Twitter have been working hard over the past few months to clean up their act: removing fake accounts, discounting locked accounts from follower numbers and all manner of tomfoolery is being employed in an attempt to make our timelines more representative of reality. Except all this work is largely pointless when you think all a … Continue reading Who are You?
On March 14th I decided, after a fair amount of consideration, to sign up for Twitter's Promote Mode beta. I've spoken about this in previous GSME articles, that it could be a great idea for someone like me in order to advertise myself without having to worry about micromanaging a bunch of stuff through often … Continue reading The GSME: Back in Time
I did wonder at the end of last year whether Twitter would have a relevance for me in 2018. As it transpires, there's more than ever to discuss in the world of Social media. https://twitter.com/Rich_Harris/status/957304681000251393 It's rather satisfying to see that the Real World [TM] is finally catching up with a truth many hardcore Twitter … Continue reading #GSME18 :: Forget You
The Great Social Media Experiment is taking a rest until December. There are a number of reasons: the most significant one remains the most important. I fully understand the significance of the online sell: so much more than that was the case when all this began, and with honesty in tow. There does have to be … Continue reading GSME #26 :: End Game
If there's one thing I hate more than Robot Twitter accounts, it is real people who pretend they're not using follower tools when on Twitter. Once upon a time, it was really easy to spot the people who'd be using Crowdfire (or any of the numerous 'grow your audience' online apps) because as soon as … Continue reading GSME #25: Robot Love
I have, for some time, lamented the lack of choice that Twitter presents for small businesses. It appears that someone in the company's hierarchy not only agrees with me, but is working to allow more flexibility for promoting less 'behemoth' companies on Social media: https://twitter.com/MattNavarra/status/890956562927366145 Right now, the invites are under Twitter's control and are … Continue reading GSME #20 :: Did it Again
I am finally preparing myself for the inevitable: producing a Tweet for the sole purpose of promoting. I've been doing some research and it is going to need not simply a straight verbatim reproduction of hashtags and the right combination of words. In fact, to get this message to not only be noticed but pay … Continue reading GSME #19 :: Ready to Go