Finally, Facebook is updating it’s search functionality with “Graph Search”.
Facts: Facebook currently has more than a billion users with more than a trillion connections. And there are more than 240 billion fotos published on facebook.
Graph Search is a new way for you to find people, photos, places and interests that are most relevant to you on Facebook. Technically it is a high-speed contextual discovery engine.
Graph Search will help you instantly find others, learn more about them and make connections, explore photos, quickly find places like local attractions and restaurants, and learn about common interests like music, movies, books and more. All results are unique based on the strength of relationships and connections.
“It is not web search,” Zuckerberg says.
Graph Search and web search are completely different. Web search is designed to take a set of keywords (for example: “music industry”) and provide the best possible results that match those keywords.
With Graph Search you combine phrases (for example: “my friends in Los Angeles who like Justin Timberlake”) to get that set of people, places, photos or other content that’s been shared on Facebook.
Facebook is taking privacy more serious
Another big difference of Facebook Graph Search is that every piece of content on Facebook has its own audience, and most content isn’t public. Facebook built Graph Search from the start with privacy in mind, and it respects the privacy and audience of each piece of content on Facebook. It makes finding new things much easier, but you can only see what you could already view elsewhere on Facebook.
We are getting close to the launch of our new private online community.
Best of All Worlds in the coming weeks. I wanted to make sure you received your invitation.
As you may know, Louise and I founded aSmallWorld in early 2004, a pioneer in online communities. After we left the company several years ago, we began designing and building a new, useful and relevant social network – an alternative to what currently dominates social media.
We will launch Best of All Worlds (boaw.com) with an iPhone app in the coming weeks, followed shortly by a full web version.
Best of All Worlds will enable us to navigate and leverage the collective intelligence of the trusted and relevant few, rather than the wisdom of the crowd. It will be a fun and useful tool for our social and professional lives by providing trusted information among top influencers and connectors worldwide – in an intimate and private online environment.
Facebook has announced a partnership with the Olympic Games in London 2012 at a press event at Facebook London today. The partnership is a big step on the way to monetize the social network and its fight against Google and Twitter. Although Facebook has 10 times more Page Views that YouTube, Facebook’s revenue is still only 10% of Google’s total revenue.
With the launch of “Explore London 2012″ facebook has created a special landing page for all people interested in the olympic games. You can find an overview of all facebook fan pages of athletes, teams and sports and “like” them directly or jump to the fanpage to learn more.
Great move for Facebook.
I am often asked why Social Recruiting is important?
That’s why I’d like to summarize some the most important facts:
- People are spending more time on social media than on the open web.
- 1 out of 3 job seekers use social media for their job search.
- While 9 our of 10 active & passive job seekers have one or more social media profiles.
- Facebook is the leading social network, while new social platforms (Google+, Pinterest), regional (VK.com, Orkut, Mixi) and niche social platforms (LinkedIN, XING, Viadeo) are growing.
Today Faceook introduced Timeline for Facebook Pages during their first FMC (Facebook Marketing Conference) in New York City.
Here are the core features facebook is presenting.
- Brand your Page: Add a unique cover photo and showcase your most important news on your Page timeline.
- Highlight what matters: Pin a new post to the top of your Page each week so people notice what’s important.
- Manage everything in one place: See and respond to your recent activity and private messages right from the top of your Page.
With Timeline for Pages you don’t have the left navigation bar anymore so your famous Facebook Tabs get a new place.
The tabs of a facebook company pages will get more space. So your tab can be bigger than the normal 520px width. The full width of the new timeline for pages tabs are 850px (pixel). The width of the content area for the tab will be 790px.
In this presentation I explain core qualities of a social media manager and explain three tips for your Social Recruiting strategy.
The speech was held Nov 21, 2011, at the Social Media Economy Days in Munich.
Yesterday I hold the first official keynote as CEO of RECOMY about “Success in Social Recruiting”. I presented some insights in our development at RECOMY and showed and explained a lot of screenshots of our brand new social recruiting platform. For this public version I had to take most of these screenshots out (as you can understand) since we are not public, yet.
I also gave three tips on how be be successful in Social Recruiting:
- 1. Build your Talent Community
- 2. Activate your Network
- 3. Track your Results
You can see the full presentation below.
Today I hold a speech at a Business Breakfast of the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) in Budapest, Hungary. The topic of my speech was “Green meets Digital: How digital trends are shaping a green future?”.
I started my talk with a couple of powerful questions:
- What is the power of my generation?
- What are the global challenges of my generation?
- Who is solving our challenges? CO2, Global Warming etc.?
- Is Greenwashing the solution?
- How many planets do we have?
- How many plans do we have?
- Do we have a Plan B?
- Are Mobile Antennas real „trees“?
- Or, will trees be the future Mobile Antennas?
- Can Mobile Media improve Energy Efficiency?
- How can Social Media disrupt „green“ markets?
- When will Carbon-Negative Cities be reality?
- How will Green Mobility look like?
- Can Bio-Led Trees be our future street lights?
- Is Nathan Myhrvold‘s Geo-Engineering the Plan B?
Digital is sustainable –
But can Sustainability be digital?
Find some answers in my presentation – below.
I published my presentation on slideshare to share it with the audience and you. Enjoy.
Social Media is becoming an essential part for every recruiting strategy. Companies are turning to Facebook, twitter and other social media platforms to find talent. Here is a well-done infographic about “Social Recruiting”.
This is an exciting opportunities for all Web Developers who would like to become Co-Founders aka. Founding Employee at a well-funded new startup based in Europe (Munich / Zurich).
We are currently looking for an
Head of Product:
Advanced Web Developer & Facebook Application Developer – Software Developer, UI Developer, Software Engineer, UI Engineer,
I you are a social media addict and passionate about building scalable web platforms this might be something for you. Furthermore you would be one of the first employees and you will have the opportunity to become co-founder while getting a secured full-time salary.
What You Will Be Doing!
You will be part of our small group where everyone is part of the creative process. You will not only oversee software development, but also aspects of platform and product management. The perfect candidate is creative yet pragmatic, comfortable multitasking yet able to focus on a problem, and a fast learner.
What we are looking for!
- Significant experience in building and launching strong (high-traffic) web applications.
- Experience with one or more database solutions MySQL, Postgresql, MongoDB etc.
- Integrating features with various third-party APIs, including Facebook Graph API
- Fluent in one or more OO or scripting languages like Java, PHP, Python, Perl.
- Grails or Ruby on Rails know-how.
- A strong interest in social media and social networks, with some exposure to the technology/concepts behind them.
- Excellent communication and documentation skills, with the ability to consistently contribute creative ideas.
What’s in it for you!?
- Be part in an exciting new Startup.
- Excellent Compensation & Salary.
- Co-Founder Shares & stock offerings.
This position is open as of 3/17/2011.
Job Position: Munich, Germany.
Please send us your CV, LinkedIn/XING Profile and Links to your recent projects.
Apply here info (at) aheadoftime (dot) de
“Welcome to the worlds most influential media forum”, said HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the beginning of the Monaco Media Forum 2010. Indeed the event is not only inspirational, but is also bringing together the a very influential group of people in the media business. During the almost three days, I met founders, entrepreneurs, investors but also executives of the big media companies. Here are some key trends reflected in my video interviews….
Publishing, especially the News Business, will never be the same anymore. Newspapers are struggling to understand the digital age and to re-structure their old-business into a thriving new-business. It seems that The Huffington Post found a way to be profitable and successful during these times of change. The Huffington Post is one of the most read Online Newspapers in USA and has an active community, with over one million comments made on the site each month. Eric Hippeau, CEO of The Huffington Post, said that “people have lost trust in general (government, toyota, tiger woods), now companies build trust via social media. 2/3 of #HuffPost is unique and self created content, 1/3 is curated & aggregated news. News wants to be free. You can’t put that genie back in the bottle”. He adds “…we will never charge for content…reason…there is a much bigger advertising market.”
Cloud Computing and the development of low cost netbooks aka cloudbooks is driving the global internet business. On the forefront of this development is Jolicloud, a startup developing a Cloud OS, founded and lead by Tariq Krim.
Mobile Gaming and Social Media together are creating new opportunities for App Developers, but also for Game Developers. Interview with Andrej Nabergoj, CEO of Outfit7, one of the leading Gaming Development Company.
Console Gaming gets a new dimension with X-Box 360 Kinect. Interview with Bella Acharya, Director Microsoft Advertising and responsible for XBox 360 Kinect.
The Social Web is The New Sixties!
How to catch your community and start a movement.
Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan and the social media expert Monty Metzger hold a collaborative keynote at the Artist Day of the Reeperbahn Campus, 2010.
