Nice updated version of the "Did You Know 2.0" video
New Nielsen research on Social Media
I don't think there is any one left that needs to be convinced about social media usage, but still, the numbers are staggering.
Americans have nearly tripled the amount of time they spend at social networking and blog sites such as Facebook and MySpace from a year ago, according to a new report from The Nielsen Company. In August 2009, 17 percent of all time spent on the Internet was at social networking sites, up from 6 percent in August 2008
Very good presentation on the future of Social Media
Insights on the coming collision of mobile social networks, augmented reality and more. Nice work!
Two very good recent examples of storytelling done right using digital tools.
Deep content, a follow up to the much praised "Voyeur" work.
This is for the show "Flash Forward" (which isn't half bad, judging from the season opener). I like how the website makes the show participatory, like a massive collaborative game. Basically, the site asks you to submit a future vision and compare that vision with others (if you watch the show, it makes a bit more sense!). Good idea, and I like the level of complexity and depth they've aimed for.
Seth Godin Brand Jacking.
I know there was a lot of chatter about Seth Godin's Brands in Public thing this week, but I found the whole thing tedious and boring.
Cool things from Google
You might have seen this kicking around over the last little while, loads of great examples of Google/You Tube powered digital campaignsRobotvision
The brand new Augment Reality application for the iPhone is pretty cool. I installed it only a few days ago, and I'm still fiddling with it, but so far, so good! It brings up Twitter posts, Flickr and Bing results. Cool! Here is a screen grab of me looking for a pub from my couch.
Good articles to read
Social Media a Central Park of the Mind. (Good analogy)
Thought provoking article from Adrian on the future of Specialists versus Integrators (in some circles, this is alternately referred to as The Future of The Agency.)