UK, West End production is using a new social tactic to cast “Thriller Live,” a musical that celebrates the career of pop legend Michael Jackson. Applicants are asked to upload their audition to their Facebook page at which point visitors are encouraged to vote on the videos. The top 15 applicants then get a chance to audition live in London for a chance to be part of the the upcoming worldwide tour next year.
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As reported by WSJ.com, the Facebook phone is real and HTC will be its OEM. The device, currently operating under the code name “Buffy” is said to run on enhanced version of Android customized by Facebook in order to best integrate its services as well as support HTML5. The device is still a long way from hitting shelves with estimates ranging from 12 – 18 months.
Read the full article with more information on the handset on AllthingsD
Likely more to come on Thursday during the F8 conference but here’s a short video from Facebook on their recent enhancements.
video via Mashable.com
An increasing number of geo-location/social apps are emerging to meet basic human needs, in this case bathroom lines.
Next time you are caught short or want to avoid never-ending lines in public bathrooms you simply have to fire up Cloo, a new mobile app that will search through your friends to see who has available bathroom in the area!
They’ve also added micro payments as an incentive into the service!
Download the app here
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Get ready for your feeds to get flooded, your requests for virtual gifts to skyrocket and your parents to announce they’ve adopted a sims dog, The largest PC gaming franchise has just gone love with its Sims Social on Facebook.
Prepaid brand Boost Mobile announced a new partnership with the WNBA today on their Facebook page which includes a YouTube video of Candace and Cappie playing H-O-R-S-E.