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Hello, it’s been a busy few days. I’ve been unable to post while travelling in the U.S.
Precisely, travel is the topic of this post. Not quite plain travel. Time travel.

The following video has been trending big time. So much that I learned about it on TV. I’d actually seen a few tweets, including by the HuffPost but wasn’t that attracted to read the content but when I saw it on the news (it might have been Fox or ABC, I frankly can’t remember) in DC this morning, I wondered.

So here is that footage. Look at the woman. 1929. Premiere of Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus. Is she talking on… a cellphone?

Hoax or not, it’s already been viewed 1.7 million times in 10 days. And probably because of the news coverage, it really peaked today.

Sofar, it has garnered 13 692 comments.

It was first posted on October 18th. As early as the following day, the footage was already viewed on a mobile device for the first time. And up to now, some 38 899 people have streamed it on their mobile devices.

In terms of population, men aged anywhere between 25 and 44 seem to be the most psyched by the mysterious time traveler. Gentlemen, what do you have to say to that?…

It is mostly trending in North America, but also the U.K., Scandinavia, Australia. Latin America shows some interest too but the most notable element is South Africa being tuned in more than Latin America, while no other country on the continent seems to be otherwise paying attention.

Looks like we’ve moved up on the ladder of spookyness: UFOs no longer rock. Time traveling is the new big thing. How many people are going to be scanning footage of street life at around that time now, in search for more evidence of the existence of a time traveler?

You tell me…

Who sleeps with their cellphone? Odd question… This infographic by Flowtown will tell you who… and much more about the behavior of American adults as regards their uses of mobile phones.

How are adults using mobile phones?

How are adults using mobile phones?

Comments are yours.

Here’s a summary of what you need to know in search marketing from last week, in order of recency… Click on headlines to read stories.

Friday, June 18th
Search Agency Update – What Are Companies Up To?
Search Seen As Biggest Single Winner Of U.S. Online Ad Spend In 2010 [Study]

Thursday, June 17th
Boston Globe Adopts Open-Source Neighborhood News Mapping Platform OpenBlock
Google Commerce Search 2.0 Means On-The-Fly Customization For Shoppers And Retailers Delight
AOL Dumps Bebo For Reported $10 Million

Wednesday June 16th
AdWords Now Tells Advertisers About Competitors’ Performance
Facebook Is A Major Video Ad Player And Zynga Its Secret Weapon

Tuesday June 15th
Twitter ‘Places’ Bold Move Towards Paid Search With Foursquare, Gowalla, Localeze, TomTom Ties
Zynga To Boost Asian Presence With $147 mln Investment From Softbank

Monday June 14th
Yahoo, Microsoft U.S. Search Market Shares Grew Fastest in May – comScore
Google vs Bing On Maps And User-Content Overlays

Happy reading !

Another one of my all time favorites for the weekend: Life’s For Sharing, T-Mobile’s flash mob at London’s Liverpool Street Underground station back in January last year. Awesome.

Enjoy and have a great weekend everyone.

Today’s content has nothing to do with social media. It’s a video that swept me off my feet when I saw it and still does. I’ve shared it with my friends through many channels and now it’s high time I shared it here too.

One word: enjoy.

Last week’s summary in order of recency… Click on headlines to read stories. No stories on Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day.

First, a thank you note to and from our editor, Jonathan Allen aka @jc1000000
Search Marketing Thought-Leadership Recap, May 2010

Friday June 4th
Local Search Localeze Launches Business Registration Manager To Boost Customer Confidence
DoubleClick Invests In Real-Time Online Ads Bidding With Invite Media Buy

Thursday June 3rd
U.S. April Mobile Searches Get 90% Boost Via Apps, 50% Via Browsers; Social Networking Still Biggest
Online Video Is Really The Next Big Thing [Study]
Marin Software Raises $11.2 Mln To Boost Development

Wednesday June 2nd
WordTracker Partners With Majestic SEO To Create Link Building Intelligence Tool
World Cup 2010 Sets UK Searches Abuzz
Advertisers’ Budget Splurge On “Lost” Finale Well Worth Their Money – And Yours
–> this is my favorite ! Amazing numbers, if you ask me

Tuesday June 1st
Apple Faces Multiple DoJ And FTC Inquiries Over Music, Adobe And Mobile Ads
Facebook Under U.S. Judiciary Committee Scrutiny Over Privacy Issues
Foursquare Inks Refinery Media Deal in Singapore

Happy reading !

First, there was the Twitter bug that forced the chirpy micro-blogging company to set all follow counts to zero.
I happened to be on Twitter right at that moment and took a shot of Ashton Kutcher’s follow count at nil — ok, yes, Demi Moore’s gorgeous and fun hubby but mostly the one who’d challenged CNN on who’d have the highest number of followers.

The day after, there was the big news in the UK: David Cameron becoming the new country’s Prime Minister. Morale was down in many places… Look at this board post in the London Tube…

“We are doomed !” — pretty strong or what ?
Many thanks to Josh Weller (@joshweller) for allowing me to publish this picture here. His tweet went viral within minutes.
Warm thanks to Annie Streater for spotting the James Cameron bug !!