Technology for Online Marketing – Twitter and Flickr to Report Events

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TwitterWe’ve been experimenting this week with Flickr and Twitter… and although we’re not entirely convinced of the benefit of these tools, it’s been interesting to see what can be achieved.

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There are 3rd party tools for example that make mobile updates much easier – ShoZu is a software application for your mobile that allows you to add photos direct to your Flickr account.

Roy’s blessed with a Nokia, so he’s been trying out Fring, which among other things allows you to publish messages to Twitter using mobile internet – and therefore avoiding SMS charges.

There are some great plugins that you can use to show latest photos, and latest twitters on your web pages; this combination should be well suited for commentating on events as they happen. Meaning there is an illustrated report (or evidence!) typed up and published before you get home from the event.

MySpace doesn’t like JavaScript, which make the default Flickr plugins pretty useless, but there are some workarounds created independently which work very well in MySpace. A couple that I tried were Badgr, which creates a Flash plugin for your account, and flashandburn, which outputs a PNG image of your latest photos.

We’ll be using these tools for the Big Chip Awards… unless we’re too inebriated.