If you have not used GetGlue, it is a service to “check in” but has nothing to do with location. It is only about letting others know what you are watching, reading or listening to. It is a discovery service for things your friends like to watch, participate in and listen to since you get most recommendations from them anyway.
They also take a different approach in the gamification reward system. You are able to unlock badges and stickers based on how often you check into a show. However, after so many stickers are earned you are able to have them physically sent to you. Which that is not a huge reward system like gift cards, it brings a physical item to the hands of those participating in a virtual game.
Imagine the ability now for TV channels, sports, movies and individual shows to see how people interact and talk about their shows. Gone are the days of the simple Nielsen ratings to a select few families. Everyone can now be married into the Nielsen family.
I are also happy to announce that the Spiked Studio shows will be showing up on GetGLue for you to let everyone know you are watching and also discover more related material. I want to thank the team there for being in touch and launching BlackBerry Today on GetGlue first with the success we have had breaking half a million downloads already.
Look for the rest of the shows to start appearing shortly. It is actually fun and I have found quite a few shows and how many friends watch the same ones I do.
Google Affiliate Network (GAN) closing – are publishers mad?
Fri, May 17th 2013 2:13p Chris Miller Google Affiliate Network, abbreviated GAN, announced it is closing on July 31, 2013. Payments will process through October 31, 2013 before total shutdown. We should note this is the second time GAN has closed down.
According to your GAN Online Program Terms and Conditions and AdSense Terms and Conditions, we will suspend all GAN services, except for certain reporting and payments functionality, on July 31, 2013. On October 31, 2013, we will suspend and terminate any remaining GAN services.
Many [read] Keywords: application
Instagram tagged photo feature is the next Facebook step
Sat, May 4th 2013 10:17p Chris Miller As Instagram prepares to map your Instagram username on their service to your Facebook account name, tagging people in photos is a logical step. Identifying individual in photos is very powerful helping map and strengthen the social graph Facebook continues to build.
Imagine you post a photo in Facebook now, all the prompts ask you to please tag the other person. Including the recognition they use to actually put a square of peoples faces. It encourages you to do that tagging step of the oth [read] Keywords: connections
Posterous sends final notice and backup plan
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 9:36p Chris Miller Posterous, acquired by Twitter, announced back in Feb 2013 that it would shut down April 30, 2013. They have now issued an email reminder and steps to archive your content.
On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.
Right now, you can download all of your Posterous Spaces including your photos, videos, and documents.
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Google Keep – you keep that to yourself thanks
Thu, Mar 21st 2013 4:32a Chris Miller The mistake by Google accidentally showing Google Keep and now launching it has me thinking. I use Google products daily. I enjoy Google products. I have also learned that Google pulls the plug on them when they feel like it. So for this reason alone I may stay away from Google Keep.
Arstechnica wrote a piece a few weeks ago about Google Keep being in the works as an alternative to Evernote.
Google is prepping to launch a cloud-based notetaking service to compete with Evernote and Simplenote. [read] Keywords: notes
My Google Reader replacement choice
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 8:20p Chris Miller Google Reader has been a core tool in my consumption arsenal. Feedly and Flipboard will be replacing it as my full time solutions. RSS feeds allow me to scan, select or ignore hundreds of articles in minutes. Once you mastered the Google Reader keyboard shortcuts you could fly through hundreds of feeds. Feedly will replace that portion while Flipboard will handle social browsing.
Now that Google Reader has announced the exact ending date every system is pushing to be your chosen solution. He [read] Keywords: google
SxSW App Recap for 2012 – the living and dead | TheSocialNetworker Episode 40
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 3:25p Chris Miller Paul Steel and Chris Miller revisit the apps from SxSW 2012 and discussed what is still in use, what closed and what apps didn’t make the cut in daily usage.
Here is the list we run through:
Read Paul’s blog at LivingLifeMobile and Chris Miller here on TheSocialNetworker.
Subscribe to the YouTube playlist for all of the social media mobile and web app reviews from Spiked Studi [read] Keywords: mobile
Social media rules in parenting plans during divorces?
Thu, Feb 21st 2013 2:34p Chris Miller A recent stream of articles and paid advertisements from attorneys are pushing you to include social media rules into parenting plans during divorces. This is different than how social media is often being used in court to show someone in negative light or even as a forced means of communication (Skype).
That idea of managing a child’s online footprint is becoming part of the conversations during a divorce and even after custody settlements as social networks become nearly ubiquitous ways of s [read] Keywords: facebook
SxSW app previews of GonnaBe and Bonfyre | TheSocialNetworker Episode 39
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 12:31p Chris Miller Paul Steel and Chris Miller open the South By Southwest 2013 floodgates with app previews of GonnaBe and Bonfyre. SxSW and SxSWi has become a pivotal launch point for mobile applications. In many instances a make or break scenario. Here is the breakdown of these two applications in the video.
GonnaBe looks to take the place of Forecast and Plancast as a more functional response to location and event planning for you and your acquaintenances. It uses only Facebook Connect for authenticatio [read] Keywords: applications
SlideShare is not sharing well – TheSocialNetworker Episode 38
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 7:09a Chris Miller I was an avid user of SlideShare and happily uploaded slides until they made some changes making it difficult for anyone to find content. SlideShare took it upon themselves a couple of years ago and remove the ability to create events and grouping of slides. They also have serious issues with returning valid search results for simple queries into slides that were even recently uploaded. Take a look at the video first to see how they are restricting the user from getting the most out of SlideShar [read] Keywords: linkedin
Little Bird with Marshall Kirkpatrick | TheSocialNetworker Episode 37
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 10:35a Chris Miller Little Bird launched in 2011 under the watchful eye of CEO and co-founder Marshall Kirkpatrick. This Twitter tool helps you quickly find and analyze who the top experts are, including their social graph and interaction with each other, based on keywords you select.
The simple and very clean interface of Little Bird allows you to quickly begin building reports or even viewing some sample live reports they have built for you. There seemed to be a heavy push toward wine and cheese in those sample [read] Keywords: application