Update: My history of SocialMedia.com contained some factual errors, and I was called on it and corrected. I am taking out the part I was wrong about and will add the corrections I received to the end of this post.
SocialMedia.com had a session at Google I/O, a developer conference.
Think about that.
SocialMedia.com have an extraordinary amount of data. In fact I feel safe in saying that other than Facebook itself, there is no one who has more Facebook social interaction data than SocialMedia and Adonomics.
SocialMedia.com will now be offering advertising via Open Social platforms like MySpace, Hi5, and Bebo (AOL) in addition to Facebook.
They are in an great place already, and to be an early player in Open Social is going make them incredibly strong as far as data goes, and since they have an existing ad system in place, they can quickly take over social media ads.
Oh, and they were invited to do a session at Google I/O, a developer event.
Think about that. Hmmmm, here is a company poised to be in a powerful position both data-wise and advertising-wise. I’ve heard Google likes stuff like that.
There is no formal relationship between SocialMedia.com and Google. I am not saying that there is, in fact I asked them…
“Do you have a formal relationship with Google?”
“No” was their reply… but their eyes were all twinkly when they said it.
SocialMedia.com (an ad company) had a session at Google I/O, a developer conference.
I’ll stop repeating myself now. It just seemed odd to me.
Corrections: I received this from the creator of Adonomics, in my original post I incorrectly stated there was a relationship between SocialMedia.com and Adonomics. I was wrong. Ooops. Here is what I recieved…
First, I’m the creator of Adonomics. I sold it to a startup in
Monterey, though, and no longer work on it.
Second, Adonomics is in no way affiliated with SocialMedia, and
they’re certainly not the same company.
Third, in June of 2007 I created Appaholic (no ‘s’). Appsaholic (with
an ‘s’) was launched the same weekend.
After I sold Appaholic we changed the name to Adonomics. Appsaholic
was brought under the SocialMedia brand name as they shifted their
strategy towards advertising rather than analytics. Appsaholic was
originally only a Facebook app, while Appaholic/Adonomics was always a
Adonomics is owned wholly by KallOut, Inc. and Appsaholic is owned
wholly by SocialMedia Networks, Inc. They are two different
Hope that clears things up
Jesse E.I. Farmer
That did clear things up