Okay, bear with me for moment while my internal social media curmudgeon comes out. As I was going through and checking out some new followers on Twitter tonight, I started to run into an issue that seems to keep recurring with the new Twitter layout. I’ll get through three or four profiles and then Twitter will start to load the header and then a blank screen where the person’s profile is supposed to be.
The premise of the site is basically bringing consumers who have had a bad experience with a company together in a unified voice. Already, unhappy online netizens have taken their complaint to Groubal and others have joined in their cause to get the company to pay attention. The big question is whether companies are listening.
Is there a need for yet another microblogging service? The folks at 280 Daily think so. Their angle is to ask users to summarize their day in 280 characters.
A colleague recently turned me on to flavors.me, a new offering that provides users with the ability to build a homepage that publicizes your social media properties. At first, I was a bit underwhelmed by the concept, but after playing with the site and setting up my own home page, I think it’s actually a pretty good idea. Here are the highlights:
Has one of your Facebook friends ever posted something on your Facebook wall or to your news feed that you wish you could share on Twitter? If so, and you’d like for Facebook to recognize that people who Facebook also Tweet, spread the word by clicking the Like button. Send the message that you want to Tweet from Facebook!
In case you haven’t visited the native Twitter website lately (really…who actually uses Twitter to tweet?), Twitter has added a nice little widget to the user home page providing suggestions as to who might be good folks to follow. The suggestion widget is similar to Facebook’s Recommendation widget and attempts to predict good matches based […]
The Doubleshot, a Tulsa, Oklahoma coffee shop got a dose of social media reality today when it tweeted a notice to its customers that breastfeeding was no longer allowed in their shop.
Unless you were living under a social media rock a couple of weeks ago, you’re probably aware of the Old Spice Twitter/YouTube campaign featuring Isaiah Mustafa to took the social media world by storm. During the week-long campaign, a team of 35 people produced more than 100 video responses to Tweets and YouTube comments.
After a fun week of watching the Old Spice guy interact with his Twitter follower via YouTube, I am saddened to see the campaign come to an end. His caring, sensitive, and often nonsensical responses offered two elements that are critical to social media: value and interaction.
Nearly all of us have made the reasonable realization that social media is here to stay and it’s not just a passing fad. Some of us, on the other had, have gone to the extreme end of the spectrum, allowing social media to become a driver in our lives. I have compiled a list of some true social media stories that are clear indicators of social media madness. Grade yourself and see how you stack up: