Pop-Up Disney! To End This September at Downtown Disney in Disneyland

first_imgShare This!If you haven’t visiting the Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration experience, you’ll only have through Labor Day, September 2, to be able to do it. The Downtown Disney District exhibit is a social media lover’s dream. Guests have been able to can step inside nine different imaginatively themed rooms where multi-dimensional art and vibrant, visual displays salute Disney’s most recognizable icon.Want to know what some of the rooms have in store for Guests? In the Mickey at Disneyland room, Guests can share how much Mickey means to the Disneyland Resort, even getting a photo inside an 8-foot-tall Mickey balloon. In the Mickey Around the World room, you can see how Mickey is loved in different countries. The Forever Mickey Room allows Guests to reflect on what Mickey means to them thanks to a mirrored hallway. Finally, in the most social media move ever, you’ll also want to get your photo taken with the large polka dot bow sofa couch.The cost is $30 Monday to Thursday before 4 p.m. and $38 on evenings (after 4:00 p.m.) and weekends. The full experience takes approximately 1.5 hoursBook your reservation to visit the Pop-Up Disney experience here before your time runs out!last_img read more

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Web 2.0 Conference: Ad Models: A New Approach to Marketing?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#conferences#web#Web 2.0 Conference 2005 Related Posts Real-time blogging going on here… Jeff Jarvis, President & Creative Director, Advance.netDick Costolo, CEO, FeedburnerMatt Cutts, Software Engineer, GoogleChas Edwards, Vice President, Sales & Market Development, Federated Media PublishingBrian McAndrews, President and CEO, aQuantiveMark Pincus, Founder, tribe.netTime: 11:15am – 12:30pmpowerpoint about Distributed advertisingIntro by Jeff, then all the panelists introduced themselves.  “Ads can be a service” (Mark Cutts, Google)A media person: Online space –> metrics coming along nicely; other mediaspaces like what they see –> expectation of same metrics as online for otherforms of media. Metrics is getting much more sophisticated.–> engagement: not eyeballs; how *deep* or how related or how interested wasconsumer/user in an ad; how to measure engagement (for tv 2.0, video 2.0 etc)Brian: experiment; easy to do in small pieces; targeted; brandedadvertisement big online nowChas: tech issues can be solved relatively easy; hard qst is gettingmarketers comfortable; look at blogs that are doing things in media business,online, really well; higher loyalty than on tv etc; find publications that havetremendous audience affinities (turns out they’re blogs)Mark: CPA; b2b marketer can get to highly sophisticated, targeted marketsnow; whether its Google Adsense on an open one, marketers should be able toidentify key blogs etcMatt: experimentation is key; variety (of ads, how they’re presented) makes adifference; allowing experimentation from publishers (e.g. bidding on adwords)Mark: qst to Matt –> when will google open up the ad network (experiment)Matt: it’s definitely a priority; talks about resourcing; “freedom totinker”Jeff: serving up 4 times as much RSS as html; how to get money out of rss?Dick: “we think we’re fixing that”; circulation; rss asdifferentiated from the site –> rss feed users express explicit interest inthe content site. eg a Mac site gets a very effective CPM on site, but in feed avery low CPM –> what will work for that audience is an ad for a Mac expo.Jeff: all about relevanceFred Wilson: reed’s law (prof at MIT) –> each node becomes/forms its ownnetworkDick –> feeds into sell-side advertising a little bit. in a CPA world;other publishers can take that ad and use it. eg original advertiser gets a cut3-4 rungs down the chain.Ross Mayfield: cost per influence; social incentives for advertising arefucked up. “buyers will love this crap.”Jeff: publisher can take over the creative (eg Dell stuff he blogged about)Audience qst: u can’t let users create a brand (skeptical of value)Jeff: brand is the trust.Brian: buy-side data is very powerful info –> publisher doesn’t have thatJeff: why not open source that?Brian: in CPM world, he’s not going to let publishers know what kind of valueit’s being created… takes a crack at Apple market share as opposed to dell.qst: user be more participatory; predictive analysis; how to give users anincentive?Jeff et all: trust, transparency Dick: advertising networks have to provide more value to publishers; egaggregate stats that are valuable for everyoneFred: privacy; real world thinks its creepyMatt (google): opt-in eg to personalized search; different experimentationand networks (not just google); competition important (but he takes a swipe atYahoo ads). If someone comes along and makes a better product than googleadsense, that makes a better world. talks about ning.com and trying newsolutions [experimentation is a big word in this workshop]Brian: re relevance, onus on industry to educate people; next phase is brandphase and that’s going to be more difficult.Dick: re relevancy, it’s hadr to separate out nefarious uses of such atechnology; long time before it’s introduced into rss (whether they want to handover their ‘attention’); eg amazon treasure box –> very scary thing for mostpeople (how’d they know it was me); opting in.Matt: adsense criticals: 1) network effect; 2) relevancy; 3) target theinterest, not the user. value in serendipity. control to user (eg amazon opt outof interests)qst: how to serve up ads that user doesn’t know they’re interested in?Matt: networks; ton of room left for experimenting; lot of niches waiting tobe exploredBrian: work to find better ways to measure brand.qst: rich media adsDick: ads as content. eg podcast from digital photography company. eg bmwfilm stuff was first gen of that.Lots of talk about video, tv, product placements.qst: sponsorships around content vs advertisingMatt: eg lifehacker has a lot of commonality; disclosure really important(money is involved here, etc). lifehacker a good eg.That’s about it for this post. Will do other workshops and stuff over thenext few days. Also have written notes to type and publish when I get time. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Integrates FriendFeed Into Our Comments

