Future of Photos: Doubles, Glossy, Matte, or JPEG?

In this left picture of Ryan and Teresa Valdez Klein, I upload photos (GPS tagged with location and time) in real time from my mobile phone using Shozu, and share it with my network on Flickr, Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, and now my blog. Like some of you, I’m still fascinated how digital natives interpret media, communications compared to boomers. Me? I’m in the middle watching it all go down. Just a few days ago, I compared who had more data about my friend Teresa Valdez Klein, Facebook or the US Government. In the comments, it was almost unanimously the US Government, although interestingly enough, most of the data about her in Facebook is opt-in, rather opt-out. Do you remember the … Continue readingFuture of Photos: Doubles, Glossy, Matte, or JPEG?

List of Communities, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks for Youth, Boomers, Retired, and Beyond

I’m doing research around how different ages using social networks, communities, and virtual worlds by age, and will compile this list as it grows. I’m looking for established community sites that are mature enough to work with brands. There is already so much coverage on mainstream social networks like Bebo, MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn that we forget about the other smaller niche networks. First, understand technographics (how ages use social media 18+) by accessing Forrester’s profile tool, available for free. If you know the demographics for any of these, please leave a comment. Youth I’m primarily seeking communties that are under 18, beyond just MySpace. Club Penguin, Disney 8-12, Virtual World Stardolls Young Girls 10-17, Social Network, virtual dolls Barbie … Continue readingList of Communities, Virtual Worlds, and Social Networks for Youth, Boomers, Retired, and Beyond