“We don’t want to trust Facebook with private messages among activists,” developer Ed Knutson told Wired.
Knutson is helping build the network, which will unite members of Occupy movements across the globe. As more of the physical encampments are evicted across the U.S., digital meeting places will be of increased importance, explains a November RoarMag blog post.
“In addition to the local squares, we now need a global square where people of all nations can come together as equals to participate in the coordination of collective actions and the formulation of common goals and aspirations. For this reason, we call upon the revolutionary whizkids of the world to unite and assist in the development of a new online platform – The Global Square – that combines the communicative functions of the existing social networks with the political functions of the assemblies to provide crucial new tools for the development of our global movement.”
The Global Square will include an interactive map of uprisings around the world, an easy search option to find movements near you, a Facebook-style news feed, calendars, debate forums, collaboration space, messaging and more. Unlike Twitter and Facebook, Wired reports that to become a member, you will need a sponsor to ensure you are trustworthy. The site is expected to launch in January.
Google will launch Google Wallet - the app that makes your phone your wallet. The Search gia nt released on the 12th of August a teaser announcing the imminent launch featuring American actor George Costanza who discovers Google Wallet. The Wallet is designed to let users pay for products, access vouchers and collect loyalty points using near-field communication (NFC) standards. Citi, MasterCard and US mobile operator Sprint will be the trial partners for the application.
If you happen to be part of of the “test group” for recently launched social network Google+, you might be feeling pretty special right now (not to mention so over Facebook). But with invitations spreading like wildfire, it turns out that the rapidly growing site isn’t all that exclusive anymore. According to Paul Allen, the founder of Ancestry.com, Google+ had 7.3 million users on Sunday—a 350 percent increase from the 1.7 million people registered on July 4—to approximately 9.5 million users on Monday. The site grew at light speed over the past few days, with a 30 percent jump in membership between mid-day Sunday and Monday night, meaning that 2.2 million people joined the site in just over a day.
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Google+, 6 jours après le lancement Si vous n’avez pas encore eu l’opportunité ou le temps de découvrir Google+, je vous invite à lire le billet de très complet de Sandrine sur ce blog ou encore son analyse dans le Journal du Net.
Voici dans les grandes lignes, quelques faits saillants à propos de Google+ :
Google+ bloqué en Chine dès son lancement : les chinois n’auront pas eu le temps d’espérer avoir une invitation que l’accès à ce nouveau réseau a été coupé, comme nous l’apprend TechCrunch. La meilleure idée de Google ? La barre de notifications Google+ qui apparaît sur tous vos services Google et qui participera très probablement au succès de la plateforme. Une astuce pour importer ses amis Facebook vers Google+ : Lifehacker vous fournit un guide complet pour utiliser Yahoo comme passerelle entre les 2 réseaux. Une application pour migrer les photos Facebook sur Google+ Les Google+ Games et les Google+ Questions : selon Engadget, qui a fouillé le code de Google+, nous verrions bientôt arriver des jeux sur la plateforme, ainsi qu’un service de questions-réponses. Les « Pages Google+ » arrivent bientôt ? Forts de l’expérience qu’offre Facebook pour les marques, les premiers inscrits à Google+ n’ont pas mis beaucoup de temps à se demander quel place le réseau pouvait offrir aux marques. Selon Search Engine Land qui a interviewé un représentant de Google, celles-ci sont prévues, mais pas de suite. Facebook de son côté n’a pas tardé à rebondir en lançant une application reprenant à l’identique les cercles de Google+. Sous le nom de Circle Hack, elle vous offre la possibilité de réorganiser vos listes d’amis Facebook (mais ne permet pas encore de cibler les statuts). Un petit pied de nez à Google+ en ces temps de révolution, avant d’autres annonces promises Marck Zuckerberg à plusieurs journalistes, comme l’intégration de Skype.
This 4th episode summarizes the trip of my Friend @e_fex in the Silicon Valley near San Francisco. An Insider's look at the current thriving businesses online such as the Juggernaut Facebook; Criteo, the world leading pay per click (PPC) search expansion solution and the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a company established by Xerox that focuses on the commercial innovation for increased return on investment. Follow @e_fex on twitter and on his personal blog http://thebutterflyefex.com to follow his progress as a young and promising entrepreneur.
