Social media music
“Social Music Experience” is the first CD created by social network users. Tuenti, the biggest teen Spanish social network, is selling a CD completely created by its users.
More than 300,000 users chose the title, cover and track list after voting and uploading their preferences to the site. The final cover received over 18,000 votes, and more than 315,000 votes decided the cd playlist. More than 12,000 photos were uploaded as suggestions for the CD’s cover. Sony Music collaborated on the production. The album is available on iTunes, music stores and Spotify.
Why it matters
Collaborative music compilation is just part of the web 2.0 era. Users know they can create whatever they want in any format they desire. So is this the first move towards a completely personalized world where brands have less of a say in product creation?
BrailleTouch is an smartphone application developed by Georgia Tech’s researchers. It enables visually impaired people to write text messages simply by using six keys on the screen representing the Braille alphabet.
Draftfcb Chicago has launched Heat Tracker, a new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows you to pinpoint “hot spots” based on gender. Powered by Foursquare, Heat Tracker uses check-in data to identify the number of males and females checked in at nearby locations all around the globe. Heat Tracker also syncs with various social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and even Yelp.