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?
I am still enjoying my “Volcano Weekend” in United Kingdom, as I got stuck in London right after the Skoll World Forum which was held in Oxford. Here is a helpful Info Graphic about the Volcano and the Cloud.
In my last speech on the changing media landscape I pointed out that the way news reaches me has changed.
“If the news is important, it will reach me.”
So if any news is really important to me – it will not have to search for it anymore, it will reach me via recommendations, links, emails, twitter etc.
This is turning the news-business around and it is the first step to a “Social Media News” Network.
Here is one example:
NASA announces water on Mars via Twitter. Social networking site redefining how the news reaches us.
Follow MarsPhoenix on Twitter.
When images of what had to be melting ice from the Mars Phoenix Lander told NASA that it had found what it was looking for, the first public pronouncement came not in an all-singing, all-dancing press conference, but through a plain old social networking website.
Those in the know won’t be surprised to hear that Twitter was the vehicle of choice for the geeks at the space agency, marking yet another PR coup for the simple, but addictive site.
Last night’s ebullient NASA tweet read: “Are you ready to celebrate? Well, get ready: We have ICE!!!!! Yes, ICE, *WATER ICE* on Mars! w00t!!! Best day ever!!”
Found on TechRadar.
Tokio Hotel did is first concert in New York City this evening.
Bill, Tom, Gustav and Georg presented their songs in front of over 1000 people. The line in front of the event location was going over three blocks. The main phenoma about the group is that the CD was not even published in the US, yet.
Note for all Marketeers: Everybody who does not understand until today that the teens and twens live in a global digital world, should visit a Tokio Hotel concert. There are even more digital cameras then people in the location. They film everything they can and put online as soon as they get a conncetion. They share the songs via social networking site worldwide or watch the clips on youtube.
Here is a live video of the song “Durch den Monsun” recorded today on Feb. 18th in NY:
Video from the Backdoor:
Video just before the start of the event in front of the concert-location:
Today I want to give you two great christmas present ideas.
The first is called ninemillion, managed by my friend Claudia Gonzalez-Gisiger from the UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR.
The goal of ninemillion is to provide an Education for nine million refugee children by 2010.
The second christmas gift idea is called Kiva.
Kiva is an organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to small businesses in developing countries. It is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Francisco. Kiva is supported by donations from its users and through partnerships with businesses and other institutions.
I really like the idea of Kiva – because you can choose where your money is going and what is done with it. You get a total transparency of the project.
So I wish you a merry x-mas and a successful new year 2008.
Probably inspired by the Shelby Cobra full chrome concept car. Someone decided to spec out their BMW M3 in full chrome.
If you’re not getting enough attention in your pimped ride, why not chrome it up?
I would love to visit the opening of the America’s Cup this year. But I am going to an also very interesting Conference next weekend – so I wont have time.
Here are some infos about the Event in Valencia:
Spectacular boat parade on April 14th to open the 32nd America’s Cup
On Saturday 14th April, Port America’s Cup will celebrate one of its most long-awaited moments, the official opening Boat Parade for the 32nd America’s Cup. The final stages of the event will begin two days later with the first racing of the Louis Vuitton Cup. The winner will face Alinghi in the 32nd America’s Cup Match starting on 23rd June.
The Boat Parade represents the true countdown to the America’s Cup Match, a contest for the oldest sporting trophy in the world, held in Europe for the very first time since 1851.
The boats will sail along the Port America’s Cup canal in a unique display of color, light, music and fireworks. Open to the general public, the presentation will last around 45 minutes.
The Boat Parade is scheduled to start at 21.30. The twelve 32nd America’s Cup teams will individually make their way along the canal, one by one sailing in front of four enormous 50-metre monuments.
Each of these monuments symbolises one of the four elements: water (the event’s stage), air (the wind powering the boats), earth (the universal character of the 32nd America’s Cup – the most international event ever held) and fire (the heat of the battle and the fight for the Cup).
The 11 challengers will be the first to make their way down the canal. One of these teams will reach the final of the Louis Vuitton Cup and win the right to face Alinghi. The Defender will be last boat in the parade and will display the America’s Cup on their bow.
