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August 24, 2011

TicketMaster Launches Facebook-integrated Social Seating

Hoping to make the process of buying tickets to concerts as social as attending them, Ticketmaster launched the new Facebook-enhanced seating charts recently, giving fans the option of buying seats near their friends. Ticketmaster has just announced that it’s integrating Facebook into its interactive seat maps. You will be able to share event plans with your friends by tagging yourself in seats, allow your friends to see where you will be sitting at an event and find out which seats are available for purchase.

After clicking the "find tickets" link for an event, users are given the option to log into their Facebook account. Any friends of theirs who have purchased a ticket and tagged themselves in the seating chart will show up accordingly on the venue's floor layout.
Once tickets are purchased, a status update is sent to Facebook for all to see. If they're interested in attending, they can click the "Buy Tickets" link that accompanies the update.

The feature is part of the ticket-selling giant's renewed effort to remake itself as a more consumer-friendly and innovative company, according to an Fast Company story. Whenever fans posted on Facebook about concerts they'd just bought, the company would see an average $5.30 more in ticket revenue, CEO Nathan Hubbard said. It was those results that demonstrated to executives the power of social media when it comes to commerce. It's fan-friendly and socially-driven inititatives like this that executives hope will help revitalize the slumping concert industry, which saw a 12% drop in sales from 2009 to 2010. The feature is currently available for 300 venues on the site.

June 30, 2011

The 5 Tweets That " Got Them Fired"

Via  the oatmeal

Twitter has landed many people in  a soup.. just because they did not know what is " considered politically correct and what is not . Here are some examples that got people fired from their Jobs and positions.

Connor Riley

1)Connor Riley had a job offer from Cisco on the table. She tweeted: “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”

Shortly after that, there was a reply from Cisco employee Tim Levad: “Who is the hiring manager? I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the Web.”

Gilbert Gottfried
2)Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has been sacked by employer Aflac, for whom he was a spokesperson, for making at least two jokes about the recent tragic events in Japan.

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, voice of the Aflac duck, made some jokes about the Japanese tsunami over Twitter. He said, "Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them.

"Gottfried, whose voice served as that of the Aflac duck, isn’t known for either tact or good timing; he famously made a 9/11 joke just three weeks after 9/11 happened.The offending tweets have been deleted from Gottfried’s Twitter account, but they included the following one-liners:
  • Japan called me. They said ‘maybe those jokes are a hit in the U.S., but over here, they’re all sinking.’”
  • “I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said ‘is there a school in this area.’ She said ‘not now, but just wait.’”
Although the jokes were deleted, Gottfried followed them up with the statement, “I was born without a censor button. My mouth and now e-mail will continue to get me into trouble.
Aflac is the largest insurance company in Japan. Gottfried was fired.

3)Scott Bartosiewicz was a social media strategist for New Media Strategies.

Thinking he was signed into his own account, he accidentally tweeted the following from the corporate Twitter account for Chrysler: "I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to f*cking drive."

Bartosiewicz was fired and Chrysler didn't renew its contract with New Media Strategies.
Gabriella Pasqualotto

4)Gabriella Pasqualotto was a cheerleader for cricket teams in the Indian Premier League until she started sharing details about what it was like online. She revealed loads of details about how some cricketers treat their cheerleaders, and it wasn't flattering.
She was fired.
Octavia Nasr

5)CNN fired its senior editor Octavia Nasr over her tweet proclaiming respect for the deceased Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. This is especially troublesome considering that the AP called Fadlallah "staunchly anti-American and linked to bombings that killed more than 260 Americans."
She apologized, but it didn't matter.

The Do Not Tweet List
  1. Don’t complain about your customers on Twitter. They are listening.
  2. DM is not IM. It’s not a secure communication channel.
  3. Disclose conflicts of interest: Clients, Competitors, Partners.
  4. Don’t get defensive about negative criticism of your company or products.
  5. Don’t publicize private issues or jeopardize the company’s working relationships.
  6. Unless soliciting community feedback is part of your product development, don’t  tweet about products under development.
  7. Don’t post about company financials before an earnings call. This can get you and your company in trouble with the SEC.
  8. If you have a gripe about a coworker or your boss talk to them about it. Tweeting about it is passive aggressive and makes you and the company look bad.
  9. Don’t spam your personal account with irrelevant work promotions. Promoting work is fine if it’s relevant to your followers.
  10. Don’t think having an anonymous account makes any of the above okay.

    list  courtesy :Link

April 9, 2011

March 10, 2011

Zuckerberg Wealth is worth : $13.5 Billion.....3 times More than 2010

facebook Founder's Money : Via Link
Mark Zuckerberg is the 52nd wealthiest person in the world, but he’s not the only billionaire at Facebook. Six of the social network’s founders and investors are among the richest people in the world.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Zuckerberg has an estimated worth of $13.5 billion. In 2010, his worth was estimated at $4 billion and he was ranked 212th — quite an increase for the 26-year-old.

But that’s not to say Zuckerberg’s keeping the money all for himself. In the past year he donated $100 million to the Newark public school system, and he’s committed much of his wealth to charity.
Facebook’s other co-founders, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Savarin, as well as investors Sean Parker and Yuri Milner joined the billionaire club during the past year too, according to Forbes‘s list, released Wednesday.

Moskovitz, who is six days younger than Zuckerberg, is the youngest of all the billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion. Saverin, age 28, and Parker, age 31, are each worth $1.6 billion, according to Forbes. Milner, a 49-year-old Russian, is worth $1 billion.

Investor Peter Thiel made the list again this year, with a net worth of $1.5 billion.
Facebook, along with its founders and investors, has seen incredible growth in the past year. The social network now claims more than 500 million members, and more than 42% of the U.S. population. It was recently valued at $65 billion, and earlier this year, Goldman Sachs and Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies invested $50 million in Facebook.

It’s likely the Facebook executives and investors will only continue to grow in value, too, as the social network’s products become more and more ubiquitous and integrated across the webmobile. and
Forbes‘s list of the world’s billionaires includes 1,210 people and more than 80 of them are from the technology industry. Bill Gates, of Microsoft, and Larry Ellison, of Oracle, represent the industry in the top 10 billionaires, with net worths of $56 billion and $39.5 billion respectively.
source : Mashable