With Facebook announcing a secret press event scheduled for on June 20th, rumors and speculation have begun to swirl. One of which is that the recently acquired Instagram will be receiving a video feature.
When Twitter introduced Vine in late January of this year for iOS, I was on board. The problem however, was that in a sea of early adopters, I was sailing a lonely ship. Fast forward to April; Vine catches on with a few of my acquaintances and with popular social media culture and the bay became full of some interesting characters.
I’m almost 30 years old. I’ve got a few more months. There are often times in my day when I feel like a real-life adult. Paying my mortgage, planning my wedding, mowing my lawn: you know, big boy stuff. But then I was introduced to Snapchat, where all the crudeness of former teenage delinquency has a place to thrive.
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Recently on Instagram, I noticed re-grams from friends shouting out to follow @vansgiveaway offering a free pair of shoes to the first 30k followers.
Something immediately seemed fishy. In a struggling skateboard industry, (especially with hurricane Sandy so close in our rear-view, leaving so many with little to nothing), awarding 30 thousand pairs of shoes to seemingly undeserving total strangers with no pre-required information was totally bizarre.
Several years ago, a few innovative companies realized they could use an automotive industry inventory tracking barcode for marketing purposes. Before you know it, companies everywhere started utilizing this funky little barcode in their marketing materials. It took a while for everyone to realize what it was and how to use it. But once the QR code gained an understanding and a following — it took off!
November 15th and 16th marked my second annual pilgrimage to the Internet Summit held at Raleigh’s beautiful convention center. The Internet Summit boasts incredible speakers and topics of discussion ranging from basic SEO understanding to every element of social media integration one could possibly think of.
Every 10 months or so, my Facebook wall is chock-full of people whom I rarely even have personal interaction with, griping and moaning about the new layout design. I usually keep quiet about these changes, whether or not I agree with them.
The Blue Buffalo Company tugs at your heartstrings, or maybe your guilty conscience, with their “Love them like family . . .” tagline. Holistic and natural recipe dog foods are all the rage now.
In my opinion, social media has plateaued. Facebook is the norm. Everyone’s on it, everyone knows that everyone uses it, and the shock of grandma posting status updates is fading into the past. With Myspace’s death/resurrection cycle not getting anyone’s attention, and Twitter celebrating a half-decade of chirps, what’s a boy gotta do to get excited about the Internet these days?