As much as I love the marketing industry, there are a few things about it that irk me. One of which is the notion of perceived rules: they are perceived because there are no real repercussions for breaking them other than perhaps pissing someone off (which might be a good thing).
Tweeting, at least in the context of events, is very much like chatting at a cocktail party. And while it’s popular for audiences at events to participate in real-time discussions on Twitter (whether a mechanism is provided or not) there are many presenters not really getting as much out of it as they could be.
At conferences, in boardrooms, from consultants and across the web I continue to hear the statement: blogs and social media (as if they’re different things). In cases it is from people new to the internet it’s excusable. But it’s just not accurate and in fact the proliferation of it isn’t just irksome, it could be dangerous.
From the CEO running a global corporation to the preteen hustling for loose change with a lemonade stand, anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes in the business world knows one thing for sure: nothing sells itself.
Images continue to be the web’s most underrated content format. And if anything, in 2011 we’ve seen the pace of image sharing continue to increase. I’m a fan of images in particular because of how simple they are both to pass on and manipulate: basically encouraging an ongoing story through a culture of remix.