"...And if you want to succeed, you have to make mistakes. "
Thanks Mark for the advice, but how does that effect my KLOUT score? in a new "re-set" world both off and online where apparently it is a mistake to follow my interests and NOT but guy with the most followers (???) I remain #dazedandconfused
" the short version is: if the site can be used to infringe, and doesn't take steps to prevent against the "high probability" that it will, then a site can be declared dedicated to the theft of US property. I'm not sure if the drafters of this legislation have used the internet before, but that's everything. Facebook. Google. Tumblr. eBay. Wikipedia. As TechDirt put it: any site that has user-generated content."
So we are back at square one again. Back to corporate control offline of all property and resources and no commons --- which has resulted in the #occupyeverywhere movement to a bill by the same corps to re-instate the power of the "mass media" Cable Guy aka. old media/TV in controlling the net. The funny thing is that on the way to creating social media, for the most part, the same demographic that is protesting offline will be the one that are attacked and will protest online.....we are the 99%. So---Good Luck oh greedy ones...
Online social networks are everywhere these days, a truly global phenomenon. But where are the different social networks having the most success in terms of popularity? That is what we’ll try to answer in this post.
But the addition of "social" to the "digital" is immensely significant because it symbolizes that the current revolution is not only digital, but codependent on social behaviors and interactions from human beings...
Love Web 2.0 and this map of the "networked economy"....the new economy, the information economy...saw it for the first time last year and now this year it is even better with the added layer of BIG data players...
When it comes to online marketing it is all about where the potential client lands after he/she clicks on the link that gets their interest. Do you make the click effective or just land them on the home page? This blog talks strategy and the infographic gives a good overview of online marketing. Need help executing? Contact me.
Picked up a Scobilizer tweet about @500startups and logged in to find this amazing woman talking about Twitter for biz and suddently - life was worth living again. (trust me trying to get Alberta biz who at best have a FB account--but think Twitter is a joke excited about the potential is dishartening at times! All they do is whine about lack of money attracting more of the same...) I LOVE twitter and personally think it is the best social network out there for its "dynamic" quality of being a real time new distribution network. This woman, nicknamed "Pistachio" spoke about how twitter beats all other new sources to the draw when delivering the most current news and aligned it with the financial markets - which of course are based 100% on information. Faster than the financial markets? Oh yeah....Anyhow...this new app for twitter looks like a winner as I have been using and loving Filpboard on the ipad and yesterday we say Mark unviel the new FB layout which is based on the same concept of filtering/curating your own content and presenting it to the world. Pistacho's #1 take away is that Twitter is that at the end of the day defines a Social Media Consultant's role as being not so much helping Busineses sell as "helping people buy". (i.e. Google's USER centric biz model)
Check out the link below which lets you occupy a website online!
I choose to #occupyKlout as my score dropped from 57 to 48 over night, leaving me with "mud" on my face when it comes to presenting "social proof" to my clients. I could give a flying Fig about the free give aways....but in a field that is new with Canadian businesses who are not convinced that there is even any ROI on Social Media I DID value my Klout Score as it gave them something to think about...
NOW I see the game is just like the Google search algorithim and Who ever controls the algorithim has the power! It has nothing to do with the true value of what I bring to the table through my shared content and engagement and like Google search....social media, at the end of the day will overpower this NON sense....Like toxic assets on Wall street it is all "fake" stuff. I am not a fake bot, I am real flesh & blood and a woman to boot....I know this re-ordering of the klout Scoring SYSTEM was the idea of some man child.....
Ironically scores of my client accounts - yes, I am a PAID social Media consultant - pretty much maintained their position! While I am active on Twitter daily and on Empire Ave....(where my stock currently trades at 72 (e) per share...) I wonder How can the one who maintains social media accounts and tweets on SM be hit so much harder than the ones who have a hired me to build their score? What's up with that bullshit?
Laws of Media as stated by M McLuhan...when a medium reaches an extreme...(i.e. corporate mass media) it flips back on itself---i.e. a return to HUMAN scale. The hiddenground of social media is the return to human scale...
By pulling the very levers that drive effective user acquisition, engagement, retention, and monetization, we are enabling our customers to build stronger businesses by acting on real-time data insights that affect their bottom line."
...the current show invites visitors to put on headphones, gaze through 3D glasses, and hunt down QR codes (and tweet about it!) to explore a spectrum of real and imaginary visions for the future.....
Glad to see that the art world is getting with the programme and interacting with the new media that we have so long been engaged with when it comes to the tools, i.e. computers, video and telecommunications. Now is the time to put the new media, social media to work in "updating consiousness" - which is the role of the artist according to McLuhan. Whose up for this monumental task?
Alas when the discussion of identity comes up I am reminded once again of just how long and at what great depths I have been analyzing ART and new media.
Brian Solis says he has been at it for 14 years, I have been doing it for at least 3 decades. It all started with a study of ART HIS-story, does any one do that anymore? Artists, or creatives as they are called nowadays have always been in the role of "waking people up", agents of change so to speak.
Since the status quo does not like to change a single thing anytime soon many artists throughout history have simply choosen to remain anonymous so they could, at least keep their day job or not be run out of town by the pope.
In the 20th century we began to realize that identity was political as all the "isms" can into full effect. Feminisim, racism, environmentalism, etc etc. Big thick books have been written on the subject. Is is heavy topic and not something that can be regulated by a profile pic, log in and password. IN fact, I would argue that it is a debate that is still waiting to happen for 99% of us!
Consider this briliant quote on identity by Marshall McLuhan, who of course wrote the book entitled the "Laws of Media".
"Violence is a loss of IDENTITY"
Stop and consider the road ahead if FB thinks they regulate identity without discourse simply because it makes their system of classification better for their super charged money making algorithims. Good Luck Zukerberg, something tells me that your understanding of identity does not go beyond the surface images of pretty pictures of white girls who might like to date white cute college boys. The American Dream... Yawn....
Social media may be the newest game in town and one that FB is wining at the moment - but the LAWS of MEDIA are something that every one embarking down the road of regulating people's identity should study seriously.
"Friends," at the online-only Fach & Asendorf Gallery, dissects the new meanings of the term.
Social media has given me the chance to stop going to endless networking events in Toronto where they never serve good water or organic snacks and it is hard to hear yourself think -- little lone have a real conversation. It has allowed me to move back west where I can spend quality time online building a network around my own interests (and my clients) while consuming a cup of organic chocolate. My interests, which have not changed for the past three decades -include ART, Business and Technology. Online I can connect with like minded people, observe how others "chat", create content and share. What they choose to go on about in the limited confines of online social norms on any given day is what an online relationship i.e. friendship will be based on...
Can't say enough about how I love these artists and their perceptions. As McLuhan said the true artist "wakes people up" and is the "atennea of the race".
While in the business world this type of activity translates into "distrupter", "disturber" and trouble maker and will get you fired or make you loose yet another client for defending your position on what it is to be truely SOCIAL and communciate and build new relationships (friendships) via a new media it is refreshing to look at this stuff and realize that we are just at the beginning a new way of being and that the fall of the boring old same old same old way of being just can't happen soon enough for a dyed in the wool creative like me.
Considering Andy's take on art and business it comes as no surprise that the Andy Warhol Museum has created a virtual application on Warhol - one with a business purpose - the promotion and exposure of Warhol. These types of apps are the next step for businesses who have mapped out the story around their "product" and who have created content to share about it that will engage users...
"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
Wanna see a role call of who has influenced me the most over last 3 years that I have been engaged full on with Social Media and building my practice? How did I connect with them?
1. ALL thru twitter...I follow them..and most do not follow me back but hey, that's life...
2. I know about 80% through the Social Media Examiner online conferences which I attended from 08 to 10...I have listened to them talk and present, field questions and inspire! I am taking a break this year from the SM Examiner conf as the task of sharing the word with Alberta businesses on Social Media - especially twitter - is proving to be even harder than I thought - they are so old school, so DIY. We don't need your help we will muddle through on our own. Did anyone tell them that business is now done at the speed of thought? (and even that is an old book written by B.Gates back in the day..arrgh...)
This attitude is why I left 3 decades ago and went to Vancouver and TO to work in communities more open to changing quickly...however the time has come to give back to my home community - whether they like it or Not! lol....
So...I am Currently focusing on other sources of info on Social Media like the F8, #500strong, the start up communities and developers, where I can learn the about the latest apps and tools and of course, Empire Avenue, where I am listed and my shares are bought and sold based on my activity in social media networks and the perceived value of what I bring to the table...!
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