Will the RT become a „killer“ for positive blog comments?

08.10.2009 von  
Kategorie Social Media

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twitterview-2Sometimes it seems to be the right time to ask questions when some changes occur to your blogging activities. And I think now is the right time to ask the bloggosphere if they obey the following development as well.

When I started my Twitter account, I at first did not know what kind of an institution the retweets (RT) could become in the future. Now I know. It creates a lot of buzz around the topics you write, you think, and you say.

For me the RT is the word-of-mouth catalyst. It is the ‚click and send‘ – meaning „Thumbs up“…

Nevertheless, it seems that some people take the advantage of the RT to the disadvantage of the blogger. People are simply retweeting posts they like instead of commenting on them. When they agree to most of what you are saying, posts are simply retweeted. If they disagree or want to add something to your statements, they are more likely to write a comment.

Positive comments have become rare these days. Social media guru Alex Schultze once commented a post on my blog with the following metaphor…

“Reading a good post but leave no comment is like leaving a good waiter with no tip!”

I agree with him 100%. But in times when Twitter is surfing on the hype wave, I am asking myself if the RT will become a killer for positive blog comments?! Comments is the topping on the cake and is the idea behind social media as it creates engagement, dialogue and feedback from the target group.

Curious to listen to your thoughts about this topic… Want to share them?

Why Apple could buy Twitter

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This is just some thoughts creeping up my neck…

Based on …
… the development of technology convergence of markets for a full-fledged digital value chain …
… an imaginary 5-year marketing and media reach spending projection …
… knowing that iphone user love Twitter and offer a great target group …

And then the thoughts are going on to …

Nokia A footwear, tyres and shoe company that suddenly builds mobile phones…
Verisign An IT security company that buys a mobile service provider company called Jamba that is selling downloads like ringtones, screensavers and music…
Apple An IT hardware company that moves to a full-fledged digital value chain company doing transaction, communication and information/entertainment via itunes, a search engine and the most powerful real-time news stream…

… resulting in an amazing infra-structure model supported by a popular hand-held. Times and markets are changing…

Concluding in thoughts: OMG, what happens if Twitter can be used only on iphones for free…?

No, no, no… let’s stop these thoughts!

Studie: Twitter bei deutschen Jugendlichen unpopulär

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Sie lieben SchülerVZ, Facebook, MySpace oder studiVZ – aber Twitter läuft bei der Web 2.0 Bewegung den Jugendlichen noch hinterher. Dies zeigt eine aktuelle, nicht repräsentative Studie aus Deutschland hinsichtlich neuer Trends bei der Webnutzung von Jugendlichen. Die Nutzung von Social Networks und Instant Messenger-Software steht im Vordergrund.

Eine aktuelle Online-Studie des Jugendreise-Veranstalters RUF Jugendreisen mit über 3400 jugendlichen Teilnehmern zwischen 11 und 21 Jahren zeigt, daß bei mehr als 90% der deutschen Jugendlichen der Micro-Blogging Dienst Twitter unbekannt ist.

Zur Kommunikation genutzt werden von den meisten Jugendlichen im Internet ICQ, MSN und schülerVZ. Lediglich ein Prozent der Befragten nutzen laut der Befragung mit dem Micro-Blogging Dienst Twitter.

„Dass Twitter bisher überhaupt nicht bei den deutschen Jugendlichen angekommen ist, hat uns sehr erstaunt“, sagt Dirk Föste, Vertriebsleiter bei RUF Jugendreisen. „Wir hatten angenommen, dass die Kids als erstes auf den Zug aufspringen und Twitter vom Kommunikationsbedürfnis der jungen Leute profitiert“, so Föste.

Die Ergebnisse der Studie sollen in den nächsten Wochen veröffentlicht werden.

Spot On!
Interessant wäre es, diese Befragung mal aus dem Blickwinkel zu betrachten, warum twittern Erwachsene überhaupt? Was ist die Motivation? Selbstdarstellung? Der Drang, Medienmacher sein zu wollen? Community Building für eigene Projekte? Bei mehr als 200 Followern ist das Folgen eh schon schwierig und wenn die Jugendlichen die Zeit dafür nicht haben, warum sollten berufstätige Erwachsene diese dann für Twitter haben?

This is a Twitter wake-up call! Well done, Jim…

17.02.2009 von  
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Some days ago, I read a comment on another blog moaning „OMG – not another Twitter post!“ Bearing this in mind, I now reply with a post to Jim Connolly’s clever decision. The marketing expert who deleted over 20.000 followers some days ago.

So, my comment is…’YES, a critical Twitter article – finally somebody did it.‘

One of our editors asked me the other day: ‚Why would you use Twitter?‘ I replied…

Imagine you have a mobile phone.
Imagine there is nobody in your address book.
Imagine you have forgotten all numbers.

And, what is the value of your mobile phone in this case? That’s were you start to twitter…

So, I thought about the comparison and came to the conclusion. There is a big benefit of a mobile phone compared to Twitter. The communication barrier which is called the ‚Dial‘ button. Although you have a lot of people in your business ‚communication network‘, you just talk to them actively when it’s the appropriate time. But people love to listen to Twitter in a passive mode. This is becoming a critical efficiency issue…

Jim summarizes about his future Twitter balance… „BUT this time, I am only following friends, clients and contacts, (which will be quite a large number in itself.)“. Yes, he is popular and back at far more than 500 followers again…

Spot On!
Let me ask… Do we all know what the critical topic with Twitter is? It can be a ‚time thief‘ where we spend hours killing the efficiency of our productive work output by trying to invest in our knowledge, in our vanity, in being the first to know and in our ‚trendsetter image‘? Ah yes,we can learn a lot from Jim’s decision. It’s a wake-up call, not only for the Twitterati…