Twitter finally begins to take ownership of ‘Live’

It’s easy to hate on Twitter (as I’ve often said before), but I think the recent NFL and Twitter deal is a massive opportunity for the platform and hopefully the start of things to come for the platform. But also, open up new dialogues with content/IP partners and subsequently brands.

Twitter seemed to have run out of steam with the ‘live’ thing. No live events = no live and meaningful activity on Twitter. And unstructured to say the least. That said, there was a sound logic to providing an independent platform on which ‘live’ could be discussed by anyone. Continue reading “Twitter finally begins to take ownership of ‘Live’”

Why we need Twitter to survive

I hate bullies and bullying. I despise taking pleasure from others’ misfortune, which is why I have moved from sadness to anger about some of the headlines around Twitter. Do we really want to see Twitter die?

I find it incredibly ironic how businesses whose flawed and outdated business models force them to spew out such ridiculous link bait articles (and I do use the term ‘articles’ loosely) such as ‘Twitter is down for some people’ and lauding the decline of something that has been so critical to our evolution as a society.

Why do I say that? In my 11 years working in social, whenever I’ve been in doubt about a campaign approach or a piece of messaging, I always ask myself ‘how would I introduce myself or this ‘thing’ to a physical room full of real strangers?’ It’s a stark but useful sense check of what I would have to say to not be rejected or ridiculed face to face. Continue reading “Why we need Twitter to survive”