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With the help of developer Kaazing and IT service provider Ekito, participants in France's Novela festival created crowdsourced art using the Déambulations app -- which was available for both iPhone and Android users. The app turned participants into moving paintbrushes by collecting their movements via their phones, then sending that information in real-time onto a virtual canvas, a giant screen displayed at the Toulouse-Matabiau railway station, and on the Déambulations website. You can watch a video of how the crowdsourced art project came together.
The excuse seemed pretty weak to me, too. Don't they bake their bread in tins? If so, surely the baking tins are all 12 inches? This is the kind of tempest in a teapot that can become a big storm if a brand doesn't respond well or in a timely manner. Guess we'll have to see what the sandwich-maker does -- and how well people react to its response.
That's a good point, especially when you're in an industry that seldom gets a lot of great press anyway! No doubt they saw an endless stream of criticism--not that this will go away with the demise of the company's own social media support efforts.
It reminds me of group writing sessions from my college creative writing classes, always fun and definitely interesting, where we'd all write a sentence or paragraph and then pass the story on to the next student.
Fun to do, sure. But fun for anyone outside the circle to read?
"Charter Communications has stopped accepting consumer complaints via Twitter and Facebook, reportedReuters. Instead of using its "UMatter2Charter" social networking program, Charter will now solely support clients via phone, customer service counters, and live chat on its webpage, the company said."
I Wonder why!!
Perhaps they must be afraid of going their customer complaints public and if that's so ... i think they are right on their part.If something can be tackled by the two in peace then what's the point in involving the whole world by enabling customers to tweet or update their complaints via Twitter or Facebook.
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The world mourned the passing of Nelson Mandela. To signal our sorrow, we turned to social media (especially Twitter) to share Mandela's most memorable quotes, our personal memories, or his impact on our lives. One photographer found a special way to transform those messages into a tribute to Mandela -- a tribute now being shared via the medium used to create it.
Tablets are near a tipping point and will make up almost -- but not quite -- half of PC sales next year, according to a Canalys study. Tablets sales will make up 49.556% of the client PC market. Tablets will be the most popular design for PCs, beating out both notebooks and desktops.
Turkeys aren't just for eating this Thanksgiving. Technology companies, government agencies, and executives have been serving up turkeys throughout the year. We've put together a menu of the biggest birdbrains and boobs of the year in our new Big Report: Ten Turkeys of 2013.
Facebook's Graph Search may face some profound challenges and risks, first, because Facebook users haven't been thinking of their posts as product reviews; and second, because Facebook will now have to contend with the social-network equivalent of SEO "gaming" of results.
A recent release of the popular TweetDeck app for Twitter power-users gives new life to software that had previously taken a wrong turn. Here's a quick walk-through of the new TweetDeck, to show you why it should be at the top of your Twitter toolkit.
Marissa Mayer at Yahoo has come out with her strategy on turning the company around: culture, company, calibration, and compensation. But Yahoo needs to have a technical approach to the mobile cloud opportunity, not a management theory lesson.
Twitter's changes are clearly aimed at being more Facebook-like, and this is because both companies are vying to serve the mobile social network market. But can that market work for anybody, given how difficult it is to push ads to social-update readers?
Many enterprises view high-speed broadband connections as ubiquitous. Yet in about 20 percent of the country, businesses and their employees do not have access to even DSL connections. This shortcoming diminishes enterprises' ability to support their employees.
You've heard the expression, "Out of the frying pan, into the fire?" Amazon lives in the fire. The e-tailer wins by keeping things hot for its competitors, employees, and itself, according to a new book.
Positec, a manufacturer of power tools for homes and commercial applications, achieves greater customer service flexibility and cuts hold times in half by using a cloud-based service to manage its call center.
Big-data and analytics tools enable marketers to understand customers as individuals, identifying unmet needs and addressing each customer as a "segment of one," says John Kennedy, VP corporate marketing, IBM.
Linux Journal recently released its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. As an Ubuntu convert in recent years, I was glad to see Ubuntu took the top spot for "Best Linux Distribution" (at 16 percent, edging out Debian, which took 14.1 percent).
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