I have laid off Twitter for a couple of months, you know, give them a break from the constant bashing because thats what it feels like I am doing most of the time. I’m not going to start beating on them again (well not that much anyway) because Twitter will always have a special place for me.
I have been on the fence over the topic of Donald Trump and Twitter. I thought that he might be of use to the platform looking to grow. With the level of controversy around every tweet I had wondered if it would pull more users into the platform.
Not a question I expected to be answering to be honest but there is a debate going on at the moment – is social media marketing really dead? Business owners and marketers are debating the issue as platforms like Snapchat lose subscribers and Twitter still struggles to gain real significant traction.
Facebook has passed 2 billion users which makes it the most powerful and most influential social network on the planet. The milestone was announced last week by Mark Zuckerberg who said:
Last week Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function which allows you to share your location with friends on a map. Using Snap Map you can see the location of your friends, colleagues and family members on a virtual map.
One of the questions I get asked almost every single weeks now is, “How much should I pay for someone to write a blog post?” So you realise that blogging for business is important and you want in. It is good for your SEO and a great way of generating new content every week.
The point can never be emphasised enough, what goes online stays online. If you were unsure of the implications that social media or any online content for that matter could have on your life then this story could well be an eye opener.
Last year, many of us were looking at the presidential race and Trump’s use of Twitter while wondering – maybe this is what Twitter needs right now?
With social media it has become an all too familiar feeling when you hit the unfollow button. You feel the guilt of doing it and the person you were following finds out and starts wondering and asking what they have done wrong.
Just recently I talked about Instagram Pods and how they are being formed and used to try and beat the Instagram algorithm. There are split opinions on Instagram pods, some claim it is trying to cheat the system but the reality in my eyes is that they wouldn’t be necessary at all if Instagram had not implemented such a silly algorithm on the feed in the first place.