first_img2008 has seen a big change in the way the blogging community communicates with each other. In a nutshell, discussions have become very fragmented. There are two main reasons for this: firstly Twitter and its 140 character soundbites has become very popular among bloggers, and secondly FriendFeed has tipped as the lifestreaming aggregator of choice for many people. The upshot is that there are now many places where people can have online discussions. This has been a challenge to blog publishers, for whom comments are an integral part of the blogging experience.Over the past few months, the ReadWriteWeb team has been discussing internally how to adapt to this. We’ve discussed whether to use services such as Disqus, YackTrack and SezWho, which enable people to track, organize and rate blog comments. However our conclusion was that those types of apps are unsuitable for a large multi-author blog like ReadWriteWeb – there are question marks over ability to handle the load, what happens if the service goes down, SEO, and other issues. And to be frank, personally I haven’t found the user experience of any of those apps to be very compelling (we’ve tested one of them on RWW before).FriendFeed CommentsSo we got to discussing how to utilize FriendFeed and/or Twitter in ReadWriteWeb. To make a long story short, ReadWriteWeb recently implemented a new Movable Type plug-in called FriendFeed Comments. The plug-in was developed by Mark Carey and it enables FriendFeed comments to show up on ReadWriteWeb posts as comments – and vice versa! Note that there is a similar WordPress plug-in, developed by Glenn Slaven.Full disclosure, Mark Carey is a Technical Consultant for ReadWriteWeb. But he also runs his own business, which includes developing Movable Type plug-ins. So ReadWriteWeb was the first blog to test FriendFeed Comments out. As Mark explains, it “enables you to import and display comments made using FriendFeed on your entries. You can also use the plugin to enable your blog commenter to “Cc.” their comments to FriendFeed (if they have a FriendFeed account).”Here is an illustration of how it works:People commenting in FriendFeed about our post profiling Identi.caThe FriendFeed comments show up on the RWW postTo send comments from RWW into FriendFeed, simply click the ‘cc’ linkWhat I love about the MT and WordPress FriendFeed plug-ins is that they recognize the fact that conversations are occurring elsewhere, but they bring the discussion back to the source of the content where relevant. It’s win-win as far as I can see. And Now Please Fix Trackbacks…Six Apart’s David Recorden implied in a post that the FriendFeed plug-in operates in a similar way to Trackback [update: David clarifies in a comment that he didn’t mean from a technical perspective, “but rather that the idea of bridging conversations around the web is very similar.”].On that point, RWW has had a lot of issues with trackback. During our discussions internally about the plug-in, we also considered if it could somehow be adapted to replace or augment trackbacks. Because frankly trackbacks don’t work for us. We are one of the most linked-to blogs in the world, yet we get just a trickle of trackbacks. So if there is a way to integrate link-backs into ReadWriteWeb as easily as the FriendFeed plug-in integrates outside discussion, then I’d be one very happy publisher! Consider that a challenge to the plug-in developers out there 😉What are your thoughts on the state of distrubuted discussions in the blogosphere? And how can we give trackback the same makeover that blog comments has gotten in 2008? Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

