Weekly Social Media Recap #32
Time flies and since it’s not easy to follow, read and catch-up with everything, we bring you a Weekly Recap from ViralBlog: all of the past week in one place.
It’s sometimes very difficult to get the most recent information about social networks, all in one place. All aligned nicely with sources, methodology of research and data. Than the other question related to these data is how many social networks can you actively stay up to date on?
Here are the most recent statistics of 59 social networks in one place, enjoy!
Hotmailis probably one of the best examples of Viral Marketing on the Internet. Hotmail was started by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in july 1996. By the end of the month Hotmail had more than 20,000 subscribers. In January 1997 the one millionth subscriber signed up with Hotmail. Today the number of Hotmail subscribers worldwide has exceeded 65 million. Microsoft has recently rebranded the service into Outlook.com. The Hotmail site will still be there, and users won’t be forced to make the switch…yet. Big question is: Will Outlook.com become as viral as Hotmail once did?
A financial daily recently interviewed us about the trend called: subscription commerce or subcom. Are you getting the power of subcom? Will it make companies more predictable and profitable? Is it a trend or a hype. You might have seen brands and businesses trying to get recurring revenue streams based on serving monthly packages of food, beauty, clothing and other products?
Coca-Cola is currently deciding whether or not to become involved in Formula One motor racing according to the latest rumors. The American company has been conspicuous by its absence from the pinnacle of the Motor Sport, having come close to becoming the title sponsor of the championship back in 2005. This was an intention which was ultimately derailed by F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who was concerned that it would upset other companies involved in the sport if he was to grant such a deal to the soft drinks manufacturer. It therefore means that if Coca-Cola does enter the sport it will have be affiliated with one of the existing teams; but what form will this take?
This week’s #1 position goes to Jordan Presents: This Is Where It Starts and presents the vision of Jordan brand of the future of basketball. The #2 is Little Baby’s Ice Cream – This is a Special Time. I don’t always watch ice-cream commercials, but when I do I scream. Especially while seeing this one. And Nike: Find Your Greatness – Jogger closes this week’s top 3 with a showing a greatness of a lonely boy runner from London. London, Ohio.
Do you want to see this week’s list from 1 to 5? Go on then, and have a look! We’d like to hear your opinion about the virals. Have fun! A weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials, games or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.
These days the Internet is all about making a profit; gone are the days of bulletin boards, free exchanging of information, scientists publishing their latest findings in an instant. The World Wide Web is now the World Wide Wallet, harvesting cash at every turn and making billionaires faster than it goes through gigabytes. But how can social-based businesses like Facebook, Twitter and Badoo generate any cash when they don’t charge subscription fees?
It’s been nice out recently where I live and so I’ve spent a lot of time sitting outdoors. Since the public spaces in my city aren’t all that sprawling, a lot of this outdoor sitting brings me into close contact with hoards of my fellow cityfolk. And you know what I’ve noticed? Everyone’s wearing TOMS. Yep, those flimsy canvas shoes that probably cost the company less than pennies on the dollar to manufacture, yet retail for upwards of $50 are everywhere in my city. On everyone.
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Follow Author?Martin Michalik
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