We have all seen them in our news feeds and on our connections’ walls and profiles: the motivational quote (often accompanied by a funny image or animated GIF) that’s meant to inspire us or make us laugh. Their ubiquity almost defines the stereotypical social media post, but why do people do it?
In the second part of his article “Does Anyone Actually Like E-mails?”, Nick Lewis examines how they are widely abused by employers & employees alike.
In a recent blog article, Ryan Holmes, the CEO of HootSuite, argued that the Social Media Manager is dead. In short, he argues that due to the ubiquitous adoption of social media by the masses, anyone who specialises in social media skills and is looking to get a career in a social media capacity is […]
Ploughing through my Outlook inbox the other day, I was overcome with a sense of dread and loathing. I had the Damascene revelation that this will be a task that will never, ever end until my last dying breath, beyond employment and well into any retirement that I may manage to have. This moment of […]
7 Reasons Why You Should Pay People To Manage Your Social Media For You (Is Social Media Free? Part 3)
Over on the Full Media Limited blog, I have argued that social media activity will cost you even before you register with the various social networks and, once that you have, the costs of an effective social media presence keep on escalating. The line that ‘social media is free’ is a complete fallacy, and people […]
One of the dilemmas of modern life is how to manage one’s connections and relationships on social media. When do you declare you’re in a relationship with someone on Facebook? And do you name the person (thereby linking to their profile) when you do so? Are you obliged to befriend online your existing connections’ partners […]