Social Media Top 5: Why Bother?
Time for another Social Media top 5, after another long week of being immersed in the biz:
Actually– a great idea– the resume needs an update, but people need to be careful to consider their audience– their potential employer– before trying to change the game. A good example of an opportunity for experimentation is what Mzinga (a company I am currently doing PR for) is doing to hire a couple of social media and PR-related positions.
2) Will urban dictionary allow PR people to update entries? I’ll wager an entry for “Steve Rubel” (noun or verb) will get thousands of votes in a matter of days..
3) Advertising ideas for Microsoft: look to successful ads and copy them, for example:
“Vista Freakout” — people walk into a computer retailer and are told that there is no Vista available
“Folgers test” – replace MAC Leopard OS with Vista and see if anyone notices
That should work.
4) By far the worst name for a social media application: “Profilactic.” Actually, it’s a very useful site (cited by Scott Monty in a recent MarketingProfs article) for harvesting your disparate online identities. Upcoming social media sites include:
Suppository.com – Where did you leave that profile info? Suppository.com will act as a constant reminder.
Lubricant.com – To ease the insertion of large multimedia files into even the tiniest social media sites.
Embarrassingitch.com – Erase any evidence of that ill-considered blog/Facebook/Twitter post you fell in love with after too many drinks.