I swore I wasn’t going to write about Facebook again this week. Then a Facebook ad started up with the name-calling again. It wasn’t a bad name, or inaccurate, but such ads do have a knack for getting noticed. From the responses to last week’s column, people really don’t like getting called fat on Facebook […]
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Have you ever felt insulted by overzealous ad targeting? I’ve been hearing this come up more in conversation lately, often with people who aren’t in the advertising or technology industries. One example was first mentioned to me by a female friend who saw an ad on the left side of Facebook that mentioned her age […]
There are rumors going around that Twitter‘s going to acquire Summize, the leading Twitter search engine (leading in terms of functionality, if not usage). What’s this going to do for Twitter? Historically, Twitter has allowed almost all of the most important features and functionality to be developed by others. Outside of its bare bones messaging […]
By now, you know which “Sex and the City” character you are, along with which Disney princess, Victoria’s Secret angel, Spice Girl, “L-Word” character, and Desperate Housewife. You can determine your cosmic match among “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” characters, the Mafia, NBA players, and midfielders. If you prefer inanimate objects, you can choose among knowing […]
Ever go to one of those panels where most of the answers can be summed up as “it depends,” “not sure,” or “we’re just not there yet”? On one hand, it’s a great sign because it means you’ve stumbled on an honest bunch of panelists. On the other hand, it doesn’t make for great sound bites, until a couple panelists talk about stomach ailments and the moderator quips about his fiancée.
I had a great time on a panel this week at OMMA Social, and even more fun networking throughout the event, where everyone shedding layers at the sweltering Yale Club made it feel like the Woodstock of Internet conferences (no free love, though — just free crab cakes). My fellow panelists and moderator were some of the brightest people I know in this business, but some of the panels wound up addressing the same questions. To keep future panels more exciting, here are ten questions you don’t need to ask other panelists about social media, along with the answers you’re likely to hear.