Rapid Fire – Saturday, August 02

Evolution – LEGO T-Shirt

Fantastic T-shirt! I need to order one post-haste!

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New ticket plan aims to keep Dallas fans out of Cards’ stadium – Sports Rum… – NFL – Yahoo! Sports

New ticket plan aims to keep Dallas fans out of Cards’ stadium. Very strange… I wonder how they plan to test for fandom….

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Develop Effective Forum Leadership

“Your online community can only grow so much while you’re moderating everything yourself. There comes a time when you’ll need to delegate many of your moderation responsibilities to a trusted team. In this article, Patrick discusses how to select and train these moderators to ensure that your forum becomes successful without losing its community spirit.”

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Digital Influence Mapping Project: 4 Things Companies Should Do To Really Prepare for Social Media

“Digital Influence Mapping project: How are we influenced and how do we influence in the digital age. This is about the intersection social media, word of mouth and digital marketing and how it is impactive marketing, advertising and public relations.”

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Technology@Intel · Intel Forming “The Insiders” Social Media Advisory Team

Intel puts together a Social Media Advisory Board. I’ll be interested to hear what comes out of this. I absolutely give them bonus points for doing this, but looking at who they’ve invited, I have to wonder if they’re just looking for free consulting.

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PR 2.0: Intel Insiders to Advise Intel on Social Media Strategies

Brian talks about being invited to be on the Intel Insiders program.

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35+ Examples of Corporate Social Media in Action

Mashable has assembled this list of over 35 companies who are experimenting with social media in a host of different ways. Great resource. Anything missing?

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Jonathan Harris collects stories | Video on TED.com

“TED Talks At the EG conference in December 2007, artist Jonathan Harris discusses his latest projects, which involve collecting stories: his own, strangers’, and stories collected from the Internet, including his amazing ‘We Feel Fine.'”

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Twitter Brand Index « Fluent Simplicity

Interested to see if anyone from the corporate world is on Twitter? Here’s a huge ass list of corporations using Twitter.

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Facebook: Movement or Business? – TIME

“So, I don’t mean to be a total tool when I say: Knock it off already with this talk of a ‘movement.’ That’s what Zuckerberg called Facebook throughout his hour-long presentation yesterday: A movement. As in, ‘Last year at F8, everyone here together at the San Francisco Design Center started a movement!'”

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Laptop Backpacks by booq (R)

Yes, it’s nearly $300, but damn is this a cool ass bag!

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10 Amazing Visualizations of Social Networks | Social Media Trader

“Social networks are dynamic and constantly evolving. While we can easily identify our friends and acquaintances within a network, it’s much harder for us to comprehend how members in a social network are connected and how those connections influence a particular network. Fortunately, there are now a number of people that have taken the time to create stunning visualizations of various social networks that give us a better understanding of how networks function. We take a look at our ten favourite visualizations of social networks.”

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