Just wanted to do a quick overview of all the stuff that’s been going online lately. There is always so much happening on the online world its hard to keep up. I personally don’t listen, watch or read regular news its 99% depressing (click to tweet) but online news excites me and assures me the world is an interesting awesome place!
While the iPhone5 has been getting a lot of positive reviews, there have been a lot of mixed reactions and responses during the recent launch of Apple Maps. Just last year when Google+ was launched, it had to go through the same negative initial reactions like filled with bugs, not as good as Facebook, and so on and so forth. Building a new mapping service doesn’t happen overnight as they say. So let’s wait and see if iOS users will make the most out of Apple maps and wait for the mapping service to get better or will Google try to step in and come up with a new Google Map application.
For those who haven’t updated your Twitter account, the addition of the profile header images came as a surprise to many especially to potential advertisers or their agencies who were not given a clue to what these updates would be. Twitter, as we know it, depends heavily on advertising. Apparently advertisers or their agencies were not so “happy” with the changes and even complained they were told just a little about the Twitter changes but felt it was not enough as it would have been good if everything have been rolled out in advance. So what’s with the new Twitter headers? These headers are basically the same to Facebook and also Google+ headers except that on Twitter, these new section is also where you store or house all your important pictures, handle, bio, location, name, and website.
Buying follower views, likes, reviews, and other interactions on social media can be a bad idea. The more likes a page has, the more global visibility it gets and everyone knows that. But did you know that fake fans, likes, and reviews are considered among the worst part of social media? According to Gartner Inc., that these paid social media interactions will just become worse. In fact analysts anticipate that by 2014, 10 to 15 percent of social media reviews, likes, and etc will be fake or paid for by businesses. Prices vary in terms of these fake social media interactions. Some even offer $25 for every 1,000 likes on Twitter or Facebook. And because this practice has become very common, Facebook has announced that it would track down fake likes. What is your stand about companies purchasing likes, reviews, followers, and other interactions on social media?
Facebook has become flooded with Instagram photos which more and more users are using on their iPhones and Android phones that Google needed to do something. Now, Google has a secret weapon to host photos. Nik Software is a software company that is based both in Germany and San Diego. This company specializes in photo editing. Nik Software is also the parent of Snapseed which is a popular iOS photo editing application. A handy photo editor, Snapseed offers same filters to the very popular Instagram.
Reddit is a popular social news platform that lets users discuss and also vote on content that other users have submitted. To avoid spammers, the site came up with karma points. These “karma” points are acquired by comments and links that are voted up by other users in the community. So if you are planning to just spam your post, then better look another place to post! The main purpose of Reddit for your business is to interact with the fans and it is a great place to promote and grow your business.
We all know that social media is the best way to capture leads and sales opportunities. But where really is the best place to be more visual? For businesses looking to invest in social, it is very essential to know which social media networks have a proven record of strong ROI. Some networks have proven to be much more effective than others so as an internet marketer, it is important to know which sites are successful at giving you great revenue opportunities.
With the recent launch of Apple’s iOS6, it has brought a new clock application to the iPad but the design of its clock app has raised controversies. The Swiss Federal Railways, under the German acronym SBB, accused Apple of copying its railway station clock design which they have been using since 1940s. The iPad uses this design and SBB is considering taking legal action as its use of the iconic clock face was not authorized in any way by the SBB.
It’s amazing how this fantasy football fanatic made a successful touchdown and relates it to engaging and understanding your target audience. From a niche hobby, fantasy football has become a multimillion-dollar industry. In fact, last year, the number of online players has reached 30 million in Canada and United States. So from being just an idea, it has become a best seller and we can get something out of it to help us get more customer base, build relationship and allow more customers to participate more with the brand.
What did i miss any cool stuff going on in the online world lately? Let me know!