A social media links of the week list curated from a (mostly) US perspective. Enjoy!
In promotion of Social Media Week, digital agency Entrinsic brings us Social Media hipsters from the year 2062. More catchphrase fun can be found at the Future Hipsters’ Tumblr, where Entrinsic promises a long cut of the viral video can be found soon. We will admit to watching the Future Hipsters vid almost as many times as the other viral favorite on Facebook this week, Facebook Parenting for the Troubled Teen, aka Dad Shooting Laptop. There’s a mash-up in all this somewhere, we just know it.
Woody Harrelson’s Reddit Fail
Reddit, the social news website, has a tradition of crowd sourced interviews in its “Ask Me Anything” themed threads. This week, Woody Harrelson’s publicist mistook the highly social AMA for a traditional promotional fluff point. The original material, complete with publicist evasion and the Reddit community’s reactions, offers a ready made case study in how misunderstanding a community’s traditions is a guaranteed social media fail. In the words of the Rediquette song, “This is our Reddit. It’s serious freakin’ business.”
LinkedIn Buying Rapportive
We are big fans of Rapportive, the contact profile enhancement add-on for Gmail. It will be interesting to see how LinkedIn leverages the tool.
Obama’s Spotify Playlist
The campaign kids for Obama 2012 announced via Twitter a suscribable Spotify playlist for Obama’s re-election season. Artists include Wilco, Aretha Franklin, No Doubt and Arcade Fire. Also included? Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” a song performed improvisationally by Obama a few short weeks ago.
Superbowl XLVI by the Numbers
Twitter metrics show that SuperBowl XLVI set two new records for most tweets per second, with the game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots taking second place and Madonna’s half-time show snagging a none-to-shabby third. AllFacebook charts the Social Media Superbowl winner via Facebook numbers. WebProNews takes a long look at metrics and Super Bowl ads, saying success is all in how you measure it.
Anonymous Knocks the CIA Offline
On Friday, hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for taking the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s website offline. “This is going to happen more and more frequently — they’re unstoppable,” said Jerry Irvine, a member of the National Cyber Security Task Force. “Why can’t they be stopped? Because security technologies have not kept up with the extent of the vulnerabilities that exist.”