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ideaLaunch Round-Up: Ticketmaster, MySpace and Blink182

August 29th, 2011 by

Welcome back to the work week! I hope everyone that was affected by Hurricane Irene is making a speedy recovery. Let’s get started with this week’s round-up.

In an effort to enhance the live experience, Ticketmaster recently integrated Facebook into its interactive seat maps. What does that mean exactly? It means that you can tag your friends and let them know where you’re sitting for an event.  I’m pretty excited about this new feature. It will make coordinating group concert outings with friends 100 times easier!

It would appear that the social network that just won’t quit is making a comeback. MySpace has some pretty big plans for its renewed positioning as a music hub. It’s got its sights set on competing with iTunes, Spotify and Vevo. Best of luck MySpace, I’m rooting for you!

For those of you who didn’t know, Blink182 is also making a comeback after nearly 8 years without a album release. In an effort to re-engage its fans, the band released a unique video for a new single. Blink scoured YouTube for videos that were uploaded using their music without permission, and then they cut it into their very own music video. It’s such a great idea that turns fans into the stars!

Finally, enjoy a laugh this morning, compliments of comedian Nick Kroll. He offers his wisdom on social media etiquette. My favorite is #9, because it’s oh so true, “When you comment on a current event, please make sure it’s accurate, because at this point I get more than half of my news from piecing together the story from people’s Twitter jokes about it.”

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