Record Tweets Over Osama’s Killing!

An amazing and shocking 3,440 tweets per second were posted on an average over the killing of Osama bin Laden – Al Qaeda leader that lead Twitter to a new record. The US commandos killed him in a raid that was carried outside the mansion where he was hiding. Huge rumors were being spread since Sunday night until President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding Osama’s killing.

As per CNN’s report, Twitter users posted Tweets at an average of 3,440 tweets per second. The Tuesday night recorded the highest continual rate of tweets posted ever. From 10:45 p.m. – 2:20 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), there was an average 3,000 tweets per second that created a new record. Reaching the zenith, Twitter users posted 5,106 tweets per second.

 

 

Apple: iPad 2 Demand Has Been Staggering

Apple Corporation has recently revealed that it has sold more than 4.7 million iPad units in the highest grossing March quarter ever. The sales figure of the iPad represent around 2.6 million fewer units sold in the previous quarter, however not for lack of demand.

Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO stated on the company’s earnings call that we have sold almost every iPad 2 unit that we could make in the entire quarter.

During the Q&A session of the call, Tim Cook – Apple COO delved quite deeper into the situation. The company is coming across a staggering demand from the iPad 2 consumers and is being heavily backlogged.

The company however is beyond its channel inventory target range; neverthless Cook doesnt point the iPad supply issues to Japan tsunami, and is not at all predicting any cost or material impacts during the third fiscal quarter. On the other hand, he agreed that the situation is pretty uncertain.

Thus, why Apple wasnt able to meet the demand for the iPad 2 during this quarter? The company stated that there have been some issues with the planning and product; however, didnt disclose any particular reason regarding this matter.

Apple, however is completely incorporating its competance in producing iPad 2 in large quantities for the quarter ahead, though it is not promising to cover up the demands cannot promise to meet demand.

Apple has extended its production list to 25 other countries by the end of March; moreover, it is placing the iPad 2 in 13 additional countries in the coming week.

 

 

 

Royal Wedding: Kate and William Marriage Live on YouTube

The most awaited event – The Royal Weeding is going to be broadcasted live via YouTube when both Prince William and Kate Middleton insisted to make their wedding ceremony as world’s most interactive public event.

The St James’s Palace will also be making use of Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter to host the dedicated social network giving the public with continuous chances, updates also enabling feedback.

Both Miss Kate Middleton & Prince William are regular users of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook and have played an imperative role overseeing plans for the online broadcast of the entire ceremony on April 29th year 2011.

Being the Internet Giant, Google has developed a live blog which will be synchronizing with the live footage, which will enable the viewers to click on the links that would be providing them with additional information on some of the vital moments of the wedding as they happen.

St James’s Palace spokesperson stated that we want people to easily interact with the Royal Wedding as they watch it.

Catherine Middleton & Prince William are just like any other people with respect to their age when it comes to social media. They both are YouTube and Facebook users and always had an intention that their wedding should be accessible to each and every individual.

The couple was being asked if they intend to change their relationship status on Facebook after the wedding, the spokesperson asked to ‘ Wait & See’.

The wedding Coverage on the Royal Channel, which is to be hosted by YouTube, will begin at 10am, an hour before the ceremony, and end at 2pm, after the couple have appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

The live blog will include a text commentary by staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace, as well as links to background information and additional photographs.

It has been stated that this is going to be the first ever live blog that has run alongside a live stream on YouTube for any particular occasion. On the other hand, an official video named as ‘Wedding Book’ has lately being launched on YouTube that is inviting all the well-wishers to post their personal video messages of congratulations and Best Wishes to the couple.

Facebook is also going to launch an application via which users will be able to describe how they are preparing for the big event & how they are and will celebrate it.

 

Ishtihari congratulates the Royal Couple – Prince William & Miss Middleton 🙂

 


 

Social Networking – Understand in a Better Way!

 

 



You will be provided with the fundamentals related to the Social Networking. This video primarily focuses on the role of Social Media Networking in your day-to-day life. it includes:

  • People related to different networks via their personal life and business
  • Networks in the real world – the hidden nature of those networks
  • How Social Media Web Portals are useful in revealing hidden connection
  • The fundamental concept related to social networking websites

 

 

iPhone – Marketing Strategies

When it is about Apple Marketing, the marketing strategies related to iPhone are extremely simple, clear, yet clever. With a simple and plain Apple Icon, Apple is focusing on an extremely innovative style when it comes to their products. The iPhone by Apple was launched back in June year 2007. The outstanding and innovative design of the iPhone was being touted for various months before it was originally launched. Later after its release, it was rated as one of the best when it comes to all the cell and smart phone market over the past few years. Before the official release of the iPhone, Apple came up with four television commercials that was to promote this gadget to the masses.

