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This is a cute video from Germany explaining how the digital culture has changed the face of Marketing.

Enjoy!

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This morning I was struck by this posting on Daily Mail: Facebook Could Raise Risk of Cancer???

This is what is written on Daily Mail online newspaper.

Social networking sites such as Facebook could raise your risk of serious health problems by reducing levels of face-to-face contact, a doctor claims. Emailing people rather than meeting up with them may have wide-ranging biological effects, said psychologist Dr Aric Sigman. Increased isolation could alter the way genes work and upset immune responses, hormone levels and the function of arteries. It could also impair mental performance.

 It is written further that these things can lead to raising the risk of cancer.

I agree that Facebook is not healthy for your relationship. You might not notice it right away, but sooner or later you would feel comfortable without any human interaction. You would feel that you are intreacting already with people using Facebook, or other social network sites. Thus, why bother to meet them face to face, you would reckon. However, since I am no scientist, I am not sure about the risk of cancer.

Whatever illness that Facebook may cause, I guees it is an important point for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to pinpoint this issue. He can maybe initiate annual meeting for Facebook users, or local sport day, or Facebook Party (like Indonesian Blogger Party)? In my opinion, this can also be a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative for social media players like Facebook, Myspace, Plurk,… you name it.

My tips for Facebook users: Do not let Facebook control your life, you are the one that has to control Facebook.

Have fun Facebook-ing 🙂

Do You Poken?

Do You Poken?

Do you poken?

This is actually not a question, but it is a new website that promotes a so-called social network tool that can help you to maintain your friends at social networking sites or the sites: Poken

It is a little bit complicated to explain what Poken is – even the official site cannot clearly define it is. I had to re-read the information for two or three times until I clearly understood. Anyway, Poken is NOT another social network site. It simply is a tool that can bring together your social networking sites that you already have, with special advantage to easily connect with people you meet in the real life (as if there is a fake lie :P).

What you need to do is simply “high-four”ing the people you meet in the real world (using the Poken cute device), connecting the UBS connector (attached in the device) to your computer, and upload your friends’ contact to your poken database. You can also select, via the website http://www.doyoupoken.com/, which of your social network profiles you want to share.

It sounds fun!

After numerous invitations to join numerous social network sites that I have deleted, I guess this is an innovation to bridge all those social network sites and connect with your friends easily. Yet, I guess it needs more than online promotion – or mere, traditional promotion – to promote this new, innovative device. Extra efforts need to be considered to make this Poken device known to the whole world.

So, now, if you meet a cute girl, or decent gentleman, you just need to'”high four” and, voila, you get his/her Facebook ! Or you met Steve Job that out of the blue promised  you a job in Apple HQ? No need to worry, just “high four” him and you would meet him at his LinkedIn 😛