My New Year’s Eve tradition has always included watching the ball drop in Times Square on television – either at home or from another location. But, it was always via television. You remember what that was, right? You may think I’m kidding – but, in another 5 – 10 years that will be a truly valid statement.
December 31, 2010 brings this time honored tradition into the realm of Social Media. As of today, Facebook has officially passed Google as the most visited site on the internet. The passing of the guard from a search based user experience to a social media user experience has occurred! Befitting this type of change, my New Year’s Eve tradition will shift from watching the ball drop in Times Square on television to leveraging a wide variety of social media. The power of social media is remarkable as my tradition will now include sharing my experience with my network of professional and personal friends via Facebook and Twitter. There are a variety of tools and links available including apps for Android phones, apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, Facebook apps, live stream on Twitter as well as video streaming sites. I bet you can even attend the event virtually via Second Life! Leverage the links below and be a part of the New Year Social Media experience but most of all … Happy New Year!
Facebook New Years Eve Ball Drop App:
Links for live streaming: