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Archive for December, 2011

I just read the “Responsible business case studies” from Ethical Corporation. One of the case studies referenced is the “Social media and environmental campaigning: Brand lessons from Barbie” on Barbie and deforestation in the rainforest. The article describes how Greenpeace International is targeting Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), and APP’s actions in the endangered rainforest….

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Well, she knows a thing or two about viral videos. And from those that surfaced in 2011, The Lonely Island’s Jack Sparrow featuring Michael Bolton made her laugh; Steve Job’s Stanford address made her cry; and Nissan’s Ponies left her scratching her head and asking WHY? But when she’s not heading up an Masters of…

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If you have ever travelled to Istanbul, you must have been in a Turkish fast food restaurant, simply because there is one on every corner. Sometimes you turn around the corner only to discover that this one little restaurant is the first in an endless street of bars and cafes tucked in, one next to…

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  Brought to you by MWW GROUP   Earlier this month, two mobile apps have pushed UI (user interface) design to a whole new level on the iPhone. Those apps– Path and Flipboard. If you’re not familiar with Path, it bills itself as “the smart journal that helps you share your life with the ones…

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Maybe you have seen one, a Facebook post from one of your 500 friends saying how down they feel and how they are thinking about hurting themselves. When you see this post not only are you witnessing someone else is crisis, but it puts you in a crisis of your own. What should you do? What…

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Collaboration. It’s more than a buzz word or just our theme. We’ve been honored to have esteemed author Don Tapscott sharing his thoughts with us biweekly on this, as our global curator. But the theme of collaboration isn’t limited to Social Media Week 2012. We’re seeing it all around- in various industries and coming from…

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I love the holidays, and not because of all the family, gifts, and home-cooked food, but because it’s one of the few times of the year you know that you’re going to get some exciting action-packed blockbuster films. This year we’ve got an exciting mix of original content, remakes, sequels, and scarily enough a “quad-quel.”…

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Many weren’t too surprised to see TIME select the anonymous protester as the Person of the Year. It’s been a year of revolution- and protests have shaken many a nation. But when TED awarded their annual- and prestigious- award to the City 2.0, it created buzz. Why? Well, it was the first time in the…

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  Brought to you by MWW GROUP   It seems like every day a new social network or mobile app launches to mixed amounts of fanfare. In fact, just this past week saw the launch of the popular iPad apps Zite and Flipboard expand onto the iPhone/iPod Touch, as well as Google’s introduction into the…

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One of the hottest debates in crowdfunding at present is around its use for equity-based funding for capital formation. And there is good reason for this. Whilst this has been permissible in some countries, it has not been permissible in the USA, where some of the most widely known and successful crowdfunding platforms exist. But that…

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