It’s Social Media Day and everyone is invited! There are a bunch of online and in-person events happening throughout the world to celebrate. Join the conversation at #SMDay. Here’s a great article about building brand ambassadors instead of focusing on a certain number of followers..
EVERYONE LIKES FREE STUFF, RIGHT?
In honor of today, we want to make sure ya’ know about all the free resources available. Celebrate Social Media Day and get started on your social strategy. Since today is all about connecting online, if you only download one thing today, we recommend this super easy social media response tool.
If you are a downloading machine, dive deep into your Twitter or Facebook strategies. Or go through your website if you think it might need a refreshed user experience!
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR DOG STARES AT YOU WHEN YOU SLEEP…
That’s creepy. Snapchat says the same thing about target marketing. They’re not a fan of stalking their target market. They focus on mobile, say “who cares” about data, and break more rules than the number of times Jimmy Fallon breaks character. See what else they don’t do and how it’s making them super popular.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR FRIEND RECORDS YOUR KARAOKE DEBUT…
Is there an undo button for last night? Gmail has a new take-backsies option! When you accidentally reply-all and share your real feelings about Ben in IT, you can make sure he doesn’t see it by hitting “undo“. The feature isn’t ready for mobile yet, but Google’s workin’ on it.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU’RE AN INTROVERT AT A PARTY…
So…how about that local sports team? For the extrovert who has an insane schedule, networking can eat into a lot of time. For the introvert, it can be awkward and seem forced. Here are some tips everyone can get excited about. Stop asking people to coffee – and connect on social instead.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU’RE IN COURT…
Endorphins make you happy – happy people don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t. Cat videos also make people happy. What does this mean for your business? We’re not saying you should put a cat in your next ad campaign, but we’re not saying you shouldn’t.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN THE BEST MAN FORGOT TO WRITE HIS SPEECH…
He’s speechless. That’s probably how E.L. James felt when she hosted a Twitter chat at #AskELJames. To say the least, the conversation did not go over well. If you ever find yourself in a social media crisis, reach out to some experts for help.
Here’s something to tweet about! Lexus apparently made the first real hoverboard. Our inner child (and our adult person) are spazzing out. Is Back to the Future happening right now? Does this mean we’re in the future? Take a look at the teaser video and join the world freaking out over at #LexusHover.
Pretty soon, businesses could get to use Facebook messenger to handle customer service, like sending receipts and shipping information. Also, since friend-to-friend payments through messenger is a thing (and people don’t need a Facebook account to use messenger anymore), it might eventually lead to a new way for businesses to accept payments (cha-ching). We won’t know for sure until messenger hits 1 billion users. Stay tuned.
Has anyone ever told you the back of your head looks ridiculous? Facebook will let you know.
P.S. Animated Gifs are now supported on Facebook (browser mode). They’re not 100% great on business pages because they open in a new tab, but there’s hope. We’re excited.
EAT MY SHORTS
- If you’re going on a long road trip this summer and need something to do besides padiddle, start listening to these five podcasts!
- Instagram’s search just got better. Find images relevant to topics instead of just people you follow or things you’ve liked before.
- There’s a new-ish social network called Minds, The creators believe in trust, privacy, and a simple algorithm based on points to boost content. Do you think it’s the next Facebook?
- Another brand new network baby is Reveal. It focuses on positivity, not being anonymous, and good vibes. Some social-celebs say it’s too early to tell whether it’s going to be worth it, but definitely something to keep your eyes on.
NEVER MISS THE SOCIAL SHARE AGAIN!
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