Bitcoin Space Travel
Bitcoin has recently been in the news for nothing but trouble, but now the Winklevoss brothers have brought it into the news for a whole new reason.
Using their investment firm’s website, they announced that they have signed up for places on the Virgin Galactic – the space travel company owned by Richard Branson.
One ticket to board the spacecraft costs a whopping $250,000 and the brothers will be paying for their tickets using the cybercurrency Bitcoin. Read more
Social shopping is nothing new, but the concept is continuously becoming bigger and better and making its way to the forefront of digital and e-commerce. As the use of mobile and tablets has grown rapidly, so has the phenomena of social shopping.
A study conducted by Gartner found that a huge 74% of consumers say they relied on social networks to guide their purchases, so it only makes sense that social shopping continues to take over in the world of commerce.
Recently, Marc Jacobs made the news by launching a pop-up show for their perfume “Daisy”. Fans were allowed to come into the shop and pay by using a tweet, Facebook post or Instagram photo, so no money changed hands at all. Read more
We often discuss the most important metrics in social media and though we do love our “likes, follows and mentions” – statistics would suggest that shares are the goose that lays the golden egg on social media.
A “like” is good on a number of levels, as is a follow – however, it’s an individual, person specific benefit. A share is actually a far more powerful metric and can help you and your message to reach thousands of people with just the click of a button.
Creating content that encourages shares is therefore the key to success – so where do you start? Read more
Brands tend to pay a relatively high price to secure good TV advertising in an attempt to attract more customer purchases. The interaction between television and social media has been discussed at length and research has shown how strong the relationship is truly becoming.
Chirpify has now taken that a step further by introducing #Actiontags to make it much easier for consumers to buy products or respond to a campaign that they see. They are bridging the gap between the world of traditional print and TV advertising. Read more
YouTube optimisation is an easy search tactic that should be a staple part of most SEO consultant’s strategies. Video SEO is particularly effective when it comes to local SEO and can work well as part of a promotional video strategy for new businesses.
Obviously the majority of search volume comes from Google, but often the power of slightly smaller sites such as YouTube get overlooked. In fact YouTube isn’t a small site at all, if size matters to you, then YouTube’s hard drive is a whopping 789.4 Petabytes. Read more
Make Your Own Flappy Bird Game
To celebrate their first birthday, US coding site Code.org is giving people the chance to make their very own Flappy Bird game. After recently meeting the end of its relatively short life, people around the world were devastated by the loss of the addictive and often frustrating game.
Using a really simple drag and drop tutorial, users can build their own Flappy Bird game – anything from Flappy Shark to Flappy Underwater Unicorn. It’s really easy to do and users can make their own rules and decide on their game’s difficulty. Read more