What Would Jesus Tweet? If Facebook will not come to Muhammad, then would Muhammed log on to Facebook? And what is the role of religion on social networking?
For obvious reasons, this weekend I found an increase in religious commentary on both my Facebook timeline and Twitter feeds. From generalized well wishes to full-scale scripture-quoting, the Christians were out in full force.
But does social media represent the right forum for religious messaging — especially if you’re also using social networking as a business tool? Continue reading →
Small-business owners who may be interested in dipping a toe into the social media waters are, naturally, scared of drowning. And certain “experts” are no better than sharks who end up dragging people down with over-aggressive projects and plans.
Though it may not be as lucrative, any responsible social media consultant should encourage businesses to test out the shallow end of social networking — and not drown them in flash and hyperbole. Sadly, for a business that preaches honesty, there are more than a few shysters who don’t practice it. Continue reading →
Why is it that so many so-called social media experts promote their craft with all the subtlety of a carnival barker? It’s true, the squeaky wheel gets the grease – but in the case of social networking, that grease is often little more than snake oil.
I’ve been heavily involved with social networking as part of my job for a few years now. I love it, I think I’m good at it, and I strongly believe in its potential for both business and personal applications. Continue reading →
Tweet with the reaper and don’t be surprised if your intent gets corrupted.
Death is nothing to be taken lightly. Just ask Huffington Post writer Tricia Fox or Microsoft who have recently faced criticism over their desire to tie in content to the death of singer Amy Winehouse. Continue reading →