Breaking News via sociale media: geen winner-take-all verhaal

The battle over breaking news on the internet has long been framed as a winner-take-all affair, but the reality is emerging as far more nuanced. Both (Twitter en Facebook) platforms are imperfect and surprisingly interdependent, with ideas and events spreading back and forth between the two. Gelezen bij BuzzFeed

Facebook’s only real existential threat

It’s easy to forget that Facebook faced its  when it failed to anticipate how quickly its users would migrate from desktop to mobile. After years of foot-dragging, the company spent $1bn buying Instagram and focused on working out how to make money from people using its apps on smartphones. Since then it’s been incredibly aggressive […]

Twitter could be entering the internet graveyard

I think Twitter is in a crisis and could be entering the internet graveyard that is populated by many other small internet properties that are used by people and have value to their users but are no longer growth companies. Walter Price van Allianz zet even de puntjes op de internettoekomst van Twitter als beursgenoteerd bedrijf bij The Independent

The Solution to the Problem With the Solution to Twitter’s Problems

Moments should be a standalone app. Period. It can still use the Twitter namespace and shared login. Be made by Twitter, etc. But Twitter needs something it can market to users that is not Twitter. Gelezen bij de bij tijden hilarische maar in deze erg on topic en spot on StartupLJackson. Hij heeft gelijk. Als het dan […]

The true secret sauce of social media

The true secret sauce of social media has never been and will never be to get people to share your brand’s latest viral video or inspirational quote on Instagram. The future belongs to brands (…) that get people talking to each other about their differentiated products, customer experience, values, innovation or community commitment rather than about their […]

‘Social media has stopped people dreaming about stars’

It’s the social networks that prevent people from dreaming any more about stars. Their private life is displayed constantly on social networks; and some even post private pictures of themselves. I find it a pity. Being a star entails glamour and secrecy; it’s hard to keep any degree of mystery nowadays. Woorden van Catherine Deneuve, […]

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days.

My News Feed took on an entirely new character in a surprisingly short amount of time. After checking in and liking a bunch of stuff over the course of an hour, there were no human beings in my feed anymore. It became about brands and messaging, rather than humans with messages. Waar denk jij aan? […]