Viral marketing campaigns are making internet social media the equivalent of a vast virtual Tupperware party. Much of what is disseminated through viral marketing is deceptive and designed to induce people to act impulsively contrary to their own best interests. The veneer of grassroots populism conceals clever well-funded manipulators. The author urges readers to check facts and sources before sharing or liking political and commercial messages on the internet.
I have had numerous requests for an update on ‘Tweet, Stumble and Ping: Driving Traffic with Social Media’ over the last few months. To that end, I have compiled some stats based on our last 3 months of traffic which will give you an excellent snapshot of where our traffic is coming from. I think you will find these numbers instructive, interesting, and in some cases, a bit surprising.
People are tweeting and Facebooking about first kisses, relationship statuses, fights, and so much more. Should we be using social media to talk about our intimate relationships?