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TweetPhoto Gets More Social With Facebook, Twitter, And Foursquare

APLINK says – This is good news for foursquare users and businesses implementing foursquare strategies as currently image uploads are not available.

First launched back in April 2009, TweetPhoto has been steadily building out its service with multiple useful features, including Foursquare integration and a partnership with Kodak. Today, the site is getting a huge overhaul with more social features and a new iPhone app.TweetPhoto has now added the ability to sign in with Twitter OAuth, Facebook Connect, MySpace OAuth and Foursquare OAuth so that a user of any one of these social networks can use TweetPhoto as a stand alone photo sharing service. The site will also be rolling out LinkedIn support in the next few weeks. In addition to login capabilities across all four of these services, TweetPhoto users can also link these social networking accounts together. Once you link your Facebook, Twitter, MySpace , or Foursquare accounts on the site, your photos uploaded to TweetPhoto can be simultaneously broadcast to all of the networks.

via TweetPhoto Gets More Social With Facebook, Twitter, And Foursquare; Launches Better iPhone App – washingtonpost.com.

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Salesforce Rolls Out a Facebook for Businesses – COPYCAT

Will it WORK ? in the past APLINK has worked for mammoth companies typical of that which SALESFORCE really targets and from this experience i would forsee that these companies would now have new job roles avaialble for “Chatterboxes” to keep Chatter ALIVE. facebook’s survival & growth is based on largely passionate chatting people. In commerical ebvironments these Chatterboxes will need to be PAID. – on a final thought – is SALESFORCE now copying not leading ?

Today Salesforce.com has announced the private beta for Chatter, which will be rolling out to 100 companies now before officially launching later this year. I had a chance to talk to Salesforce.com and get a demonstration of how Chatter works. For businesses looking for a collaboration solution, this could be a big winner.

Built on the Existing Force.com Infrastructure

What makes Chatter such an interesting concept is that for Salesforce.com customers, it builds into the existing platform. So for businesses that use the SalesCloud or ServiceCloud applications, this fits right into that solution seamlessly.For small businesses — and for larger or more spread out operations, too — having your collaboration tools integrated into your CRM system makes a ton of sense.

Works Like Facebook, Built for Business…

read more via MASHABLE Salesforce Rolls Out a Facebook for Businesses.

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Social media part of life in S’pore, especially among the young: Nielsen – Yahoo! Singapore News

SINGAPORE : Social media has become a big part of life in Singapore, especially among the younger set.

A recent study by The Nielsen Company, found that 52 per cent of the Singapore population are participating in at least one social networking website, with the most popular being Facebook — at 42 per cent.

Trailing behind as the second—most accessed community or social networking website is YouTube at 35 per cent, while Friendster takes a distant third spot with one in 10 locals using it.

The company’s recent study involved 1,000 Singaporeans aged 15 and above.

Nielsen’s findings reveal that 95 per cent of the 15—19 age group are using some form of social networking media, while 89 per cent of those in their 20s form the next biggest users.

via Social media part of life in S’pore, especially among the young: Nielsen – Yahoo! Singapore News.

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FOURSQUARE – a commercial users perspective

A venue owner shares his perspective of FOURSQUARE going as far to say it has the potential to be the new Twitter – what he seems to have neglected however is that FOURSQUARE can connect with Facebook & twitter – by doing so FOURSQUARE covers its bases and leverages on the 2 most successful social media platforms to date to attrract new users to its platform. – APLINK

ps: I am also trialing brightkite – which I kinda like due to its intergration with images from your mobile device.

Foursquare a new social media application launched last year in March. I have a feeling that Foursquare will grow exponentially in 2010 becoming the new social media hit and let me explain you why.

Foursquare is a location-based social network mobile application that helps you connect with venues and friends using GPS via your mobile device. Foursquare is a win-win situation. It pleases the patrons and the venue owners. In Foursquare there is a social mechanism where people say where they are hanging out or staying and through a built in g ame system it will reward them for doing so, with badges and titles.

The system really empowers the venue owner, it helps identify his customers with their real names ( sometimes it is hard on twitter) and it helps to know who comes in more often. I see it as a technological loyalty system without the cost of it as it all comes integrated in the apps. The application also includes the suggestion’s area with tips and to do list for future people checking in at the same venue..and it also helps the patrons being identified for what they really are i.e.: newbie, local and loyal. Foursquare triggers some sort of respect-benefit for the patrons in the acknowledgement of the title that the patrons have gained through checking in to the venue multiple times. Patrons will also enjoy the shared tips and recommended to do list that other patrons have left for them. To me, as a venue owner, it is a super cool application, and it makes a lot of sense from any point of view.

read more via Social Media NZ Presents: Social Media School – Home.

