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

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

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

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

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

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…]