Don’t tell me what to think! Social media vs heritage news

Don’t tell me what to think! Social media vs heritage news

Heritage media in the UK took another punch to the stomach recently as social media refused to allow The Daily Mail to set a racist right wing agenda. A couple of weeks later, John Hartigan decided to strike a blow on behalf of the heritage newspaper industry to the blogging community in his speech to the National Press Club.

All your Twitter are belong to us

All your Twitter are belong to us

No one can predict a hit, online even more so. For every internet startup that catches the wave of user-behaviour, there are hundreds that smash against the rocks of indifference. Success or failure is often beyond the control of the developers behind the original vision.

Why I’m not going to follow you on Twitter

Why I’m not going to follow you on Twitter

A couple of days ago, I posted my thoughts on why Twitter isn’t the catch-all ultimate social network some marketers and the media would have us believe. Twitter just isn’t for everyone. Of course, there is way more to say on the topic, especially when it comes to “follow you, follow me” behaviour, as was raised in the comments.

Why are you on Twitter? Seriously! Why?

Why are you on Twitter? Seriously! Why?

Last week, the Aussie press reported, with the usual tall poppy slashing glee, that Twitter’s phenomenal rise was an illusion and that the reality was a massive 60% monthly churn. According to The Australian — and with similar stories appearing in most daily papers — 60% of new Twitter users stop returning to the social networking site within a month of registering.

Business smack-down on social media savvy employees

Business smack-down on social media savvy employees

Today, The Sydney Morning Herald ran an article discussing how some businesses are taking disciplinary action — including sackings — against employees for comments made on Facebook and Twitter. This hammered home the central points of yesterday’s post.