This awesome QR Code example will help you not to hate QR Codes

Looks like my friend Jeff Turner has seen enough bad QR Code marketing examples the he was about to go postal on QR Codes.

I don’t hate QR codes. I hate how QR codes are being used. I hate the lack of thought being given to QR Code use and I hate the hype over their use. But I don’t hate QR codes. QR codes are inert. QR codes are only as good as you make them. via  Jeff Turner

I know what you mean Jeff!  It's not QR Codes as the technology but poor implementation and the lack of value people think of when using QR Codes in mobile marketing.  Lucky enough Jeff received a tweet from  [...]

How women are using social media case study via BlogHer

BlogHer just released the The 2011 Social Media Matters case study. It's the fourth annual Social Media study, providing a definitive view of how women are using blogs, social networks and technology in 2011. Below is a slide share and other valuable information from the post.

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Women who read blogs routinely trust implicitly the advice and recommendations they receive, especially if it is from a blogger that they follow on a regular basis. We find this is true in every study conducted over the past four years and [...]

Google announces Video Chat for Android Phones moving one step closer to unified mobile video calls

Today Google announced Video Chat for Android Phones starting with the Nexus S device as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update and will launch on other Android 2.3+ devices soon. This comes on the heels as Fring just announced their free four way video calling  service and the recent Skype acquisition of Qik video calling platform. But as RWW posted when will video calling work across smartphones natively from the mobile OS?  Example iPhone facetime video call to a google voice user and a google voice video call to a skype call?  Only time will tell but this is a good start [...]

Wow! News Corp to Sell MySpace for $100 Million

SocialTimes is reporting that News Corp is selling MySpace for $480 million less than they paid for it back in 2005. What a difference six years make.

Struggling social networking site MySpace is looking for a new owner and hopes to have one by this week’s end. According to The Wall Street Journal, News Corp is seeking $100 million for MySpace, much less than what they paid. The sale is projected to draw bids from several investment firms and companies who may try to buy parts of MySpace or the whole social network.

News. Corp paid $580 million for MySpace back in 2005. While the [...]

Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 35 – Tungle, Delicious, Yobongo and Fring

The whole crew was in the house for this roundtable of TheSocialGeeks.  Join Chris MillerCaleb Elston,Sarah PerezJeff SmithCorvida and myself as we cover todays announcements:
  • The sale of Tungle to Research In Motion (RIM)
  • A brief jab at the BlackBerry Playbook
  • Caleb talks what it is like to launch Yobongo at SXSW and futures
  • The sale of Delicious to AVOS (the YouTube founders new corporation)
  • How to get divorced via SMS
  • Fring new 4-way video chat ability.  Look for a full Fring review on TheSocialNetworker.

Click here to listen to the entire podcast: TheSocialGeeks: [...]