People buy domain names before they do anything else online.
To keep identities uniform across websites and networks, most base their Twitter handles off of their domain name and/or their name. Domains, Gmail accounts, Twitter handles and Facebook URLs are quickly reserved as more and more people jump online.
Have you thought about reserving domains for your children?
Jenny Hooper, a pregnant business professional hadn't planned on reserving domains for her daughter.
Personally, I find it odd. For me, creating my first email address and screen name was a big deal, something exciting and an expression of myself and my personality.
I started thinking about the subject of this article after reading an article in the recent issue of Incentive Magazine. In the article, the author recommends that companies use social media as a means to increase employee performance. While I do not agree with everything that the author suggests, he got me to thinking.
Social media is not going away anytime soon. People and companies will only be expanding the number of ways that they use social media. One of the best stories I ever read about how prevalent social media has become was by Seth Fiegerman on Mashable. He compared it to how his grandfather was reluctant to get a credit card when they originally became available. However, over time, his grandfather got one.
Fun fact: Americans spend about 329 million hours on email per month.That number doesn’t surprise me.
A public relations professional, it’s safe to say I spend at least one to two hours at work each day sending emails and conducting follow-up. Anyone who works in a communications field, be it PR, social media, or sales, likely spends just as much time as me staring at their inbox. It’s exhausting – particularly the follow-up portion, sending email after email to the same person hoping to receive a single response.
Thanks to a new tool called PolitePersistence, that time previously spent on follow-up emails can finally be spent doing actual work.
PolitePersistence is a Gmail extension, set to roll out on Chrome and potentially Firefox, allowing you to set and then forget your email follow-ups – a Godsend for someone like me who is tired of all the time wasted on email follow-up.
If you know any teenagers, or have your own, you may have heard that Facebook is quickly losing its “cool”.
According to a recent Pew survey, more teens dislike the growing trend of adults using the site, the constant “drama” that seems to appear there, and people excessively sharing content. The study also concluded that more teens are flocking to sites such as Twitter.
Regarding the constant “drama” on Facebook, one teen I surveyed said:
[Facebook] is sometimes discouraging. It is almost as if people can control the way the world sees them and we all believe they have this wonderful life. It is just another popularity contest.
Screenshot from Line's website
Call it a phase, despite enhanced privacy features now we hate sharing personal stuffs on Facebook but not on a platform enabling a direct one to one interaction to the closed ones. Most of us even hate leaving a direct message on someone’s FB wall or even a direct tweet unless a moment of psychological pat/aid (e.g. birthday, a surgery etc.) is in place.