Social media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter. And even if it “goes away” at some point, what it’s taught us about two- and multi-way communication, not to mention brevity, is remarkable.
An admitted Twitterholic (or, at least, I used to be… I’m not on the platform that much these days, but it’s still my favorite), here are some fresh takes on Twitter, at least, according to me.
Image: Pasquale D’Silva [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Why: From choosing the correct profile picture to using hashtags correctly, Daniel Sharkov, guest-posting for Jeff Bullas, provides practical advice to gaining more Twitter followers, if that’s what floats your boat.Resources, Shonali Burke, Social Media, Twitter | Tags: twitter tips | Comments (2)
If you thought that the Chicken Dance was reserved solely for county fairs and wedding receptions, think again. Today’s National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Amazingly enough, our fine feathered friends have more to do with social media then you may think.
Here are five articles from around the web that offer something to dance and squawk about.
Why: Jay Baer applies the age old question to social media marketing.Public Relations, Resources, Shonali Burke, Social Media | Tags: chicken dance, Dance Like A Chicken | Comments (4)
Guest post by Jenelle Conner
Editor’s update, 8:08 pm ET, May 1, 2013: The following post was edited on May 1, 2013, to redact the names of the websites and related Facebook Pages involved. Since the identities of the particular parties involved in the incident described below are less important than the issues raised, we decided not to subject them to further scrutiny.
We have made minor edits to the post as indicated below that do not change its integrity, including blurring the faces of the kids involved. We have redacted the Page name(s) from any comments mentioning them, and will continue to monitor comments to do so.
Note that the information relayed below is based on “Susan’s” conversations with the Facebook Page(s) involved, via Facebook’s messaging feature, and shared with her continued approval. All images have been used with “Susan’s” permission. In her words, “…I appreciate the fact that you all are doing this to get it out there to show people how easily photo[s] can be taken without your permission.” ~SB
I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work. I love the collaborative energy, thoughts and community.
But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved.Communication, Customer Service, Guest Posts, Social Media | Tags: facebook, Imgur, meme, Reddit, social media sharing | Comments (78)