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Lilly Singh is someone I’d never heard of until after I noticed that the hashtag #AskSuperwoman was trending on Twitter “worldwide.” Given my affinity for Super Women I had to click and see what was going on. I found Lilly, but she really needs to add some biceps to be a Super Woman. That said, she’s hot. The result was a mass of Twitter tweets related to her YouTube livestream that’s going on as I write this. Here: She has a stream of over 2,000 viewers at any one time. That’s equal to a small...

Gorkana Group US, which “offers a more effective way for PR and marketing professionals to access customised media intelligence,” released a post-CES analysis of social media influencers at CES 2014, or International CES (or the dreaded name they hate, “Consumer Electronics Show”), and found that my blog, Zennie62.com, or Zennie62blog.com, was one of the most popular blogs – I think it came in at number two. So, they released a report, which you can learn about here: And read here: Gorkana CES 2014...

Atlanta and Georgia’s governments were clearly not prepared for Winter Storm Leon, and the residents should have remained at home, to be sure. But that didn’t happen, and the result was thousands stranded and in many cases far away from home, out in the cold. Fortunately, social media – Facebook and Twitter primarily – have been used to connect those who need help, with those who can provide it. There are at least three Facebook pages that have been dedicated to the task of helping those trapped somewhere because...

Justine Sacco is in big trouble, both with her employer IAC, which owns OKCupid, and with the Twitterverse. Ms. Sacco issued a Twitter tweet that was racist and offensive to Africa and Africans, and it got spread around like wildfire. It happened while she was on a flight from London to CapeTown South Africa, where her parents are, for Christmas. By the time she landed, the whole World knew who she was. Stay tuned. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

CESInternational CES is rolling out the social media red carpet like never before at CES Las Vegas 2014, January 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Zennie62.com enters its fifth straight year of coverage of CES Las Vegas. International CES’ efforts include a Social Media Command Center, a networking event called Social Hour and a Social Media Vending Machine. These promotions will help attendees keep up with the latest trends that are happening live from CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place...

Are the curtains closing on social media games? With over 10 million active players daily, Sim Social was one of EA’s (Electronic Arts) most successful social games in 2011. Recently, EA announced that it was shutting down Pet Society and Sim City Social. Their announcement came as a shock, especially after Zynga decided to lay-off about one-fifth (520) of its employees. The impact of these announcements was felt across the gaming industry, and it put a dent on it. With the growing number of mobile developers, are social media games...

Lenja-Dahms-JansenSocial Media use is reportedly thriving in South Africa, but it’s doing so without companies over there fashioning a set of corporate policies to guide them. That’s the basic point of the South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan, and it’s associate Lenja Dahms-Jansen. In a statement released to the news outlets in SA, she asserts that firms would benefit from a sound social media policy. “In order to strike the appropriate balance between the conflicting rights of an employer and its employees,...

Heyo’s a young Blacksburgh, VA company that makes a platform that allows you make a Facebook page, and also a Facebook page-related mobile app. Trouble is, they ask you to pay for the service. But considering that their clients are companies like NBC, that’s both a good thing, and a bad thing. Heyo, formerly known as Lujure Media, started with 3 people in 2011, and then in 2012 received funding. It was started by Lujure President Nathan Latka and co-founders Josh Gunter and Brian Putt, who started the company in 2011, building...

Hotel Finn, a newly-renovated hotel in Helsinki, Findland, gets social media; seeks bloggers! Regular readers of this space know that this blogger has made sponsorship agreements with hotel brands in the recent past and tied to events like Comic Con or the NFL Draft. The idea is to produce video content about that event, and install mention of that hotel brand in each video and blog, and also to make content about that hotel brand during the stay. For the brands that participated in this – Small Luxury Hotels of The World, Kings...

Social Broadcasting Since 2010 Zennie62Media, ran by this video-blogger, has developed a content-marketing-based method of promoting hotels as an event is being covered. Zennie62Media has successfully employed this approach in its annual coverage of International CES, The NFL Draft, and Comic Con San Diego. It brings a lot exposure to the hotel brand, as the blogger, or in my case video-blogger, is making content that features it, and as it’s just for the price of a few room nights, the resulting exposure lasts years beyond the...

Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, GA was the focus of a Twitter-based threat that caused the school to be on a security alert Thursday and Friday. But a look at the situation by Zennie62.com didn’t reveal one smoking gun Twitter-tweet, but did find a lot of tweets referring to the possible occurrence of a shooting Friday night, and in connection with...

The 2012 London Olympics is history, but not so much that we can’t look back and gain a better understanding of who was tops in social media during the event. An infographic developed by Banyan Branch.com provides what just may be the definitive breakdown of social media stars at the UK presentation of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The stars were Michael Phelps,...

The social media infographic from the blog Learn Stuff below contains some really interesting data on the impact of social media on the American (U.S.) economy. But the premise of the infographic is questionable. It starts out with the idea that social media harms productivity. For example, it states that 22 percent of our time is spent on social media. It claims...

Social Media has exploded, no doubt, but Pew Research gives us a great idea of just how much it’s become a part of our daily lives. According to its newly released study called Social Media and Political Engagement, 60 percent of adults uses social media, and of that, 66 percent use it to express political ideology in some way. That explains why this blogger...

YouTube If you’re a YouTube Partner, or even just a person uploading a video to YouTube, you may find yourself the victim of firms like the so-called “BMVEntertainment.” This blogger did, but is fighting back. “BMVEntertainment” just today filed a copyright claim against my video called “Cleveland RTA Bus Driver Hits Girl, Gets...

Flux RostrumIt’s clear that livestreaming, where a person can use a smartphone or computer, and a special software platform, to send out a live video to an audience over the Internet and mobile, is now part of the mainstream. There are a number of systems to use, from USTREAM to Qik.com, and others. But even with this proliferation of livestream platforms,...

That’s what happened. Famed actress and singer Miley Cyrus was tweeting about Pheed (a new Los Angeles-based social network started by China-based internet entrepreneur O.D. Kobo) she joined, so this blogger followed the link from one of her tweets. This one… I just opened my Pheed channel, check it out pheed.com/MileyCyrus1 — Miley Ray Cyrus...

Social BroadcastingFor some reason, many new to Social Media act as though blogs don’t exist. While the number of blogs has not diminished, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that the vast majority of people who “do” social media, don’t have a blog of their own or contribute to a blog. (As an aside, if you’re interested...

Jessica Levco This blogger and Social Media Doer saw an article called “10 signs you’re a social media jerk,” by Jessica Levco in PR Daily. After reading it, any real Social Media Doer is a jerk in her book, especially because all one has to do is meet one of the qualifications. Trouble is, the list seems to be based on her own prejudices and not...

shopping twitterGood Social Media and restaurants involves a call-to-action. In other words, you have to use social media to get potential guests (note that I did not use the term “customers) to visit your eatery or shopping center. All too often a restaurant or retail marketing person will just stick a Twitter logo or a Facebook logo up and think they’re...

Zennie Abraham, known as Zennie62, was invited to host the Tonya Hall Radio Show on KRCN Radio Colorado Network in Denver Boulder and Fort Collins on Wednesday, September 5th, at 11 AM EST – 8 AM PST. And since this blogger was credentialed to cover the Democratic National Convention, the show will be produced from Charlotte, and at the Marriott Reinanance...

Social Media Day is today! It’s the invention of the blog Mashable, and has taken on a following and actually became a happening as Mashable’s readership has grown. The website for the events is here and the Twitter hashtag is #smday There are events in 499 cities! Last year, I was in Atlanta, and posted this video from the event there: This year,...

Today at 8 AM to 9 AM, Jessica Northey, a spunky, connected, Arizona-based celebrity radio host and Founder of Finger Candy Media, and Zennie Abraham, the Executive Producer of Zennie62.com will be on to talk social media, celebs, and blogs. You can hear us at this live here: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v4/index.cfm?stationCallSign=KRCN Stay tuned. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Pownce V. Twitter. What’s Pownce you ask? What’s fun about 2012 and the emergence of Social Media as both a term and an industry (remember when “New Media” was the preferred term about three years ago?) is the assumed permanence of some platforms and because so many people have entered the space that are in it because it’s popular to be here. But there was a time, in this Galaxy, not too many years ago, when that wasn’t the case. It was 2007, and Twitter was a one-year-old company started by Evan...

Social Media has officially replaced traditional journalism and Old Media as the first news source of choice. Or so says a cool infographic created and distributed by Schools.com. The infographic, which you can see below, reports that over 50 percent of people surveyed get their breaking news via social media rather than traditional news sources, and that 46 percent...

Hope Solo, the soccer star who’s active on Twitter and headed the London 2012 Olympics, should take note. The results of an interesting study reveal that viewers of the 2012 Olympics plan to use social media to communicate what they think about the action they see. All of this comes from “2012 Taylor Consumer Engagement Survey: Social Media and the Olympic...

“Social Media Ad Trust Grows; Old Media Ad Trust Shrinks?” That’s right. According to a number of sources, as more and more people go online trust in social media ads, generally presented in the framework of frank conversations about the companies and people they’re about, are more trusted than their print and television counterparts. Moreover, activity on social media sites about television is now a common measure with some TV execs, like CW President Mark Pedowitz, who told The Hollywood Reporter “I had...

Social Media Platforms like Facebook are helping companies stay in touch with their customers and help them to solve their problems faster. In theory. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Turntable Logo Ok, a full disclosure. I discovered Turntable.fn via a blog post that was linked to by my friend Davey D on Facebook. So this is a friend using social media, leading me to a new social media platform that’s accused of helping to kill the record industry itself. That means Davey D killed the record industry. What’s turntable.fm? It’s...

Twitter reports that the last three minutes of Super Bowl XLVI set a new Twitter Tweets per Second record with 10,000. That beat Tim Tebow’s now-short-lived record of 9,420 tweets-per-second after the Broncos win against The Steelers in the AFC Wildcard Playoff Game. It tops Beyonce’s Baby Bump at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards which was 8,868. It’s over twice the 4,064 tweets-per-second for Super Bowl XLV in 2011. It’s almost double the tweets per second during the Japan Earthquake of 5,530, and the...

Even after my video, blog posts here and on AdAge, and constant tweeting and generally Google / YouTube Forum complaints, the filter requested to allow me and others to block unwanted words, in my case the N-word, still isn’t there. This after a new YouTube design and extensive use of Ajax programming. There was certainly the opportunity to place a word filter in the new YouTube system. It’s not too much to ask, but the more disturbing question I have is why does YouTube allow this? It sends a real bad message. I’m...

Atlanta, Georgia – As regular readers of my blog know, I travel back and forth between Atlanta and Oakland. Mom is here, and much of my occupational and personal life is in Oakland. At first, I really didn’t know anyone, and being 40 miles outside the city makes it harder still to meet folks. Fortunately my involvement in Comcast’ Atlanta Vid Blogger Nation and getting to know a number of people in Atlanta’s growing social media culture have helped. Social media connects people. Without it, I would not have...

Today is 9-11 – September 11th 2011 – ten years ago, America was the victim of a crime of massive proportions. Four airplanes were directed at The World Trade Center in New York City, and The White House, and The Pentagon in Washington DC. Two of the four aircraft hit their targets: the North Tower and the South Tower of New York City. Of the other two, one smashed into the Pentagon, but the other, Flight 93, never made it to the White House, thanks in part to the efforts of Cal Alum Mark Bingham. In fact, it’s...

If you’ve ever wanted to use Zennie’s eyes to point at your product or service for the Democratic National Convention, now is the time. You can sponsor our blog by contacting us at 510-387-9809 or email [email protected] In turn you will have a full text telling the World about your product, company, or service, and one can click through to your website. (The name of your company, product, or service will replace the current “Sponsor Us” tab) The cost for this just a flat fee of $2,500 through the...

Dave Colarusso who created the Community Counts / CNN / YouTube Debates website and is a co-creator of 10Questions, was interviewed by Jean Yung of the USC Annenberg School of Business. The article’s called “How Social Media Can Help Shape Society” and is here below and linked to in the title of this post. How social media can help shape societyOJR speaks with a co-creator of 10Questions.com about how the site is helping empower popular discussion about the U.S. Presidential campaign.By Jean YungPosted: 2007-11-12 Building...