The Best Social Network is the one you have with you

Eric Friedman

After reading the recent Chris Hughes Op-Ed in the NYTimes about Facebook I have been thinking about social networks. To me this is the perfect way to think about the future of social networks, feeds, and where you interact with your friends. My social folder May 2019.

How Social Networks Impact Buying Decisions And The Modern Consumer Society

YoungUpstarts

Social media recommendations induced an average of 26 percent of purchases in 2014, according to a study by Mckinsey and Company. Consumers are beginning to trust social media more and more for their buying decisions. Social referrals. Social Media accessibility.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). Social Networking in Web 1.0.

1-Click and Social Network Patents and a Jet Pack

Feld Thoughts

In other patent new, Google and Facebook were sued over a social network patent. This was a patent issued in October that apparently has something to do with how people join social networks on mobile phones.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

Both Sides of the Table

I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks?

Social Networks Will Become Marketplaces

Duct Tape Marketing

Social Networks Will Become Marketplaces This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. For the last few years I’ve been promoting the idea that social networks are like outposts, in many respects, best suited to point the way to your hub or main content site.

[Singapore] Beepmo Brings Mobile Networking To Next Bank Asia

YoungUpstarts

“We find attendees and sponsors demanding a fresh conference experience and more productive ways to network,” says Rob Findlay, founder of Next Bank Asia. In the News Beepmo mobile application Next Bank Asia professional network Singapore social network

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LinkedIn Mobile Apps Redesigned; Includes Groups

YoungUpstarts

Entrepreneurs and small business owners in the know have been quietly leveraging professional online social network LinkedIn to keep in contact with business contacts and mine potential sales leads to good effect.

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Vikido Launched Social Network and Web Browser for Parents and Kids

VC Cafe

Vikido consists of a mobile app (iPod, iPad or smartphone) and a web app, which is essentially a browser for kids and parents. Continue reading → Vikido Amit Knaani Browser content Facebook ipad Israel kids activity kids and parents Network proud mother training wheels Yami Glick

Choosing The Right Mobile Application Architecture

YoungUpstarts

The idea of mobile application development for the enterprise is rapidly catching on, as mobile apps are now an obvious (and critical) path to both generate revenue and improve the customer experience for today’s modern businesses. By Nuno Pereira, Director APAC, OutSystems.

Choosing Between A Mobile App And A Website For Your Business

The Startup Magazine

In recent years, we’ve seen a trend known as the “appification of the web” where businesses are focusing on creating a fully-fledged mobile app experience instead of just having a website. In this post, we’ll help you decide by explaining what sets mobile apps and websites apart.

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State of the internet: Mobile and social still big growth drivers

The Equity Kicker

Earlier this week Mary Meeker published an update to her by now legendary internet trends presentation and Nielsen published their Social Media Report 2012. Taken together they tell us clearly that mobile and social are still growing very fast.

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Marketers Focus More Attention on Mobile Gaming

YoungUpstarts

Those stereotypes have quickly been shattering, however, with the emergence and immense popularity of mobile gaming. In 2013, there were 909 million mobile gamers worldwide, nearly half of which resided in the Asia Pacific region, and 146 million of which came from North America.

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5 Ways To Kick Start Mobile Marketing For Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

In our mobile era, people are using phones for many reasons, not least of which is shopping. Major retailers spend millions with ad agencies targeting their customers with ads and promotions on their mobile phones. Make it easy for mobile customers to find you.

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Widbook Offers Access To Thousands Of e-Books

YoungUpstarts

Reading e-books on mobile devices have become the norm, but while e-book reading applications are a dime to a dozen, those that offer free access to tons of free literature, not so much. Ideaspotting books conline community crowdsourcing e-Books mobile app reading app social network Widbook

How Mobile Marketing is Changing the Face of Events

Duct Tape Marketing

How Mobile Marketing is Changing the Face of Events written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Mobile marketing’ Image Credit: Osman Kalkavan. Keeping up with the mobile trend. Mobile marketing at events.

[Infographic] Online Marketing In 2012: What You Need To Know

YoungUpstarts

For example: - Mobile searches increased by a massive 400-percent in 2011. 70-percent of people on social networks are also online shoppers. 68-percent of businesses plan to integrate social media marketing with their e-mail marketing.

A Minimalist Marketer’s Guide To Pokémon Go For Local Business

YFS Magazine

The unprecedented rate at which this augmented reality mobile exploration game has spread like wildfire hasn’t gone unnoticed by opportunist marketers. Culture augmented reality culture gaming location-based social networking marketing mobile apps pokémon go technology

Find Great Coffee Places With Coffeetopia

YoungUpstarts

If you’re a huge fan of the humble coffee bean, you must have wondered why nobody out there has come up with a great mobile application that allows you to find the best java joints in town. Ideaspotting coffee Coffeetopia location-based service mobile app social network

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Mobile Community mig33 Announces Developer Program And Partnerships

YoungUpstarts

mig33 , one of the world’s largest mobile-first communities, earlier this week announced its new developer program, releasing a slew of resources for developers that want to build social games and apps for its 50 million registered users.

Mobile App Woofound Recommends Places Based On Your Personality

YoungUpstarts

And that’s where many social discovery apps come in, trying to help us find interesting things to do. Here’s a new one – social discovery mobile app Woofound ( www.woofound.com ) matches a user’s personality and recommends activities suited for them.

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Mobile App Quit Pro Aims To Help You Quit Smoking

YoungUpstarts

There are a number of quit smoking applications for the mobile smartphone that can help you along the way. The mobile-based application – on both iOS and Android – lets an individual track and manage their way towards quitting smoking.

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Mobile Internet Apple Facebook

SoCal CTO

The analysts at Morgan Stanley have produced a report that’s quite good reading on some of the major trends concerning mobile web. More than Mobile Internet I think they had trouble coming up with a name and settled for Mobile Internet even though it isn’t a great choice.

The New Networking: Ultimate LinkedIn Guide For 2012 Grads

YoungUpstarts

(We’ve looked) at how social media sites can be used as powerful networking tools for new college graduates, sharing our best picks for tips, tools, and more for Facebook , Twitter , and now, LinkedIn. Resources LinkedIn resources social media social networking social networks

[Singapore] LinkedIn Hits 1 Million Users In Singapore

YoungUpstarts

Then the online professional networking site had around half a million members – earlier this week the company announced that its membership base has approximately doubled to over a million members, addressing about 70% of the country’s professional labor force and student population.

Burpple Enables Social Sharing Of Food Experiences

YoungUpstarts

Social food journal Burpple officially launched earlier this week: the iOS application – currently available on the App Store for free – is positioned as a way to remember, organize and explore your food moments with friends on the mobile phone. Both mobile applications lets you share food photos with your online networks, but work somewhat differently.

Introducing one of Version One’s earlier investments: VarageSale

Version One Ventures

For a long time, I had been looking to find a better Craigslist: one that was social, trustworthy, and mobile first. VarageSale has become something of a social network built, connecting people with shared interests in local communities. VarageSale is a local, social network built around commerce and we couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this company that Carl and Tami are building.

[Singapore][Event] Social Media World Forum Asia 2011 & Apps World Asia 2011

YoungUpstarts

Social Media World Forum (SMWF) Asia is back for its third edition! Organized by Bristol-based events company Six Degrees , this two-day conference and exhibition dedicated to all things social and digital media will take place in Singapore on 1st and 2nd September this year.

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This Austin Company’s Mobile App Shows You Which People To Connect With On LinkedIn

Austin Startup

Consumer Digital Enterprise Mobile CanWeNetwork Jive LinkedIn Social network WeCanStudios YammerLove it or hate it, LinkedIn is probably a part of your communications tool set. Austin's WeCanStudios just launched an app that makes it even stickier. CanWeNetworksits atop LinkedIn and combines the company's own algorithms and proximity technologies to match you up with other professionals, presumably ones you should meet.

