Weekly digest of week 32 2009

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This week: holograms you can touch and feel, a Social Media Apocalypse, what is customer experience, a fight on who unfollowed who the first on Twitter and information about the most engaged brands on social media. Social collaboration tools The 3 Fundaments of Online Strategy Stryder: ‘I axed Harris from Twitter first’ Tinchy Stryder has […]

This week: holograms you can touch and feel, a Social Media Apocalypse, what is customer experience, a fight on who unfollowed who the first on Twitter and information about the most engaged brands on social media.

Social collaboration tools

Customer Experience

Social Media Apocalypse

Research

Web development

Tools

General

  • Can the Rock Band Network Transform the Music Industry?
    When the Rock Band Network — essentially an App Store for musicians who want to upload and sell Rock Band-playable versions of their songs — opens for business later this year, it has the potential to transform the music industry by giving musicians large and small a distribution platform on one of the few online services that’s managed to successfully monetize music downloads. If, that is, the Network can make their songs easy to find and enjoyable to play.
  • APIs Critical to Facebook’s Plans to Dominate Real Time Search
    As Facebook continues its major push toward greater user openness (a la Twitter) this year, two product priorities are leading the way. First, Facebook’s new privacy controls will make it easier for Facebook users to share content publicly with everyone. Second, Facebook’s new real time search engine is designed to make it easier to find content your friends – or any Facebook users – have shared.
  • Will Videoconferencing Kill Business Class Travel?
  • Learning from Games: A Language for Designing Emotion
  • Augmented Reality: Mobile Marketing infusion
    I do believe these are the opportunities and purposes where Mobile Marketing and the role of mobiles devices have been waiting for, enabled by: Augmented Reality.
  • The bandwidth-sync correlation that’s worth thinking about
  • Spotify, Napster and The Quest For Premium Music Dollars
  • What Works: The Web Way vs. The Wave Way – Anil Dash
    Google Wave is an impressive set of technologies, the kind of stunningly slick application that literally makes developers stand up and cheer. I’ve played with the Google Wave test sandbox a bit, and while it’s definitely too complex to live up to the “this will replace email!” hype that greeted its launch, it certainly has some cool features. So the big question is whether Wave will succeed as overall in becoming a popular standard for communications on the web, because Google has made an admirable investment in documenting the underlying platform and making it open enough for others to build on and extend. I think the answer is no, and the reason is because the Wave way is not compatible with the Web way.
  • A Comparison of Open Source Search Engines
  • Holograms That You Can Touch and Feel
    Holograms are cool. But holograms you can actually touch? A team of researchers from The University of Tokyo has created just such a technology. The tactile hologram, which is being shown-off this week at the SIGGRAPH conference in New Orleans, actually involves two basic pieces: A hologram, which is generated simply by shining an LCD projector onto a concave mirror, and a novel technique which creates ultrasonic waves.

 

Rick Mans is Information Architect and a social media evangelist within Capgemini. You can follow and connect with him via Twitter or Delicious

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