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Social media has proven successful in giving Iceland’s citizens a key to the government: For the past year, the country has used Twitter, Facebook and other sites to crowdsource provisions to its new constitution, and Icelanders seem happy with the final result.
It seems like this experimental model for democracy worked out reasonably well.
Today’s young people could pay a high price pay at work or in health insurance for giving up their privacy online
Taos, New Mexico, autumn 2012. At 18, Tina Porter has been on Facebook for four years. Duly briefed by her parents, a teache…
BANKING STARTUP USES SOCIAL INFLUENCE TO CALCULATE CREDIT SCORE
Movenbank takes into account user’s online presence and personality type when determining their financial profile.
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This is an interesting and probably unavoidable development. What I believe is happening is that the concept of wealth is bouncing back to its social roots. I recommend reading David Graeber’s book Debt: The First 5,000 Years to get his alternative history on how debt and wealth gathering preceded the concept of money.
When McDonald’s tried to launch the #McDStories Twitter campaign, they clearly envisioned a bunch of fond memories from Big Mac lovers, interspersed with behind-the-scenes glimpses into the McDonald’s “food”-making process. (They kicked it off with a link to “some of the hard-working people dedicated to providing McDs with quality food every day.”) Unfortunately, they really, really misunderstood social media. Result: #McDStories was quickly overrun with the grossest, weirdest McDonald’s non-appreciation its non-fans could come up with.
A very interesting number to take away from this data and also the report is that the fastest growing demographic for social media use currently is the 65+ age group. It grow almost 50% in just the last few years. Now part of that can be the resilience of the baby boomer generation to adopt new social technologies but I think many are starting to realize the raw power that online social communication can bring to a business or even on a personal level.
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P A Martin Börjesson
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