Irish rock band “U2” which originally formed in 1976 and have had at least 12 studio albums and over 150 million records sold worldwide have now come up with a genius way of using social media. Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter will not only be used to promote the band to the rest of the world, but the latest idea will benefit fans who attended their concert in Soccer City Johannesburg.
The group which over the years has received global success with albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby has set up a new social media project giving concert-goers the chance to find themselves in the crowd, tag and then send the photo to Facebook to show off to their friends, or to keep the memory alive.
You may be asking how this works? Well, the 360-degree concert works on a huge Gigapixel camera, that has been positioned to see every single person in the crowd. As memeburn.com reported, once on U2′s Facebook page, the idea is that the device can then zoom in using excellent quality imagery, to find you or your friends within the vast hordes of fans. Once spotted, the simple task is then to tag and send either to your Facebook, Twitter or email account.
We have spoken in recent weeks, about how the impact of social media if explored and used in the correct fashion, can benefit many people. From the individual through to the police force, banks, pubs and restaurants, horse racing and judging by today’s news the world of music.
U2 has released that in today’s age, many people spend their time online and social networking sites play a significant part in this. Users to the concert will as mentioned not only get to keep a memorable snippet of the event but will be able to look at the concert time after time. Those who may not have been able to get tickets can enjoy their favourite band, and it’s the ideal way for U2 to promote themselves and build up a database of fans.
Are you an avid U2 fan? Have you used this new idea yet, and if not, will you? Let us know how you get on.
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