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twitter for ANY community

If you haven’t heard of twitter – time to WAKE UP – it is a FREE communications tool for social & business communications. – if you have a twitter account leave your ID in a comment on this blog and I will follow YOU, as should all the people that visit this blogpost. Have a Twitter Conversation.

Twitter is for discovering and sharing what’s happening right now through the timely exchange of short, public messages. Since its inception in 2007, this open exchange of information has transformed Twitter from a simple social utility to a new kind of communication with the potential for positive global impact. Individuals and organizations alike are encouraged to try Twitter for a variety of uses ranging from social to commercial.

You can follow my twitter accounts here:

http://twitter.com/aplink – my personal twitter account

http://twitter.com/pintomarc – Marc Pinto’s – Primitive Tattoo

http://twitter.com/supermodelme – SUPERMODELME.tv Reality TV

http://twitter.com/tattoopride – Singapore Tattoo Show

http://twitter.com/tattooinktv – Tattooink.tv

http://twitter.com/koinupbiz – Koinup.com for your Virtual Life

http://twitter.com/studyinoz – Study In Australia

http://twitter.com/asia_uncut – Asia Uncut TV Talk Show

Tattoo ARTISTS reach Tattoo Fans via Twitter and grow your conversations with real people – conversations lead to many new beginnings.

Social Media evangelists or seekers of social media understanding – the twitter community is an awesome promotional and educational tool.

Small or large business – your customers want to have conversations with you as do your prospects.

Families members & FRIENDS are only a free TWEET away….

– if you have a twitter account leave your ID in a comment on my blog and I and my many twitter accounts will follow YOU, as should all the people that visit this blogpost.

To learn more about twitter and How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighbourhoods (and family & friends can collectively help you out of a sticky situation) – grab a copy of TWITTERVILLE by SHEL ISRAEL

http://www.twitter.com/shelisrael

Happy tweeting with text – images & videos all is possible. APLINK

What are your thoughts on twitter ?

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vote & win – SUPERMODELME

head over to AXN-ASIA.com/supermodelme to vote & win

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augmented reality gets social via iPhone

a stray email arrived which unlike most – I found interesting and cool – however the voice-over on the intro video could be younger and hipper to get global ravers – maybe – but the backing music is however cool… check out the dinosaur hmmm

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/metaioAR#p/a/u/2/2_fYcdH2nMY

metaio, Inc. is proud to announce that junaio – the world’s first social augmented reality platform is now available in the App Store. The application is free and available globally on all iPhones. Users without an iPhone can also edit and share 3D augmented reality images via the online platform on http://www.junaio.com .

junaio is a mobile and online platform that lets users create, explore and share information in a completely new way using augmented reality and location-based content. Users can place 3D objects, Twitter messages or websites into the real world and then share their creations with friends through social networks such as Facebook.

Download from the App Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/junaio/id337415615
Visit the website: www.junaio.com

Get Updates on the junaio community: http://junaio.wordpress.com/

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/metaioAR#p/a/u/2/2_fYcdH2nMY

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Second Life – A New Beginning – itsReal

In my last post which mentioned Second Life I proclaimed that its creators Linden Lab were “publicly mute” about happenings in their virtual world… as it is always the case when you say something the reverse happens and Linden Lab are now talking – and being seen for innovation once again – available now – if you would like your own Second Life styled virtual world complete with all SL’s bells and whistles and your security on your OWN servers behind your firewall – Linden Labs can offer you SL Enterprise starting price for your world that could accom up to 800 avatars is USD55,000 thats – (USD68.75 per avatar).

An interesting opportunity exists out of this move for the loyal SL Developers who have stuck by Second Life throughout the incredibly long period of silence. Their belief in virtual worlds and commitment to the potential business opportunities via second life could well be visualized with the creations of SL Marketplace.

For me, I still believe in the virtual world propositions and hope that Enterprises grasp the concepts of hosting their own virtual communities in 3D and that the crusade reaches astounding new heights…

Below is the announcement of SL Entreprise from the official Second Life Blog… https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/workinginworld/blog/2009/11/04/introducing-second-life-enterprise-now-in-beta-and-second-life-work-marketplace

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We’re Listening

Over the last few years, the number one request and core business requirement of many of our enterprise and government customers has been the need for a behind-the-firewall Second Life solution. The extra layers of security and administrative control in a stand-alone product would allow these organizations to explore virtual work as a powerful and effective collaboration and communication tool—if it was available. We listened. Last year, Mark Kingdon (SL: M Linden), Linden Lab’s CEO, announced that we were working on a behind-the-firewall solution in response to customer needs.

