social media


Facebook introduced reactions with an emphasis on both the nuance they enabled and the mobile convenience: “[I]f you are sharing something that is sad [...] it might not feel comfortable to Like that post.” Later: “Commenting might afford nuanced responses, but composing those responses on a [mobile] keypad takes too much time.” » about 800 words

Social Compass

It looks gorgeous, but the points and bearings Brian Solis lays out in his Social Compass seem so obvious to me that I almost dismissed it as meaningless. Then I remembered there really are people who don’t know the message they’re trying to send will be filtered through people and technologies they can’t control and depend on adoption and repetition by agents working in their own interests.

Anyway, there are more posters in his store.

Jeeves Is Back! Does Your Organization Need Its Own Avatar/Personality?

If you remember, you probably remember Jeeves. Now he’s back on the UK site. It turns out that people liked the old chap, and in this age of social media, it’s probably prudent to have a corporate avatar (it looks a lot better on Facebook, anyway). There’s more about the resurrection at Search Engine […] » about 100 words

No Such Thing As Bad Publicity

Finding a 2007 blog post about a condom and a cheeseburger made a friend ask if student blogs should be moved off-domain. My flippant answer was “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” His retort was simple and quick: “Tell that to the catholic church.” It stung. He had me, I was sure. It’s hard […] » about 300 words

How Wikipedia Works

When Phoebe Ayers isn’t hanging out at ROFLcon she’s probably doing something related to Wikipedia, so I’m looking forward to reading How Wikipedia Works: And How You Can Be a Part of It.

Extra points: Phoebe and her co-authors somehow convinced their publisher to release the entire work under the GFDL, the same license Wikipedia uses. You could read the entire thing online for free, but that’s the easy part. What will you do to return the value? (Remember, Andrew Keen is watching.)