Brian McLane

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THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA

July 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Social Commentary

Look at what’s “trending now on Twiter…”

Again – the “LET ME SAVE YOU TIME GUY WILL HELP”.

Maite Perroni, Nelson Mandela, Jared Leto, Fernanda Souza, Silas Robinho, Neymar Gugu, Alan Carr, Despicable Bondan Prakoso Ricardo Gomes I♥YOU, Caio Ribeiro, Felipe Neto preso, CS Silas Robinho, Neymar Gugu, Alan Carr, Despicable, Bondan Prakoso, Ricardo Gomes, Sheron Menezes….

With the exception of Nelson Mandela, I pretty much have to say – NO CLUE as to who Bondan Prakoso is. But supposedly, he “owned” twitter yesterday after an amazing performance at the Hard Rock (I guess New York? – or should it be Miami?). In fact should we assume that “the HARD ROCK” which Bondan Prakoso “owned” was even in New York. Is there one in Zagreb (yet)? That’s Croatia.

If you click on some, forget some, try like 75 to 80 percent of the “trending now” items that crawl across the screen on Twitter, I’m guessing anyone who reads this will have no clue as to what or who these nouns (people, places, things), are? In fact, if you click on the trending items you’ll get something – this page is in Portuguese – do you want to translate it.

Ummm……. let me think ….. errrr…. NO!

Especially when I Google “Bondan Prakoso (and his band) FADE TO BLACK” and get a bunch of kids flashing gang signs. Do they do that because they’re in a gang?

Hmmmm – let me see what their video is like….

HYPE INTERNAZIONALE - BONDAN PRAKOSO AND FADE TO BLACK PULL IT OFF

HYPE INTERNAZIONALE - BONDAN PRAKOSO AND FADE TO BLACK PULL IT OFF

Does the image look familiar?

Yes.

Is the song in any way unique (I don’t care what its name is – can’t read it or understand the words).

No.

World music for America is great (and England too). But guys, don’t feed us the same crap we’ve been feeding you since we ran out of ideas (oh I’d say about after Nirvana with the exception of die hard U2 fans).

Throw in some gang signs and Woooooaaaaahhhhh….. Cool. Just like the latest American Crap to come out of Nickelodeon BIG TIME RUSH.

Point is hey it’s great that Twitter and the other social networks can put me in touch with great up and coming talent like Dean Jagger from Ireland or and IPTV network in Singapore called RazorTV.com.

But Bondan Prakoso and Fade to Black? Guys – Please – ugh.

Currently in Beta, GCMP.tv syndicates to 150 Viral Video and Social Media Sites as well as mobile content to 70 countries. A little about myself, I head the digital media and emerging technologies division of GCMP.tv. In addition to being a leading New York media strategist, Brian specializes in social commerce, webcasting, building your own network (BYON), ghostwriting and blogging. iProgram specializes in Live To Phone Technologies, mobile video and marketing strategies from its base in New York City. I am also an expert on webcasting and am frequently called upon to execute webcasts from in studio and remote locations. I am a leading New York Based Streaming Media Encoding Technician.

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