Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Bullshit Buzzword Bingo, by a seasoned Webstratepaneur

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Basically, everything that I do when it comes to making social a good option for companies is to not take the nuclear option with the buzzwords, and overwhelm everybody. It's a con. Being social is not hard.

Lets face it, although buzz-words are the work of the devil, we all need to shorten and make a good analogy from time to time. Sometimes the analogy gets shortened, and that’s where the buzzing starts to occur.

And then what happens? Then I have to get together a social media dictionary, only to discover that my own head is shoved up my ass, and I’m as deep in the bullshit bingo as this dude. So thanks for all of the buzzwords, everybody. And by thank you, I mean, sod you arsebiscuit.

Thanks for making my day A Bajillion Hits. A more-than necessary reality check for me.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

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What an Outrageous tweet about Egypt.

Social media fail much?

What a douchebag.

Brands: take note.

Is The Daily any good?

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So, News Corp has spent $30M on The Daily iPad newspaper. But is it any good?

From the looks of it, it looks more like a step backwards jammed into a step forwards.

Does anybody really want to pay for something online (or in Apple's walled garden), that doesn't have 100% relevancy to their own lives?

The news industry needs to evolve, and start thinking of creative, stream-lined solutions. If you look at some of the most popular sites on the internet, you'll see that they are mostly single issue. If I want news, I'll go to a specialised news site. If I want tech news, I'll head over to Twitter, Reddit, Techmeme or any other site to read about news that is relevant to me.

Is there any room for an old-fashioned paper like The Daily in today's market?

I don't think so. What do you think?