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Friday, November 21, 2014

facebook really winding down who can see posts......but now added "Post targetting"

I know we’ve all heard that Facebook are really tightening up how many people see your posts…..but saw something really interesting today when posting to www.Facebook.com/LiveFootballChat.com ,you now have the ability to “target” who’s feed your posts get sent to.


They have shitty targeting criteria (eg should have visited in last 7/30/90 days or Liked 5+/20+50+ posts etc)



I’m assuming you are meant to be using this targeting in order to increase “post interaction” to drive up your ratio (I don’t see it working though…...)

Basically I hold little hope of Facebook bringing users to the various www.LiveFanChat.com/sites , will still post content there...but realistically direct email is the best channel to work with these days....taking out bat and ball and going home :)


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Brazilian Grand Prix this Sunday

The Brazilian Grand Prix is this Sunday (2pm Sao Paulo time - the URL below converts it to local time)

The Live Fan Chat url is - http://www.LiveF1chat.com/go/25913

Post it for your friends on Twitter and Facebook and invite your friends better still ask them to add you to their buddylist so they can see when you log in at racetime.

Looking forward to seeing you at race time add me to your buddylist if you want to DM me.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MLB World Series 2014 -- Game 7

Who would have thought after the first 3 World Series games we'd be here at game 7?

Join in the Live Fan Chat tonight at  http://www.LiveBaseballChat.com/go/29403 and may the best team win.....or the Royals....if they must :)

Dean Collins

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NBA is back baby!!

The NBA is back baby, and we're ready to go.

Set your new avatars up and invite your friends to come join you for the first Live Basketball Chat of the season in 1 hour from now at http://www.LiveBasketballChat.com

Magic vs Pelicans 8pm

Mavericks vs Spurs 8pm

Rockets vs Lakers 10.30pm

Make sure you've already clicked "Like" for us  at Facebook.com/LiveBasketballChat so you'll get the game announcements for the rest of the season or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/LiveNBAchat as this will be the last "All fans" email for NBA season 2014.

Dean Collins

Appointment TV

Read an interesting column from Tom Butts  the editor of www.tvtechnology.com in the 15th of Oct magazine around the term "appointment tv"

I cant find a copy of the article online but if you can get a copy and have an interest in social tv .....well worth the read.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Facebook Rooms App

Anyone tried Facebook’s “Room App” yet? - http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/23/facebook-rooms/

Isnt this going to have the same issue that Hot Potato did (also acquired by Facebook in 2010) where there are so many rooms all with different names/topics that you don't get the density for real time discussions?


One of the reasons we built www.LiveFanChat.com was to "coalesce" people around a real time discussion (eg tonights #WorldSeries http://www.LiveBaseballChat.com/go/29413 ) instead of using Twitter which is where you see peoples photos of lunch etc.


With Facebook's "Room App" how are you going to stop 1,000 different rooms being setup for tonights MLB match?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

MLB World Series 2014 - Game 1 is Tuesday night !!

Bring it on, Game 1 - Giants at Royals  - 8pm Tuesday - http://www.LiveBaseballChat.com/go/29409

We'll be generating a live fan chat room for each of the World Series games so invite your friends to join you to support either http://www.LiveBaseballChat.com/fan/Giants or http://www.LiveBaseballChat.com/fan/Royals and show you know your stuff.

Post to both Facebook and Twitter feature

Did you know that you can post to both Facebook and Twitter from directly within our Live Baseball Chat app?

Just post a "#Facebook" or  "#Twitter" at the end of your message and your message will appear not only in the chat room but also in your linked Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Be the first to do this in a new chat and earn a badge.

Invite your friends and have more fun

Feel free to click on the link below and forward it to your friends to get them involved in LiveBaseballChat the more the merrier....even if they are "know it all" Cubs fans

Thursday, October 16, 2014

And we're racing at Talladega

Hi  Nascar fans, this weekend we're back at Talladega "Nascars most unpredictable track".

The Live Fan Chat url for the Sprint Cup, Sunday 2pm edt will be - http://www.LiveNascarChat.com/go/25992

See you all online during the races at http://www.LiveNascarChat.com this weekend or on Twitter at @LiveNascarChat before then.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Average Angel/Seed round in NYC for September was $1.37M

Interesting set of figures in this slide deck today

Average Angel/Seed round in NYC for September was $1.37M  http://alleywat.ch/1t3ChQT  @alleywatch #nyctech

Will be interesting to see how this correlates with funding for www.LiveFanChat.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Premier League - Week 6

This weekends matches

 Here are this Saturdays matches,

Liverpool at Everton
Southampton at Queens Park Rangers
Chelsea at Aston Villa
Manchester United at West Ham
Hull City at Manchester City
Sunderland at Swansea City
Crystal Palace at Leicester City
Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur

See you in the Live Fan Chats at http://www.LivePremierLeagueChat.com

Ticket Prices?

Ticket prices always seem to be going up no matter how badly your team is sucking.......

Teams spending too much money on players and new stadiums and not getting enough from sponsorships and shirt sales.

But it seems Arsenal fans have had enough
-  www.facebook.com/LivePremierLeagueChat/posts/996095780417351

$$ for results?

Speaking of which.... Mario Balotelli has not scored a Premier League goal since his goal at Wigan on 28th Nov, 2012

:( thats 2012 folks!!

What gives??

Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 Singapore F1 under lights this weekend

My favorite F1 of the year is this weekend.

Singapore under lights is such a special and different race. Ever since 2008 I've loved how racing under lights just adds that extra razzmatazz.

Sunday 8pm Singapore time should still be relatively warm with an expected high temperature of 30c (88f) during the day to 27c (80f) at race time.

For those of you logging in to chat the Live F1 Chat url will be - http://www.LiveF1chat.com/go/25909   

Please pass it on via Twitter and Facebook and lets get some buzz for the new season.

Better still ask them to add you to their buddylist at http://www.LiveF1chat.com/<>  so they can see when you log in.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Are you ready for Thursday Night Football - Buccaneers at Falcons from 8.30pm ET

Are you ready for Thursday Night Football???

Join in the Live Fan Chat from 8.30pm ET tonight Buccaneers at Falcons - http://www.LiveFootballChat.com/go/26129

Most fantasy football sites have Atlanta an easy win but don't count Tampa Bay out so quickly because Atlanta's defense has been a mess the last two weeks.

The Falcons are the only team in the NFL still seeking its first sack of the season.....but then again Buccaneers are 0-2 for the season.

Lets face it wont be a pretty game....but could be entertaining.

Looking forward to seeing you in the game.
- http://www.LiveFootballChat.com/Dean.Collins

Friday, September 12, 2014

Announcer Ted Robinson two game suspension

Great....now NFL is suspending announcers for "comments"

Would the last one out turn off the lights....

The 49ers have suspended radio broadcaster Ted Robinson two games for comments he made regarding domestic violence on KNBR on Monday a...fternoon.

In discussing the controversy regarding former Ravens running back Ray Rice, Robinson said the victim, Rice’s wife, Janay, bore some of the responsibility for not speaking up after she was knocked unconscious by her then-fiancee.

“That, to me, is the saddest part of it,” Robinson said.
- http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2014/09/10/49ers-suspend-announcer-ted-robinson-two-games-domestic-violence-comments/