The second we put labels on things, everyone makes a break for it to be on the forefront and mark their territory. The problem with this is that a lot of those people claiming their territory have no idea what they’re doing. This is the case with Social Media Marketing.
It sounds too good to be true:
Ridiculously high ROI
Small marketing budgets
Inbound marketing techniques
The viral potential is unheard of
The kicker of it all is that it’s really not that hard to wrap your mind around it. It’s a free society of individuals sharing information. People with quality content and a desire to communicate will thrive in a social media world. Once companies learn how to adopt these new forms of communication as legitimate forms of connecting with their clients they will began to see new marketing channels open.
I only use the word marketing in it’s most primitive form the “practice and science of trading”.
So the people who are doing it wrong end up filling the web with all this garbage. If only Google were THAT good. I mean they’re good …. but I feel like a lot of crap still slips through the cracks.
So I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again. STOP SPOILING THE WEB.
Only two things have ever occupied my Jeep’s stereo system since I bought it back in Febtober … I mean February.
O&A take up a majority of my morning with a sprinkling of XM shows on my laptop once i get to work. Toucher and Rich keep me occupied from about 5:30PM to 7PM every night on my way home. Hardy and 12 take up the rest of my time with some of my favorite rock from the last 20 years. I remember listening to other stations when I was younger …. I wonder if they’re still around?
The Legion of Doom
What started out as a series of leaked mash-ups has continued on to become a wealth of great rock remixes. I remember first hearing the songs these guys put together and being blown away. I’ve easily turned all of my friends on to them.
I think the first song I heard by them was The Quiet Screaming which mashed up:
Screaming Infidelities – Dashboard Confessional
The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows – Brand New
I put some of their other videos in a YouTube playlist if you wanted to check out some more.
It’s time to put realistic laws into effect concerning marijuana policies in Massachusetts. “When you criminalize something that’s not a real crime, you still create a real criminal.” It’s time to give us back some of our basic freedoms and spread the truth about marijuana like:
It’s not toxic enough to kill you
No one has ever died because of a marijuana overdose
Crime wont go up if it is decriminalized (it hasnt gone up in the states where it already is)
So vote yes on Question 2. Don’t let something as stupid as a marijuana possession charge prevent teens from getting into colleges and losing jobs. Stop wasting money on this stupid STUPID war on drugs.
Somehow…. the top news story in People magazine is the fact that Clay Aiken is gay. This is more important than a story about two men who escaped from a burning inferno of death and were forced to slide down a wing of fire and commence “putting each other out”.
I’ve been developing a new outlook on how we interact as individuals. I feel kind of ashamed to have been so ignorant as a teenager. Singling out individuals as “posers” because they were trying to fit in to a certain click or group of friends.
Maybe at the time this was my own attempt at trying to fit in. It just all seems so silly now. The truth of the matter is that we all need social interaction. How we go about it shouldn’t be a problem at all. Blonde kids shaving their heads to look like eminem should be totally ok if that’s what they want. Jocks geeks and the inbetweeners should all be on a level playing field called social growth.
So the truth is we’re either all posers or none of us are. Like I’ve said before, we’re social creatures. We exist to co-exist. The means by which we do this is only the medium and shouldn’t become a victim of our own insecurities.
Maybe owning a Jeep Wrangler and a guitar will make me a little cooler. We’ll see.