Twitter Marketing: “Applications” and Applications

Twitter Marketing: “Applications” and Applications

At Metablocks we wear both developer and marketing hats! Most of our business revolves around user interface and application design, especially social media applications, but we also have a growing consultancy business around social media marketing. One of the new social media marketing tools that has gained popularity and momentum in recent months is Twitter […]

iPhone 3G Applications are Here!

iPhone 3G Applications are Here!

The new Apple iPhone 3G hit the stores on July 11 and despite some technical glitches has been quite a success. By Sunday, July 13, Apple announced that iPhone 3G sales surpassed 1 million units is just three days.  Apple also said that iPhone and iPod touch users have already downloaded more than 10 million applications from the App Store. […]

Enterprise 2.0 and UI Design

Enterprise 2.0 and UI Design

The term Enterprise 2.0 has become a popular term used to describe the general transformation taking place within the enterprise as companies move towards embracing Web 2.0 technologies and practices.  I mentioned the trend a couple of days ago. The phenomena is actually very simple and very prevalent – what makes sense on the Internet, […]

Enterprise 1.0 vs Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 1.0 vs Enterprise 2.0

Most of our Enterprise clients are very much involved in moving their organizations towards becoming more “2.0”.  The concept of Enterprise 2.0 has in the past represented “technologies and business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email”.  Enterprise 2.0 Conference came out with a chart that […]

Facebook Pages vs. Groups: The Winner is…

Facebook Pages vs. Groups: The Winner is…

In the process of rolling out Facebook marketing campaigns for clients that involve some combination of Facebook Applications, pages and groups, we often get asked what that the difference is between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups, and more importantly, which is better. To the untrained eye they are pretty similar, but in reality, for marketing […]

Widgets Platform Overview

Widgets Platform Overview

Quite often we get the request: “I want a widget”. Although most people making that request have an good idea of what platform they want their widget deployed on, some don’t. Here is a quick look at some of the common widget platforms options available, their pros and cons, and other important considerations: Flash-based Web […]

Widget Trend and News Update

Widget Trend and News Update

Here is a quick roundup of a couple of recent interesting widget news and trends: Book Widgets for Authors: Authors use widgets to help promote their books and online communities. What’s Next For The NYTimes Online: Excellent example of comprehensive social media marketing by the New York Times! More and more companies are beginning to […]

Metablocks Wiki Update

Metablocks Wiki Update

We have moved the Metablocks Wiki to its new home at wiki.metablocks.com. We will phase out the old Wiki as we transition partner projects and other content to the new Wiki.  Most people have used Wikis at one time or another (Wikipedia, i.e.) and understand how they work (you can read our wiki definition).  A growing […]

Infographics at Metablocks

Infographics at Metablocks

After my post on Hillcrest Labs, one or two clients mentioned that they didn’t realize we were such big Adobe Illustrator users! I am not surprise since its not common knowledge that in addition to our core business of web and social media application design and development we provide a broad range of other service […]

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