Starting today, you might begin noticing that things look a little different across Google products. We’re working on a project to bring you a new and improved Google experience, and over the next few months, you’ll continue to see more updates to our look and feel.
While there’s no winner yet between the Heat and Mavericks, there’s already one W in the can: The NBA’s big win with digital.
The NBA is now in its third season of working with Turner Sports to jointly manage the league’s NBA Digital properties, including NBA TV, NBA.com and NBA Mobile, and growth has been strong. This year, the NBA finals will be watched by fans on television, online or mobile devices in more than 215 countries.
NBA.com already set an all-time records for page views and videos for this season— more than 2.5 billion videos were streamed by fans worldwide.
Mashable spoke with Bryan Perez, senior vice president and general manager of NBA Digital, about the league’s multi-faceted approach to dominating its most challenging opponent: evolving technology.
As the league establishes a three-year plan, Perez says the major plays will take place within the digital ventures, focusing on growth, innovation and multiplatform distribution opportunities. Perez credits this year’s success to the NBA’s inherent affinity toward innovation, but he also says there’s a “rising tide of overall interest” in the NBA.
“People are more interested and we’re able to deliver to them in more ways than ever before,” says Perez. He looks forward to strong growth numbers next year as both the league’s investment in digital and fan interest in the sport continue to grow.
Web video is expanding right now, and though a lot of attention is paid to episodes of network TV shows like Lost or The Office that you can stream online, there’s an emerging wealth of content made just for the web. There’s going to be even more of it in the future, so this is a great time to get in at the ground level and experience an emerging art form.
The key to a great playlist isn't a rogue's gallery of artists or a carefully balanced mix of genres. Great playlists are inherently emotional, the soundtrack to our lives. They can pull at your heartstrings, create much-needed moments of zen and turn your darkest moment into the best day of your life.
That's the concept behind Stereomood, a relatively new music site taking an innovative approach to online recommendations. Part Internet radio, part discovery engine and part mood ring, the music aggregator builds on Pandora's much-praised model of utilizing listener feedback, but with a twist: Rather than tagging tracks based on specific musical components or evaluating their relevance through a binary thumbs up/thumbs down system, Stereomood relies on users assigning a "mood" to each song. The engine then groups songs together under relevant playlists, with moods ranging from the straight-forward ("calm," "meloncholy," "dreamy") to the situational ("just woke up," "busy as a bee," "dinner with friends" and the ever relevant "afrodesiac.")
"Facebook's Graph Search has the potential to completely revolutionize search, enabling consumers to have a uniquely personalized search experience — based not only on what they want but what they like, and who their friends are, by extending the value of the social graph and first-party data to sharply differentiate Facebook's offering from Google. The new offering extends the value of Likes and the social graph to search, which can revolutionize accuracy, value, and relevance — especially as consumers perform more and more local searches using mobile devices, an area where Google has struggled."
These days, it seems we can't go a week without encountering a viral video, a meme sensation or a new social movement. Mashable highlighted 19 of the biggest from the past year. Some will make you giggle, while others will cause you to cringe. Either way, they contributed to a better informed and more entertained global community.
How do you predict social media will effect change in 2012?
As the virtual world grows, relationships and the ways we’re connecting with others are changing. The Subscribe button addresses issues about the depth of connection the term “friend” implies on Facebook. With the number of new social networks gaining speed, Facebook is and should be making changes to stay competitive. So should the average Facebook user be concerned about the new Subscribe button? What about journalists or public figures? What about fan pages for personalities? Is Facebook trying to build a twitter like service? If so how are users going to control their privacy matters, since the average Facebook users tend to share their lives sometimes without any reserve. Meghan Peters from Mashable breaks it down for you to help you understand how this will change your use of Facebook for community managers and common users.
Prêter - Emprunter - Co-Bouquiner : mettez en relation livres dormeurs et lecteurs autour de vous !
