Reddit is looking to monetize its community, but its somewhat anarchic approach makes it hard to cozy up to brands, so the site is focusing on the benefits of a real conversation with users
Most of the new features that Twitter is either rolling out, experimenting with or rumored to be launching are aimed at one thing: trying to cram as much stuff as possible into 140 characters. But can it do this without losing what made it so compelling to begin with?
Despite having multiple social platforms all around us, creating a place to have an intelligent conversation is still a difficult thing to do. Branch tried to solve that problem multiple times, and now the team behind the startup will get the chance to try doing so from inside Facebook
Just weeks after Twitter added a new feature designed to promote conversations, Facebook launched two new APIs that give publishers the ability to track discussion about various topics across the social network.
Many Twitter users dislike the new conversation feature because they say it interferes with their ability to use the service as a news-delivery system — but others see the new feature as a return to the way Twitter used to be.
Jeff Atwood, co-founder of Stack Overflow, has launched a new platform that he hopes will improve the nature of online comments by adding trust metrics — but there are no shortcuts to healthy online communtiies.
UK politician Louise Mensch has got a ton of publicity for her new startup, Menshn — a Twitter-like messaging service that has pre-determined topics for people to talk about. But here’s the thing: it’s an idea that’s rotten from top to bottom.
Is Twitter like a spoken conversation, the kind you would have with friends in a bar? Or is it like a written discussion? One of the things that can make Twitter hard to define is that it can be both of those at the same time.
Are you just getting the ingredients together to start a business? Or are you in the process of making your dessert — taking your business from new to sweet? In either case, you can take your business up a notch with social media.
Building conversations anywhere in the world of social media develops relationships, grows brand recognition and expands expertise. The formula for starting and building a community around your topic calls for a heap of passion, a large scoop of planning and a big bowl of promotion — the three P’s. Read More about How to Build Conversations in Social Media Using the 3 P’s
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Good Kwanza. With Turkey Day stuffed behind us, the holiday season is off to a running start, and the official office parties are soon to follow. For many people, the stress of these corporate celebrations is that they require us to talk to customers, co-workers and vendors — about something other than business. But let’s face it, small talk is the stock-in-trade of workplace festivities, and knowing how to do it well can be a boon to your business. Read More about Score With Small Talk At the Holiday Office Party