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This is sick! Yet another way the internet creates an entirely new metric of success.

Billboard Launches “Social 50″ Chart to Rate Artists by Online Popularity

Musicians and fans will now be privy to a whole new metric of success, thanks to Billboard, who is today launching the Social 50, a chart that measures an artist’s popularity based on social networking activity.

Source: http://mashable.com/2010/12/02/billboard-social-50/

Come join Award-Winning Actor Keith Collins and VibeThat.com’s VP of Marketing and Advertising Scott D’Amato for the Offical Lauch Party of VibeThat.com!

Foundation Lounge NYC and promoter/actor Keith Collins have teamed up with VibeThat.com to celebrate the launch of the VibeThat.com’s web page and community. Not only that, but we will be celebrating Keith Collins achievement of winning Best Supporting Actor at the Downbeach Film Festival Cinefest in Atlantic City for his role in a new 2010 film “A Fight for Survival”. While we’re at it, why not throw in a birthday bash for Scott D’Amato too. This night will be a blast, so bring your friends.

The event takes place Saturday, October 23rd at Foundation Lounge in New York City and is guest list only.

This report is especially enjoyable to post because we’ve reached a few notable benchmarks since the last report at 90 days.  We’ve got 16 new contributors, our Alexa Traffic Rank has been steadily improving and the content on VibeThat has become even more engaging and intriguing as the seasons go by.  As more and more people discover this website and begin to share with us, this place will even more resemble a fountain of valuable and quality content that’s ready to be discovered from anywhere on Earth.

On the web, it’s a best practice and consistent recommendation of “web gurus” to specialize your web content and stick to few topics; to find a niche and park yourself there.  But life is too multifaceted and people are too multidimensional to cut this idea off anywhere.  The journey shouldn’t be limited to one or few idea streams.  This website contains photos, nature, poetry, inspiration, love, success, stories, thoughts, ideas, events, quotes, videos, music, music videos, dancing, art, public figures, news, health, food, reviews, opinion and the variety is limitless.  You can discover this website today, join the conversation tonight and have the entire VibeThat community enjoying what you’ve shared tomorrow.   We’re still enjoying the transformation and continued evolution of this website from a pile of ideas into something quite greater. Read Full Article →

“Convergence is everywhere. It’s easier than ever to reach a large audience, but harder than ever to really connect with it.  These changes are affecting the way people behave.  Are you ready for the future?

This follow up version to “Shift Happens” has been viewed 1.7 million times on YouTube since September ’09.

Some facts from the video you might find interesting:

  • The average American sends 2,272 text messages per month
  • Nokia manufactures 13 phones every second
  • 93% of U.S. adults own a cell phone
  • 90% of the 200 billion emails sent every day are spam

“The computer in your cell phone today is a million times cheaper and a thousand times more powerful and about a hundred thousand times smaller (than the one computer at MIT in 1965).”

This is another official update to the original “Shift Happens” video. This completely new Fall 2009 version includes facts and stats focusing on the changing media landscape, including convergence and technology, and was developed in partnership with The Economist. For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit http://mediaconvergence.economist.com and http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com.

Content by XPLANE, The Economist, Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Laura Bestler. Music by DoKashiteru, “Home Tonight.” Design and development by XPLANE, http://www.xplane.com. Follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/xplane