Happy New Year, dear reader. First off, I want to welcome new subscribers, noting you could be excused for wondering what happened to the newsletter you signed up to receive. Because this is the first issue since the end of November last year.
By way of explanation and partial excuse, on December 2 I headed off to Colombo, Sri Lanka, to deliver a keynote at a conference there. That went well, and so did I for a couple of days, then came home with a very debilitating influenza A, which knocked me out for a good two weeks – then I had a recuperative vacation. But now I am back and rearing to go.
In this issue, first a nice chewy bite with some facts and figures for 2018 on the key social networks for business. Then, perhaps confirming what some suspected, a post on the implications for brands and marketing from a survey showing social networks are the preferred medium for a majority of Americans announcing important life events. And finally, an informed, thoughtful look at the implications of Facebook’s latest limiting of the reach of (business) pages in favor of personal profiles. Happy reading!
3 Top Stories This Week
Struggling to keep up with the constantly changing world of social media? Don’t lose sight of your best advocates, influencers, and adversaries in the shuffle. Here’s a peek at the top social media networks with key audience demographics and usage characteristics.
The rise of social media has forged a seismic shift in the way people share life’s milestones with friends and family. More and more of us are announcing our significant events online on social platforms.
Publishers have long seen it coming, and Facebook has made no secret about it, but now The Social Network has confirmed that they’ll be making concerted moves to show users more posts from people they know – and fewer posts from Pages.
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