Jim BanisterMember since February 2008Contact Jim
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- Why Facebook Will Fail in
Online Media Daily on
The last reports I saw had Facebook at over 200 million active worldwide unique users (and growing) and an estimated $200m-plus in annual revenue in 2008.
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- BP Fumbles Social Media Response to Spill, What Should It Do?
(The Social Graf on
i'm afraid their salvation (if it exists) lies in the "do" not the "say." How about providing housing and supplies for those volunteers on the front-line on-shore stemming the deadly tide. how about not listening to sibling chemical companies and trying new (and proven) methodologies that are more focused on environment-saving that profit. this could be the worst eco-disaster *ever*. there actions should dictate their social media strategy-- that is, help society for real. the word will get out.
- Mindset Matters
Here, here, Tina. I'm not a mom, but am a dad who feels that "general social networks" don't service us in our normal hobbies, lifestyles and industries. The context of Facebook is "social networking." The context of BabyCenter is being a parent-- a substantially more targeted behavior. I have felt for some time that the "features" or "utilities" represented by the likes of Facebook ("social networking"), Twitter ("micro-blogging"), Flickr ("photo-sharing"), YouTube ("video sharing"), and all the other web mega-utilities will ultimately be subsumed and incorporated into niche and mega-niche social networks... (social niche-works?)... focused on an archetypal behavior-- like being a parent and BabyCenter. As it should be. In fact, I felt so strongly about this, I had my company create PlanetTagger, a location-based services engine that can be incorporated by any existing community to offer to their affinity group as a tool to enhance their "first lives" instead of getting them to build a "second life." For moms, it's a way to share information and content around locations, people and events. All geo-contextual, which is important for a parent. Schools, shopping, recreation, get-togethers, and even Amber alerts. Very cool. You may want to take a look: http://www.spectrumdna.com/?p=230 You have great insights. I'll be blogging about your comments myself.