By now, you’ll know all about the way big brands are setting up shop within Second Life, to do some virtual marketing. But did you know how to find them?
If you’re in a young, thrusting band, you’ve probably already got a MySpace page (and if not, why the hell not?) But up until now, attracting the attention of a label has still involved packaging up dozens of demo CDs and sending them off to A&R folk, who then use them as coffee holders. Allegedly.
Does anyone really need a new way to communicate electronically with friends? After all, we’ve got email, instant messaging, voice-over-IP, virtual worlds and text messaging, which should be enough to keep up.
Picture the scene. You’ve made it to the final round of interviews for an amazing job, offering a huge salary, a wealth of benefits, and more minions than you’d know what to do with. You’re sailing through the questions with aplomb, and the job’s in the bag.
Not heard of Tila Tequila yet? She’s one of the rising stars on MySpace, with over 1.7 million friends – a following that helped her land a record deal. Yet she’s not exactly chuffed with MySpace at the moment, after the site asked her to take down a widget she’d uploaded to her profile to sell tunes.
Some dog or other won Crufts last week: I won’t be interested until they let mongrels into the grand final and include a round where the dogs are rated on their ability to bark “Sausages” on demand.
You don’t have to be based in Silicon Valley to rake in millions of venture capital funding for your whizzy Web 2.0 idea, but it helps. Nevertheless, there’s a thriving bunch of Web 2.0 startups here in the UK too, even if they don’t fall into an easily classifiable scene or movement.
Piczo might not be the biggest social network in the world, but it’s growing fast (4.5 million unique monthly users in the UK) and has had some people suggesting it’s the latest destination for the cooler teenagers who previously hung out on MySpace and Bebo.
HMV is struggling in the face of competition from online retailers and download services, so could a MySpace-style social network be the answer? The company certainly hopes so – this morning, while announcing its latest profits warning to the City, it unveiled plans to launch a social network aimed at music, film and games fans.
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