How often do you check your Twitter feeds or Facebook account?
Do you check it once a day? A few times a week? Once or twice a month?
Or are you one of those people ADDICTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA to the point where your phone is in constant danger of running out of battery because you’re continually online and checking in with everyone you’ve ever known?
If not – then rest assured that they still have the old-fashioned carnival barker there, offering to guess anything from your weight, to your zodiac sign, to your age — all for just a few dollars. Don’t worry – if they get it wrong, they hand you a stuffed animal worth $0.25 to them. It’s sheer profit, even if they lose every single transaction that they attempt.
If you’re a brand manager, one goal of your job is to ensure that you have an active Social Media presence.
Some companies do it well. Some companies do it poorly. Some companies are non-existent in the social space. Those that do it well don’t necessarily need any more advice other than to keep doing what’s working. Those that do it poorly need all the help that they can get. And those that aren’t participating at all – well, maybe that’s okay for them. It depends on the industry and their products, we suppose. Continue reading TOP 9 BRANDS WITH THE LARGEST SOCIAL MEDIA MARKET SHARE→
In today’s cruel Internet world, if you participate in social media at all then you’ve likely participated (in one way or another) in cyberbullying.
And Web Watch isn’t even talking about the overly mean, news-worthy levels of pure, unadulterated hatred that should never happen to anybody, at anytime, anywhere, ever. Just posting angry messages about anonymous people with bad driving habits, or Instagramming photos of unusual hair styles or clothing choices — those also could be counted under the generic CYBERBULLY tag.
Web Watch was in a grocery store recently, when we saw a customer walking through the aisles with her hair stacked up on her head and a baseball cap perched precariously atop the towering threads. It was not a good look on her, nor would it be a good look on anybody. Why a baseball cap instead of a hair wrap? We may never know the answer. But she was confident in what she was wearing, and Web Watch applauds her for this. Continue reading BEST WAY TO AVOID CYBERBULLIES? STOP USING FACEBOOK→
Here’s a personal question: do you own your own domain name yet? Benefits of doing so include being able to post your own photo gallery online without having to rely on Facebook, or having a custom email address (regardless of whether you choose to access it with gmail or not).
It’s okay if you don’t have your own personal domain yet. But you may want to consider getting one for the future.
Here’s a business question: do you own your own domain name yet? You’d be surprised at how many businesses still don’t have their own website or email presence, and instead figure that posting their information on Facebook is good enough.
Nobody cares about whether you’re on Facebook. They do care if they’re able to get information about your company or products in a fast, reasonable manner.
That was the service that really loved to make you go into epileptic seizures with lots of blinking text and crazy colors. It was painful to visit, let alone read any of the content people bothered to post on their sites.
So fast-foward to today… and guess what? We really haven’t moved very far away from what Geocities had left us with.
You can’t deny that Apple’s iPod had a defining effect on the technology and music industries.
Web Watch had been using other MP3 players for years before Apple came to the portable music party, but it was Apple’s ease of getting the music through the iTunes Store that solidified Apple’s place in history.
But there is some music that isn’t available in the iTunes Store, or Amazon’s Music Store, or Google Play. And that can be frustrating to fans who are really looking to complete their collection of music from their favorite artists.
Web Watch knows many people who suffer from a daily deluge of spam email in their inbox. It’s through no fault of their own – it has to do with their company email policies and the ease of guessing commonly spelled names at specific email domains.
Yes, we feel sorry for you, Ned Obody at the DMV. Too bad you’re stuck with the email address of email@example.com as your email address. (Note for anyone attempting to reach Mr Ned — Web Watch made that email address up, so the chances of it actually working are slim to none.)