Social Media NZ Weekly Wrap-Up 10/01/2011

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Happy New Year! We’re back to regular posting and are very excited about the developments in the works, especially our long awaited endorsed consultants page. The lovely Jill Clarke will also be back next week for her regular Social-Lite wrap up video, so stay tuned.

This week:

1) It’s all about CES [Consumer Electric Show] where technology companies clash heads to see who has THE gadget of 2011 and to spot new trends.

2) Apple launched their much anticipated Mac App Store preloaded with more than a thousand ready-to-use apps. Users will be able to get their hands on favorites like Angry Birds and Twitter for Mac app, and iLife 11 and iwork 11 products can be upgraded direct from the App store.

3) Twitter was sucked into the Wikileaks spiderweb – the U.S government has asked the microblogging site to hand over all details about Wikileaks to the U.S. authority.

Rhythm and Vines Series:

During the break we had the opportunity to attend “Rhythm and Vines“, one of New Zealand’s biggest music events. Watch out for our series of posts covering the event’s social media presence and why we think it could help pave the way for more New Zealanders to embrace social media. We also managed to nab an interview with DJ legend Carl Cox on how social media and technology affects his music.

Interesting post this week:

1) Make sure you check out our piece on golden-voiced homeless man Ted Williams and how social media helped change his life.

News you may have miss this week:

1) This week Digg founder Kevin Rose gave the inside word on the iPad 2 – we expect its release in two to three weeks’ time.

Video of the Week: The man with the golden voice, Mr Ted Williams

Editor in Chief at here SMNZ, I have a passion for social and digital media. When not writing and managing SMNZ I am the Head of Innovation at TAG The Agency, a digital ad agency and the Head of Sales and Marketing for End-Game, a software development agency. I'm also involved with a number of startups and I am always keen to support those that are bold enough to give things a go. Start something, better to try than to live wondering what if...

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