There has been a lot of talk buzzing around the web regarding Facebook’s changes to “people who saw this” or in other words how many people a brand can reach on their Facebook page. Two stories that caught my eye recently were surrounding the opinion of the Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban; on why he believes Facebook is driving brands away. The other story though acts as a rebuttal to Cuban’s theories and is on the opposite side of the scale. But which one is right?
We have all had our fill of the YouTube hit “It’s Friday“ by Rebecca Black and now it is someone else’s turn to take the spotlight, meet Nicole Westbrook, our new and shiny Rebecca Black, except instead of singing about the most popular day of the week, Nicole is singing a more festive tune about Thanksgiving.
I like to say that I know my Facebook pretty well but I have got to say that I did not know that Facebook had a Friendship page feature. That is until today, when Facebook announced that they are revamping their Friendship pages many did not even know existed.
I have often wondered which of the two social giants were the lesser of two evils when it came to privacy, and although I choose to be a public person, I still remain wary of my privacy rights and how I too can protect myself from having those rights violated.
We have all come to the same conclusion by now, that Social Media is not going anywhere, and its various platforms have become useful to our businesses and brands by optimizing their presence, connecting further with customers and building online communities that can generate possible leads.
This is Social Campaigning done right.
I am an avid SongPop player, a social game that allows people to play with others via Facebook (web interface) or the iPhone or Android mobile apps for your Smartphone. You are able to play with other people by taking turns trying to guess the correct song by the music genre you purchase with your SongPop coins (which are free unless you choose to pay for more.)
Hashtags, which is a form of metadata tag (for you programmers out there) became widely popular within cyberculture from the early days on Twitter and continue to reside there heavily even today.
Every now and then you get asked a great question, which I did recently by @StrapsBrailey on Twitter the question was:
Now I, by no means write movie or television scripts, although I have in the past in college, however, today I write many articles for blogs and websites that range from gadgets, social media to technology. The writing begins on a daily basis which can lead to close to 40 articles or more a month, so how does one find the inspiration to write?
In the last ten years the term known as “spamming” has become a little more undefined since sharing content is an important factor with using social media.
Since the increase in sharing has occurred one must still be aware of what spamming looks like and how to differentiate between someone sharing something with you and someone who is spamming you.
To many of us the Internet seems like a galaxy of 0’s and 1’s or a gaping black hole; since we use it but don’t necessarily know how it works or how it calculates the information we request for within search.