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Why Facebook matters in the 2011 election

This will be the first Danish election where Facebook serves as a supplementary public sphere for political discussion, mobilization and ridicule of the politicians.

The other day I was contacted by a Danish journalism student who wanted to interview me about the role of social media in the upcoming Danish election. She said she contacted me because; ”you’re the only media expert who has talked positively about the role of Facebook in the upcoming election.” Continue Reading…

Stats on social media world wide

The march trendbriefing from Trendwatch held some interesting numbers about social media world wide:

  • Japan and Germany were the only countries out of 22 surveyed where a majority of online users did not use social networking. (Source: Pew, December 2010.)
  • Twitter boasts 200 million accounts, and 95 million daily tweets. (Source: twitter.com, February 2011.)
  • The Netherlands is the country with the deepest Twitter reach, with 22.3% of online adults using the service. Next up were Brazil (21.8%) Venezuela (21.1%) and Japan (20%). (Source: Comscore; December 2010.)
  • The popular Chinese instant messaging platform QQ has over 600 million active users.(Source: QQ, March 2011.)
  • Foursquare saw 380 million check-ins in 2010, up 3,400% on 2009 (Source: foursquare.com, January 2011.)
  • Just 33% of internet users say they worry about how much information is available about them online, down from 40% in December 2006. (Source: Pew, May 2010.)
  • The 500 million active Facebook users share over 30 billion pieces of content per month. The average user has 130 friends. (Source: Facebook, February 2011.)
Source: www.trendwatching.com. One of the world’s leading trend firms, trendwatching.com sends out its free, monthly Trend Briefings to more than 160,000 subscribers worldwide.

I was impressed by the numbers, but the one about Germany struck me as odd, and not entirely consistent with other sources (but then again, numbers never are in this area :-) More a hint than a solid truth). Plus the web – and especially the social web – is ever changing.

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Report: Facts on Danish companies use of social media – great expectations on a shoestring

Reading the newly released report on Danish companies use of social media, several findings seems extremely contradictory. And those contradictions are what’s keeping the Danish companies from turning their huge expectations into real results. In the following I’ve listed the 5 biggest challenges the report reveals.

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Study: World’s largest companies have increased use of social media i 2010

Tomorrow, Social Semantics will reveal their findings on Danish corporations and organizations usage of social media. Until then, take a look at Burson-Marsteller’s Global Social Media Check-up for 2011. The study looks in to the usage of social media in some of the companies on the Fortune magazine’s Global 100 list.

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Moroccan youth take on social media

Social media is becoming an increasingly powerful tool of communication in the Arab world, as illustrated by its role in the ongoing anti-government protests in Tunesia and Egypt. In Morocco, social media is also becoming increasingly popular amongst young people.

Blogs, Facebook and YouTube are among the most popular tools for the youth of Morocco to express themselves, share information and to challenge the state censorship.

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Social Democrats launch their version of MyBO

2011 is election year in Denmark. Inspired by the high digital standards of Barack Obama’s election campaign in 2008, Danish politicians are trying to copy his methods.

A new Facebook app from the Danish Social Democrats is strongly inspired by MyBO.com – the online-tool that made it easy for Obama supporters to do their own phone banks and set up other campaign activities from all over the world.

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PdF Europe – Day 2 round up

Or: Searching for a European blogosphere
If Day 1 at a conference as unnerving, as Anna Ebbesen desrcibed it on this blog, Day 2 is usually tougher to get through, as most people are tired and hungover, and it’s hard for the speakers to bring around view points that hasn’t been mentioned before. Nevertheless, Day 2 was as least as interesting as Day 1. No more “what can Europe learn from Obama”, but with more focus on “how can Europe come together, digitally speaking?”. The following is my output of Day 2 in Barcelona, written from faded memory.

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PDF Europe – Day one round up

First day of any conference is always a bit unnerving – who’s actually attending? Will the panels suck the life out of their audience? Or will it actually be worth your while? At the speakers cocktail party Thursday, the organizers reminded us, that we were what the people had paid to see… Consequently we could be the ones people would twitter about just how boring we made their lives. Now that’s social pressure for you!

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