Tag Archives: Social Media

Joke of the Day: “How come I can’t tag you on Instagram?”

Friend: What’s your Instagram ID? Sy… something right?

Me: Yep! @sy4f

Friend: How come I can’t tag you. Cannot find your name!

Me: Err… That’s because you didn’t follow me!

Friend: Where got… I follow you…

Me: Sure or not…

Friend: Ehhhh… I didn’t follow you…

Me: KANTOI!!!! Tak follow me. LOL!

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SOCIAL MEDIA / Facebook losing millions of its users in favor of newer platforms

The Guardian has reported that Facebook has lost millions of its users who are favouring  newer platforms such as Instagram and Path.

An analysis from SocialBakers shows that the social network lost six million of its US visitors.

Users in Canada, Spain, France, Germany and Japan are also ‘logging off’ Facebook.

“There is a boredom factor where people like to try something new. Is Facebook going to go the way of Myspace? The risk is relatively small, but that is not to say it isn’t there,” said new media specialist Ian Maude at Enders Analysis.

As for me, I just check Facebook for any Likes or Comments. Even if I do post something, it will be same content as what I’m posting on Twitter.

In my experience, Facebook is still essential but I prefer Twitter and Instagram.

What about you? Are you slowly logging off from Facebook?

SOCIAL MEDIA / Bill Clinton Officially Joins Twitter

Tweet! Tweet!

Former United States President Bill Clinton finally joins Twitter.

As reported on The Huffington Post, American comedian Stephen Colbert set up a Twitter account for the former president on April 9, but Clinton officially began tweeting under the @BillClinton handle (that has been verified) around 10 hours ago (as of when this post is published.)

His first two official tweets:

SOCIAL MEDIA / Survey: Manners haven’t caught with technology

Me and my 542 bestest friends (on Facebook)

I would like to think I’m quite friendly on social media. However, despite the friendliness during my interactions with people I have not met and don’t really know, I’ve encountered some rude @ mentions and replies.

Thank god these are just rare cases but it makes me wonder, Where are our manners during our interactions on social media like Twitter and Facebook.

Why are some people not shy to ask personal questions? Why do some people think they’re allowed to say something bad about someone just because of one tweet?

Just because that person is not infront of us face-to-face, we’re allowed to say anything we want behind our computer screen?

Let’s not even talk about our interactions with strangers… what about our own friends?

How many of us have seen our friendship ruined because of our online interactions?

VitalSmarts, a US corporate training company, carried out a survey with 2,698 people.

Among the findings, as published at RT.com:

– 78% of participants reported an escalation in rudeness on social media

– 1 in 5 users noticed a reduce in contact with people that knew in real life after an escalation online

– 2 in 5 went to the extend of blocking or ‘unfriending’ their friends.

“The world has changed and a significant proportion of relationships happen online but manners haven’t caught up with technology. What really is surprising is that so many people disapprove of this behaviour but people are still doing it,” said VitalSmarts co-chair Joseph Grenny .

I love social media, but don’t forget our manners, ya?