Do you remember approximately six months ago when Facebook Questions were all the rage? If your News Feed looked anything like mine, it was cluttered with random poll answers from random Facebook friends. Today, it seems that these poll questions have simply disappeared.
Surveys and polls can be an excellent tool for gaining insight and interacting with your fans, why exactly did this feature lose popularity so quickly?
After careful consideration, I have come up with the top three reasons why Facebook polls have been unofficially discontinued.
Yesterday, there was a lot of Facebook activity from folks on my networks, regarding Facebook auto syncing your phone contacts from Facebook mobile app to your Facebook page.
This includes all contacts, even numbers of people you are not Facebook friends with.
Of course, this caused a massive uproar from people who felt as if they never opted-in to this feature however, by using the Facebook mobile application you are agreeing to the following, "You provide all rights necessary to enable users to sync (including through an application) their contact lists with any basic information and contact information that is visible to them on Facebook, as well as your name and profile picture."
Social Media Club officially launched a monthly wine club and have been working closely with our friends at VinTank and VineCrowd to present a monthly selection from some of the top wineries in California, with the plan to expand to wineries across the United States.
We're extending our Social Media Club members exclusive discounts on these wines, with even deeper discounts available to our Professional, Small Business and Corporate members.
The best thing about social media which turned it into an instant success is the fact that it has been powered by the people. It has something to offer to almost everyone.
Its smooth accessibility has not only made the social connectivity easy but also provided people across the world with flexible working opportunities.
The term “crowd sourcing” has been coined to attribute positive and fresh feel to the much criticized outsourcing arena. Social media now has become indispensable part of consumer and brand bonding.
Social media has not made it easier for either brands or businesses to get attention. It’s like going to SXSW and missing the two people you really needed to connect with while seeing hordes of other attendees. It may seem as if things have gotten more transparent, they haven’t. And that’s because along with all this transparency has come an accompanying fragmentation of attention. The real time stream goes by more and more quickly, and we risk missing more and more.
I haven’t really had my PR/marketing hat on since I left Intel. That is, I haven’t done the kind of research I used to do, spending hours compiling lists of targeted media, and trying to reach journalists with information. In the mean time, several significant and by now familiar shifts have occurred:
Today is my one-year running anniversary. If you had told me 18 months ago that in a year I would complete not one, but two half-marathons, a 10K, a three-mile race, and logged hundreds of miles, I would have laughed in your face and called you silly.
My year of running has transformed how I approach life’s issues, problems, opportunities or whatever they are called these days.
Last week we introduced a survey asking our Social Media Club community, what have been the most significant impacts of social media in the last five years?
While social media has existed well over five years, the global adoption of social media tools and platforms increased the most dramatically in the last half decade.
Some of the most significant changes we’ve witnessed in real-time have been citizen uprisings which lead to government collapse, increased access to news distribution, and better business transparency across brands, large and small.
More than 60% of those surveyed said the most significant impact of social media has been the access to news in real-time and ease of distribution with social tools.
The second most significant impact according to those surveyed is the ability to connect more easily with friends and family.
Things have been tough lately for everyone, no matter which corner of the globe you call home. There is tough news emerging almost every day on the the economy, global conflict and even on personal happiness.While many have complained about mainstream media's continual focus on negative news, including the very journalists doing the reporting, there has unfortunately been little change over the years.
But still, there is much to be thankful for, and a great deal of positive news to read if you are willing to look for it, or if you set up your filters properly...
We are introducing our August Book of the Month, Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business by Erik Qualman.