Ticketmaster’s new interactive seat maps combine two things that I absolutely love: social media and music. Now, as soon as you load a seat map on Tickmaster’s site, you see where everyone you know at the concert is sitting. The interactive maps pull data from ticket-buyers’ Facebook profiles.
JESS3 Visualizes the Epic Struggle Between Google+ and Facebook
What’s the biggest issue in social media today? It’s the subject of Social Media Magazine’s debut cover, for which I’m working on some drawings. I wanted to share the sketches that I’ve pulled together as the launch of the magazine draws closer. As I’ve written elsewhere, I don’t believe that Google+ is anywhere near replacing Facebook […]
The Art of Social Design
In an ever expanding, ever evolving online world, living in an echo chamber is a route towards obsolescence (and so is designing with web 1.0 browsers and UIs in mind, but I digress). To truly compete in this dynamic environment means a regular influx of best known methods and ideas from leaders in their fields.
If for no other reason, the excitement around Google+ is warranted because it demonstrates Google’s commitment to doing social right. After experiments-gone-awry by the names of Wave, Buzz and Orkut, Google is back in the game with a product — or “project” as the company prefers to call it — that is hot.
Graduation Season Continues for Facebook
On Wednesday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ushered Belle Haven Community School’s eighth grade class from Menlo Park, California onto high school with a few nuggets of wisdom (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO,gave the commencement address at Barnard in May).
Facebook D.C. Office Tour with Appearance by JESS3!
Last week, Facebook’s Andrew Noyes took AP on a tour of their new D.C. office. The space is sleek, creative and very D.C. Love the interactive Facebook “Wall” and really love the “Undisclosed Location” conference room. Watch the video tour and see if you can spot the JESS3 appearance.
Facebook’s Social Widgets Timeline [Infographic]
Facebook’s “Like” button recently celebrated its first birthday—noting that 10,000 sites are integrating with the social plugin daily. A week ago, the evolution of sharing widgets continued with the launch of the “Send” button.
Osama is Dead: Social Media Responds
Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere (har, har), you know by now that the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, is dead. As President Obama addressed the nation last night, thousands took to social media to share in this historic moment.
President Obama Holds Town Hall at Facebook HQ
On Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to be invited to President Obama’s Town Hall at Facebook’s Palo Alto headquarters to talk about shared responsibility and shared prosperity.
Survey: how women really feel about Facebook
Not only is Facebook a great resource it can also be a stress for some. A recent survey by Eversave asked 400 women about their Facebook relationships. They found a surprising love/hate relationship between woman and their friends. Read the Mashable post here.