No doubt Instagram is the current darling of the visual social networks. The smartphone photography app makes us all into more or less accomplished artists :-).
My initial answer to the question above was: “Hasn’t been invented yet” but of course Mhairi Petrovic from Out-Smarts didn’t let me get away with that and asked what my ideal Social Network would look like.
Before I get into the answer I need to make one point clear: I don’t see how any Social Media tool could be successful for business without appealing to the general public. Any successful tool needs to work in our private life so it can be successful for business.
Let’s cook up our own Social Media tool:
cook up a social media networkMy Ideal Social Network for business would combine the best features of all existing ones and then some:
Wow I just read Daniel Hebert’s article on Steamfeed
Warning! Do Not Trust Screenshots of Tweets
The post talks about a new tool called “lemmetweetthatforyou” (no, I will not condone it by linking to it). You can use it to fake a tweet sent by anybody. What is presented as a fun prank-like tool can be extremely dangerous to your reputation.
In a recent Heckler’s Hangout Robert Caruso, founder of Bundlepost mentioned some intriguing numbers confirming this statement. I was intreagued and chatted with him about this. Our Hangout was too interesting to chop into pieces so I just posted (almost) the whole 20 minutes above. Don’t worry though - I’ll give you the juicy bits below and in an Infographic below.
The more people you follow on Twitter the more you will find your Direct Message (DM) box fill up. Many of my friends will not even look at their DMs anymore unless you let them know that you sent them something in private. But there is a magic bullet to get rid of auto-DMs