SoundCloud: It’s Like YouTube for Audio

Friday, October 28th, 2011

SoundCloudRecord, post and share your own audio files anywhere, anytime.

I’ve just come across SoundCloud and am doing some experimentation. Below is a Radio Free Enterprise interview I did with Billy Winburn of Connect113, as hosted and presented by SoundCloud. I hope you’ll try out the player, give a listen and let me know what you think.

Radio Free Enterprise: Billy Winburn of Connect113 by FrankFelker

There are many interesting features offered by this service but perhaps the most useful is the ability to share your audio on a variety of social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter.

The uses for SoundCloud range from independent musicians posting their songs to podcasts like Radio Free Enterprise to politicians delivering stump speeches. You can record from your PC or smart phone and post directly up to their servers quickly, easily and at no charge.

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Is Social Media A Fad?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Is Social Media A Fad?

Over the course of my life and career, I have been witness to a number of technological revolutions. Based on my experience, Social Media cannot be ignored by any business as a critical marketing and brand communication channel. It is here to stay. Until the next thing comes along.

Watch this video and decide for yourself.

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Some interesting statistics from the video:

  • Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old
  • 1 out of 8 married couples met via social media
  • Social Media has surpassed pornography as the #1 activity on the web
  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the third-largest country in the world
  • The fastest growing segment on Facebook is females ages 55-65
  • 25% of the search results about the world’s top 20 brands is user-generated content

“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media. The question is how well we do it.” Erik Qualman