Friday, January 30, 2009

Killer apps, adult content and Guinness. Happy Friday!

You know you've arrived when...

you inspire a murder. This nutjob in the UK killed his ex wife when she changed her fb profile status back to single. I was going to try to make some gag about Facebook being a killer app, but it would be misplaced. I only bring this to your attention to illustrate the no-longer-latent power of social networking.

You know you've arrived when...

you get more traffic than... sssh... pornography sites. I don't know if this makes social network sites into non-adult sites, but Robin Goad at Hitwise has the penetration figures. I've downloaded the money shot for those afraid to 'click' on his 'post'. ('Sorry.')
You know you've arrived when...

a loong day with a dozen speeches from movers and shakers in the world of social media apps pulls in two hundred interested peeps from Dublin's adland. The facts that it was free, they threw lunch in and there was a pint of plain to be got for no euros may or may not have had salience.
I won't list all the people who spoke at the Guinness Storehouse. You can see them here at host Net Imperatives' overview.

This wasn't deep end stuff, more like a gentle overview of what's going on elsewhere. Here's the list that matters, imho, and if you weren't on this one, you should really be wondering why.

I'm just saying is all.


  1. Hey what do you call a collective of young switched on new media savvy advertising folk?