7 links in 7 days

Last time you told me you wanted to find out more about the Balkanisation of the Internet, this weeks links are below. The polls are open and you have until 5PM AEST Wednesday 29th September to tell me what you want to see.

7. As the world becomes more interconnected, there are multiple ways a brand’s image can be damaged or enhanced. See how a zoo accident could become a PR bonanza for Nintendo.

6. Discover how an Internet community is becoming a force for social change in America.

5. 90% of Google’s revenue comes from text ads. They need to diversify and find new revenue streams. First steps have been taken, but what else can they do? Vote for this option and I’ll discuss some of their Marketing Strategy options.

4. With over 145 million users, Twitter is a powerful force. But what happens when a security flaw undermines the site? Will this erode users trust? or is that just the risk of operating online?

3.  Don’t tread on me, bro! Google are fighting back against Government censorship. Cnet explain how.

2. When you purchase hardware you expect it to operate at full capacity. Right? Wrong. Intel are now selling full processor performance as an added extra. Smart marketing? or exploiting the consumer?

1. Ever been rick rolled? and just what’s the value of a meme to the copyright owner? I’ll give you a hint, Rick Astley can afford to buy a sandwich and a coffee. Just.