As you may have seen on Twitter, or Instagram or maybe even Snapchat, I recently attended Social Media Examiner’s Social Media Marketing World 2018 in San Diego, California. I had a blast. Not only did I get to spend a few days with my own thoughts and without having to worry about kids’ schedules, feedings, […]
Social Media, Social Networks and the Social Web
You'll find information and posts about social networking sites, social media, and social apps. I like to explore social networking pros and cons and the current state of what I call The Social Web.
Back in the day, Twitter was all about making direct connections with people you had something in common. You had to be on Twitter all the time and most people responded to you when you approached them with a message. Today, Twitter is vastly different. Most people come to Twitter to absorb information about their […]
Twitter has had its ups and downs. Many people have called for the death of Twitter. I haven’t been exactly too enthusiastic about it either for the past couple of years. It’s noisy, it’s annoying, it’s dumb. But I see a resurge on Twitter and I see some good things that are going on. But […]
Back in the day when Read it Later came out, I thought it was the greatest thing. After some time and popularity, Readitlater became GetPocket and it is now Pocket. It has evolved quite a bit since its early days, and I recently started using it again. Advertisements Using a combination of tags in Pocket, IFTTT […]
I think that 2018 will be the year of the alternative social network. There’s dissension in the ranks. People are mad at Facebook for censoring news. Twitter is banning people for expressing their opinions, and Youtube is demonetizing channels right and left. Minds recently crowdfunded a million bucks, Gab.ai is fighting Google. Voat wants a […]
We’ve all gotten those random friendship requests on Facebook. They seem to be harmless, you look at the profile and wonder if this might be the beginning of something good, a new friendship, a new partnership, maybe a little bit of both. But how do you know the person behind that profile is real? If […]