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A couple of weeks ago I posted a Brandweek interview with Alexandra Wheeler, the digital strategy director at Starbucks, on the company’s social media strategy.  Starbucks is currently the top brand on Facebook.  I thought I’d share the complete list.  Below are the top 20 page leaders according to popularity (as based on number of fans).

Here’s a link to the complete list:

http://pagedata.insidefacebook.com/leaderboard/

Name Fans↓
1. Michael Jackson 10,184,131
2. Vin Diesel 6,028,147
3. Pizza 4,572,879
4. I need a vacation!!! 4,387,041
5. Dr. House 4,358,055
6. Lady Gaga 3,826,957
7. Starbucks Coffee Company 3,812,324
8. Mafia Wars 3,788,271
9. I really hate slow computers 3,722,506
10. Coca-Cola 3,649,899
11. I don’t sleep enough because I stay up late for no reason 3,518,013
12. Skittles 3,441,189
13. Freeze Pops 3,363,395
14. Nutella 3,285,821
15. The Beach 3,280,967
16. Pizza 3,261,498
17. Finding Money In Your Pocket 3,197,660
18. Massages 3,118,295
19. I hate waking up during a good dream and it won’t come back! 3,088,895
20. Ashton Kutcher 3,080,159


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Written by Atique Ullah

August 31, 2009 at 7:37 PM

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Use Twitter To Get Latest Traffic Info

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By now we all know about the real-time communications aspect of Twitter.  CommuTweet is a new service looking to leverage that real-time aspect to provide traffic updates for commuters regardless of the mode of transport (ie. rail, car, bus, etc).  It is a free service and all you need is a Twitter account to get started.  You can view and post either on the CommuTweet website or through Twitter.  CommuTweet is also subscribed to all the official public transit feeds, so there are plenty of updates even if users aren’t generating them.  I haven’t tried it out for the New York subway system but being underground and not getting a signal might not be very useful.

http://www.commutweet.com/

Written by Atique Ullah

August 26, 2009 at 7:33 PM

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How Starbucks Is Using Social Media

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Starbucks has recently surpassed Coca-Cola as the most popular brand on Facebook.  It is a company that has been utilizing social media aggressively for some time now and is one of the better companies at using social media to extend their brand and also use the medium in creative and engaging ways.  Social media is a strong component of their marketing strategy instead of an afterthought as it is with most other large companies.  Brandweek interviews Alexandra Wheeler who is the director of digital strategy at Starbucks on how Starbucks is currently using social media as well as their upcoming initiatives.

http://www.brandweek.com/bw/content_display/news-and-features/digital/e3idee9d1f93a71c5753e010d72c630f4eb

Written by Atique Ullah

August 17, 2009 at 3:17 PM

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The Military And Social Networking

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The Pentagon recently launched a study of how to best utilize social networking sites.  The military wants to take advantage of the communication capabilities of social media but limit exposure to viruses, security leaks, etc.   Also, many servicemen and servicewomen currently use social media tools to keep in touch with family and friends back home.  Recommendations from the study will be out sometime in September.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-pentagon-facebook5-2009aug05,0,3998956.story

Written by Atique Ullah

August 10, 2009 at 9:04 PM

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Sharing On Social Media Sites More Popular Than Sharing By Email

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My friends and I throughout the years constantly sent articles, links, videos, etc. via email.  Lately I find myself clicking on the “share this article/video, etc.” link to share via Facebook.  One of the companies that provide the share widget on content sites, AddToAny, has released some interesting data on how people share content.  According to AddToAny, Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget, which beats out email at 11.1 percent, making Facebook the most popular way to share content.

http://mashable.com/2009/07/20/facebook-sharing-data/

Written by Atique Ullah

August 4, 2009 at 2:09 PM

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Apple’s Tablet Around The Corner?

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I am someone who is partial to Apple products.  I have the iMac, an iPhone a few iPods.  I’m like a kid in a candy store when I go to Apple stores.   I’ve been waiting for the much rumored Apple tablet for nearly a year now.  Barron’s is reporting that an unnamed analyst has supposedly seen this tablet and that Apple will announce it in September.  Take this with a grain of salt but if it’s true and the analyst is correct about the multimedia functions of this tablet, Apple will once again have introduced a product that will send the rest of the industry scrambling.

http://www.9to5mac.com/apple-tablet-september-barrons

Written by Atique Ullah

August 3, 2009 at 1:13 PM

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