Tag: Social Media
How do you deal with erroneous tweets? Not
erroneous tweets. The tweets that you misspelled or, worse, that contain information you later discover is false, or a late night knee-jerk response you regret in the morning.
Follow-up to “Sweep the Sleaze”
Our call to question the common practice of blindly adding social media buttons to every page got a lot of attention, and found many friends across the board. This proves we are onto something. Let’s look at some of the more critical reactions.
Sweep the Sleaze
Promising to make you look wired and magically promote your content in social networks, the Like, Retweet, and +1 buttons occupy a good spot on pretty much every page of the World Wide Web. Because of this, almost every major site and brand is providing free advertising for Twitter and Facebook. But do these buttons work?
Open Letter to my Friend Zeldman
After an anecdotal back and forth with Zeldman about the .Net awards where he was sponsor, judge, and recipient of three medals, @jobgold asked whether I was against prizes in general or just the "circle jerk" prizes, I answered that "All awards should go from old uncles (like me or @zeldman or whoever) to young people. They need it."
Cosmic 140—Art for Geeks
Our latest Web Trend Map tells the story of Twitter and its 140 most influential Twitter users. Surprisingly, it’s even more popular than Web Trend Map 4.
Meet C140, Our Next Trend Map
It’s one year since our last Web Trend Map. A lot has happened, but there are not enough changes in the landscape of domains in the last 12 months to create another domain-based Web Trend Map. The big changes happened one level higher, on the social layer, that is: On Twitter and Facebook.
Social Media Marketing? Kaboom, Baby!
"Social media marketing" is bullshit. If that upsets you, don't read the following text.
New and Dirty: Tweet Blogging
We all waste too much time reading (and writing!) boring text. Here is one solution to the problem.
The Age of Digital Baroque
After all, blogging is over now, isn't it? Very probably so.
The IT-Revolution promised to free and enrich us. To free us from propaganda, to free us from mindless TV, to free us from advertisement torture, and to enrich us by letting machines do all the boring work so we'd have more free time. So, how did it go?
Use Your Real Name When You Comment
Dear anonymous reader, if you intend to be critical: Be our guest. But if you're our guest, act like a guest.
Predictions for 2008
This year we have seven predictions. If they are as accurate as last year’s, we should make this a paid service.
Looking Back on 2007
Here’s what we said was going to happen in 2007 one year ago, compared to what really happened…
Understanding New Media
You often hear people saying that other people understand or don't understand the media. Funny enough that the appreciative "he/she understands the media" is applied to success in old media, while "he/she does not understand the media" is applied to old media people fumbling with the Internet.