel Campbell

Ciara – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ciara_smm/110368146010

SMM - Ciara Schmalfeld

Emilia – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Emilia_smm/91311182810

SMM - Emilia Soh

Evelyn – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evelyn_smm/87990018517

SMM - Evelyn Leckie

Fiona – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiona_smm/100919228216

SMM - Fiona Thomas

Helen – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Helen_smm/85645476767

SMM - Helen Swale

Jenny – http://www.facebook.com/pages/jenny_smm/109467295829

SMM - Jenny Fuglsang

Kathlene – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathlene_smm/95365012517

SMM - Kathleen Mckinney

Yuen – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yuen_smm/85520407538

SMM - Yuen Sze Jia

SUPEMERMODELME.tv Fanpage – http://www.facebook.com/pages/SupermodelmeTV/80974482419Asian

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How Do You Get a Book Published?


David Meerman Scott writes about viral videos, social media and about inbound marketing. In his new book, World Wide Rave he talks about what it takes to get your ideas out there to millions of people by using social media tools and give some great example. To use his words, “A World Wide Rave is when people around the world are talking about you, your company, and your products-whether you’re located in San Francisco, Dubai, or Reykjavík. It’s when global communities eagerly link to your stuff on the Web. It’s when online buzz drives buyers to your virtual doorstep. And it’s when tons of fans visit your Web site and your blog because they genuinely want to be there.

Watch the video here: How Do You Get a Book Published?.

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TONIGHT on Asia Uncut May 1st 2009

Asia Uncut EP 8 FINAL TRAILER – Famous Blogger Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue guests on Asia Uncut

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Asia Uncut – what’s on this week

Be sure to catch the 4th episode this Friday 11.30pm SE Asia, 10pm Phillipines and 11pm Middle East on Star World, and if you cant make that, the repeat is on Sunday!

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Global citizen and artist. Ketna Patel has lived in Africa, Asia and Europe and gains her artistic inspiration from the myriad of cultures she has
experienced. Her latest creations adorn the set of Asia Uncut.
Londoner Eddy Brimson is not just a comedian but a hypnotist, actor and successful board game creator. He does more than make you chuckle.
Famous for his book “In Lust We Trust”, writer Gerrie Lim talks about his Adventures in Adult Cinema, and what it means to be Asian.
During his 20 years in the NBA from 1969 to 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 points, the highest total of any player in league history. Watch him do his famous “skyhook shot” and a few other moves with Jon.
Six hunky Australians descend on the set of Asia Uncut and show us a few of their dance routines. Thunder from Down Under is a troupe of hard-bodied blokes who dance with abandon, the hottest export since Crocodile Dundee.
Singaporean singer JJ Lin who has hit the big time in Taiwan and
China, also known for breaking a Guinness record by signing
3,052 CDs in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Join us on mark-zuckberg-1http://www.facebook.com/group.php?sid=6ee4b91875597b7df01016736c871f28&gid=65662618367 and check out the previous episodes.

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David Meerman Scott speaks at South-by-Southwest 2009

At the South-by-Southwest Interactive festival, David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR, launched his newest book World Wide Rave. http://www.worldwiderave.com/

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Travel Industry Seeks Socially Responsible Second Life

In 2007, I met with Management at Suntec Exhibition Centre in Singapore regarding virtual worlds and the opportunity for Real & Virtual World events to be run in Unison with each other. Singapore recently held the IT Show at Suntec, 770,000 people packed the centre and SGD58.5 million was spent in four days – how much more could have been spent if they held a virtual event for those unable to make it to Singapore over the 4 stipulated days – i wonder ?

Excerpt from Travel Industry Article below:

At the ITM’s 37th annual conference in Liverpool this week, the people responsible for spending an annual £34bn ferrying business executives and staff around the world will hear that physical attendance is not always the ideal way to convene conferences and confabs. Instead, the technology of online virtual worlds can bring delegates together in an equally productive, immersive, businesslike environment which is also socially responsible, greatly reducing the impact of corporate travel on the environment.

Alan Haymes, director of London-based New Business Horizons – which provides Second Life offices, meeting and conference facilities for other clients as diverse as Universal Music Group and the London Chamber of Commerce – will be leading the ‘Meeting in Cyberspace’ session at the ITM conference, explaining the business benefits of events that take place in a virtual world and comparing the experience not only to physical meetings but to the ‘traditional’ virtual option of teleconferencing.

Haymes comments: “Virtual world conferencing is a more complete experience than the webcam or teleconferencing suite, which means that the ITM’s initiative extends beyond saving money and improving CSR. In a virtual world, delegates can immerse themselves fully in the conference environment and truly feel part of a big event. Breakout and one to one sessions can be easily incorporated, there’s less pressure on performance and appearance … and it can be more fun.”

via Travel Industry Seeks Socially Responsible Second Life.

I also shared this idea with Twinity management….

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