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Saving the gorillas via facebook

September 28, 2009 Leave a comment
Muhozi wants to be your friend

Muhozi wants to be your friend

According to the associated press the Ugandan wildlife Authority has created a facebook for an endangered gorilla. The gorilla’s name is Muhozi and he wants to be your friend. According to the AP it will cost facebook users one dollar to be friends with this silverback. They are hoping that this will raise funds for this endangered species. Along with being friends with the gorilla you will be able to learn more about its character, friends, family, and relationships.

In theory, I think that this is a good idea for the Wildlife Authority to raise funds for their struggling animals. I’m not too sure though, how many people will spend the one dollar to befried the critter. Although facebook has expanded to become a global phenomenon, I’m unsure as to how successful this will be. If little Jimmy doesn’t want to pay a dollar to give his friend a cake on his birthday via facebook, chances are he isn’t going to want to donate money for the Ugandan Gorillas. I’m hoping I’m wrong and there are people out there who genuinely care about endangered species, but somehow I feel that Muhozi and his facebook pals facebook funds will be a flop.

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Interesting things I found out about youtube, while watching a youtube video

September 23, 2009 Leave a comment
The Tangled Web of social media

The Tangled Web of social media

So I know when people think about social media websites, they usually think of: facebook, myspace, twitter etc. There’s one website though that I feel is more popular and even more important in terms of social media… Youtube. I had this realization, while on youtube, watching a youtube video, ironically about youtube. Here are some facts that I found really interesting: Obviously millions of videos are watched daily. These videos cover every imaginable topic. Although youtube doesn’t have status updates about Kanye West’s antics at the VMA’s, it is the first place people turned to when they wanted to see it. It is the most powerful social media site because it gives life to the status updates of twitter.

Every minute, ten hours of content is uploaded to facebook. That is absolutely astounding! It’s a never ending supply of video and information. Whether you want to see a newscast, or you want to watch Old Greg, Youtube is connecting the world as never before.

New Facebook Search option, Troubling to Google?

September 23, 2009 Leave a comment
Facebook...The new google?

Facebook...The new google?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In an article I read by Danny Sulivan, he reported that google may finally see some competition. Google has been the dominate search engine for over a decade now, but these days may one day be unimaginably numbered. Microsoft has launched its own search engine called bing, which is slowly creeping into the vocabulary of the public. I can’t imagine seeing someone say that they “binged” something to search for it (it sounds so dirty) however this is a possibility. On top of that, facebook is 300 million strong and is gaining new members by the thousands. Their search application in the social networking phenomenon may compete directly with google one day. In fact, it may even replace it with more accurate searching. Only time will tell but regardless, its really odd to imagine people saying they binged, tweeted, or facebooked their questions instead of googles. Hey I guess everything is constantly changing today, and even empires like google, may one day be threatened

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September 23, 2009 1 comment

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