Power of Social Media •Groupon - $50 of Gap products for $25 •New logo on Website, Twitter & Facebook • Resulted in 441,000 Groupon sales in 1 day •Backlash was intense •In 3 days, Gap reversed & put old logo back up •Score: Gap Fans 1, Gap 0
Twitter & Facebook10 Reasons you should NOT Feed Your Twitter Stream Into Facebook 1. Some of your Facebook friends may not be on Twitter. 2. FB friends don’t understand #hashtags and @replies. Your Twitter messages that contain those will just be confusing and/or boring. 3. No one wants to read half a Twitter conversation, especially if they have no way of reading the other half. 4. If you also automate your blog feed to Facebook, then your Facebook friends will get hit with two messages about new blog posts. 5. If you’re trying to create an effective personal brand, then automating your feed will work against you. Take the time to write a custom message for Facebook. 6. Facebook status updates can hold a whole lot more than a tweet. Why limit yourself to 140 characters on something that gives you a few hundred? 7. Your Twitter audience is not necessarily your Facebook audience. Most of Facebook networks are made up of friends, family, people from high school and college, a mixture of business associates, etc. 8. A good number of your tweets are about business, social media, etc., and you might not mind sharing personal information with your Twitter stream, it can be over-load to your FB friends. 9. If you have a personal FB profile and a business FB page, don’t stream Twitter into either and don’t post the same material on each one - chances are, you will have some friends following both your personal profile and your business page 10. If your Twitter steam constantly feeds into your Facebook profile or page, your FB friends will HIDE YOU!
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