The Great Sadness,
The theory of “engaging with Fans” or your Tribe – heck, just providing places of discussion on the Internet is a core part of the whole , most excellent Internet new media thingy…
Power to the people and all that – Trouble is, in practice, it sucks.
**Sucks Big Time**
Now before the pitchforks are pulled out of prior heathens and hurled in my direction, let’s not debate this, let’s even pretend I’m completely wrong.
Just accept, that even though I do my best and I *think* I do alright…
I hate it.
Is this man who has shouted Market Leadership from the hilltops for the past two years.
Stay with me, I hate walking (almost) every day, I hate brushing my teeth, I hate eating vegetables, I hate wearing glasses and I hate going to the toilet, it’s such a time waster – but all are varying levels of important.
“You have something to hide”, you want to censor us, you book burner.
That’s truly not it, for example I just spent 45 minutes staring at this picture…
While listening to the Glee version of “Teenage Dream” by Kate Perry
Ipso facto – open book.
I’m truly don’t mind well-thought out criticism backed up by non-emotional well thought out arguments by someone who doesn’t hide behind a newly created Twitter account that has never posted before and has a twitter handle like @eddalelovestottenham
You know how long I’ve been an advocate for Twitter. But there is so much @spam, Trend Trashing and my personal hate #hashtagharshing. What’s #hashtagharshing I hear you say? You create a hashtag for an event to keep everyone informed and scumbags use it to push spam or throw insults from their newly minted twitter account @eddalechokesthechicken
The Dutch Courage Of The Anonymous Arse.
As you know, standard operating procdure is to ignore these tools “dont feed the trolls” – and it truly works. When someone is living in another dimension of rationality, real world logic and common sense go out the window.
You get my point or are thinking “You poor didums, let me set up the tent for the Pity Party Of The Decade and we’ll have the top 40 cry baby band “Tell It To Someone Who Cares” play their greatest hits…
I’ve been running a series of tests on my Facebook page and testing commentary. The Interaction has been fantastic.
The reason – you’re not anonymous on Facebook – you are your profile and if you want to go medieval on my ass… There are consequences.
It’s one thing to have anonymous Twitter account shutdown – but if you lose your profile, you’re going to have some explaining to do to friends and family when they try to “friend” you on the facebook.
I’ve got to say I’m loving it.
If you haven’t checked my Facebook page yet.
Head over to http://facebook.com/tubbynerd/
Hit the like button and then check out the discussions, there interesting, lively and best of all…civil.