Each boat will be accompanied by a spectacular firework display that has been specially designed with an individual light and sound choreography for the individual competing countries.
“Justin wears the camera 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even in the bathroom. Even on a date. Justin will wear the camera until the day he dies. By which we mean if he takes it off, we’ll kill him”. Justin.tv, via Loic.
The “Deutsche Sport Hilfe” invited to the yearly “Fest der Begegnungen” in Munich.
I also attended the “Kuratorium”-Meeting – this is the meeting of all supporters of the “Deutsche Sport Hilfe”.
Ederâ€™s Restaurant EichmÃ¼hle is one the best Restaurants near Zürich in Switzerland. We enoyed the delicious food and perfect wine (thanks to Juri).
Here is Mr. Eder – the chef the cuisine on the terrasse with view to the Lake of Zürich.
Here is the Address:
Im Rahmen des MÃ¼nchner Filmfestes fand heute ein Brunch von ProSieben statt. Unter dem Motto “Deutsche Fiction” traf sich die deutsche Filmbranche in der Cafe Reitschule in MÃ¼nchen.
Danke Christian fÃ¼r die Einladung.
Ich habe einige Personen die ich bereits auf der Belinale kennen gelernt habe wiedergetroffen. Zudem erfuhr ich mehr Ã¼ber die aktuellen Projekte von Boris und Heio. Gesichtet habe ich u.a. auch Marie Waldburg und Max von Thun.
Ein Insider erzÃ¤hlte mir mehr Ã¼ber den Dreh von James Bond, der u.a. vorige Woche in Venedig stattfand. Dabei fuhr der neue Bond, Daniel Craig, mehrmals die venezianischen KanÃ¤le rauf und runter… Ob das fÃ¼r eine Bond-Nachfolge reicht werden wir wohl erst im Herbst erfahren – wenn der Bond-Film “Casino Royale” in die Kinos kommt.
Mein Besuch auf der Berlinale begann mit einem kleinen Empfang im Berliner K-44. Im Anschluss wechselten Christian und ich die Location und besuchten die diesjÃ¤hrige “Movie meets Media” Party im Ritz Carlton. ProSieben war einer der Sponsoren der Veranstaltung.
Ich habe viele interessante Personen wieder getroffen, u.a. Ludwig zu Salm, Peter WÃ¼rtenberger, Yoko Higuchi, Ankie Lau, Daniel Hetzer, Christoph-Maria Herbst (alias Stromberg), Isabell Knispel (Miss Germany) und Moritz Bleibtreu.
Die Netzeitung schreibt Ã¼ber die Veranstaltung:
Ob Â«Movie meets MediaÂ» oder Promi-Treff im Borchardt: Die Festivalprominenz zeigt sich gut aufgelegt. Nur George Clooney machte sich etwas rar.
Mit den ersten groÃŸen Partys nach der ErÃ¶ffnung startet die Berlinale langsam durch. WÃ¤hrend am Freitagabend im Berlinale-Palast George Clooneys Â«SyrianaÂ» lief, hieÃŸ es im Hotel Ritz-Carlton: Â«Movie meets MediaÂ». Dort wurden etwa Heiner Lauterbach und Yvonne Catterfeld gesichtet. Wie immer groÃŸer Andrang herrschte im Restaurant Borchardt, wo Sponsor VW zur Â«People’s NightÂ» geladen hatte.
Ãœber 800 GÃ¤ste kamen auf Einladung von Festival-Chef Dieter Kosslick, darunter deutsche Promis wie Bernd Eichinger, Benno FÃ¼rmann, Christiane Paul, Johanna Wokalek und Oskar Roehler, dessen Film Â«ElementarteilchenÂ» den Reigen deutscher Wettbewerbsfilme am Samstag erÃ¶ffnet. George Clooney hingegen ward nicht gesehen – wÃ¤hrend sein Film lief, speiste er laut Â«BildÂ» beim Nobel-Italiener Â«Bocca di BaccoÂ» in Mitte, spÃ¤ter feierte er im Club Â«Spindler und KlattÂ» mit engsten Mitarbeitern. (nz)
Weitere Fotos auf meinem Flickr Account: Berlinale 2006.
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.