I made a standing desk for under $25
Super cheap, super easy. I used this guide and headed to Ikea with my husband. What do you think?
My only tip would be to put some items behind where your laptop/monitor will sit to help counter-balance the weight of the keyboard and mouse.
Bandsintown Blog: Listen to New Artists, Then See Them Live with New Bandsintown Concerts for Spotify
So this is pretty much awesome - a concert calendar based on who you listen to in Spotify. This will be life-changing for me.
We’ve listened to your comments and input and now, we’re delivering by releasing our new Bandsintown Concerts for Spotify app, the most comprehensive and easy-to-use concert app on the service. We’ve always given our users great live show recommendations based on their previous listening…
What a fun video produced by K5 News, KING-TV (Belo) in Seattle, WA.
This is the type of stuff that can be a game-changer for media companies and the social web.
Smart usage of popular trends like auto-tuning and YouTube montages are a great way to spread your brand message in a new, fun and interesting way.
The fact that this was also BRIEF (1 minute) and entertaining means people will watch and share - the ultimate goal is having this spread virally. You can’t force that - you can only inspire it.
Nice work! Did it make you want to dance?
This is a great example of a radio station, Radio 94.7 in Sacramento (Entercom) building upon the concept of newsjacking by using original imagery created by the station (as opposed to just stealing an image online like everyone else) and integrating that with a piece of curated content that perfectly aligns with the station’s brand and it’s fans.
Original imagery like this that naturally inspires social shares because it is the type of image that others would want their friends to see as a reflection of who they are and what they believe.
Study: Radio Station Listeners Love Contests
Kassof reports that while the majority of listeners are unaffected by contesting one way or the other, 40% of radio listeners between the ages of 18 and 64 say a contest makes the station more interesting to listen to with just 3% reporting it makes the station less interesting.
…contests can be a real edge for a station, and for traditional radio in general.
It’s true that contests have no impact on the majority of listeners’ interest in a station, or how much they listen to it. But there remains a substantial percentage that are impacted by contests, and in an overwhelmingly positive way.
34% of the respondents stated that a contest might make them listen to the station more with only 2% saying a contest would make them listen less.
229: The average number of friends a person has on Facebook
Facebook: A Profile of its ‘Friends’
In light of the Facebook IPO, we rounded up highlights of our data on adult Facebook users. What do Facebook users do on the site? How many friends they have? What are their social and civic lives like?
Some fast facts:
- 229: The average number of friends a person has on Facebook
- Women average 21 updates to their Facebook status per month while men average 6
Facebook, on an Average Day:
- 15% of Facebook users update their own status
- 22% comment on another’s post or status
- 20% comment on another user’s photos
- 26% “Like” another user’s content
- 10% send another user a private messageRead the full portrait for more on the social and civic characteristics of Facebook users and the privacy management habits of social networking site users
Cox Media’s Alt Station WSUN, Tampa “97X” Begins “Social Music Revolution”
Cox Media’s Tampa alt station WSUN announced it will begin a “social music revolution” today (1/18) at 5:00 pm when it gives control of the station’s playlist over to fans.
Program director Michael Sharkey says:
“The way we communicate has been reinvented in front of our eyes with social media. And today we are injecting that experience into radio and giving our radio station to the listeners.”
Below is a screenshot of their website where you are prompted to login with your Facebook account. Once you login, you are able to vote songs “Up” or “Down.”
I experimented with this and it was very cool, you could actually see the songs moving based on votes. Now I’ll just need to “listen at 5pm” to see if the Playlist on their homepage matches up with the songs. Great concept!
“The station has a 12-year history of creating new and innovative ways for listeners to interact with alternative rock music. Now, armed with a refreshed brand identity, an amped-up social media plan and now listener-driven music, ‘97X’ is committed more than ever to bring listeners a unique experience and we’re changing the way consumers use radio.”
Listeners can choose a song they want to hear from an expanded playlist of more than 1,800 songs and vote on the ‘97X’ app or website. The new, expanded playlist covers 30 years of rock music with deeper cuts from albums and artists not typically heard on the station before.
Check out everything you can do with the new MySpace!
It’s definitely music-centric. While you’re there, why don’t you connect with me? Let’s see where this social network goes together…
I couldn’t figure out where my “status updates” went at first…scroll to the right and you will see them. Definitely a new twist on the profile. I like the music player on the bottom as well.
(WOMP) Bump this song!
Really rad examples here.
- Shahnaz Mahmud, Digital Marketing News
Brands are featuring user-generated digital content in their consumer-facing contests, adding a new online angle to a marketing strategy that has been used for decades.
Canon USA, Buick, and Lee Jeans are among the marketers using the approach. In recent…