Happy Holidays!

Thank you to you all for a great 2012 here at CellCon. We hope you have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2013.

We hope we’ve been able to make a difference for you in 2012 and we look forward to an even better 2013 (presuming the Mayans are wrong!)



Is Instagram/Facbook Insane?

So, as you may know Facebook bought Instagram a while back for $1 Billion. Yesterday, they posted a new T&C:

”You agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.”

Uh, no. Not even close. I’m not using Instagram anymore until they retract this. I’m not a pro photographer (although I have sold some shots) but I’m sure as hell not going to let Facebook (or anyone else) use my pix for profit without any compensation.

What say you?

(more details here)


Numbers? Numbers!

 Gizmodo posted some insane Facebook numbers today, including:


  • 1 billion users
  • 1.13 trillion likes
  • 140.3 billion friend connections
  • 219 billion photos.
  • 17 billion location-tagged posts,
  • 210,000 years of music played so far.
  • Median age of the user is about 22 years.
  • Top five countries, in alphabetical order, where people connected from
    • Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States.
  • 600 million mobile users     

Click HERE for the full story

Gee, there are only 900 million on FB… who’ll read this

Wow – seriously?

Ice cream company’s flippant Facebook post tastes a lot like bigotry.

“A Muslim customer posted on the Wilcoxson’s brand Facebook page to ask if the gelatin listed in the ingredients list was made from pork (if so, it would be a no-no). The company president — PRESIDENT! — Matt Schaeffer flippantly responded, “We don’t deliver outside of Montana, certainly not Pakistan.”

Read the rest HERE

Marketing, Gangnam Style

Nice post in the Harvard Business Review about how you can market “Gangnam Style.” To quote a bit:

Apart from the catchy tune and quirky moves, how can we explain the incredible global response to “Gangnam Style,” a song that’s almost entirely in Korean? More importantly, what are the takeaways that companies can apply to their brands and products?

 Click HERE for the full story

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