Monday, January 31, 2011

11 Ways Dating Is Like Starting A Company

Here's another cool article from

What Makes Facebook Fan Pages Successful?

This article shows how business use Facebook. It's really offers and interesting content that makes people follow.

Click here.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurial Philosophies

It's always interesting to pick the minds of entrepreneurs and Richard Branson is one high profile businessman who I like to follow. His lifestyle and philosophy in business is quite unique and this article gives us an insight on the way he thinks. Some of my favorites are:

- Create your business around your life instead of settling your life around your business.
- Make your business AND doing business with you FUN!

If you notice my favorites aren't exactly about the business but the lifestyle I can get out of it. Having a full life is really the bottomline!

Here's the full article from

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Infographic: Apple's Ipad Revolution

Apple's Ipad was launched a year ago today and apparently people didn't expect it to do so well. Just like anything Apple does 'It's a game changer' - they developed a new category of products and became the dominant market leader of the category. I remember other brands launch tablet PCs but it just flopped. Now there is a whole industry built around this product. Onswipe is one such company. They made a publishing tool exclusively for the Ipad. For people who know how to take advantage of it Apple helps open up opportunities for other entrepreneurs as well.

Taken from Onswipe Blog.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Who is Mark Bao? Meet the 18-year old entrepreneur behind

An entrepreneur at 18! Wow! The web is the new frontier for opportunities and people who are smart enough know how to take advantage of this. I do not feel you really need to be a "techy" person to take advantage of the net just look at bloggers who has made it big (I'll try to profile some).

Here's the article from The Next Web and watch the video below.

The Next Web / Mark Bao Interview from The Next Web on Vimeo.

Infographic: Content – an illustrated history

Taken from

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Infographic: Restricting Social Media at Work

Taken from Socialcast Blog.

Infographic: Foursquare 's Year of Growth

The infographic highlights, among other things:
  • 381,576,305 checkins were made in 2010.
  • A checkin has been made in every single country in the world, plus space.
  • North Korea was the last country to check in.
  • Food venues were the most popular checkin category in 2010; campuses were the least.
  • MTV, Bravo, the History Channel, Zagat and VH1 were the most popular brand pages.
  • California was the #1 state for gym checkins, relative to total checkins.
Article seen from

INFLUENCERS in-depth series (Ep 1): STEVE STOUTE on Artists & Brands

This is part of the series which I posted a few days ago. I feel this is a good series to watch for people in advertising.

INFLUENCERS in-depth Series / STEVE STOUTE from R+I creative on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Interesting Reads

Some interesting reads I need to post so I can finally remove them on the tabs of my browser.

1. The Top 10 Reasons Why Consumers Follow a Company on Facebook from - if you want to start page on Facebook this are the reasons why people would follow you and this is what you should be addressing

2. 5 Key Tips for a Social Media Content Strategy from - another article for those who want to optimize their Facebook page. My take is know your followers, know who you are (create a consistent identity) and be relevant to the needs of your followers.

3. 5 Creative Facebook Places Campaigns from - the Places function is not working locally yet but I expect this to come soon. It's good to look at these campaigns just to get an idea on how a marketer can apply location based campaigns.

4. What's Your Social Technology Plan for 2011 from Tony Robbin's Blog - it a long video but it's worth watching. If you visit the blog late the link may just go to the general blog site of Tony Robbins. Just look for the post with the same title.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Infographic: Social Media Killed the Blog Star (Real Estate)

Even though this may not really reflect internet usage in the Philippines it is still interesting to note online habits.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spanair - Unexpected Luggage

Spanair using social media doing unexpected things during Christmas. It currently has 131,566 views on YouTube.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Social Media Screw-ups

Articles for the New Year (Entrepreneurship and Social Media)

1. Entrepreneur DNA from Both Sides of the Table - lists down the traits of those who want to be entrepreneurs
2. New Years Resolutions for Entrepreneurs from the Entrepreneurs' Organization Blog - this is basically how to make an effective New Years Resolution. Whether you're an entrepreneur or not this will work for you even if it's not the new year. It's basically how to achieve your goals
3. The Way I Work: Matt Mullenweg from - this shows a typical day of how the founder of Wordpress works. If you run your own business you can have a day like his
4. 6 Predictions for Social Networks in 2011 from - the DailyBooth is new to me. I wonder if this will catch on locally. Since smartphones and laptops are limited to the higher demographic I have my doubts if this will actually catch on...
5. Gartner Says Social Media in Asia Pacific is Developing in Different Directions to the US and Europe from - it says that the most avid social networkers are Filipinos since Facebook is the most visited site locally.