The Social Media Roundup: It’s like a gang of ninjas attacking you with awesomeness. Be sure to get a good seat, and keep your eyes peeled.
Our Shuriken are Shaped Like Maple Leaves
An article in the Vancouver Sun citing a recent Forrester Research analysis claims that Canadians are the social networking ninjas of the world. While I appreciate the sentiment, if they were able to measure us then we’re clearly the worst ninjas ever. Forrester merely claims Canadians are the most active social networkers in any of their surveyed markets, which is still pretty cool.
Extreme Makeover: Friendster Edition
In the ‘Whatever happened to…” category, we have news from Friendster this week that there’s a makeover being rolled out. In a video where they call out Facebook and MySpace as being plain and boring, they trot out a new interface that looks like a direct mashup of the two juggernauts. So boring + plain = awesome? Seems that somebody thinks so, as the site is rumoured to be sold by month’s end.
Top Ten List of Top Ten Lists of the Year
It’s December, the time of eggnog, yule logs, and year-in-review features. So what was the buzz this year? What were we all talking about? Well, according to the top 3 search engines, it seems some guy died, a movie about emo vampires was released, and it all happened in 140 characters or less.
Es Una Gran Fiesta!
Ford’s groundbreaking Fiesta Movement went out with a bang this week, clocking the Guinness World Record for largest tweetup at the conclusion of the Movement and the unveil of the 2011 Fiesta. Can’t wait to see what’s coming next with Fiesta Movement Chapter 2. [Disclosure: Yes, Ford's a client, but the Movement's not our baby.]
Would You Like Some Cheese With That?
A new study has apparently proven the Greater Internet F***wad Theory [language NSFW], concluding that otherwise pleasant people can be whiny jerks online. Up next, proof that trolls don’t just reside under bridges.