After a month of the football craze, the world cup is now coming to the climax with the final being played this weekend with the Carnival of Mobilists! Two of the European superpowers, the aging French team against the attacking might of the Italians are going to sweat on the field for the title... The excitement is everywhere (especially at my work place) so read these great posts divided to a few fields and then go for the best (and last) football mania moments :) And... let the game begin!
The Mobile Web Field
Starting with the captain, Martin Sauter, with my favorite post of the week: a great tip to operators - note the little things that make or break the user experience, the little difference between a goal and a missed shot!
The Social Networks Field
C. Enrique Ortiz responds with his 5 reasons why social networks (mobile and web) fail to a received ball from Tristan Louis, who defines the basic elements of a successful (and unsuccessful) social network. Great team work boys!
On the same team of Social Networks: Anders Borg summarizes the current state of the mobile IM and distincts it from the usage of SMS/MMS. No doubt that the mobile IM offers new outlets to sharing and expressing which will generate revenues for the operators.
And to my contribution to my team: I'm covering Cellcom's attempt to leverage the web 2.0 success with its users generated content and social network to promote the operator's new 3G services. Looks like identifying the next mobile trend is not enough...
The Mobile Marketing Field
Among the cheerleaders we have two real experts, one screaming "yay" and the other screaming "boooo":
The Mobile Apps Field
The Mobile Industry Field
In honor of Canada Day (and the Canadians who didn't get to play in the world cup), Stephanie Rieger writes a deep review of the mobile (wireless?) industry in Canada: penetration figures, stats, lifestyle, "some local context" and Stephenie's interesting predictions for the future of the Canadian mobile industry.
It was a real pleasure having you all here, cheering and screaming, you crazy fans! ;) But every game ends after 90 or so minutes, the team hits the showers and gets a rest and the crowd goes home... (I bet it didn't take you that long to read all the way through). Hope you enjoyed and see you next week at Mobile Jones!