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Sorry you feel that way, but I respect your opinion. I did not ingnore those hashtags at all, they simply did not show up in the last 7 days as prevalently as some others. I suggest anyone with the resources and time, just wade right on in. If you read the post and looked at the graphics you surely saw #Euromaidan up there.
As for the hype, in English, that is all there is in my view. I suggest anyone interested read this from Russia Today (just to get a balance that is)
Being late? I am not sure about that Rupert, I am a pretty old guy. We stated studying back when I worked in Naval Intelligence a long time ago. Ineptness on the Ukraine Presidents part, I think that goes without saying, even Putin called him "slippery" more than once. The #Springs? Those just sprung up just because it was time if you read the news. So did Ukraine. But I am oversimpifying Rupert, I am sorry. Late here in Germany. You deserve better, I'll get more in depth in the next go round I promise.
Thanks for taking the time to be in the conversation, that is crucial at this stage.
Good points all. As I alluded to in the post, what may be most interesting in all this is what is discovered if the judge allows searching deeper in the mechanisms Facebook deploys for various reasons. The reason I mention this is, for most of us who accept a loss of privacy and know nothing is free, the geek mentality behind these developments is a hacker one. In my informed view at least.
The larger issue for me, concerning the average user, is how reasonably visible the potential for data privacy incursion or damage is. What I mean is, should the law protect people from obscure or confusing language? Are the TOS clear enough, and for whom?
We create TOS for clients sometimes, to be honest the legal mumbojumbo we are forced to use in content is indistinguishable from hyroglyphics for the layman. Point is, "should people be protected from their own impatience?"
Anyhow, this is for the courts to decide. As one person told me yesterday, "this is an attorney gold mine."
Thanks for taking your valuable time to add two cents Mark.
Hey Dan, as you say, "the simple life" may not even be possible if we want to use these social networks for work or play. While lost privacy is a sort of foreone conclusion for those of us who've been playing the game a long time, non-professionals are often unaware of the pitfalls. Think about how long it took some of us to climb the mountainous learning curves.
Thanks for taking the time Dan.
Exactly Ajay, as a social media "operator" still, I can easily serve up based on immediate criteria such as the IM on Facebook which lets me know not only who, but on "what" people are speaking from. Our social media managers do similarly etc.
I already know of depth analytics teams configuring softward to "heads up" operators on just about any real time or gleaned intelligence. The moments of marketing and ad truth have arrived. It will be very interesting to see how all this pans out over the next few weeks.
Thanks for taking your time,
Super post Jonathan, for many reasons. As somebody who pitches and catches on this end this sort of advice can only help authors and editors. I find myself recalling pitches like; "Hello Dear, here is a guest post for your blog, please let me know when it is up."
LOL. Right after I yell "yeehaa" on those kinds I always swear to never do that to another editor. We all have made some of these mistakes though, I wish I'd had this advice 6 years ago. Oh, and never confuse the Wall Street Journal with the New York Times when pitching either. Those New Yorkers can be really rude when you mislabel them :)
I could not agree more Robin. From the frenzy we saw here just before Christmas, the possibilites for the coming year seem astronomical, if I may. Whoever said social would be dead must have been in dire need of a traffic fix, or just plain speculation injection, whatever. Mobile alone represents an emergig opportunity that seems to have arrived.
The convergence of the consumer and those businesses, products, and services they all want and need, has never been more dynamic. Not since Google began gardnering market share in search, has so much possibility existed for the big three of four digital businesses. Apple, Microsoft, Google, and even Yahoo! have a rare opportunity.
This sort of competitive chance seldom comes around. For you and those of the rest of us who've evangelized and advised on these innovative moves, we're lucky to be around to tell about the coming onslaught. Thanks for this insightful post Robin. 2014 will be amazing, it's in the air.