View and share your entire life online. Time machine for the web

A very simple idea, which is working quite well. There are still many ideas to imagine, create and discover in this new world.

Social media is all about what’s going on right now. Twitter asks, “What’s happening?” when it prompts you to update. But a new service called Memolane promises to feed your nostalgia by tapping your social media history.
Memolane enables you to create a graphic online album of all your postings on a timeline. It can include content from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube,, Vimeo, Foursquare and other social media outlets.
I will share my online history for a days for the public, then I will close to only my friends. Have a look at:

Or see this video:

Memolane – Your time machine for the web from Memolane on Vimeo.

How Social Media can predict the stock market

There are several studies and techniques to predict what could be happened in the stock market based on the past. Technical analysis study only the trends, and based on the past trends, tries to predict which could be the next stock value.

But, what happened if we are reading the future? At the end, the news affect the stock market directly. Today, the news and the sentiment are everywhere in the social media space, so it could possible to predict which could be the next value of the stock, based on the news and what the people said about a company.

There is a really good paper from the University of Cornell University the preprint server. Where these guys explain how twitter mood can predict stock market.

The challenge is to find out the relationship between the sentiment, the future value of the stocks and the correct timing for the transactions.

Please let me know if you are interested in this subject. I hope that you enjoyed this.

Why Social Media is important for your business? (very basic)

Let me ask you a simple question. How did YOU buy today?
For example, if you want to buy a camera for your kids or for your self. Usually you read about the specifications of the camera over the internet. You compare the prices through several stores using the internet.
You also check in eBay.
You read the blogs, forum and some of the reviews. This is quite important, you trust more what other people said about the products than what the company try to sell.
You ignore advertisiments (unless that there is a big offer), and also all the most of the people trust in the brands.

But many companies today are still selling in the old way. I mean, they spend a lot of money in TV advertising, newspaper advertising, etc. Some of them started to launch internet campaigns. This is not enough, because the companies must hear also what the people said about their products and their companies. They have to hear what Social Media is talking about that.

So, there is a disconnection between the buyer behaviour and the way that the company sell today.

When you enter in a store, usually you know more about the product than the expert.

This is a new revolution that the companies must to addapt quickly and now:


Posted by Sergio.