SOCIAL MEDIA CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE WORDS WE USE IN DAILY COMMUNICATION, ACCORDING TO OXFORD DICTIONARIES
The Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is 'Youthquake', defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people". But where have we seen it most in social media?
REWARD YOUR FOLLOWERS WITH REAL VALUE AND A REAL INSIGHT INTO WHAT YOU DO.
Are you struggling to work out what you should be doing with social media, either for yourself or your business? Still not getting the results you want, still accepting the common misconception that organic reach is dead?
LITERACY REMAINS IMPORTANT, BUT HOW WE CHOOSE TO EXPRESS OURSELVES MAY BE MORE SO.
I stumbled upon this image taken by photographer Brett Jordan today, which got me thinking. Yesterday's announcement that Twitter is trialling a higher 280 character limit for tweets, instead of the traditional 140 will mean that we don't have to think about how to make our posts more succinct or design them with brevity in mind.
WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE DOES IT SEND WHEN WE SHARE THE SAME CONTENT OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
This morning I listened to an online seminar about how recycling your content is essential to a successful social media presence. I hadn't planned to, but I ended up listening to the whole thing, mainly because I felt it was complete and utter bullshit.
THERE ISN'T REALLY ANY MAGIC OR MYSTERY ABOUT IT, BUT MORE A SET OF SHORTCUTS, HINTS OR TIPS TO FAST TRACK YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS.
Growth Hacking has become a buzzword banded around the internet wantonly in the last few years, with some claiming it can change your business into the Uber of tomorrow, overnight. So why is it so maligned and misunderstood?
IT'S VERY EASY TO GET OVERWHELMED WITH WHAT YOU'RE 'SUPPOSED' TO DO AS FAR AS GOOD PRACTICE GOES.
If you ask anyone who works in the online world where to start building the bones of any successful digital strategy, they'll repeat the words that Bill Gates first uttered in 1996; "Content is King". They'll also tell you other things, like 'distribution is Queen'. But very few people tell you how both King and Queen rule...
IT'S PERFECTLY FINE TO FLY BELOW PEOPLES' RADAR, AS LONG AS YOU'RE GETTING THE JOB DONE. YOUR WORK IS LIKELY TO DRAW THE ATTENTION FOR YOU.
When you're building and maintaining an audience or client base through social media, it's easy to assume that declining reach and less visibility isn't going to help. But author David Zweig argues that people who attract less attention might actually have something important to teach the rest of us.
MAKE SURE YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO WORK FOR YOU AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
Once again, today I’m hearing more from the mass media and television that technology, specifically mobile phones and social media, are a ‘social evil’ or are responsible for corrupting the youth of today.
I FELT I WASN'T ADDING ANY VALUE WITH AUTOMATED QUOTES AND OTHER POSTS THAT I DIDN'T FEEL WERE RELEVANT OR USEFUL.
It's been over a month now since I decided to remove all the automated rubbish from my social media feeds. My thinking behind this was that I felt I was contributing to the clutter and the white noise in people's newsfeeds. It had to stop, because it's simply not social.