Just like video killed the radio star, it's quite possible that the Internet will help make some lesser known languages obsolete, according to a recent study by the European technological community META.
For instance, it's possible that languages such as Icelandic, Latvian and Lithuanian may suffer, as they don't have enough speakers to gain traction as popular languages on the Web. Although Iceland's population of just over 300,000 people speak Icelandic, not a lot of other people on the Internet may.
MySpace. Remember that? Once loved by musicians, teenagers and everyone in between, in the peak of its mid 2000s-era popularity this social networking giant was one of the most visited websites on the Internet.
Then, fans dropped off as Facebook came into the picture and MySpace was left as a kind of social media ghost town.
So it’s interesting to discover that this once thriving social network has had a huge make over. Or perhaps more accurately, "make under", as this mainly forgotten social media giant goes sleek and simple with design.
Anyone with the smallest tendency towards claustrophobia might have noticed that the social media scene is getting very crowded.
Last time we blogged we told you about Pinterest and the success happening there. In addition, there’s Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, MySpace, Foursquare, Bebo and countless others springing up like mushrooms on a grassy hillside in Autumn.
Before explaining what So.cl is, there’s a fair chance that this social experiment from Microsoft will polarise our readers into two camps.
Whilst scrapbooking used to be considered within the same niche as stamp collecting and badminton, a few years ago it exploded into a mainstream trend. Department stores and even supermarkets began to sell coloured paper and fiddly crafty parts in plastic and it became not uncommon for your local pub's Cheap Parmis Tuesday to include a nearby table of happily scrapbooking ladies. (True story.)
I can’t remember the last time I saw Old Spice products on a supermarket or chemist shelf, but that’s because I wasn’t looking out for them. The Old Spice guy has ensured that, like buying a new car and then seeing it everywhere you look, Old Spice products will again start floating across our radars.
Old Spice is an old brand and this marketing campaign is a clever way to update it and make it relevant to a younger market.
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