RayDar blog

Can you feel

daPulse

New to the game and already making an impact, daPulse is out in front.
Wix has given given birth daPulse.com. It allows members of a company to connect wherever they are. No matter where the boss is on vacation or if any employee is sick at home, you’ll still be in the loop. daPulse is on the scene now and putting a some numbers against Yammer, Saleforce’s Chatter, and Socialcast.   It now stands as one of their most dangerous competitors. Wix has used its already known ‘ready-to-go’ personality to its advantage, users know Wix for its easy to navigate simple to make websites. That was just the shocking jump start that daPulse was born into. daPulse in other ways gets the job down, it’s easy to use and navigate, this makes it just a bit more relaxing to communicate with your co-workers. daPulse can be considered a CRM baby since Wix gave birth to it. It’s a lucky one, who just as a cute new baby, has people interested in seeing it.

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The Talk of the Web

Tinychat is social media literally. Tinychat.com is a website where you can video conference with friends and anyone from anywhere. there can be 12 people on video with up to 200 others in chat on a single page. It’s a way to be a bit more interactive with  group discussions. Everyone has those moments where they find themselves on the phone and they think to themselves that it would be great to see what the person on the other end is doing, or just to see them period.

The requirements for Tinychat are a computer and a webcam, that’s it. There is also a version for iPhones. Marketers can create a tinychat pages and invite users to show up to ralk about the product, event, or line. This makes users feel close to the brand and is sort a way to get those people who have the “I’m in with all the cool stuff” attitude, on your side.

Friends and strangers can get on Tinychat and have group workouts, study sessions, movie reviews, game reviews, any game you can think to play over video really. This also creates mini online families where you actually feel a bit more connected to the other users being that you can see them in real time and its not just words on a screen and a couple out of focus pictures.

Log on and be heard and seen!!!

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Watching Progress

video-plays

When it comes to Youtube, you can almost instantly see your ROI. Of course if there’s any at all. Anyone can throw themselves in the ring with Youtube in their corner. When you upload a video on Youtube, you can instantly keep track of how many views you receive. There is also a Like and Dislike feature which allows viewers to give a quick opinion on how they feel about the video. An even more opinionated component of Youtube is the Comments section. This is where viewers write out there opinion and views of the video. This lets you know what’s being said as well as what’s connecting and what’s not. Quick Example: As a musician, upload your song and await your reviews, the formula is that easy, just add tough skin.

www.youtube.com

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Remember Me

Becoming Relevant

Social Media

When it comes to your business, to be successful you have to get noticed. Once you’re noticed you have to create a following. These are the people that will be there to see what you come out with next. They want to be the ones to be able to say that they’re down with you. That goes for them just having a personal fulfillment with being a part of something new to others who want to be known for being a part of something new. Some people like the feeling of being able to say “I told you about that”. You have to give them something to believe in so they don’t forget you. For that, you have to connect with them on a human level. This makes them feel as though they are connecting with a human and not a robot or people who don’t care and just want their money. To be successful you have to target those who want something new and not just try to fit in with the big corporations. Trying to fit in will just leave a sour taste with people who took the chance to try your product or even those who just looked at it from a distance. Social Media can have new followers feel like family. You can keep them up to date with new products. Even with it being open to everyone, it makes them feel like they are the select few who know the news. They might even be the ones out of their group of friends that knows and now they have their story to share. Social media can also work as a way to show an idea and gauge the reaction based off of reviews from your followers. Give them something to remember, a slogan, your brand, YOU!!!

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Up Close & GloryFULL

DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco.
Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features a focus on fast, raw and precise driving action. Filmed over four days, director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on their second Gymkhana production and delivered the entire city of San Francisco as Ken Block’s personal gymkhana playground. DC Shoes also provided fellow DC athlete and longtime Ken Block friend, Travis Pastrana, to make a cameo appearance on his dirtbike, and San Francisco resident Jake Phelps of Thrasher Magazine fame also makes a cameo as Block owns San Francisco in his most incredible Gymkhana yet.

 

View the series here:

http://www.dcshoes.com/us/en/auto/gymkhana-five

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Girl Imagination Power

Is Pinterest a sanctuary for the female soul?! I find it inspiring and I don’t have lady parts (kind of expensive).

 

Unless your Internet connection has been disabled for the past month, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the new darling of the social media world: Pinterest.

The simple and highly visual site lets users save — or “pin” — coveted outfits, recipes, home décor ideas and do-it-yourself projects on virtual bulletin boards, for their own use and to share with others.

And while the site has been around since late 2009, Pinterest has experienced an almost meteoric rise in monthly unique visitors of late. According to data from the Internet analytics firm comScore (and first reported by TechCrunch), unique monthly visitors to the site jumped from approximately one million in July to more than 11 million last month.

Beyond its visual appeal, another thing quickly stands out on a first visit to Pinterest: a somewhat feminine orientation. The opening page is wallpapered with images of women’s outfits, DIY craft projects, recipes and wedding dresses. According to various reports, 58 percent to 97 percent of Pinterest users are female.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/02/22/147222619/so-pinterest-is-a-womans-world-does-that-matter

5 responses to “RayDar blog

  1. RayDar, I found it so interesting that you made a blog about the social media site tinychat.com, as I happen to be familiar with that site. I’ve held video conferences with friends out of state through this site and it has been a great experience. I’m glad to see you’ve discovered it and are helping put it out there for others to find it as well!

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