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…]

Social Media Top 5: Lessons Learned From “Lessons Learned from Star Wars” Posts (NO SPOILERS)

Here we go again: the long-awaited new Star Wars movie is out (side note: I’m ok with spoilers; either the movie is good or it’s not), and the predictable “Lessons Learned” posts are pouring in from PR, marketing and social media bloggers. Yay. Here’s one with PR lessons! Here’s another, with business lessons! (It’s an old … [Read more…]

Social Media Top 5: Podcasters Ask the Wrong Question, Don’t Period Your Text & The War on Tree-Blobs

I actually had more material than I could use this week, how about that? I had to trim and five and was able to avoid any mentions of Donald Trump (oops). No, Facebook is Not the Next Big Platform for Podcasts I am, most likely, a greater-than-average consumer of podcasts. Part of the reason is I listen … [Read more…]