What happened this week? Well the top story had to be the story going on in Egypt this wee, who banned Internet access SMS messages, after shortly blocking Facebook and Twitter. In Egypt many people are protesting over their president, who is holding their Internet hostage. I wonder, if the same thing could happen here in the United States. Continue reading
Do you want to know a pet peeve of mine? Something that really drives me insane? When people post the same thing on their Twitter and Facebook account. Do they not really understand that this is two different audiences?
Now as I was watching the Jets/Steelers game Sunday night Morgan Siem even mentioned this on StudentBranding.com, when she mentions not to be automated on every website. People need to understand that every platform is different.
Facebook and Twitter are two different platforms. People need to recognize this. You can not use hashtags in Twitter and them send to your Facebook page. Most standard Facebook users will not understand what your hashtag is or what you are trying to say. I mean, I’m friends with many people on both platforms but my 50-year old Aunt whose only on Facebook is not going to know what a hashtag is or what you are trying to say by using it.
Also these are two different completely audiences, you have to remember. Your mom is more than likely on Facebook looking at pictures of her granddaughter’s first birthday party, she’s not doing this on Twitter, while your local community managers are probably following your tweets on Twitter and not your status updates on Facebook. Twitter is great for sending out links to stories and other places on the Internet, where Facebook is a great place for content with pictures and to reach a core audience. People need to realize this, these two applications are nothing a like.
So please for the love of god, stop using Twitter and Facebook at the last time. It’s not only annoying me, but it’s probably annoying somebody else.
A collection of storys about what’s going on in my life on any given weekend.
Social Media research. Social media stalking. Whatever you want to call it? Social media is one of the best ways to make friends and learn about people.
Branching out on my own from a small town, social media is a application that I’ve used multiple times to get to know people better. It’s a great conversation starter and good way to find friends.
Now I’m not condoning meeting with every follower on Twitter, but I am saying that Facebook/Twitter can help highlight and help you learn more of people that are new to your circle. Who knew Natalie was a Dr. Who freak until I saw her tweet? I didn’t.
But social media, just like all technology is without emotion and without emotion it’s just not fun. Which is why, I’ve spent all weekend bouncing around from friend’s house to friend’s house, because honest to good human conversation is always better.