Losing Control of the Link

Read this post if you’re into social media or the web:

The Web We Have to Save

Some networks, like Twitter, treat hyperlinks a little better. Others, insecure social services, are far more paranoid. Instagram — owned by Facebook — doesn’t allow its audiences to leave whatsoever. You can put up a web address alongside your photos, but it won’t go anywhere. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul de sacs of social media, and their journeys end there. Many don’t even realize that they’re using the Internet’s infrastructure when they like an Instagram photograph or leave a comment on a friend’s Facebook video. It’s just an app.

The point this post makes, is exactly why I advocate your own content to people all the time, that suggest just writing it on facebook instead.

(Why) I Killed half of my Social Media Accounts

I just killed some Facebook and Google+ pages, a Twitter account and stopped actively posting to my Linkedin account. I used to read:

focus on one thing and be good at it

which I usually disregarded and thought: I’ll just post these two at once, these two, create a schedule, etc. Now, people are right about that and I’m ready to admit it. The pages are still registered, but I will focus on few accounts from now on.

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Focused Tags in Social Media

Focussing your tags on social media channels is important if you want to increase your impact within a certain target group. In this post I want to take a look at the difference in some of the tags I browse on Instagram once in a while. This can help you build a certain audience and how you treat your individual pieces of content published. Tags let us connect content by us and others on many social media platforms. Continue reading “Focused Tags in Social Media”

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Eastpak, the bags I remember were cool when I was in primary school, have launched a quite cool campaign, collecting different experiences, chained together as HTML5 video elements, where the user interactively can choose to find experiences close to them, like concerts. Continue reading “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”