I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Citizen Sports and Lenovo on Facebook applications for fans of 115 different competing countries for the summer games. You can read more about it here and here. With the games about to begin, Iceland was making a strong showing with the second highest tally of fans using the application. As Track and Field took center stage, the fans of Jamaica took center stage on the facebook front, seeing over 8,000 new participants in the last 8 days of event.
Unlike the actual Olympics, Team Jamaica was unable to surge past Team USA. Apparently, some guy named Phelps had a pretty good Olympics too. His country had over 45,000 people following Team USA. All told, over 240,000 people utilized the applications. Considering these applications were just a gleam in a publisher’s eye in May, pretty amazing stuff.
Congrats to the entire Citizen Sports team!
Published August 21, 2008
Ok, some background. My pet peeve is the unnecessary use of “quotation marks.” Really grates on me.
I’ve been thinking about starting a second blog to highlight the frequent abuse of this piece of punctuation.
Someone beat me to the punch. Kudos to The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks.
Published August 20, 2008
Tags: Google, spam, Virus
Many people got the following note when doing searches today:
What’s going on?
Published August 13, 2008
My father just got an account on facebook. The many circles of Facebook -
- Work/Industry contacts
- College/Grad School Friends
- High School Friends
Anyone seen the Seinfeld episode where George’s “worlds collide?”
Published August 11, 2008
blogging , Links
Tags: blogging, Corporate Blogs, SEC
This could be huge. More here.
Published August 6, 2008
Tags: Dan Carlin, podcasts
One of the few pleasures of a long commute is the ability to listen to some amazing podcasts to and from work. Here is one I feel I must share.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is a true find. One segment will focus on the Assyrian powers at the dawn of civilization and the next will focus on the meta dialogue around Winston Churchill. Dan and Ben (his producer) are putting out an amazing program. If you’re at all interested in history and have an hour of spare time, spend it with an episode of the podcast.
Check it out.