Ready for Work

Today, we’re excited to announce the beta launch of Second Life Enterprise, formerly known by our internal code name “Nebraska” and now known as SL Enterprise. SL Enterprise is the most secure, content-rich, and flexible enterprise-ready virtual workplace solution available today, built on the world’s leading 3D virtual world technology platform–Second Life. The SL Enterprise solution enables large organizations to bring distributed colleagues together into a persistent branded immersive space to collaborate, meet, learn, and prototype new offerings, while cutting travel costs and working greener. Customers including IBM, Intel, Case Western Reserve, New Media Consortium, DefenseWeb Technologies, Northrop Grumman, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and many others, are maintaining and growing their presence in Second Life while also working in the SL Enterprise environment for certain uses that require higher levels of security and control.

Product Detail

Ok, let’s talk nuts and bolts for a minute. The solution itself runs 8 regions simultaneously while storing over 25 additional regions that you can take up and down in a flash. With 8 regions, the system can support a maximum of 800 avatars. From a user perspective, SL Enterprise feels exactly like Second Life with all of the benefits including a 3D rich immersive environment, spatial voice, text chat, and the LSL building environment. But, you can use real names and connect those users directly to your network directory. Oh, and let me croon about the control panel where administrators use a web-based dashboard to manage users, regions, content, and systems—complete with backup and recovery, LDAP integration, and bulk account creation.  The solution comes standard with 7 pre-built regions and 10 multi-cultural SL Work avatars with business attire and accessories included.

Deck Out your Workspace with Content

What about content, you ask? Great question. There are three ways to create or bring new content into the SL Enterprise environment. First, the solution has the same rich LSL building tools as Second Life so creating new content within the solution is easy. Second, if you own the intellectual property rights in content you created in Second Life, then you can transfer that content into the SL Enterprise environment. Now, you’ll need to affirm your IP ownership prior to moving any content—you must identify the Second Life names of your employees who created content for you, and if you wish to transfer any content created by a Resident who is not your employee, you must provide Linden Lab with a signed written permission from that Resident content creator. (So for SL merchants, those who purchased your content within Second Life cannot move it to the SL Enterprise environment without your express written permission. But, keep reading because there’s a business opportunity for you….)

Coming Soon! The SL Work Marketplace

And, there’s a third option that we’re very excited about. Today, we’re also announcing the Second Life Work Marketplace, set to launch in Q1 2010. The SL Work Marketplace will be the first virtual world application and solution marketplace in the world. It will allow large organizations to download entire regions of collaboration tools, meeting and event solutions, training solutions, work avatars, business-oriented environments, and much more, into their stand alone SL Enterprise environment and make enterprise-wide use of that content under an organizational site license. For Solution Providers and content creators, this opens up a whole new market for work-related content. Initially, we’re only accepting content from Gold Solution Providers and Recommended Application Providers, but we will open up the application process to a broader audience soon.

Business-Friendly Mainland

One other important thing to note: The Enterprise Team is not just working on SL Enterprise and the SL Work Marketplace. We’re also hard at work making improvements to the main Second Life environment—to make it easier to use and useful for organizations using Second Life today and for those that will be joining in the future. We’ll have more to share on some of those improvements in the coming months.

Learn More

In the meantime, you probably have a million questions and we look forward to answering them in future blog posts and in our upcoming office hours (days and times posted to the left). But, before you dive in, I wanted to share some materials that will hopefully anticipate a few.

Pricing begins at $55,000 USD. If you’re interested in learning more about SL Enterprise, then contact us and let’s explore how the solution can dramatically improve your internal collaboration and communication and decrease your travel costs.

Please join us in discussing SL Enterprise!

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Hold the phone, reality is calling – SMH TECH

Click on any bubble and an information box comes up. This box is for a nearby cafe, that one for a hotel, those others for a range of points of interest: the gardens themselves and, beyond, Old Melbourne Gaol, Victoria Market, the Eureka Skydeck and Federation Square.

 

 

There are many other bubbles on the screen — for businesses, landmarks, sporting venues, dozens more natural features — all containing location descriptions, facts about the subject, opening hours, user star ratings, links to web pages and so on.

Welcome to augmented reality, the digital revolution that integrates location and data.

via Hold the phone, reality is calling.

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