One of the commercial portrayed that the upcoming iPhone gadget is the additional step from the most popular iPod. The iPod was rated to be the leader until this point of time, but later with the release of the iPhone it has been named as the next generation iPod along with being a phone as well. The advert shows that the iPhone has all the enhanced features that are presently available in the iPod; however, it is an enhanced and improved version with better features.

You can do anything with your iPhone gadget, you can watch movies; and with touch of your finger, you can get back to the main screen. Then again, with the menu, you can figure out the Maps app which will enable you to find the best seafood location that is closest to you. With your gadget, you will be able to find a location which is also going to be highlighted which is the nearest. You are going to get the phone number and then you can dial via your iPhone dial.

The initial four iPhone adverts were useful in promoting the usefulness, innovation, and convenience all integrated into a single product which his not only a phone but also a music device that enables an individual to view maps, browse the web, check e-mail, make conference calls, view photos, and watch videos. Apple does not only make use of the television medium as a component of your marketing strategy; nevertheless, they are also making use of their web portal and they have been publishing informative press releases and videos that would have been developed into a single document. Apple also makes use of such tactics and techniques that are useful in building up the hype and then leaving the consumers wanting more and more.

When Apple comes up with brief press releases, it provides its targeted audience with a little to go off. To make it more precise, as soon as any information is released related to the products, all those who care and are Apple product fanatics will be grasping them whatever comes their way. As a result, Apple probably would publicly disavow all such kinds of rumors related to such scraps mentioned related to company plans; on the other hand, their entire marketing department secretly would be feeling delighted. It would be costing a lot to make use of such kind of web based advertising otherwise.

iPhone’s official web portal offers a lot more to its consumers than just information related to the products. The web site is also providing various tricks and tips which would be helpful in making use of the iPhone gadget along with focusing the apps to a great extent. You are even going to find “App of the Week” at the main page which is also providing detailed info related to that particular application. Moreover, the website also includes a section which has been titled as ‘Top Apps’ and ‘Apps for Everything’. For all the current iPhone users and consumers that have a great interest in buying the gadget, Apple has such a web portal which is offering outstanding marketing tools. The Apps are useful in creating a stronger and functional source of generate a large stream of revenues for Apple Corporation. As the consumers see the top rated and latest iPhone applications, they are intended to further downloading the application instead of searching via 25,000+ apps that would have been of a significant value to them.

Youngsters are the targeted audience that Apple has primarily focused on this particular as group. Apple with only this particular audience has hopped with the fact that with this 48% audience did not own the iPod that have been launched previously by Apple. At the end of year 2008, Apple had forecasted to reach more than 10 million sales only related to the iPhone.

One month before the iPhone’ release, the Solutions Research Group provided a cross-section of all those who have been aware of the gadget. The forecasted buyers for the day the gadget was to be released were rated as a majority of T-Mobile consumers, AT&T’s only GSM-based product competitor that was around 15%. AT&T’s existing customer base was rated to be one of the second largest groups that were anticipated to make the iPhone purchase and it was approximately 12%. Moreover, the Solutions Research Group also figure out that 72% of males against 28% of women were more interested in investigating about the gadget with its minimal price of $499. The obvious and present target audience for iPhone mainly includes a group of young people ranging between the ages of 20 and 35, mobile employees, jet setters and affluent teenagers.

The Apple Corporation is primarily renowned for their simply yet catchy advertisements. In some of the latest Television adverts focusing the Apple’s iPhone, the new catch is ‘There’s an App for that’ that certainly is helpful in placing a strong and well-built focus related to different applications that have been made available by Apple at the App store. Applications or the Apps are available in all categories ranging from social networking to productivity, fitness, and health to finance, entertainment to education, and business to games. These applications turn out to be a useful tool while you are making use of the iPhone gadget as it is offering a large number of features that simply could be enhanced while you make use of these applications. Apple in the present times is claiming to have more than 25000+ applications that available and the number is still growing with every passing day.

The targeted audience is greatly on focus with all these apps that are being offered to them. Primarily, there is an application for everyone. There have been few adverts related to various iPhone apps that you are certainly going to find one which could be of a great significance. Only few have been promoted by the commercials. The Apps concerning the iPhone are offering utmost functionality and practicality that an individual could even think of. Moreover, Apple has also offered its consumers to build their own applications and they can even submit to the Apple Store as well. This has made things a lot more convenient and easier as people being a third party design different applications that could be of a great help to them and others as well. As soon as the application becomes functional, they can submit it to the App Store for free or even they can put a fee for its usage.

 

 

 

What Facebook Fan Page Can Do For You?

