Social Media Top 5: Brangelina Shaming, AdBlockBlock, YouTube Community, TwitterLong

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Four this week. So what… Brangelina Is Big News, so Spare Me Your Condescension I rarely have time for memes, but the I’m finding the latest to be as tiring as any: since news broke of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce and the predictable over-coverage by so-called news media, some folks wishing for us to … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Twitter Sneetches, No Comment, Hashtags & Unnecessary Zoom

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Of Blue Checkmarks and Sneetche The butthurt by Twitter power-users who don’t get their Verified Account checkmarks is still being heard ’round the world. I, too, was nonplussed after giving it a shot; seeing some of the non-celebrities who seem to have gotten theirs, and Twitter opening up the request process, I thought why not? … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Facebook Automated Trends is Just Fine, Blab is Dead, Disclosure is…Well…

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Some of my items might be slightly out of date for a post that aspires to be weekly (Ha!), but I don’t care, as long as the relevance endures…but first a newer one: Facebook Automates Trending Topics, Hilarity Ensues So people were worried about humans putting bias into the Facebook news algorithm. So people thought … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Instagram Disappears, Snapchat Offends, FTC Enforces, Twitter Censors, Facebook Spoils

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Instagram Stories – I’m Trying to Care – I’m Trying really, really, hard. This has already been batted around a bit, but Instagram has launched a “stories” feature ripped directly, more or less, from the Snapchat playbook. Good thing? Instagram itself is the more established players- plus it has Facebook’s backing, so there is no reason to … [Read more…]

Blog Silence

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Out of respect for the millions of victims of marketing blogging, I am taking a brief break from writing new posts.* *Or, I’m busy and/or dealing with offline events and issues that demand my time  

Social Media Top 5: Facebook Sponsored Content, What Holds Podcasting Back, and Lessons from Kobe

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This week’s topics inspired in part by my participation in the revived Media Bullseye Roundtable podcast. Always a pleasure to chat with Chip Griffin about media and communications topics. …and the Beast Shall Bear the Mark of the Blue Check… I like the idea that Facebook is using its own bully pulpit to restrict how … [Read more…]