Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Daily Links (12.05.2010)

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:28 AM PDT
If you aren't reading the 52 Burrito dates blog, you should because its definitely always worth a quick laugh. The story, for those that haevn't checked it out yet, is that a media/advertising guy wins a years worth of Chilango (a delicious London Mexican Restaurant -- odd combination, I know) and has decided to share it with 52 different dates. Each date is recapped with a pretty funny blog, so its out there as a good example of how someone can quickly and entertainingly get an online narrative going.
Posted: 12 May 2010 02:25 AM PDT
Really interesting to see staff getting serious about transitioning the social media image of government, especially so quickly after the Cameron announcement. Great to see that the web team was in place to go right away, regardless of what you think of the political outcome. It should signal a continued interest in online engagement for government.
Posted: 12 May 2010 02:23 AM PDT
It looks like Facebook's Geo-location features are coming sooner than planned and fully formed. I think the idea of driving McDonald's (or for that fact any low-involvement retailer)'s footfall through incentivizing geo-located rewards is great, but I just hope the product category doesn't hamper interest or create odd perceptions about the new feature at launch. Fast Food check-ins will definitely work, it just depends on whether it would have worked better as jumping on the bandwagon instead of building it?
Posted: 12 May 2010 02:14 AM PDT
Great Quick Read that reminds about how common courtesy and a genuine interest in people can trump grandiosity and ego (at least most of the time)
Posted: 11 May 2010 08:04 AM PDT
The dynamic between Zynga and Facebook is summed up in one great quote in this article, "If developers and their apps didn't matter, Palm would have already won the smartphone war."

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