Mostly people all around the world come online at some point of the day. The question here is, are all of them on Facebook? Facebook is being one of the largest social media-networking portal which has forced people to go online a lot more frequently just to check their account. While they are on Facebook, they want to check on their messages, friends’ updates, updates, videos uploaded, latest photo albums, with a lot more that Facebook is offering them. Each and every business entity is on Facebook now and this is because of the fan page features which Facebook is offering to its users. You are even going to find CNN on Facebook. You must be amazed that CNN is having its fan page on Facebook so you certainly can think of every business entity is establishing itself on Facebook. You are going to find your favorite video games, TV shows, sports athletes, Hollywood actors, and even such stuff that has not yet been released in the markets. You will be getting to know that everything is now having their existence on Facebook with the Fan page feature and they are having their own page on Facebook.
Having a Facebook page is something extremely normal as now even individuals can put one up very easily. The entire procedure is extremely easy and you will be able to set up your very own Facebook Fan Page by following few simple steps. As soon as you are done creating the page, your Fan Page will go live and you can share it with your friends, family, and acquaintances to Like it. It is relatively that easy and convenient. Probably the hard part here is basically considering having a good and popular fan page. There are a large number of Fan pages on Facebook until now. You simply have to name it and you will be getting a page. Therefore, thinking of getting a unique Facebook Fan page could be one of the toughest parts. The page definitely is based on your goals and objectives. If you are creating for a page then you certainly have to keep it informative and presentable for your potential customers and clients that will be like or viewing your page. Same is the case with a brand or a product; you are required to have such a page which should be interactive and nice so that the fans are able to enjoy all the benefits and offerings related to your page. You can even advertise your page while you happen to post anything that your fans would find relevant such as a new commercial your brand has or any video, photo of any event that your product has recently launched and various others. Various other reasons for creating Facebook Fan Pages could be because of entertainment purposes such as a group of people that prefer to have such a page which is matching their interest or field. It could be that a brand new musical band is extending itself while they are putting their music over Facebook for their lovers to listen to. There are simply no limitations or restrictions as to what you can do and what could be done with your Facebook fan page.
Creating a page for your business or various other purposes is just the beginning; it is just all about gaining as much fans as you can to make it popular. For the popularity of the pages, they require fans and while you are having a page, you are required to get a large number of fans. One considerable tip is to make all of your friends Like your fan page and this is how it will be showed to their recent activities and their friends are also going to like it for sure if they find themselves associated to it. The more and more fans you will gain, the more people are going to notice your fan page.
How Facebook Fan page can accelerate your Business: following are some of the reason related to how and why to have a Facebook fan page and how it can help you grow your business opportunity with ease and convenience.
• First and foremost, companies are very well aware of the fact that people are likely to spend more and more of their time over the world wide web. Then again, it is the trend that is making people make use of the social media networking portals no matter wherever they are. Thus, you certainly can create exposure and awareness among them about your company or brand as because of Facebook it has been a lot easier, people turst, and enjoy its updates regularly.
• You are not only going to market yourself to your present clients but also to countless potential consumers as well. Undoubtedly, you can easily establish your brand name by having a strong fan base; however, initially even you are required to make efforts with it as only then you will be able to create a solid standpoint for years to come.
• With extreme ease and convenience, you certainly can invite your entire target audience to your Facebook Fan Page. With the features offered by Facebook, it is now exceptionally easy to discriminate who precisely you prefer targeting. You can input the gender, where they live, age, marital status, movies, or their interests with a lot more. Facebook is helping advertisers to a great extent in this regard to whom you want to invite to join your Fan Page, you will also be able publish all the related information such as videos, links, or information to the mini feed of the Facebook Fan page that appears on the main page of an individual user.
• Insight option is one best features Facebook fan page is offering to its users. This will enable you to see precisely where your fans are actually coming from, particular age group, preferences, languages, and a lot more. Moreover, you can also monitor the growth of your website by having at look at how many pages hit your fan page is getting.
• On the other hand, you can also send private or personal messages to the members of your fan page. You can target audience from any particular region by sending them with messages that are simple, easy and most considerably Free.
• You are required to make sure that you are updating your fan page on regular basis, which will be enhancing the growth of your page, and you are going to get better opportunities related to your sales and business. Being connected to your consumers in a good manner can certainly be helpful for you in boosting your revenues along with growing your brand name and your business eventually.
With all the above-mentioned reasons and benefits, you should be getting a Facebook Fan Page for your business or interests right away. Do not think that you will be required too much of time to work on it. it is just a matter of few minutes and you will be having your Facebook Fan Page Live. A little effort definitely is required on your part to your networks aware about it.

 

 

 

 

20 Creative Billboards

Following are some of the 20 most Creative Billboards according to me. Enjoy watching them and Have Fun! 🙂
  1. Penline
  2. Adidas
  3. Rentokil
  4. The Zimbawean
  5. iPod
  6. Martor Solingen Razor
  7. Creepy Unknown Billboard
  8. Kenjo Flower
  9. Mammoth Mountain
  10. Mumbai Traffic Awareness
  11. Ariel
  12. Berger Paint
  13. Pacific Airlines
  14. BMW
  15. OfficeMax
  16. Eskom
  17. Fedex
  18. Formula Toothpaste
  19. Hutch MSN Search
  20. Axe

Businesses and Internet Presence – What Companies Prefer?

