ericWe’re having our first How to Friday for the year this week with Eric Edelstein. He’s a  Technology Entrepreneur visiting from Cape Town and will be talking about why the

smart marketers are getting excited about Social Media Business Pages and Crowdsourcing. He’ll also chat about how these different streams will eventually converge.

Eric Edelstein is a Financial Analyst turned Serial Internet Entrepreneur, and occasional Angel Investor. He has co-founded many of South Africa’s largest Internet marketing and product companies.  His latest Internet Startup,, provides software for organisations looking to constructively engage with their customers and employees.

He’s passionate about all types of online marketing, but especially search marketing (pay per click and 澳门足球博彩_2016奥运会外围赌球最新官方网站【赔率最高】 search engine optimisation), affiliate marketing and social media marketing. He’s called San Francisco and remote rigged to their live streaming app, where each “like” generates you a burst of flame on the rope in real time…cool digital & real world mashup.

NET-A-PORTER are rolling out Augmented Reality Shopping Windows, around the world including Paris, New York, London, Munich and Sydney. Cool idea especially for after hours sales…

If you thought that the digital-era brought a new era of personalization, 3D printing takes it to a different level entirely.

Consider a world which moves from ‘varium production’ or variations of the same product i.e. NikeID or to Prada Customize to having the ability to interact with a brand’s products, add your own personalized choices (not only from colour and materials) and then to have the ability to download the data and construct the product on the spot!

Check out Lisa Harouni Ted Talk video for the full story.

Did you know that in a 60 second period, more than 500,000 status updates are uploaded around 3,500 photos are uploaded onto Flickr and 2,000 people check in on Foursquare? And that Facebook will have a population larger than that of China in the next 3 – 5 years? Check out this cool Infographic from  Voltier Digital and Plastick Media called the Sharing Avalanche….