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The “Me” in entertainment
Intel is converting social media profiles into infographics using its ‘What About Me?’ tool, that provide not only statistics, but a snapshot of a person’s individual online social life broken out by topic, behaviour, and personality.
Why it matters
‘Impersonal’ companies that struggle to connect with consumers are starting to up their game, using their technological prowess to promote humanism. We know people love to learn about themselves. How can other tech companies start to make their brands more interesting by offering entertainment tools that help consumers understand something about themselves? Where are there other opportunities to co-opt a concept (like personality tests) in a way that incites curiosity?
Social networking is being joined by virtual reality characters. Computer games like World of Warcraft now allow your virtual avatar to connect with other avatars from other games via social networks with the potential to connect with people in the future.
BSkyB will launch a James Bond-only channel called Sky Movies 007. On air for a month from October 5th, it will be showing the entire James Bond catalogue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond movie, Dr No.