Social Media Slice for April 5, 2019: AMERICA NOT LOVING SOCIAL MEDIA; YOUTUBE TOXIC VIDEOS, and 5 FACEBOOK AD TIME-SAVING TIPS


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MAIN SLICE

AMERICA NOT LOVING SOCIAL MEDIA- Tread carefully my social media and digital marketing friends. News is not good today. According to results from the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll:

  • 57% say social media sites like Facebook and Twitter do more to divide the country.
  • 55% believe social media does more to spread lies and falsehoods.
  • 61% think social media does more to spread unfair attacks and rumors against public figures and corporations.
  • 82% say social media sites do more to waste people’s time.

Worth your time to read. More


SLICE SPECIAL OF THE DAY

YOUTUBE TOXIC VIDEOS- Do you see YT as a passive “library” or an active visual megaphone in the hands of anyone & everyone that knows how to use it? Writing for Bloomberg, Mark Bergen puts the focus on YouTube’s inability to control questionable content.

“YouTube’s problem is that it allows the nonsense to flourish. And, in some cases, through its powerful artificial intelligence system, it even provides the fuel that lets it spread.”

If you work in social media, this expose is worth your time. Our business involves more than pictures of cute kitty cats. Much More


INTERNATIONAL SLICE

BRUNEI STONING LAWS UNDER SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACK- Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres issued a Twitter post naming nine Brunei-owned hotels to boycott as a reaction to the nation’s new laws which make gay sex punishable by flogging or stoning to death. Repeat “stoning to death.” Now the social media accounts of most of those hotels have been removed from sight or made inaccessible. More


SLICE INGREDIENTS

5 FACEBOOK AD TIME-SAVING TIPS- Time. Only 24 hours in a day. Any way to squeeze more social media efforts out of a finite work frame is a big plus for your client. Noted influencer Andrea Vahl shares 5 time-savers in running Facebook ads. More


MOTIVATIONAL SLICE

Our #FridayFeeling cover image is from a tweet by Brad Lea @TheRealBradLea (background graphic added).


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