Not too long ago, friending someone involved more than just clicking a button on Facebook.
Chances are if you’re crowdfunding, it’s because you don’t have that kind of money to play spendthrift with. With social networking, the campaign itself becomes the cocktail party; the pitch video is your opening speech; your perks the hors d’oeuvres; an email blast, a few Tweets throughout the day.
Everyone loves a good bargain — and when you have a long list of people to buy gifts for this holiday season, it’ll feel even more rewarding to nab those amazing deals.
IF YOU think money can’t buy you friends, think again. In the online world, it’s possible to purchase a crowd of fans. One thousand cost only $18 on average, according to estimates by Barracuda Networks, a network security company. Yet these friends won’t meet you for drinks after work. In fact, they don’t even exist. They are pixels on a screen.
A couple of weeks ago, a PR contact emailed me about a private social network. But he wrote the email, he said, only because I didn’t reply to his initial tweet on Twitter.
We all remember the cliques that made up high school — the jocks, the brains, the cheerleaders and the marching band. Each had their own interests and personalities that set them apart.
Most of us use social media every day. Research shows this online networking makes people feel better about themselves. But could that positive feeling have a negative impact on behavior, making you spend more or even eat more?
With the onslaught of social media and social networks, customers have been empowered to express their sentiments anywhere, anytime. They communicate their opinions on blogs, product reviews, social and eCommerce sites and mainstream social channels such as tweet streams or Facebook status updates.