Check Your Facebook and Twitter For Black Friday Deals

Thanksgiving is upon us and most people try to make a list of must have items around this time. I happen to be one of those people especially this year as I am in the market for a laptop.

Black Friday

An interesting piece on ABC News has prompted me to share this information with you.

- Online and offline retailers will leverage the social media to publicize deals.
- Black Friday deals will be followed by Cyber Monday

I have a feeling that this year, Cyber Monday will be bigger than Black Friday. Why? Deals!

People who miss out on black Friday will shop on Cyber Monday, the Monday following thanksgiving. Twitter and Facebook will be awash in deals from major retailers and people who have either missed out on black Friday or people who just can’t resist a deal will shop on Monday making Cyber Monday the biggest shopping day of the year.

Being a Twitter devotee, I have created a 2 Twitter lists, Black Friday Deals and Cyber Monday Deals. Follow my lists and you will not miss out on any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals.

I will be looking out for laptop deals, let me know if you find something under $300 that is really worth $800, I will buy it a in a heartbeat.


Social Media Phone Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will soon hit the markets as the first social media phone, at least that’s the idea behind marketing it. It is based on Android OS and will allow access to Android marketplace for application downloads. What really amazes me is the 8.1 MP camera with auto focus, face recognition, 16x digital zoom and video recording.


Do I really need a digital camera if I have this phone?

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

Best Social Media Feature:

- Facebook, Twitter, emails, photos, text messages – all gathered, so you don’t have to open loads of different apps to see what’s going on.

There is no release date but it is expected in the first half of 2010. This phone can become a killer if it is available to everyone, i.e. it is not limited to AT&T or Verizon.

Until it comes out, watch this nicely done Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 commercial

Social Media Web Counter

Gary Hayes, a social media consultant, has created a nifty little social media web counter that updates in real time showing you number of blog posts, pictures, videos etc.

More information about the counter can be found at: The Count

WordPress 2.0 App for iPhone

WordPress just came out with version 2.0 for its iPhone app. Few weeks back, I had deleted the older WordPress app from my iPhone as I never used it. I didn’t use it because of the complicated user interface and major flaws in features that I couldn’t do without like tags etc.

New WordPress app is better in my aspects. By the way, I am using wordpress right now on my iPhone to write this blog post.

Let me first list all the features:

- ability to save post as local drafts, drafts and published.
- ability to author multiple blogs.
- select single or multiple categories add new categories on the fly.
- select a publish date.
- add photos
- moderate comments for all your blog posts or just one post.
- preview your post.
- add new pages and edit current ones.
- add photos to pages
- mass edit comments

I am very much impressed with the new WordPress version. Even though I have Tumblr on my iPhone, I have never been a fan of it.

Of course I prefer blogging using the real thing but I think the app can come in handy if I ever have that sudden urge to write 200-300 words.

As you can see, there is only so much the app can do. I have some HTML knowledge and have been playing with WordPress for a while now. I know how to center a post, use paragraphs, make a text bold etc but it would be nice if it were possible to achieve it with a click (I am sorry if I am asking for a lot)

Nonetheless WordPress 2 is excellent blogging app and a must have if you blog.


Interesting Social Media Links Of The Week

Round up of Interesting Social Media Links Of The Week. These links are mostly newspaper and blog articles but may include occasional audio/video. The links below are handpicked and not computer generated.

Six Reasons to Embrace Social Media Today – Web 2.0 Journal

A Blog is a Better Social Media Hub Than Twitter – Social Media Today

Social Media: Banning vs. Blocking – Huffington Post

Teaching the Facebook Generation – BusinessWeek

3 New Social Media Studies Worth Reading – Social Media Examiner

Six social media trends for 2010 – Fierce CIO

How Social Media (and Revision3) Helped Catapault ‘Paranormal Activity’ to the Top of the Box Office – MediaBistro

How Social Media is Changing Charity – WebProNews