Posts tagged Social media
Posts tagged Social media
The approach sounds good but it also sound a lot like what Whhrl started off doing. I like the idea, but not sure how much I’ll use it.
When you load up Gowalla, the first thing you see is still a main activity feed. Here you’ll find the activity from your friends. Because Gowalla isn’t completely pivoting away from their core location functionality, much of the data and social connections remain intact. But instead of a stream of check-ins, you’ll notice people hanging out together. They’re checking-in, but they’re also taking pictures and talking to one another in clusters that are known as “Stories”.
The main middle tab is now “Guides”. Here you’ll find curated travel guides for various places around the world. For example, if you load up the app in San Francisco, you’ll see the San Francisco guide, as well as the East Bay guide and the Stanford guide. You can quickly scroll through other guides not near you as well. And Gowalla has the ability to make special guides on the fly. For example, they made a TC Disrupt guide for event-goers.
Clicking on these guides loads up a bit of information about the city as well as all of the must-see spots. Again, because Gowalla has years worth of location data, they’re able to easily populate robust guides. Some of the locations are curated, some are based on check-in data and people favoriting places. The Gowalla “Highlights” feature also plays a role here.
The final tab is your personal profile area. Here you’ll find all of your pictures and all of your Stories.
Here’s a post on Storify for any of you who’ve heard about it and not tried it yet. It’s written by a woman who’s evaluating it for use within the practice of Journalism, seems like a great site for all sorts of additional purposes too!
Just got the message:
You’ve cast your final vote for this entry!
That’s so… final!!
But it makes sense, given that the general framework is voting once every 12 hours, and it ends at Midnight.
Still, am shocked! Shocked!!
I know I shouldn’t be. But .. but.. .
Also, STILL don’t know what’s in the ‘other’ category!! Our entry currently has 363 ‘other’s, what-eh-ver that means. I really hope there is some sort of ‘now you’ve been through the process, here are the answers’ sort of information set that will be provided. Not very likely I know, but would *really* like it anyway.
So, if you haven’t yet ‘cast your Final vote’ for our entry, and are willing and have time and all, would be very very grateful!
Thanks excessively and ever-so-slightly obsessively!
Last few days of contest!
In case any of you might try this as well, best technique is to re-post far and wide. To re-post, click on share to any sites you are on. A few hours later that posting shows on viral map below the picture.
Votes and views are part of what makes up the number by each post.. I think the number is some kind of proportion of the total, not sure though. Voting can be done every 12 hours, or 3 hours, or 90 minutes - if you leave the contest open and refresh your browser periodically, every refresh may count as a view, and earlier than you think, you’ll be able to vote again.
You can become familiar with the ways of Brickfish, then use that when you or a friend enters a contest of theirs yourselves!
Thanks much, and good luck in advance!
Small Business Trends reports on how to I learn about your competition strictly by watching and analyzing their Twitter accounts..
“In life, I get away with quite a bit thanks to an innocent face and my ability to become doe-eye on command. On the Internet, I get away with even more because I’ve learned how to act unseen and keep an eye on my competitors without them even knowing. And that’s one of the greatest gifts we have through social media – the ability to track our competitors without them feeling our glance. One of my favorite tools to stalk my competitors is Twitter. What can I learn about my competition strictly by watching and analyzing their Twitter accounts?
Grab a pen. Here are a few of my favorite things. …”
Here’s a report on one of my other sites, of my process to date with the Brickfish contest.
One of the highlights of which was Tumblr pulling ahead of Facebook last week, albeit briefly! Very awesome.
Another highlight - I just now learned how to do links right in the text again - like in the first line there! I used to know about that, long ago, then had forgotten. So that will be a permanent improvement thanks go this contest!
Participation always welcome, continues till 2/9 (next Wednesday).
Thanks very much!
Back when I first had a consulting practice, in the 1997 - 2000 period, online marketing was very different.
I put up a website (had worked at an ISP, learned a bit there) using one of those do-it-yourself software programs (will post the name when it comes to me), managing all the linkages and parent-child relationships, choosing the look from the set options, etc..
It was a lot of work, but fun too. Then, I published it!
On to my domain that I had registered, via an ISP I had a relationship with.
And then I waited, hopefully, for people to find it!
It was like constructing this beautiful, elaborate structure.. on the edge of a cliff. Then, standing beside it, staring out into the vastness —- hoping that some human energy from somewhere would boomerang back in return. Certainly that did happen, sometimes, for some people. Not so much for me though. Accounting services just aren’t all that compelling, really. Lesson learned, now all sorts of other content as well. Still - so nice to not have that chasm-staring thing going on any more!
I didn’t know anything about whatever search processes were in place at the time. There certainly was no online blog community like this with any ‘dashboard’ or ‘followers’ or anything.
Just had to hope that somebody would click on it from my web address in an email, or from a posting on an online forum.
Things are *so* different now.
I tend to look askance at some aspects of social media - the inserting of commercial relationships in to other social contexts, the privacy issues, the manipulations. However, the ease of access itself is so wonderful now. Remembering back makes me that much more grateful for all that is in place now. Definitely worth the struggle of minimizing the bad to have the good!
Many of us keep our private and professional lives separate online. “In the beginning, social media was a personal platform to market myself,” she says. “But as the number of platforms increase, it’s amazing to watch the way that we are adapting to multiple networks—and our ability to communicate and connect with different audiences through different voices online.”
What this means is that while social media has afforded us many things—FarmVille, unflappable knowledge of everyone’s birthdays, countless memes—it’s also given the uncanny ability for a single person to become many different people. All at the same time.
The idea of a person siloing different aspects of her personality, never mind personal and professional personas, into different web-presences seems strange. Or narcissistic and even sinister–a lot like Harry Potter’s Lord Voldemort, who breaks his soul into seven far-flung pieces in an attempt at immortality.
“From the first e-mail to the domination of Facebook, social media has come a long way, baby.
Here’s a visually organized look at the past 30 years or so of social media history, from Usenet to AIM to Friendster and beyond. This particular infographic comes with some fun facts; for example, did you know that the first version of MySpace was coded in just 10 days?
Whether this is a walk down memory lane or entirely new information for you, we hope you’ll enjoy this infographic, which was created by OnlineSchools.org. You can also check out our infographics on Facebook facts, online dating and our general obsession with social media.
In the comments, tell us where you set up your first “social” online account and where or when you think social media truly began. …”
Now that the New Year is well under way, I’m more convinced that there is no better time than now to start a new business.
For instance, if we look at business cycles as seasons, we can see that we are emerging from a deep “economic winter” and are headed into an “economic spring.” Almost every market and industry has been cleared of the inefficient or overleveraged businesses, opening up new opportunities that didn’t exist just a few years ago. As a result, both human capital and business tools are abundant and inexpensive.
Here are four ways you can leverage the current trends in the marketplace to help ensure a strong launch and thriving future for your startup.