Archive | February, 2012

Connect with me on SXSW Interactive 2012

29 Feb

The 19th annual SXSW Interactive festival – an incubator of cutting-edge technologies – will take place March 9-13, 2012 in Austin, Texas. The event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology.

I definitely look forward to meet Altimeter Group – especially “The End of Business As Usual” by Brian Solis but also other speakers/panels

As this is the first time I am attending SXSW, my schedule will be updated as time goes and if you want to connect with me or join the sessions I am participating in, sync with me

I would be happy to connect with you on SXSW – tweet or email me if you want to connect


Nordic Social Media Combat – Ökampen (Okampen)

27 Feb

Last year, Paf sponsored a Nordic social media competition with Scandinavia’s definitely most talented #some minds – Ökampen (Okampen, Twitter hashtag #okampen) – together with Mats Adamczak.

The competition started in early September 2011 where participants took part of virtual competitions in social media using different channels for viral visibility and the competition continued until Saturday when the competition will take place at Åland, first in a Rebus-rally where participants traveled to different destinations at Åland using taxi and with help of their followers/friends/fans in social media to solve the quizzes and the final took place at Paf Casino in a charity poker, where the winner, Karin Bäcklund (@KarinBacklund) donated the prize of 1.000 € to a charity organization.

Why Paf as sponsor? Paf want to appear, visible, integrated and associated with the event as for it’s widespread and possibility to be known and to learn as much as possible on social media networks to use the knowledge in business.

Ökampen teams and competitors:

Foursquare and Points

22 Feb

Foursquare, the location-based social networking, uses the iPhone’s built-in GPS to display restaurants, bars, parks, and other attractions in your location. When you visit any of those locations, you “check in” on the FourSquare app, which broadcasts your location to your friends. You’ll also see where your friends have checked in, which helps you meet up with them or find new things to do. Foursquare is also a great way of connection with your network, but also to find new connections.

After the last years’s social media competition Ökampen/Okampen (#okampen), I started to think about Foursquare and Points, from a strategical perspective – how can one maximize earning of points in future combats – as there is no official explanation of points from Foursquare.

Points are awarded based on your check-in behavior (if you check into a new venue, make a lot of stops in one day, check into a new town or with friends you haven’t seen in a while, etc.). You can view your points over the past 7 days (rolling period) on the Me tab in the app, including your own 7-day high score to serve as personal encouragement – How do I earn points? –

You earn points for each new location you check into on Foursquare. Get enough points and you’ll earn badges like”Super User” or “Explorer.” If you check into one location more than anyone else, you become the “Foursquare mayor” of that location (extra points), but that title is stripped if someone checks in more than you (less points). If your friend is also checked in at same location (points) and more points if your friend is mayor. So, there is a gamification point system but not well-defined.

  • Mayor Bonus +3 points
    • You, the Mayor of location, checked-in first time that day
  • You just stole the Mayorship from X +5
    • You checked-in more than previous mayor and stole the mayorship
  • 3 days in a row at “location” +2
    • You have checked-in 3 days in a row at location
  • That’s 4 days in a row at “location” – it’s a record streak! +3
    • You have checked-in 4 days in a row at location
  • 3 days here this week +2
    • You have checked-in at location 3 times this week
  • VIP! You are hanging out with the Mayor! +3
    • You are checking-in with your friend, the Mayor, at location together
  • Your pal X is the Mayor +2
    • Your friend is Mayor here
  • Welcome back! You haven’t been to “location” since “date” +2
    • You have in past checked in at the location and now you are back
  • First “category” in 7 months +2
    • TBD
  • That’s real power! You’re the mayor of a place with over 200 check-ins, “location” +3
    • TBD
  • Big day! That’s 10 places today! +3
    • 10 check-ins today
  • Every check-in counts! +1
    • You are checking-in more than once at the same location
  • Your first “category” +4
    • You checked-in for first time to a new category
  • First time at “location” +3 / Your first check-in at “location +3
    • This is the first time you checked-in at the location
  • First of your friends to check in here +2
    • You are first to check-in from your friends
  • This is your first check-in with X. You both get points for this one +4
    • TBD
  • Aw shucks! No points for this check-in +0
    • You probably checked-in too many times in a short period of time or too many times with the day, also called rapid-fire.

I would be happy to get your insights – have I missed something?

Why not connect with me on Foursquare?

Graph Interpretation – Social Media Infographic

22 Feb

Infographics are graphic visual representations of information and present complex information quickly, and are the new White Paper. Some great sources to find more infographics are or Pinterest

Experiments in Learning by Doing

Looking for graphs to interpret? Interested in integrated studies and creativity?  Try infographics.  Create, teach, explore.

The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic
Source: The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic

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Find me on Foursquare

22 Feb

Find me on Foursquare

Angry Birds on Facebook

20 Feb

Rovio announced on Valentine’s Day that Angry Birds, the popular iPhone app, is coming to Facebook on February 14th, complete with lots of fun new features. This Angry Birds experience is built in Flash using Starling and Stage 3D and you can play against your friends on Facebook directly from game.

Rovio has provided an trailer, which suggested that the popular pig-flinging game will be similar to the original version.

Have fun and play!

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