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MSN relaunches Live.com

livecom21I am quite courious to know what people think about this.
Check this article on Techcrunch where there is an in-depth explanation about the relaunched MSN Live.com site  (check the video on there too). The site has been relaunched few weeks ago as a solid new social networking platform

It takes advantage of all your MSN Messenger contacts and all the content already published on your MSN Live Space
I reckon it’s very well built and it resembles pretty much what all the other main social networks are doing out there – including all the main tools like tagging photos of your friends, groups and all that….

You can also include apps tabs from WordPress, Twitter, Photobucket etc… which makes it even more personal and good for sharing external content

In Italy, and guys over in Milan correct me if I am wrong, MSN Live is one of the main blogging platform as Italians use MSN a lot and blog on their personal LIVE spaces straight through the Messenger.
The majority of my Italian friends have only recently started to join Facbook as this is becoming more popular in this territory as well – do you think LIVE.com could come back and have the bigger pie ?

In general, let me know if you think this is going to go anywhere
I reckon they have a pretty good chance…

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Posted by on December 3, 2008 in Social Media

 

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Social Obama

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I can’t stop talking about how much I’ve been appreciating the efforts by the Social Team behind Elect President Obama. From campaigning through to victory, the team behind the ‘big man’ has been able to take advantage of every single communication tool available out there to connect with the devoted audience.

Social Media has never been as mainstream as today, and of course the elections, where conmmunication is key to both parties, were going to be tested on this area. Well…Obama’s online presence has definitely set a benchmark!

picture-24The initial website includes all the right elements a space like this should be including when exposed to social media, with all the tools smoothly linked together from one place to the other. Also, because of the variety of cultures involved in this event, they were smart enough not only to tackle the mainstream biggest players in the Social Networking area (Facebook, Flickr and alike), but also more niche networks like AsianAve, Mi Gente and BlackPlanet

After the victory on November 4th, I’ve been thinking about the future of such activities: “Are they still going to be highly involved in Social Media? Will they be asking to share information and thoughts and involve the citizens in shaping this ‘change’?

My questions were quickly answered this weekend when I was made aware of the new site launched by Obama’s Web Team called CHANGE.gov. The website is a communication platform; it’s the website where Americans will be able to track/monitor this well expected ‘change’… This includes the political agenda, all you want to know about the Elect US President and Co., a blog with all the latest news and…TA Daaaaaaa… Social Media:image0012

Through the ‘American Moment’ Obama is asking Americans to share their stories around the Elections. The message is very straight forward and truly inspiring  – “The story of this campaign is your story. It is about the great things we can do together when we come together around a common purpose”

I like this a lot and I am very much looking forward to see how Obama is going to bring this content to life

Another interesting site is the one found by Kris today which evolves around the journey to the Inauguration Day in January 2009. A bunch of supporters has launched a site especially for offering people an affordable chance to go to Washington DC for the event – very impressed by the IA!

Now I guess it’s time to end this praise about OBAMA’s great work, he made it and hopefully he will now make a difference! Let’s just wait and see…

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Posted by on November 10, 2008 in Social Media

 

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