My colleague, Mark Armstrong, has written an excellent post about how social networks can’t replace your own domain and website, no matter what they offer. … I think it’s a stretch to suggest a proprietary social network can or should replace one’s website. Give What to Consider When the Platforms Show Up with Money a read.
We all know social media can suck time away. One of my favorite authors, Steven Pressfield, did an interview with CopyBlogger recently, and talked about his life as a writer. One of the interesting things he said was that he refused to use social media himself because it got in the way. His publicist primarily […]
“Attention is a currency, and if we spend too much of other people’s attention on frivolous posts and shares, we risk losing that attention.” Chris Brogan has a good read up about us as media channels.
A great video by Gary Vaynerchuk on social media and the temptation to view it as THE buzz word to describe all things Internet these days. A definite must watch.
The social media world has become more crowded than ever. The battle for users has heated up as Facebook and Google roll out new feature after new feature. Watching this has made me wonder how many people will hit social media fatigue. Most people can only handle two or three profiles. As the landscape becomes […]
Social media has become the norm for today’s web. With the recent launch of Google Plus, social media savvy users have another profile to nurture, meaning they need more content to share with the masses. Before a week ago, I had never used Google Reader’s social features, mainly the share feature. However, I started publicly […]
There’s no better time to be involved in social media. Google Plus launched recently. Diaspora has handed out many invites lately. Facebook has followed the innovation of both Diaspora and Google Plus and started making substantial changes. Twitter added images to its repertoire. How will each platform differentiate itself? Who will win the battle for […]
Here’s two of the best articles I’ve read about Facebook’s upcoming changes and nonprofits: Facebook Emphasizes the Personalization, Mobilization and Amplification of Content Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results Facebook has begun to build its next generation of the social web, among a highly competitive social media space – with Twitter, Google Plus, […]
Sometimes the Earth has to truly shake to make you realize something simple. When the earthquake hit the East Coast Tuesday, I first thought construction workers outside my office building had fired up the jackhammer again. Not so. Once I felt the rumbling, I immediately turned to Twitter. The tweets flowed within seconds. It was […]
Much has already been written on Google Plus. Here are a few of my favorites: Mashable: Google Plus Review ReadWriteWeb: First Night with Google Plus: This is Very Cool NPR: Google Plus Thoughtful Answer to Faceook Beth Kanter: Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not? Right now, the tech […]