“Et si on partageait nos livres ?” Tel est le slogan affiché par BookSurfing, un tout nouveau site créé à l’occasion du Startup Weekend, dont l’objectif est de faciliter le partage de livres par la mise en relation de lecteurs vivant à proximité."
Could the key to long-term engagement for foursquare be pitting teams of users against one another? A fun new site, World of Fourcraft, hopes to find out.
They’ve built a site that pits each New York City borough against the other boroughs for control of the city. When users sign up, they’re asked to join their borough’s team. The city is then divided up into neighborhoods. The team with the most checkins in a particular neighborhood gains control of it.
The whole thing is plotted out on a map of New York showing which team controls which neighborhood. Most of the boroughs are currently controlled by their own players, but a few neighborhoods have been taken over by the opposition. Several lower Manhattan neighborhoods, for instance, are currently controlled by Team Brooklyn.
There are no prizes for winning. “The only reward is the feeling of pride you normally only get from being retweeted,” read the World of Fourcraft game instructions.
The game was built over the weekend at the Game Hackday held at New York’s General Assembly. Foursquare platform evangelist Akshay Patil was there to present the foursquare API for developers to use.
World of Fourcraft is reminiscent of oust.me in that the goal is to control territories with your foursquare checkins, but takes it to a whole new level by dividing the players up into teams. This seems to be working well in New York, where each borough has a certain level of pride and a built-in sense of competition against the others. I’m not sure there are other natural divides where this concept would work.
What do you think of World of Fourcraft? New Yorkers, which team have you joined?
Looking forward to discover PlaceLounge. This new kind of Social network gives you a whole new way to discover the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs most suited to your taste around the world. Great stuff if you are a frequent traveller and enjoys a great lifestyle.
CV en ligne d'Augustin Duval, étudiant à HETIC, école parisienne de l'Internet. Augustin Duval recherche actuellement un stage dans une agence web sur Paris : chef de projet, développeur web, graphiste, référenceur, webmarketing, etc.
Google Wallet mobile payment service, Google Offers announced
Cast your coins and wallets away... Maybe not for now but better be ready for the idea. On Thursday May 26th 2011, Google made a big step ahead in the mobile market for what might be the next big thing in the next decade to come.
Based on Near Field Communication technology, Google Wallets is a mobile payment service that is aimed at fluidifying the shopper experience.
Retail and Financial companys such as Macy's, Walgreens, Subway, Citibank, or Mastercard have manifested their interest towards Google's mobile payment service.
Along with this major announcement, Google Offers was also launched on the same day. Providing you with the best daily deals directly in your inbox, Loyalty rewards are also part of the plan.
This combined move enables Google to position himself against Groupon, Facebook Deals while also giving him a step ahead on its branch competitors. On the other hand it also turns out that Facebook was also thinking of offering NFC based mobile payment services to its user base. The Battle is now on.
Now I believe it looks like a great advancement. But are End-users and early adopters going to take the bait without a little bit of criticism? In March 2010 the ABC's Hungry Beast file had released on Youtube an animated video picturing the scarily immense diversity of offers of the Search Engine Giant. And it didn't look like Google's motto was actually "Don't be evil". Much the contrary. Therefore as Google strives to know what are our single moves. Will people trust Google Wallets and Google offers? The debate is open...
Il y a les titres «Google friendly». Maintenant, il y a les contenus «facebookables». Alors que le réseau social de Mark Zuckerberg vient de lancer une page intitulée Journalists on Facebook, de la même façon que Twitter répertorie les meilleures pratiques journalistiques, il faut croire qu’il y a une audience, sur Facebook, intéressée par la consommation d’informations. «Depuis début 2010, les médias ont vu, en moyenne, une hausse de plus de 300% de leur trafic en provenance de Facebook», assure l’entreprise de Palo Alto.
Google have finally made one of the big moves in to social that we have been expecting for some time with the launch of their new +1 button today. The social element focuses in on their core product of search and as you can see from the video below it aims to improve your search results and pretty much copy the huge success and massive amounts of data that Facebook have had with their like button. So just how good is this new +1 button and how will it change what Google do? Read on...