Burpple Enables Social Sharing Of Food Experiences

YoungUpstarts

Social food journal Burpple officially launched earlier this week: the iOS application – currently available on the App Store for free – is positioned as a way to remember, organize and explore your food moments with friends on the mobile phone. Both mobile applications lets you share food photos with your online networks, but work somewhat differently.

15 Mobile Security Best Practices For SMBs (Or Anyone Else For That Matter)

YoungUpstarts

It’s hardly a stretch in this day and age to say that everyone in the corporate workforce has a mobile device, whether it is company issued or personal. Here are some mobile security best practices that people can easily implement to protect themselves (and their devices): 1.

Online Gaming, Mobile Entertainment And The Land Of Opportunity In Video Game Design

YoungUpstarts

Online Gaming, Mobile Entertainment and the Video Game Design Boon. Meanwhile, mobile gaming on smart devices – an industry worth $33 billion – is a field swelling with potential for designers. Mobile Gaming. by Alanna Hardy.

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Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

abovethecrowd.com

For a large variety of applications and services, users favor mobile applications over browser based applications. Over 45% of Yelp’s* searches begin on mobile. For Zillow*, 50% of home views are now on mobile. Consumers clearly dislike deeply nested features on mobile phones.

RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger To Connect With Other BB Apps

YoungUpstarts

BlackBerry Travel Goes Social. Stay tuned to BlackBerry social channels to confirm when each app becomes available. In the News Blackberry BlackBerry Connect mobile applications Research in Motion RIM social network

Mobile manners

Jeff Hilimire

I was so happy to see a guest column by Moxie Engauge’s very own Ashley Twist entitled, “ Where are your mobile manners? In the article she introduces “in-hand behavior”, described as email, texting, social networks, etc., And she appropriately points out that “nobody is quite clear on socially appropriate digital behavior.” Mobile Technology This morning as I was reading the AJC ( you do know I still read the paper right? )

Entrepreneurs: Connect to Today’s Customer Network

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup needs to understand that the customer paradigm has dramatically shifted over the past two years with pervasive social networks and smartphones. Conversations may be on existing social media, or on your own brand forum established specifically for this purpose.

Rapid Iteration for Mobile App Development

Startup Lessons Learned

She’s the founder and Creative Director at Xanadu, a mobile strategy and design consultancy helping to guide app developers to success in a rapidly-changing, often chaotic mobile ecosystem. We asked her a few questions about how mobile developers can measure and address their product’s performance in an environment that is both incredibly competitive and rapidly changing. This is a violation of the "give before you take" principle that governs social interactions.

How to Make Mobile eCommerce Convert: What???s Effective In Mobile Design Right Now

ConversionXL

This is the second of a two-part series on mobile conversion. In the first part , we described the most common usability mistakes made in mobile commerce sites and apps, and how to fix them. Ideally, the top features on a mobile shopping site or app should adapt to the users intent.

13 must-have features for your next mobile app

The Next Web

For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier. I asked a panel of successful young entrepreneurs the following question: Designing a mobile app for your small business? Social media login.

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Facebook Rearranges Pages For Businesses And Organizations

YoungUpstarts

Late last year social networking giant Facebook introduced Facebook Timeline , changing the way people used Facebook in a more chronological order. People can redeem Offers via email or on a mobile device.

[Review] The Mesh: Why The Future Of Business Is Sharing

YoungUpstarts

Aided by social media, wireless networks and data crunched from every available source, people are moving towards sharing goods and services at the point of need. With a background in entrepreneurship and investment in social ventures, Gansky obviously knows her stuff.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

The Mobile World Congress , possibly the largest International technology conference and definitely the most important mobile conference of the year is taking place in Barcelona this February 14-17. The system doesn’t load or risk the network in any way. Flash Networks.

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Maximizing Your Facebook Advertising

YoungUpstarts

If you ask any small business owner what their social media strategy is, “ Facebook !” e-Commerce And Mobile Commerce Has Changed The Game. ” Mobile, especially, has changed the game – Franchet says that 50% of Facebook’s traffic comes from mobile.