The impact of social media on the music industry is fundamentally changing the profession. Your reputation is now defined as the sum of all conversations taking place amongst users and it’s happening now regardless of whether or not you are part of these conversations. Millions of blog posts. Viral videos. Reviews in forums. Sharing and remixing of music. Status updates via facebook, twitter and co. It is disruptive. It is distributed. It is in the hands of users and communities. And if you are an artist, producer or music professional it’s your responsibility to manage it.
“The dream of the Sixties, of me and the Beatles, was: how do we speak to everybody on the planet at the same time?” said Donovan. “Now we realize that the internet fulfills that dream of communicating with everyone. The Social web is the new Sixties as far as I’m concerned.”
I started to produce videos for my YouTube Channel in December 2006 and now I realized that I have reached over one million views, exactly 1,039,903 views today. Amazing!
Since the start I kept producing videos whenever and wherever I had time – at conferences, during business travel or at exciting events. So far I have published 136 Videos and most of them are business related or feature executive interviews. Although the videos are not as funny as Fred’s or exciting as Lady Gaga’s, people do like and watch them.
I met fascinating thought leaders, such as Lawrence Lessig, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jim Gilmore, Arianna Huffington or Jimmy Wales, inspiring business leaders, such as Hans Vestberg, Jonney Shih or Edward Borgerding, and published some provoking ideas, such as Mobile Future 2020 or the Global Cocreation Model.
It is interesting aswell to look at the most viewed videos – so here is my top ten:
- 163.000 Views: The Power of My Generation – World Economic Forum
- 141.000 Views: MOCOM 2020 – The Future of Mobile – Teaser
- 100.000 Views: MOCOM 2020 – The Future of Mobile Media and Communication
- 92.000 Views: How to become WEF Technology Pioneer?
- 68.000 Views: Tokio Hotel live in New York – Through the Monsoon (There is a long story – why I actually had been at this concert
- 51.000 Views: Best of U2 360 Tour concert in Toronto 2009
- 27.000 Views: Alvin Wang-Graylin on the status of mobile search in China
- 26.000 Views: Global Cocreation Model – Davos 2010
- 26.000 Views: Lawrence Lessig: How did Creative Commons start?
- 25.000 Views: Arianna Huffington, Monaco Media Forum MMF09 “News is not Beer”
Last but not least I want to thank all my viewers and readers for their support and feedback!!!
Endemol’s new highlight is Zoom a new format that fuses TV and social media. This social experiment sees five contestants followed by cameras 24 hours a day. They stay in their own home and follow their usual routine, making public every moment of their every day life. The fate of participants will be determined by a ‘Social Community Index’ which counts their popularity on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
I am currently looking for a way to to claim a iTunes Artist Page on Ping? PING is Apple’s brand new social network dedicated to Music.
If I find a solution I will post it here….
One month after the release of the Movie Trailer of “The Social Network”, aka “The Facebook Movie”, two parodies are getting a lot of attention. Have a look yourself.
Twitter Movie Trailer
eBay Movie Trailer
Globally there are almost 1.6 billion Internet users, half of them from Asia – 738 million users. Most of the asian internet users are from China.
Note: Compare 1.6 billion to over 4 billion mobile phone subscribers globally – who will win?
Would you use a digital business card? The participants at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2010 did. During the two day conference the participants where getting used to connect their digital business cards, called “Poken”, instead of exchanging printed address cards. In the following interview Stéphane Doutriaux, founder of the innovative Social Business Card company, explains the technology and gives you some insights about the company.
Poken is a technology that utilizes a proprietary Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to allow the exchange of online social networking data between two keychain accessories. It is a perfect tool for Events and Conferences. Each person involved in the exchange must have his or her own poken. The primary information exchanged via the poken is a ‘social business card’, a digital replacement for a physical business card. By touching two devices together, a unique ID is exchanged that links to contact information on the Poken website. Contact information acquired by use of the poken can be uploaded to the poken website using a built-in USB connector.
In addition to the contact information found on a typical business card, links to users’ social networks can also be added. Examples include Twitter, Facebook, StudiVZ, LinkedIn and 40+ other social networks. Users of the Poken website can use a ‘social dashboard’ to manage, and interact with their contacts. Pokens are used for social networking, personal identification and as a device for loyalty programs. Bloggers and social media addicts have taken it up for networking event such as tweet-ups. Corporations such as BMW and IBM use pokens at their conferences, to enhance interaction with the conference attendees and to facilitate business networking.
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Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.