Makes sense now why my Instagram DMs got super-weird and busy.
Just to be clear, that video is obviously a scam. And no, I can’t help you get verified. :) Sorry.
DID YOU SEE…
I’ve spent a fair bit of time in recent weeks thinking about which platform I should invest more heavily in to build out Geekout. Facebook and Instagram revealed its plan, tools, and new features to develop and support a new ‘middle-class’ of creators
Twitter is working on its own toolkit for creators featuring ‘Super Follows’ (subscriptions), newsletters (Revue), social audio (Spaces). Apple and Spotify will soon allow podcasters to better monetise their content… The list goes on.
The challenge for creators (including me) is picking a social ecosystem to make home as we enter this next phase in the creator economy. Especially when it comes to Facebook, which has a poor track record when it comes to leading creators down a new path only to change course unexpectedly (remember pivot to video?).
For many creators, keeping plates spinning on several platforms is one way to hedge your bets and shield yourself from such risks, but for most people, there will be one platform that they feel more at home on. For me, that would be Twitter. However, Facebook, with its near 3 billion users worldwide, and its plans for social audio, podcasts, and newsletters, still remains a tempting proposition.
HIDDEN GEM: Memegine
- A NEW Internet Meme Search Engine. Nuff said.
- BBC’s tech reporting legend Rory Cellan-Jones invited me on his Tech Tent podcast to have a quick chat about the future for Clubhouse and social audio in 2021. You can listen to the chat in full here.
- Let’s collaborate! I currently have capacity to work with new clients… If you’d like to tap into my 15 years of experience working with some of the world’s biggest brands, or partner with Geekout for sponsorship or advertising opportunities, drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org / website.
Ok you lovely bunch of social geeks, let dive in to this week’s BIG talking points in social media land.
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