Do you got it – the killer-most social app? And other social media DOHs

September 26, 2012

The killer-most -, the end-game -, automagical – social app!?

And other social media DOHs

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit

Low Cost

This is so awesome that it defies any attempt to describe it with any of my usual coherence, clarity and objectivity – not in one sentence.

It costs $10 per month. That’s about the cost of two super-sized venti whatever lattes – that some of you buy in one day. OR

You could just pay the one year subscription for $60. That’s a 50% discount!

Fucking A!

A as in AWESOME.

Disclaimer

I have not been paid or compensated in any way to share my excitement about this killer social app.

The problem with even the best of breed social apps out there is that they don’t provide the kind of opportunity and efficiency as all those social media experts and fans tout. If a social app ONLY changes the life of one person for the better – one in ten million – that’s an epic fail. It’s not a win!

Because that win ain’t yours!

And that win never shall…

Be yours.

Never ever.

What is an acceptable rate of win?

An acceptable rate of win is a win for one in ten thousand. You won’t find an acceptable rate of win on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, etc. And if you can prove me wrong, Mazel tov! I’ll give you $100.

But before you reach for my Benjamin, I have to describe to you how I describe an acceptable rate of win.

Social Proof

Results are everything. And what can be done in one month is the best measure of any social app.

1. Twitter

a. 1000+ Twitter friends auto-tweeting your posts
b. 100 new Twitter followers per week
c. Twitter verified your account because of your popularity

2. Facebook

a. 1000+ Facebook friends and subscribers auto-sharing your wall posts
b. 100 new Facebook subscribers (personal or fanpage) per week
c. 1000 likes per week

3. Blog

a. 3% to 7% increase in blog traffic per week
b. 1,000 new subscribers per week
c. advertising revenues increase by .05% to 2% per month

Social Search

Social Search is not just about typing a name, key word, or search phrase. It’s about the quality of results. It’s also about the speed of getting relevant results. More important than these, social search is really about the interaction available and the opportunity that can be unlocked between you and your social search result.

1. I can add up to 100 new people to my network per hour. I can search and find these new “Follows” in an intelligent and efficient manner.

a. Profile rankings based on the confidence by members of the community
b. Badges and Reputation earned by their selection for such by members of the community
c. Profession, Job Title, and Employer Company Name
d. Awards, Distinctions, and Recognitions
e. Personal Interests and Hobbies
f. Personal Likes (books, movies, music, etc.)
g. Full Name, email and/or location
h. Search Ranking of their profile and other online properties
i. Top 20 topics that reflect on them or their work (images may be included)
j. Mention in local, national or international news

2. Once identified, I can evaluate their relevance to me via a smart, useable summary of the above. That summary will also include information, pictures, art, other media and links which they have selected for the snap shot profile.

3. After adding people to my ADDS, several things will follow:

a. The Follow will be notified of my ADD by email or sms AND message in the network inbox of my account.

b. They will receive a snap shot profile of me and a call to action to consider adding me and/or send me a personal or form message that includes text, media and links.

c. If I do not send them one or two communications (maximum is two for a Follow) via the network within 30 days, I will be given the option to file “them” in a list of “Interesting People” or allow their name to drop from my list of Follows.

d. If they do not reply or respond to my initial ADD or messages within 60 days, their name will drop from my list of Follows regardless of my expectations and hopes. Furthermore, I will not be able to send them a message or re-ADD them for a period of six (6) months (or more) unless they initiate an ADD.

4. When they ADD me, they become a Friend.

a. I can send a Friend up to 20 free messages per month. The total size of a free message must be less than 1MB but it can include text, media and links. For an additional $5 per month, I can send up to 20 GBs of messages per month. Storage beyond 30 days is only a small, additional fee, but I can opt to have all my messages routed to my email before and after reading them.

b. I have fixed, named spaces and a rolling feed that can only be seen by Friends and/or the public according to the privacy settings I choose for a named space, my feed or an individual share. Regarding my Friends, I can also set privileges for what Friends can see what by “grouping” them. A Friend can be designated to as many groups as I create.

