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The first paragraph is all over the place with grammar or am I crazy?
1 year, 1 month ago on The iPad, our mobile advertising savior
Also, let's not forget the real time value news sources and publications have increasingly taken advantage of and that Google News just hasn't been able to compete with so far.
1 year, 3 months ago on Newspapers take aim at Google News again. Maybe because they’re no longer scared
Out of all those listed, I'm most interested in seeing how Wrapp handles this. Think there's still a market segment available to them, but only if they continue to remain hyper relevant in the "free" gift card giving via social arena.
1 year, 4 months ago on How many startups will Facebook Gifts kill?
@eringriffith @trheingold Yes, Erin -- Facebook is merciless in their sales push towards brands. Sales reps will call daily once they nab your number (required to download any of their case studies, etc...) and they have tons in the way of web based marketing materials (.pdfs, splashy/pretty pitches with lots of small business niceties).
This is all in the links Ted mentions.
Also, check out Facebook's new "Stories" Page and app: https://www.facebook.com/FacebookStoriesEnglish?fref=ts
These "Facebook is like ____" image posts (my favorite is "Facebook is like a Birthday Cake" find it here: https://www.facebook.com/facebook?fref=ts) are really pushing a complex cultural eco-system for their platform, while their latest revisions to their Pages strategy is not.
1 year, 4 months ago on Oh hey, a solution to the Facebook Page drama! That was fast
@trheingold I definitely agree, Ted.
Unlike Erin I really think that the conversation has shifted away from e-mail (let's be honest -- the "Bulk" folder from Gmail has murdered e-mail marketing) and almost totally to social media based marketing.
Further, many Facebook users in the past have truly seen their "like" of a Page as an actual subscription to any future updates by that Page. In the examples you give, Nasa, news outlets, etc... (basically entities with no desire for a major ad budget) will be left to whither and fall away.
This basically leaves us with the "shopping network" that some have pointed out, devolving the platform into something considered overly commercial and inorganic. Obviously, this is a growth killer.
Considering the "life changing stories" Facebook has been pushing lately, it's important that they takes steps to revise their approach and avoid this kind of scenario.