Top 20 Social Networking Sites of 2008

I’d like to share this quick info on the latest stat on last year’s Social Networking sites according to Nielsen Online. Have a quick look…

Top 20 Social Networks

Top 20 Social Networks

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Why Social Media?

This is an article I got from Pluck.com posting a good explanation on why social media is a fun and great things to experience.  Have a little extra time to read it, and here it goes…

Socialize

Socialize

Social media, social networking, Web 2.0, new media

There are a lot of terms flying around that are hard to make sense of or understand. What do they mean? Should I get involved? How can they help me, or my business?

Social media is the concept of bringing content and information sharing from a passive to an active experience for everyone from a CEO of a fortune 500 company to your next door neighbor. Social Media makes the web, and specifically web content, more interactive and accessible to both the savvy and not-so-savvy Internet users.

User-generated content

Times have changed, and increasingly, the masses are adding their expertise, opinions and interests with others through their own words, photos, video or commentary. This phenomenon can be seen in social mediums, such as blogging, and in the explosive growth of social networking platforms, such as MySpace, Flickr and YouTube as resources of information and enablers of the next generation of monetizable Web technologies.

The world of social media is empowering to users, but also to the traditional mediums of information dissemination: publishers, media sites, portals and major brands. Icons such as the Washington Post, Better Homes & Gardens, USA Today and many others are embracing social media and social networking as a way to build meaningful user-generated content, interaction and long-lasting value to their visitors and shareholders.

White label social media solutions

Pluck is at the forefront of this online revolution by enabling our customers with a wide range of white label social media solutions that are embedded directly onto their web sites, broadening user participation, harnessing the power of syndication, increasing page views and creating new opportunities for advertisement and sponsorships online.

Read more about Pluck’s social media products to see how user-generated content solutions can help your web site and help your business.

Video Blogging Tool Now On WordPress!

Many of us are fond of blogging and microblogging and social networking the keyboard way.  Well, all of that is good and effective but what have we here?  A video blogging tool provided to you by Kaltura!  Watch the video below to explain to you how this process is performed.

The Rise of The Video Bloggers: Kaltura Comes to WordPress

Now anyone can turn their blog into a video blog, thanks to the release today of Kaltura’s  Interactive Video Plugin 1.0. Kaltura’s video commenting and collaborative editing features, which will be coming to Wikipedia later this year, now can be easily integrated into WordPress.

When asked if the availability of this feature could lead to a rise in video blogging, CEO Ron Yekutiel responded via phone interview: “Absolutely.” A rise in video blogging will also mean a rise in the legal availability of usable and re-mixable video content, since any video uploaded using Kaltura’s platform is fair game for Kaltura members. “We’re in the process of amassing the largest network or repository of shareable content,” Yekutiel says.

Pacquiao vs. DeLa Hoya: A Dream Fight?

Pacquiao VS. De La Jolla

Pacquiao VS. De La Jolla

Here it is people…the most anticipated fight for WBC; Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxing icon from Manila Philippines is going to fight the WBC Super weltertweight Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on December 6, 2008 with Oscar de la Hoya. This game has always been the dream match in boxing.

Promoter Bob Arum says it all started as a fantasy. Nobody thought that the idea would ever be taken seriously. Now, it had become the match that it is, a glaring $100 million dollar deal that is greater than any other that boxing ever had. Pacquiao vs. De la Hoya Tickets are officially priced at $1,500, $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 but because of high demand and bulk purchases, the retail prices are expected to go as much as $42,000.

However, a lot boxing insiders are asking if the fight be worth its hype.

PPP=Pacquiao's Power Punches

PPP=Pacquiao

Initially, there were apprehensions whether Oscar De la Hoya can cope with the Pacman. They say that Manny Pacquiao is perhaps too young and much faster than what De la Hoya can handle. When Golden Boy Promotion’s CEO was interviewed a few weeks ago, he said something like the Pacman is different from the fighters that they want Oscar to fight. The others are said to attack only from one direction- the front door. Pacquiao, however, enters and exits from the front, side, back and any other door, making him very difficult to predict.

But now that the fight night is getting closer, a lot of people are saying otherwise. These naysayers however, speak with good authority and should not be taken lightly. The first is De la Hoya’s on/off and quite expensive trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. Acknowledged as one of the best boxing trainers, he declared that Pacquiao will be an easy pick for De la Hoya and that any coach will suffice for Oscar (in the upcoming fight). According to Mayweather Sr., the fight will end as soon as the first of De la Hoya’s left hook lands.

Others include Massachusetts State Boxing Commission chair Daniel Fitzgerald who declares that the difference in height makes him not want to see the fight, World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman who calls the De la Hoya Pacquiao fight a “Circus” and the numerous regulars of online boxing forums. One suggests that the title “Dream Match” be corrected to “Fraud” while another says that the more appropriate is “Dream Mismatch”.

Whatever the most fitting fight title is, one thing is for sure. The fight night has been scheduled and the two fighters will meet. Let us see what the end will be like.

25 Basic Styles of Blogging

A compilation of 25 basic styles of blogging including tips on how often to use each and potential to create buzz and blog traffic by using each.

I found this helpful information from SlideShare.com.  Speaking of slideshare…this site looks really interesting and beneficial for my new and developing blogs.  After I post this article, I will be signing up with the site and for that matter…take a look at this additional informaion:

What is SlideShare?

SlideShare is the best way to share your presentations with the world. Let your ideas reach a broad audience. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to create a webinar. Take a quick tour or start uploading now! 

Ron Joins A Good Cause In Helping Hunger & Poverty

Hey guys, please join me in this joint effort to help people around the world to cut hunger and poverty to at least into something that can add a smile in people’s faces once again.  Join Social Vibe and browse other causes and sponsors and I can assure you that it can put a smile in your face as well.  Thank you all for reading and good luck to all of us.

-RONJeremiah-

SHOW N TELL Partial Crew

Come and CHAT with us on Stickam.com

Come and CHAT with us on Stickam.com

CHAT LIVE!

Kind of new crew, does not show all the new moderators and regulars.  These are some of the most active chatters in our room, SHOW N TELL Chat on Stickam.com  I invite you all to come and visit us and chill with the most fun and friendly room officials and regulars on the site.

The chat room is about a year and a half old and stays on the top for the most part (only goes down when some haters decide to crash or hack the room).

I am in the process (still) of finding a good social networking site where I can introduce to everyone and where we can chat with ease and away from the people who envy us so much 😉  Sort of a good feeling though when someone is trying his best to destroy the room cuz it only tells us that we are the Elite of Elite on the site and they just want to be like us.

This chat room is actually a community of friends with lots of the same common in characters and lifestyles.  I consider these guys my e-family and pretty much spend my time almost everyday with them chatting and cracking jokes.

I urge everyone in SNT to please say hello to our readers and invite them to our room and our FORUM!

Leave comments and messages in the box provided below…

Thanks all and have fun!  <333333333

-RONJeremiah-