Social Media networking has now established itself fully and for this reason a large number of companies are planning to utilize it as a popularity tool for their businesses. Consequently, businesses are giving more and more attention and allocating huge funds which will ultimately enable them to gain popularity via different social networking mediums. This particular trend has been extremely evident in the entire B2B sphere.

A research that has been conducted by the B2B sphere, it has been examined that a 93% of entire business-to-business communication has most of its elements related to the social media. It has been analyzed that around 70% of those who participated in this survey confirmed their existence on LinkedIn and it is one of the most popular social medium for professional all across the globe. On the other hand, Twitter and Facebook have 67% and 71% presence respectively in b2b communications. This survey comprised on 577 respondents who participated in this survey that was conducted in January.

Sue Watkins, Director, marketing and operation of Meridian Systems claimed that the company is making use of both Twitter and LinkedIn for communicating with their partners and consumers. the benefits of communicating via LinkedIn is that all users who make use of the social media networks tend to actively participate in the related activities by considering the announcement and discussions related to the company. He further more stated that via Twitter, the company is able to distribute product news and literature this is coordinated with their press releases to have maximum impact.

On the other hand, Facebook is considered to be a medium for all friends and family communications, its importance and reputation in B2B role is not shocking. Dan Rickershauser, marketing researcher at Landslide Technologies also confirmed that people are making use of Facebook as it is offering them with such features which enable them to control; for this reason, they spend more time and the response generated in enhanced as compared to various other social networking sites. This is why people are tending to make use of Facebook, as it is a great means for their business voice.

YouTube attracts more than 40% of the business whereas 44% are making use of different blog portals for their promotional activities. However, normally marketers prefer using multiple channels and LinkedIn has convincing results in this regard. Facebook preferred by 20% whereas Twitter is used by 13% of the businesses.

 

 

 

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Filipinos – Most Ardent Facebook Users

comScore lately conducted a survey according to which Filipinos are rated to be one of the most enthusiastic Facebook users. The USA based firm has ranked Philippines as the top market for the Social Media Networking industry particularly Facebook. According to the stats, there are approximately 93% of the country’s online users who have been visiting the social Media Networking portal only in the month of February 2011.

Turkey and Israel are also topping the list with more than 89.6 percent and 89.8 percent respectively of their entire web populations is making use of the Social networking web portal Facebook. Chile is fourth which is followed by Argentina at number five with 88.8 percent and 88.4 percent correspondingly. Sixth and seventh positions were for Malaysia and Indonesia with 87.4-percent and with 86.2-percent penetration rates.

The highest rates have been recorded by the Philippines especially when it comes to the Social networking medium usage in the entire Asia Pacific region is Facebook. It shows that Filipinos are crazy when it comes to Social networking. In year 2008, Filipinos were one of the most avid users according to the McCann’s global WAVE3 research concerning the people’s Internet habits. Later on, socialbakers.com also testified Facebook analytics and statistics concerning that a large number of Filipino Facebook users had rapidly grown.

Let’s wait and watch until Filipinos could do and achieve with social media.

 

 

 

 

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Parents, Facebook & Depression

Are you one of those who are suffering from depression or mental trauma??? If the answer is yes, you should immediately stop using Facebook!! the reason behind is that according to a study that has been conducted by doctors, all the Social Media networking portals are a means of Depression because of different situations among teenagers. All those kids who are troubled or disturbed should not make use of these Social networking sites.

It is a highly endangering condition for all the teenagers, as per the researchers because there is an additional room of low mood that the kids happen to feel anyway or bit different condition that are connected when they are making use of various online networking portals. Facebook is offering a tough and difficult environment for teenagers, to live and to survive! It certainly is reducing the level of confidence and Self-esteem. There should be certain tips cum limitation for the social media regular users particularly the teenagers.

It has been noticed that there are numerous teens that are just in competition to have one of the most Facebook Friends along with popular tags, peers, photos, tallies, updates and all these things are creating a sense of competition among the teenagers.

According to analysts, Facebook is providing teenagers with a skewed perspective of life. All of them end up sitting all alone in a crowded place and for this reason kids feel low most of the times.

Numerous guidelines have been issues regarding social media networks presently that urge the doctors to encourage parents to talk t o their kids about networking portals usage and they should also be well aware of the depression Facebook is causing mainly including cyber bullying, addiction along with several other online risks.

Parents have been requested to work together with their kids to overcome the Cyber bullying related problems. Otherwise, it can greatly affect the young genre minds.

 

 

 

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