“Infographic of the Day” is a tumblr-based blog I have been maintaining for more than 3 years now. Every day I am trying to offer a new visualization of data that I find interesting, compelling or simply useful to have a look at. As of today it features 1216 infographics and 432 followers.
Twitter’s popularity in the past couple of years has grown exponentially. Although this platform is trying hard to position itself as a first choice for the news and media aficionados, it is just as much a communication platform.
In the following lines I will be reflecting on the various meanings a Favorite and a Retweet bearing with their respective execution. I do that mostly from the position of an observer and one that experiments with communication types and strategies on Twitter. I find myself always fascinated by the way different wording, format, language or tone trigger different responses and a variety of social engagement approaches.
Endorsements are a relatively new thing (at least on LinkedIn). There have been out there for people to prove the possession of particular skill that is verified by a third person. In the past, this was done by a letter of recommendation. Now, it is a button that says “ENDORSE”. One click it and you are done.
Yesterday, I gave my professor from school @elreiss a +Klout on “Pole Dancing”. Two weeks ago I endorsed @muiiio for “Chocolate”. And a week before that I verified @cipisec skill “Beer”. All these lads are Internet Marketing professionals. None of them is a recreational stripper, chocolate chef or a brewer. They are just guys with a sense of humor pinpointing an issue.
Expatriate Messaging is a growing trend in a cross-channel communication greased up by the chain of tools available at to us today – technology, social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and the likes, and naturally our human nature willing to communicate emotions and experiences.
On April 29, 2013, a Nepolitkorektno blog post went viral within the Bulgarian community on Twitter and Facebook. Within the first hour of it being published it was read 3,000 times. In the following twelve hours it was read ten times more – 30,000. And this post ended the day by being read almost 40,000 times.