Rapid Fire – Saturday, October 11

Photojojo » Ten Ways To Look Fabulous in Pictures

Always good for a community manager to know how to better appear in photographs. After all, looking goofy represents your brand poorly, right?

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Social media goes global – DMNews

“Though Scott Monty has only been on the job for a few months, he faces a daunting task as Ford Motor Company’s new digital/multimedia communications manager: He must take the auto maker’s social media programs — that have not gone much beyond a 2006 video campaign called “Bold moves” and shareable press releases called “digital snippets” — and dramatically expand them across the globe.”

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Intuit Bakes Community Directly in Quickbooks Product

“Over the next few years, expect your friends and network of experts to be interacting with you as you use desktop software –community will be integrated within your products.”

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CDC uses viral effects to their advantage

The Center for Disease Control uses viral marketing concepts to spread good rather than bad. World colliding!

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DePaul’s social network for college parents

“DePaul recently expanded a concept that was long the domain of students – social networking sites –  and retooled it into a comprehensive online community for parents with students in college. The site, DePaul Quad, was so popular in a test run with parents of incoming freshman last year that parents of all undergraduate students were invited to join this month.”

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Goldtouch for Mac Split Ergonomic Keyboard

Oh man do I wish I needed a new keyboard. I love this significant split style!

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Wackiest – 2008 StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition

A collection of interesting (and odd) product and business ideas.

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garfield minus garfield

“Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.”

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Play Desktop Tower Defense 1.5, a free online game on Kongregate

“Kongregate free online game Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 – New and improved version of the popular Tower Defense game. Buy towers, kill creeps, earn gold.”

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Slife Labs, LLC

Cool Mac app to track the amount of time you spend in the applications you use.

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the Graveyard. A Tale of Tales.

Speaking of games… this one is a very cool, yet odd Mac software game.

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Smule is Sonic Media

This iPhone application seems to be silly and more than a bit pointless on its surface. You light a lighter with a flick, blow it out by literally blowing into the mic, and can share your “flame” with others near you. But in reality, it’s a powerful proof of concept for networked, simple applications that once again show the power of the iPhone platform.

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Influential Marketing Blog: 5 Big Ideas From Interact 2008

Rohit covers some important themes of the Interact 2008 conference.

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Cone Finds That Americans Expect Companies to Have a Presence in Social Media

“Sixty percent of Americans use social media, and of those, 59 percent interact with companies on social media Web sites. One in four interacts more than once per week. These are among the findings of the 2008 Cone Business in Social Media Study.”

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