For one dollar, your post will stand out in the Dashboard with a customizable sticker to make sure your followers take notice!
As part of its new content aggregation team Tumblr is also rolling out promoted Tumblr posts.
It’s the equivalent of a Facebook sponsored story or a promoted Tweet. For $1, your content will appear as a highlighted post in your Tumblr followers newsfeeds or dashboard.
I hate to break it to Tumblr but (1) the ad only shows up in your feed if you follow that person and (2) no one scans the Tumblr newsfeed the same they do Facebook and Twitter.
Tumblr is a blogging platform with social elements. Users consume content more often on a Tumblr built website than the dashboard. Highlighting a post would be ideal if the eyeballs were in the dashboard like they are Twitter and Facebook.
It’s good to see Tumblr entering the ad supported arena. But is it too late? Pinterest is gaining ground.
AT&T emailed me Monday morning threatening to slow down my 3G Internet. Apparently I’ve already used up 5% of my allotted capacity. But I have an unlimited plan. I can use as much as I want.
iPhone sales broke AT&T’s 3G services, slowed it down completely and is now warning unlimited data customers like me for high data use.
Warning customers for rights they paid for is horrible business. Instead, how about examining my data use, putting me into the top 5% of heavy users, and building new towers to accommodate my habits. That’s a customer blind solution to a real problem that ultimately keeps customers on board.
Service is everything, especially in the Internet business. Invest the money in improving bandwidth.
So more young people have started shifting to Twitter, almost hiding in plain sight.
First of all, Twitter is a public platform. Facebook is a private platform. Teenagers may be naively using Twitter in private groups right now. They’ll learn quickly though that the only way for celebrities to reply to their tweets is if they’re running an open account. As I previously blogged, a retweet is the new autograph.
Twitter is the world’s chat room where you can converse with an array of interesting people, more people you don’t know than you know. You inevitably open up and make an effort to engage with the people you’re interested in.
Although Facebook’s US engagement levels have declined it’s made a permanent stake as a friend repository. It’ll always be there and most of everything else will just plug and play right into it.
The article lacks concrete evidence on a complete teenage shift to Twitter from Facebook for privacy purposes. Both social networks coexist and they’re used for completely different purposes. The AP should republish this article in a year’s time when Twitter is 3x bigger and Facebook is 1 billion users strong.
Privacy is the antithesis of Twitter.
“Facebook is like shouting into a crowd. Twitter is like speaking into a room”
“They just want someplace they can express themselves and talk with their friends without everyone watching,…”
Barnes & Noble Chief executive William Lynch Jr. paints a rosy picture in today’s New York Times.
Store sales are up 4% over the Holiday, its holds 27% of the ebook business, and its stores “are not going anywhere.”
The reality is that stores are closing as I witnessed in Georgetown a few weeks ago and that Amazon is dominating the ebook and ereader market.
People hang out and Barnes & Noble to access the Internet on their non-B&N devices and drink Starbucks coffee all without ever buying any books.
In short, Barnes & Noble is a great hangout spot for sampling books you’re going to buy elsewhere.
At this point Barnes & Noble is using its stores to market its future in the digital book market. It’ll probably downsize though and use its display space for the top sellers and major releases and keep the cafe as its hub for bringing in foot traffic.
The good news is that there’s a huge appetite for books in a social setting. Books inspire people to think and create. And you can’t get that sitting on your couch.