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Viral Video: Here's a Convincing Plug for Social Media–Still Not Much Beef, But It's Tasty


Here is a slick video about social media that looks at its impact and quick influence, all of which is true, although it does manage to leave out the very pertinent question of whether or not it makes any money or not (because most of it does not yet, of course).

It begins by asking: “Is Social Media a Fad?”

More like a financial dud so far–but, in any case, it is a very fun watch. Created by Socialnomics, a blog by Erik Qualman covering social media, it is also a book that is now coming out.

While I really like the word Socialnomics, I sure wish there was some.

Here’s the video:

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus