Twitter… who is it? Everyone!
We love knowing the so called unknown and social networking has let us “know” this. We can now interact with the latest stories, news, ideas and people that we find interesting with the click of the button.
But the question is, how is Twitter different?
Why do we choose twitter form the others for instance over Facebook? Is it simple because of the Character limit? No one likes ran ts! Or the way we can follow 150+ people on twitter and manage it but on Facebook your homepage is all blocked up? We don’t have time to be sorting out any more accounts! Is it that there are no ads? No one likes pop ups! Or is it simple because twitter lets you go viral? We want the world to know!!
Twitter is a leading social network website
Twitter has seen a huge growth over the last 6 years, I couldn’t believe when I found out it is now worth over 3.7 Billion.
The question is how do they make money?
In the following http://www.businessinsider.com/exclusive-interview-twitter-chief-revenue-officer-adam-bain-2011-11 twitter’s revenue officer Adam Bain explained how it worked, its surprisingly simple ‘sponsored tweets’ but what are they….. Sponsored tweets amplify the message you want to be sent that are targeted at the right person, in the right place and at the right time. Not only is there sponsored tweets but there is also promotional trends and accounts. Twitter outlines this very clearly on there business https://business.twitter.com/advertise/promoted-accounts/
This is how twitter has increased its revenue in the last 6 years, they have developed a clever business focused idea, and its working twitter is generating billions of dollars and I believe they are staying on top of the social networking battle
YouTube is an important tool to the online marketer
We now know that everything we want to know is behind the click of a mouse, but the question is do we need to see it to believe it. This month saw KONY 2012 go viral across the internet; the 28 minute film campaign by invisible children watched by over 73 million people worldwide in less than a week showcases the significance of YouTube force as a leading online marketing tool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc
YouTube not only allows you to upload quality videos to a worldwide audience but commenting on the videos allows you to engage and connect with your audience, and is extremely valuable to any marketer, I found this blog raised some very interesting points; http://www.dragonblogger.com/3-billion-daily-views-youtube-important-marketing-tool/
As the biggest search engine in the world Google now owns YouTube it now can be seen that videos uploaded onto YouTube now stand an even bigger chance of having a higher rankings than other sites. This therefore creates even more traffic on YouTube, increasing the marketers potential audience.
Companies today now have their own channel on YouTube I followed one global brand NIKE. Nike have millions to spend on their advertising campaigns and they also include top sports stars in there videos but this isn’t just the reason as to why Nike have proved you be very successful with their YouTube campaigns in the past. This success is down to the reason Nike are concord with their brand, a lot of their most successful video campaigns have been low budget but been extremely effect for the reason they reaching the people they are aim at and YouTube is what allows Nike to do that. http://188.8.131.52:15871/cgi-bin
YouTube also allows Big Brands and Big names support charities and organisations letting them reach their well-established audiences, this video was watched by over 3.5 million Nike fans and was hugely successful in launching the Michael Fox foundation for Parkinson’s research. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc
Youtube is now and I believe will still be so important to the online Marketer for many years as YouTube gives you endless options!!!!
Has Facebook written it’s final Chapters??
I Personally disagree I log onto Facebook on a daily basis(and I’m not alone as half Facebook users do too) maybe even hourly even my mother’s on Facebook in fact these days it would probably be easier to mention the people that haven’t joined the social network craze. I wonder is that what’s killing Facebook? Has it now become too ‘common’ for people.
RIP Facebook was threading on twitter last week a vast amount of the tweets called it ‘uncool’ ‘outdated’, if my grandparents are using it then I’m not’ that then raises the question is Facebook just another fad did it replace MySpace and Bebo and will we see the same thing happen here
There is a lot of opinions out there, I guess who knows only time will tell if this current Facebook fatigue lasts!!
Facebook becoming ‘common’ has had a quiet a few influences on members everyday life’s http://mashable.com/2010/01/07/social-media-changed-us/ its changed the way we communicate with people, even businesses whole marketing strategies have been influenced, it’s made the internet even more essential to our everyday lives, it’s made computing cool!! Would we notice if it was gone? Yes, we have to admit it that we would miss Facebook in our lives even if our news feed is full of everyone else’s problems
So to answer the question RIP Facebook ?
who knows really , but not yet anyway…. where would people talk!!!