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Inzaghi: ‘Lazio deserved more in Europe’

first_imgSimone Inzaghi admits Lazio’s Europa League chances are “hanging by a thread,” but insists they “deserved six points against Celtic.” The Biancocelesti are practically out of the Europa League after a dismal run of results, throwing away leads against Cluj and Celtic (twice). They host CFR Cluj on Thursday evening and are already six points adrift of the Romanians, who are in second place. “It’s a Europa League game, where our qualification hopes are hanging by a thread,” confessed the coach in his press conference. “Until we are mathematically ruled out, we’ll do all we can to progress. It’s our own fault we are in this situation, but it’s also due to external factors, as against Celtic when it was 1-1, there was a clear penalty on Ciro Immobile that could’ve changed the match. “We also know that we really should’ve done better. We’ve been playing excellent football in Serie A and thoroughly deserve to be in third place. We could’ve had a better draw in the Europa League and our performances didn’t match the results. “Lazio have the quality to go through this group, but it’s looking likely we won’t. We were unable to get incidents to go our way, as a great team should. “We want to win every game. We deserved six points against Celtic and ended up with zero. Paradoxically, we only won against Rennes after our worst performance. “I would make the same choices going back, as the players weren’t always ready for three games in a week, so we had to rotate.” Felipe Caicedo came off the bench to score the winner at Sassuolo on Sunday, but he has a slight ankle problem and will need a fitness test. “I’ll try to field a competitive team, but also aware that we have another game coming up on Sunday. Marco Parolo and Danilo Cataldi will certainly play, while Manuel Lazzari has to sacrifice himself and push through, seeing as Adam Marusic is suspended,” explained Inzaghi. “I don’t know if Bobby Adekanye will start or come off the bench, but he will certainly have some playing time. He is young and has a lot of work to do. “Thomas Strakosha had flu yesterday, but it was already planned that Silvio Proto would be in goal tomorrow, as he is reliable.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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Archers shoot down Eagles

first_imgWith 12 seconds remaining, the Eagles bungled a chance for a go-ahead basket when Isaac Go missed a wide-open floater with the rebound falling to Rivero who calmly drilled the free throws.Instead of a stepladder semifinals where La Salle would have also owned a twice-to-beat edge on the winner of third and fourth seeds, the result meant the Final Four will be played starting Saturday when the Archers face the Adamson Falcons in a rematch of last season’s pairing.Ateneo faces Far Eastern U on Sunday with the Eagles armed with the Final Four incentive.Earlier, University of Santo Tomas averted a winless season after hammering out an 88-85 victory over University of the East.The Growling Tigers finally got their acts together down the stretch to finish the season with a 1-13 record.ADVERTISEMENT Foreign PGT bets eye breakthrough Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Malditas save PH from shutout The outcome had little impact on La Salle’s Final Four bid, but this was one game the defending champion Green Archers just could not afford to lose.With a pulsating 79-76 victory over fierce rival Ateneo on Sunday night, the Archers showed they’re nearing peak form heading into the most important stretch of UAAP Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimscenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ “We’re in a very good spot because we’re peaking at the right time,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. “The players have been very responsible in terms of their commitment to our goal.”No player put Ayo’s words to heart than Cameroonian center Ben Mbala, who reprised his MVP form with 28 points and 19 rebounds, while Ricci Rivero fired 21 points, including two crucial free throws with 8.9 seconds for the final count before close to 14,000 fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe victory spoiled an elimination-round sweep for the Eagles, who would have also gotten an outright finals berth with a victory.But the Archers had other plans, tightening up defensively when it mattered as they closed the game with a 10-0 run that included a short jumper from Kib Montalbo with 40.3 seconds remaining that gave La Salle a 77-76 advantage. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH View commentslast_img read more

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