TAGS: Activism, Adam Adli, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Arab Spring, arrests, Blackout 505, Boon Kia Meng, colonialism, democracy, digital activism, Haris Ibrahim, Hosni Mubarak, ipad, Khalid Abu Bakar, Malaysia, Nasir Hashim, new media, Pakatan Rakyat, Parti Sosialis Malaysia, police, Polis DiRaja Malaysia, politics in action, protests, sedition, students, Tamrin Ghafar Baba, technology, Tian Chua, University Malaya Socialist Club, Wael Ghonim, youth movement
TAGS: Anonymous, binoculars, business suit, circle, Collage, computers, contraption, creative commons, delirium, device, dreaming, electricity, eyes, face, hands, hat, head, internet, men in black, moby dick, Morpheus, no center, ocean, power lines, Prospero, seeing, sight, skull, surreal, surrealist, symbolism, symbols, technology, Tempest, texture, unsettling, whale, William Shakespeare, wire, wires
On Feb 28, 2013, the government of Thailand signed an agreement with the insurgent group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) in Kuala Lumpur, which was witnessed by senior members of Malaysia’s government. The agreement reaffirmed commitments on both sides towards dialogues and peace coordination. Future cooperation must reflect the participation of civil ...
Chief Francis Kariuki — or, @Chiefkariuki, as he’s known online — tweets to defeat thugs and thieves, locate missing children and farm animals, and organize village logistical matters, according to the Associated Press.
It is not enough to create a profile on each of the popular social media networks. To truly leverage the great marketing potential of taking your company to sites like Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn you need to have a comprehensive strategy for your content and also for how you will interact with the people your profile attracts. Take a look at the following tips for some insight into how to make the most of social media marketing.
Integrate Social Media into Your Overall Marketing Plan
Social media cannot be used in isolation; it must become a seamless part of your company’s overall marketing strategy if it is to be successful. This means not only ensuring that your logo, company colors and even the style of writing relates to your offline marketing campaign, but also ensuring that those who represent the company on the social networks do so in a manner that can be held up to the company standard for customer service. Some companies choose to hire brand champions who are trained to use social media platforms to further the company image. There is a tendency to approach communicating over social network sites in too much of a relaxed manner. Responses can be more informal, but they should never be delayed or insolent, which is why delegating your social media campaign to a specific person is a good idea.
Diaspora is an open source and distributed social network. This means that user generated content doesn’t reside on central servers owned by a company, and thus users retain full ownership of and control over all their content. It’s described as a privacy-aware, personally controlled social network.
One of the main purposes of Diaspora is to provide an alternative to Facebook and Twitter that is completely transparent in its handling of user’s information and where privacy is taken seriously.
Here is a 3 part video tutorial to help you get started with Diaspora.
Often, if you Rewteet someone’s tweets a few times, they will notice, and eventually reciprocate. Try Retweeting a few people whose accounts have more followers than yours. If they Retweet you in return you’ll gain followers from the extra exposure. More followers = greater chance of being Retweeted.
–Include Links in your tweets
Science has proven that including links leads to Retweets. Observe this inforgraphic prepared by social media scientist Dan Zarella.
Social Media provides an immediate vehicle for “viral” transmission of information. It allows you to communicate instantly with millions of people, and gives each one of them the opportunity to spread your message even further. If you are clever and dedicated, and have a good message, you can turn the whole world into your own personal marketing force!