Based on what I’ve been reading around the Interwebs, most people are expecting one or more of the following things from the new social network, Ello. 1. People will flock to Ello initially then disappear. 2. Once Ello gets big, they’ll find some way to exploit users. 3. Ello will get bought out by Facebook.
I have a lot of calendars - work, personal, family. Some are Google calendars, some are iCal. I’ve spent hours trying to get them all synched up on my iPhone (link) but after downloading Sunrise, I can say with very little hyperbole that my life has been revolutionized.
Technology allows people to connect all over the world. So why can't we use it to connect with people who live right next door? Can the Internet help us become good neighbors again?
Waze is a turn-by-turn GPS app that’s going to give other navigation apps a run for their money. Waze’s community-based mapping system allows users to report on traffic conditions, like accidents, hazards and police. Additional features include nearby gas price comparisons in real-time, and the ability to connect with Facebook, Twitter and FourSquare friends.
We find ourselves at the intersection of unqualified people who get where social media is going, and over-qualified people who still don't get it. There's a massive shift, and it seems like the social media manager bubble is due to pop. And loudly.
A recent incident in Woolwich, England is further confirmation that social media reporting is the norm. Word of the event broke on Twitter. Instant news. Instant reporting. Instantly connecting everyone. Twitter isn't the future of news, Twitter is the present.
They say there's no such thing as bad publicity, but I think there's definitely bad publicity. Take, for example, Amy's Baking Company. Their recent (less than desirable) appearance on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares sparked some serious social media backlash. But their lashing back at the criticism serves as a perfect example of what NOT to do.
Twitter Music is a site/app that allows users of Twitter to follow their favorite artists, get recommendations for new artists, see what people on Twitter are listening to and can integrate with Spotify or Rdio. You can listen to trending music, all in a slick interface. The bad news? You have to follow your favorite artists on Twitter.
When tragedy rocks a locale, a country or even the world -- is your social media manager prepared to act? In light of the recent events in Boston, many a brand acquitted themselves equitably -- others, not as much.