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Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Facegram Insta-Backlash: Foreshadowing for the future of social media?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

 

Are web giants like Facebook exempt from the same polices of major brick-and-mortar corporations? Can they just spend a googleplex (Google’s new number for how much cash they have) of dollars on each competitor to make sure they remain the social king? Sarah Perez, at Techcrunch.com, posted a great commentary on the social backlash that has followed Facebook’s billion dollar acquisition of the popular photography app Instagram. With all the insta-hipsters, as she calls them, up in arms with the apparent sell-out of their niche app, are we seeing social media users demand smaller, more intimate networks?

A completely believable future of social networks will follow trends of every other pop culture industry passed. Users join these networks, if for nothing else; to be a part of something larger, but is there such thing as too large? We want to be part of something but, we want that something to be special, unique, and more importantly, exclusive. Now that everyone is jumping on the Instagram bandwagon, a lot of users are hopping off the other side with concerns for their privacy.

The future of micro networks provides some sort of escape from the Facebook world. Users want to post pictures, videos and what have you without the threat of being crucified by say, their workplace, family members, or that dude you knew back in high school… but not really. If major networks like Facebook and Twitter continue to swallow up this indi networks we are going to see a complete monopolization of social networking and nobody wins in that situation (especially if those privacy issues permeate into the digested networks).

What kind of social media do you want? Do you want everyone in your life to participate or do you want that level of anonymity that the internet provides? Let us know.

Bosch Giveaway at Abt!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Bosch is sponsoring the giveaway with a whole new kitchen from Bosch Appliances.  Entries will be collected on Facebook during the month of April and customers who wish to participate must “like” both Abt Electronics and Bosch at Abt Facebook pages to enter. Good luck!

Abt.com: A Great Online Shopping Experience

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Being interactive in social media is extremely important to get your name out there, especially if you are a retail store who does a lot of business online.  A website that specializes in compiling retail sales and deals called, joeshopping.com released a list recently of “The 40 Online Stores You Need to Follow on Twitter“.  We are pleased to announce that our very own @abtelectronics was mentioned.

Joeshopping.com states, “From iPads to Blu-ray players, the Abt gang shares a love of electronics with their Twitter followers as they chat about the latest innovations in technology. You’ll also regularly find deals spotlighted and plenty of gift card giveaways.”  Abt.com has been available to consumers online for over the last 10 years.  We have embraced social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter as a way to better hear from the customer as well as inform our audience of our specials, sales and topical news.  Follow us on Twitter (@abtelectronics) or Abt’s Facebook to always be aware of sales and events.

We would like to thank joeshopping.com for the shout out and will continue to offer consumers our unique brand of customer service and hope to stay strong in eCommerce for years to come.

The CES 2012 Attendance Numbers Are In!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

This year’s 2012 International CES was the largest in the event’s 44-year history, with a record numbers of attendees, exhibitors and show floor space, according to its owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics Association.

Initially the figures are projected at 153,000, including more than 34,000 international visitors, according to CEA, which conducts an independent audit of attendance at the International CES.

CEA estimated that more than 20,000 new products were launched at the 2012 CES, which also featured top executives participating in keynote sessions, including those from Mercedes, Wal-Mart, Intel, Ford, Verizon, Ford, eBay, GE, Google and Facebook.

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 16th 2011 Item

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Delonghi.  The winner will win a DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Titanium Genio.   Easily prepares a variety of hot and cold drinks with the single serve system. Produces gourmet coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, iced drinks and more.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 15th 2011 Item

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Definitive Technology.  The winner will get a pair Definitive Technology Outdoor Speakers.    Now you can enjoy the incomparable sound of Definitive Technology anywhere around your home with the groundbreaking new AW5500 All-Weather loudspeakers. These technology-packed wonders feature high excursion active drivers pressure-coupled to racetrack-shaped Low-Bass Radiators to give you more than double the bass output To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 12th 2011 Item

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Toshiba.  The winner will get a 32 inch LCD Toshiba TV.    Featuring all-new design, this value-packed television looks great and works well in a living room, kitchen or bedroom. Increase detail and depth of the images on your screen with Toshiba’s Dynalight™ technology.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 11th 2011 Item

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Kingston.  The winner will get a Kingston 16GBW-drive wireless hard drive.    With integrated Wi-Fi and four hours of battery life, Kingston’s new Wi-Drive offers pocket-sized portable storage and easy file sharing for Apple devices, including iPod touch® Gen 3 and 4, iPhone® (3G, 3GS, and 4G) and iPad®.   To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 10th 2011 Item

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is two-fold from Launchport!  The winner will not only get the PowerShuttle from Launchport, but also the Basestation from Launchport.  When combined the two allow you to charge your iPad2 wirelessly .  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 9th 2011 Item

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is the Kitchen-Aid Pro-Line Seriex Onyx Black Waffle Maker.  The specially designed double-sided baking unit rotates to allow the batter to coat both upper and lower waffle plates, producing two golden Grand Belgian waffles. To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!