Award winning cartoonist Clay Bennett has managed to capture the essence of the Facebook problem in a simple yet effective cartoon:
— Clay Bennett (@BennettCartoons) March 30, 2018
The US President Donald Trump has a tendency to issue quite contentious statements via Twitter. Some of those statements might appear to be a little lacking in gravitas. This plugin for Chrome will give them the gravitas they deserve by converting them all to Comic Sans.
You can see it “in action” on one of President Trump’s recent tweets in the screenshot below:
Want it? You can grab it here.
This Italian short film is hilarious, yet very close to the truth
(English subtitles are available, though probably not that necessary)
FIFA has sent takedown notices to Twitter in relation to Twitter users “abusing” the FIFA trademarks.
More details here
Enjoyable, thought provoking keynote from Gary Vaynerchuk.
While it runs at over an hour most of it is Q & A with the audience.
The Irish Social Media Awards are being held in June in Dublin and nominations opened today.
As with other years nominations are 100% free.
This year’s categories are:
Facebook Page for a Business (Non Campaign)
Facebook Page for a Non-Profit/Organisation
Facebook Page for a Business (owner managed)
Integrated Facebook Campaign: Page, App, Ads
Best Business Twitter account – marketing, sales
Best Business Twitter account – support, CRM
Best Business Twitter Campaign
Best Mobile App (Marketing)
Best Mobile App (Events)
Best Mobile Campaign Using Social Media
Best Use of Social Media by an SME (new)
Best Blog of an SME
Best Experimental Format (Vine, Instagram, Snapchat)
Best Social Media Only Campaign (not linked to any other media)
Most Innovative Use of Social Media
Best Use of Social Media by State Body
Customer Care using Social Media (Integrated)
Best Video/Video Campaign (non broadcast)
Best Online PR Campaign
Best Use of Social Media for a Sponsorship Campaign
Social Media Effectiveness – conversions, metrics etc
Best Integrated Social Media Campaign
Full details on the event site.
It’s well worth reviewing and sharing, as it highlights one of the worst things that people and businesses do on Twitter:
I’ve seen a LOT of businesses abusing Twitter this way. Sure, if someone pays you or your business a compliment you might want to share it. But if the bulk of your tweets and retweets are just this kind of junk then it’s really quite pathetic
Economy carrier Ryanair has finally joined twitter
Their first tweet was sent nearly two weeks ago and shares the “tongue in cheek” style you’d expect from the brand:
#Ryanair has joined Twitter! Follow our official account for the latest Ryanair news & special offers. PS There's no charge for following us
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) September 17, 2013
So far their account hasn’t got that many followers, but it does have the “verified” symbol:
Gary Vaynerchuk posted this video earlier and I thought it was worth sharing:
Social media may be powerful, it may be useful and it might be the right tool for a lot of businesses, but it isn’t the solution to everything nor has it had impact on every single part of human activity.