We’ve talked a fair amount of getting and keeping followers via social media. Many times that social media is meant to eventually encourage users to add themselves to an email list, join an app, or some other commitment or sign-up. This sounds straightforward, but like many things, people get in their own way. Wired published an article looking at “user onboarders” who help streamline the sign-up process to make sure people are likely to finish it. This is an interesting task in its own right, but it also holds lessons for how not to put barriers in the way of potential customers and their actions.
Online social media threats from terrorists, including ISIS, have caused U.S. military bases to raise their security alert. CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports.
The picture you choose for your social media profile makes a difference
Does anyone know the difference between a Cat and a Comma? Post answer in comments.
Grumpy Cat will be the world’s most miserable comic book hero. Here’s the full story on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2015/05/27/grumpy-cat-comic-books/
Here is the link to the article: http://mashable.com/2015/05/26/facebook-resturant-reviews/
Sometimes the hardest part about blogging is not writing the posts, but coming up with ideas for posts in the first place. Here is a useful article on using Quora, a question and answer-based social network, to generate ideas for blog posts (and get answer to questions you might have).
We’ve talked in the past about Medium as a new blogging platform. They appear to be in the middle of a pivot, changing their focus from publishing to being a social network of sorts. What do you think this means for their prospects, and do the two goals necessarily have to be unrelated to each other?