This is something I've been thinking about and experiencing as I trawl through the blogoshere. I see something new pop up, and every blogger suddenly becomes an expert on how to use and incorporate the new new thing into their Internet lives.
The same thing is repeated across countless blogs,mainly because the blogger doesn't know very much about the new new thing, but also because they just want their name "out there". The problem is they add to the already cluttered blogoshere and is a pain to wade through. Blogspam I think I'll call it.
And there's nothing to be done about switching off these maggots except blocking their site. But they live on, waiting to pounce on a newbie. aaaaargh!
A nice bit of catch up here. In reality, these stats change on a monthly basis. It also shows you need to be at the top of your game all the time, and have dedicated social media staff, not some office clerk playing with FB in his spare time...
Even though 70% of businesses use social platforms, it’s still too easy to spend heavily on social without much to show for it.That was one of the key insights from a presentation by Salesforce (What's the bottom line with social media?
Richard Stadler's insight:
Use your budget wisely, Set up your analytics correctly and set expectations and goals. The web is not a panacea for everything.
It seems everyone is talking about ways to use social media for business, but social media tools grow so quickly and change so often that it's hard to know if you're using them in the best way. This workshop can help.
We are a bit late with January data. But here are the top 10 social networking sites by U.S. market share of visits. On the interactive chart you can already see the February 2013 data. I will add commentary to the latest changes next week.
The game for business social media seems to change on a weekly basis. We need to be early adopters all the time. Some early adoption will bear fruit, others will bomb. It's a steep cliff to climb all the time, and only the most prepared will win.
Twitter's new Vine app has buzz in the microblogging platform since being introduced in January. Now FilmDistrict is using the looping video tool to prom (RT @NikkiFinke: Is Vine The Next Social Media Movie Marketing Tool?
Richard Stadler's insight:
Micro movies - soon at a theatre near you. Imagine watching this type of movie bite through your Google Glasses...
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