No sooner has conversation turned to the use of iPhone apps to boost band-to-fan connections, than we see news the meme’s catching on in the dream machine, Hollywood.
Little-seen among this weekends chatter and speculation surrounding the voice-activated Google app and its non-appearance on the store, and more idle expectation of the all-new “iPod Stick”, one report on a little-known iPhone-focused Web site noted movie studios are shuffling to take a bat at the iPhone app market…
A study of text messaging habits suggests everyone on the planet may be just six or seven handshakes away from anyone else.
Using 30 billion text messages sent in a single month as raw data, Microsoft researchers found patterns that indicate any two people on average are distanced by 6.6 degrees of separation, meaning that they could be linked by a string of seven or fewer acquaintances, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Researchers examined the addresses of 30 billion text messages made by 180 million people around the world, stripped of their actual text or names. They found that the average length of social distance between the texters was 6.6 steps, and that 78 per cent of the pairs could be connected in seven hops or less, the newspaper said. Continue reading →
Following Atlantic’s introduction of its socially-connected Fanbase application this week, Warner Music has invested in its own music and social networking start-up, uplayme.com.
In a related move, Dan Pelson left his post as Senior VP of Global Consumer Marketing at Warner Music to become CEO of uPlayMe. The smaller company introduced its new recommendation tools for sharing music and video with others this week. Continue reading →