Why are we still referring to Twitter as a social network?
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Twitter’s move from second screen to first choice.
Remember that game Connect Four? Sure you do- it’s about as simple as it sounds: connect four checkers in a row. Or I used to think the game was simple until I played it a few weeks ago with a friend. Let’s just say I got smoked. Completely smoked.
Why did I get stomped? Turns out Connect Four isn’t quite as ‘simple’ as it looks- when you play the game as an adult there’s actual strategy involved. While I was laser-focused on connecting the four checkers in just one (and the most obvious) way–a horizontal line– my friend was connecting the checkers horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. And embarrassingly, it took me quite a while to figure out that this was why he kept winning- because he was looking for the not so obvious connections and playing multiple moves ahead.
So taking a cue from Connect Four- let’s connect another group of four: Ad Age, Twitter, Deeplocal, and JustAllie.
Inside Xtranormal’s Budding Do-It-Yourself Movie Empire:
‘Xtranormal puts simple tools at the disposal of regular people. Choose from a selection of several dozen characters. Enter text (profane or otherwise) for your characters (bears or otherwise) to act out. Set your camera angle. Sprinkle in sound effects. Presto! You have your own mini-movie, ready for its online premiere… the company’s original goal was to produce an application to give film studios a storyboarding tool during preproduction. Hollywood loved the idea, but the animation and controls were too basic. Not true for the do-it-yourself crowd… revenue now comes from selling special characters and sets to users. While the company has yet to make a profit, [Xtranormal] anticipates getting into the black during the first half of 2011. With plans to go mobile and allow for collaboration over social networks, the challenge for [Xtranorma] will be to keep things simple while giving Joe Public more options to unleash his inner Tarantino.’