Jimmy Fallon on DiggNation

Episode 185-High Fives with Jimmy Fallon

Kevin and Alex together with Jimmy Fallon

Kevin and Alex together with Jimmy Fallon

Topics Discussed in this episode:  Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht are joined by Jimmy Fallon from the upcoming Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on NBC. Man Confused: Why Won’t Girls Talk to Him, NIN releases 400GB of HD Concert Footage for Free, Top 10 Sandwiches, Star Wars toy trains fans to use the force, 48 year-old virgin wins Lotto


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…



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.

Social Networking Successes

Thought I’d reblog this one from Marketing Articles on back-links.org stating the social networks’ successes today.  I, myself, am pretty impressed and surely not able to follow along what is the latest amongst the networks that I am involved in.  You don’t wanna know how many networks I’m tied in.  A few that I run myself such as this one and my newest one SHOW N TELL Communit-e Site on Ning.com.  I have not promoted this to the public just yet.  Pretty much just mainly my own friends and colleagues from my chat room on Stickam.com named SHOW N TELL.

This is just one example of how popular social media websites can be. Digg another similarly popular social media site pulls in over 30 million unique views a month and has an increasingly large membership base which keeps there website updated with the latest news and entertainment. There are several big “dogs” of the social media market however where is social media marketing going to move next?

With the rise of social media sites such as Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit and Del.icio.us bloggers have been quick to take advantage of the increased traffic capabilities that having your site stumbled or dugg hundreds if not thousands of times can have on your website. A very well known fact about Digg is that if you are lucky enough to be dugg on to the front page it is likely that your server will crash due to high amounts of traffic being sent to your website.

So, where is social media marketing going to go next?

So now we know how big social media marketing actually is the question I am going to try and answer or predict is where social media marketing is going to go next. Some may say that the majority of bloggers will be loyal to the main social media sites and dream that one day they will be able to hit the front page of Digg or Del.icio.us however others may say that with the increased popularity of these mainstream social media sites will come increased competition which will in turn make it harder for bloggers to be noticed. Now obviously the main aim of social media sites is to increase popularity and traffic this is the same with any type of website have it be a blog, an auction site, an entertainment site or a health care website the idea is to increase traffic which will enable the site to grow however growth does not have the same effect on any other site as it does with social media websites.

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.


Social Networking in the Philippines

Here’s what I gathered from my research on Social Networking around the world, particularly The Philippines. It amazed me that such a tiny country makes a great impact on the internet world. Now since my blog focuses mainly on social media and networks, I think it is befitting to bring this to everyone’s attention. So please enjoy reading.

Thanks to the sources of all these info that I have compiled 😉

Social networking is one of the most active web-based activities in the Philippines, with Filipinos being declared as the most active users on a number of web-based social network sites such as Friendster and Multiply. Social networking has become part of Filipinos’ cyberculture.


Friendster is one of the first social networking websites in the World Wide Web when it was introduced in 2003. However, its popularity in the United States plummeted quickly in 2004 due to massive technical problems and server delays.[1] But as it was losing its American audience, Friendster slowly gained users from Southeast Asia starting in the Philippines. Friendster director of engineering Chris Lunt wondered why its web traffic was spiking in the middle of the night, and noticed that the traffic was coming from the Philippines. He then traced the trail to a Filipino-American marketing consultant and hypnotist named Carmen Leilani de Jesus as the first user to have introduced Friendster to the Philippines, where a number of her friends live.[2]


A study released by Universal McCann entitled “Power To The People – Wave3” declared the Philippines as “the social networking capital of the world,” with 83 percent of Filipinos surveyed are members of a social network. They are also regarded as the top photo uploaders and web video viewers, while they are second when it comes to the number of blog readers and video uploaders.[3][4]

With over 7.9 million Filipinos using the Internet, 6.9 million of them visit a social networking site at least once a month.[5] Friendster is the most visited website in the Philippines, as well as in Indonesia, according to web tracking site Alexa.[6] David Jones, vice president for global marketing of Friendster, said that “the biggest percentage of (their site’s) users is from the Philippines, clocking in with 39 percent of the site’s traffic.” He further added that in March 2008 alone, Friendster recorded 39 million unique visitors, with 13.2 million of whom were from the Philippines.[7] Meanwhile, Multiply president and founder Peter Pezaris said that the Filipino users of their site comprised the largest and most active group in terms of number of subscribers and of photographs being uploaded daily. About 2.2 million out of more than nine million registered users of Multiply are Filipinos, outnumbering even nationalities with a bigger population base like the United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil. Also, one million photographs are uploaded by Filipinos to Multiply every day, which is half of their total number worldwide.[7]

Sixty percent of Filipino users of Multiply are female, while 70 percent are under the age of 25. In comparison, Filipino Friendster users are between the ages 16 to 30, with 55 percent of them female.[7]



  1. ^ Rivlin, Gary (October 15, 2006). “Wallflower at the Web Party“, New York Times. Retrieved on 200806-24.
  2. ^ a b cOrkut, Friendster Get Second Chance Overseas“. PBS.org (June 15, 2007). Retrieved on 200806-22.
  3. ^Power To The People: Social Media Tracker, Wave3“. Universal McCann (March 2008). Retrieved on 200806-22.
  4. ^ Liao, Jerry (May 20, 2008). “The Philippines – Social Networking Capital of the World“, Manila Bulletin. Retrieved on 200806-23.
  5. ^ Yazon, Giovanni Paolo (March 31, 2007). “Social networking to the higher level“, Manila Standard Today. Retrieved on 200806-23.
  6. ^ Ling, Woo Liu (January 29, 2008). “Friendster Moves to Asia“, Time.com. Retrieved on 200806-23.
  7. ^ a b c Salazar, Tessa (June 22, 2008). “Filipinos are prolific, go and Multiply“, Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A10. Retrieved on 200806-23.

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