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Nicely said Pam.
Once the emotional connection is made, people "join."
They join to be a leader, to feel smarter, to save money, to show-off how much money they spent - whatever the reason they join becuse you connected with them.
Keep up the great stuff!
Yes - totally agree with the fact that, for what you do, you need to fish in the bigger pond. Look forward to seeing the follow up post; filtering the firehose is an excellent choice of words.
Thanks for the reply Tommy.
Circled you as well...
This article is part of the reason why I frequent SocialMediaToday.com less & less: Hyped-up, sensational & lacking facts. Someone else previously mentioned earlier - the editors are reaching way back in the closet for articles such as this.
Very easy to see why you're such a FB fan-boy, one glance at your website explains it - your personal business is built around one platform and anything that can be seen as a threat must be terrible.
Your arguments are based on hope & speculation. Monday-morning product critics are everywhere. G+ doesn't need to be bigger than FB to be declared a winner - it comes down to creating shareholder value.
I would challenge you to do a follow-up post on all of your points in another 90 days. It'll be a different scenario when:
I find it ironic that you have posts within G+ praising both it's functionalities and the people using their unique qualities - while even experimenting with different methods as well as stating that you're "happy you made it on too."
So, why not embrace it like you did at one point with Facebook and see the forest for the trees.
By loose statement I mean that just because there are so many devices, doesn't imply future or intended usage.
There are approximately 200 million users already using Facebook via their mobile devices. Plus, these users are more active than PC/Laptop users. This segment of FB users alone provide greater reach than all of twitter users.
If you want to measure reach between the two platforms, FB is the clear winner: 36% of the inks shared via Facebook are clicked while only 8% of the links shared via twitter are clicked.
If you're not concerned with actual clicks & just want total amount of content shared, then consider that FB accounts for 45% of the content shared while twitter is only 12%.
As for those users still using feature phone, there are SIM card solutions that do provide a way for them to connect - and FB worked w/the providers on these solutions.
Have to agree with this comment as well. Some of these points are extremely loose - such as stating that there are 4 billlion people with twitter ready devices. This doesn't indicate they will actually use the service.
Facebook is the only property who can make the claim of being the top of the SM food chain.
My mention of Empire Avenue being a "time-waster" is a reference to the typical label applied to new social platforms - mostly due to those who don't have a need for, or understanding of, progressive online marketing efforts.
Beleive me, I see the possibilities - that's why I pointed out the efforts of those brands and individuals leveraging Empire Avenue. I have even created an account for my company: Auction Direct USA - every little effort helps brand the company, interact with new people and even drive additional ttraffic to our blogs via the links in our profile.
You do have to ask why would anyone create an account and start trading shares of profiles, without a clearly defined goal, other than simply playing the game - which over time, would lose it's allure.
Another item I found interesting is the fact that buying/selling of profile's shares can happen 24/7. If they really wanted to add a serious gaming element to it, they should make the trading hours the same as the stock excahnges: 9:30am - 4:00pm. That would surely raise the time factor and make price swings even more exciting.
Thanks for the comment - care to share your profile ticker?