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
Enjoyable, thought provoking keynote from Gary Vaynerchuk.
While it runs at over an hour most of it is Q & A with the audience.
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.
George Takei “gets” social media and his Facebook page is probably one of the more amusing ones on Facebook.
From earlier today:
Social media networks want more users. Of course if you’re trying to grow your social network then it makes sense that you use your users’ existing connections .. So a lot of social networks tap into the data available via Twitter, Facebook and other services.
Of course by doing this they can upset each other .. end result you see social networks blocking access to each other. Sometimes it’s pretty petty, but it’s still fascinating to watch.
The guys over at Hootsuite used a Game of Thrones style analogy to visually represent what’s been going on:
A lot of the companies flogging social media services to businesses probably shouldn’t be in the business at all.
A lot of the “advice” they’re giving companies is terrible and yet they charge their clients “top dollar” for it.
(Not all of the companies operating in the space are “evil”, but a lot are)
The Onion’s recent video in the style of “Ted Talks” is brilliant and worth watching if you have any doubts about social media gurus:
This year’s Irish Internet Association Net Visionary Awards features a social media category, as it has done for the last few years. However this year is slightly different. Instead of simply having a “best us of” type award they’ve renamed the category to:
Most Creative Use of Social Media for compelling customer engagement
And they describe it as being for:
The person or company who receives this award will have demonstrably displayed best practice use of social media for driving business growth; Social Commerce, Social media for customer engagement and customer support. They will have displayed expertise in delivering integrated Social Media across a minimum of two social media platforms.
As Google rejigs its entire user interface and renames a bunch of its services to fit in with its new web 3.0 (or whatever) vision user profiles are being changed. ….
From July 31st 2011 private profiles are being not only disabled, but actually deleted:
The purpose of Google Profiles is to enable you to manage your online identity. Today, nearly all Google Profiles are public. We believe that using Google Profiles to help people find and connect with you online is how the product is best used. Private profiles don’t allow this, so we have decided to require all profiles to be public.
Keep in mind that your full name and gender are the only required information that will be displayed on your profile; you’ll be able to edit or remove any other information that you don’t want to share.
If you currently have a private profile but you do not wish to make your profile public, you can delete your profile. Or, you can simply do nothing. All private profiles will be deleted after July 31, 2011.
Twitter has released another new statistic
It’s now doing 200 million “tweets” per day. In January 2009 they were “only” sending 2 million / day.
Here’s a nice graphic to show how that all compares with various other things:
There’s a full blog post about it over on the official twitter blog.
Of course they’re still not issuing big media releases about their record earnings are they? Oh wait .. they can’t! Doh!