Social Media Top 5: What Podcasts? More Disclosure & Wikipedia Fun, & Instagram Feed Change

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  Podcasts? What Podcasts? NPR employees have been instructed not to promote its own podcasts on the air? What? It appears there is a friction between NPR’s longtime brilliance at making its content available via downloadable or streaming media (Podcasts!) and the desire by local stations for listeners to stick with good ol’ terrestrial radio. … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Instant Winners, Loser Apps, & Stopping Online Harassment

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Facebook Instant Articles Coming to More Publishers Soon. And…? On April 12, Facebook says, it will open up its Instant Articles platform to all publishers. I haven’t taken much advantage of this platform from the initial group of large publishers with current access, but it is fair to say it has worked well enough for broader … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Reaction-ary, DIY PR Advice From Hell, Making Better Conferences

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One Question about Facebook Reactions: Facebook officially released the “reactions” emoji, so people can express a range of emotions outside of the traditional “like” button when not bothering to actually comment on a friend’s post.  I do have one question about how this might change the way we use Facebook: will fewer people like posts … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Just Take No, Multi-Account Instagram, & Vertical Video is Here to Stay

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Two “User Experience” Pet Peeves After a week off of writing, I’ll start with two less timely thoughts: First – why stop at annoying customers, visitors or users once when you can get them multiple times before they leave forever? I have been seeing more “No thanks I want decline this amazing offer and keep on being … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Defining “Long-Form,” #RIPTwitter, & Logo Design Perils

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This post is 948 words long, which should take you approximately three minutes to read. Are We Defining Long-Form Content Incorrectly?  I have talked about “long-form content” quite a bit lately (including on a Blab-cast about same on AGBeat recently), as I observe many platforms fighting for (more sustained) attention. But are these platforms, like Medium, … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: The Blogfather Speaks, The CEO Counts & the Map Don’t Lie

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Only three this week. We’ve had holidays. Happy New Year. Iran’s “Blogfather” – This is Why we Must Have Good Things After last week’s story about Medium claiming to be the future of Web content, it is interesting to see this story- an Iranian blogger emerges from six years in prison aghast at the prevalence … [Read more…]