The Tweet read, “If a girl is drunk, is it ok to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused.' It was deleted almost as quickly as it was posted, but the “ill-advised” question posed by Dr. Phil McGraw (or his team) drew understandable outrage. And the impact of this mind-blowing social media misstep lingered long enough to make it into this week’s edition of Time magazine.
The headlines about the Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial offer a great […]
Lately, there are some folks who make me feel like I’ve just finished a heavy Thanksgiving meal. These are the over tweeters: people who just gobble your attention and leave you feeling stuffed but unsatisfied. It’s too bad because a great deal of what they have to say, some of the time, is useful. They just don’t know when to stop.
I just logged into my Twitter account and was greeted by this happy whale with the message that “Twitter was over capacity. Too many Tweets.” I give Twitter credit for social media optimism. They didn’t take a doom and gloom approach to being out of service. They told the truth — what choice did they have? — and used a colorful image to illustrate their point.
Not too long ago, I was approached by a potential client looking for a PR firm to increase its visibility among target audiences. The first question they asked was “So Can you Tweet for me? We need to be on Twitter?” They might need to be but in my view that was the wrong question. What needs to be asked first are two basic questions: Who are you trying to reach and why?
The Twittersphere was abuzz today with several posts about a website called One Sentence. It’s a place where brevity and a quick trip to the essence of the story is celebrated and honored.