I could write ten pages about these killer features and I’d still have 12 more blog posts to write – telling you all about this BEAST.

Social – Can’t Touch This!

Twitter, Facebook, whatever… ain’t no one that can touch this. Just like MC Hammer sings it!

MC Hammer, Can’t Touch This

Today, it’s good to be me.

And that’s what a killer social app does! It gives you every reason to shout this out from the rooftops:

IT’S GOOD TO BE ME!

I BELONG HERE!

HELLO YOU BEAUTIFUL WORLD AND PEOPLE! I LOVE YOU!

Stan Faryna
26 September 2012
Bucharest, Romania


Who knew that Seth Godin was a prophet of doom!

October 1, 2011

Who knew that Seth Godin was a prophet of doom!
by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Judy Garland, Over The Rainbow

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Buzzfuse: How to Make Better Pie (part three)

March 12, 2008

Notes from a Patsak:

It is in our nature to want to share things with each other. It is in us, a humanistic impulse to do things that allow us to integrate different knowledge, opinions, feelings, and ideas into a sustainable community. It’s up to you if you want to do something important here and now. If you do want to do something great, a new kind of social interaction can grow through Buzzfuse and around it. And, then, we have a sure thing – a sure thing that we can own, together.

Do you believe that the internet can save your soul? Or, at least our humanity?

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Recap of part one and two of my pie review

If you missed my first post about Buzzfuse (Try Pie. Try), go here. If you missed my second post (Delivery and Drive-thru Pie), go here.

After a little over a month of testing, I can honestly say that I like what Buzzfuse is about, what it’s doing, and where it is going. It is a groovey social mechanism for self-promotion- especially if you are a blogger, musician, photographer, etc. There’s a lot of potential in the Buzzfuse community, and things are going to get crazy soon as the word gets out that premium-member creators actually have a chance to bring home more than milk money from the earnings pool.

Buzzfuse supports content creators; it helps them market content and rewards creators for the rich content that brings content hunters. As such, Buzzfuse seems to be an ideal online business partner for the aspiring writer, photographer and musician. Buzzfuse has defined a very important niche for content creators and, hopefully, consumers are going to find they get a lot more out of Buzzfuse than other social media engines such as Digg and Stumbleupon.

The Buzzfuse service represents a meaningful innovation of social media; it provides a welcome alternative to the bad network marketing of online mlm and get rich schemes which push soul-less content at the media cafe. As such, it sets an important direction in the blogosphere just in time for newbies who are thinking about selling out their souls.

How to make Pie

You don’t have to start with an original idea. Just take a headline out of the news and chew on it.
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Buzzfuse: Delivery and Drive-thru Pie (part two)

March 12, 2008

Notes from a Patsak:

After a month plus of testing, I can honestly say that I like what Buzzfuse is about, what it’s doing, and where it is going. It is a groovey social mechanism for self-promotion- especially if you are a blogger, musician, photographer, etc. There’s a lot of potential in the Buzzfuse community, and things are going to get crazy soon as the word gets out that premium-member creators actually have a chance to bring home more than milk money from the earnings pool.

Will you sing for pie? Weebl will sing (below)!

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Previous post on Buzzfuse

In my previous post on Buzzfuse, I provided some quick and dirty insight on some of the most popular social search/ social media engines out there: Blinklist, Del.icio.us, Digg, Fark, Furl, Ma.gnolia, Newsvine, Reddit, Simpy, Stumbleupon, and Tailrank. Although some use these engines for online self-promotion; these engines were not designed for such purposes and they are all, somehow, inadequate for helping the unknown creator market content to a larger audience.

If you didn’t see it and you want to read it now, click here.

Buzzfuse = Pie

Buzzfuse supports content creators; it helps them market content and rewards creators for the rich content that brings content hunters. As such, Buzzfuse seems to be an ideal business partner for the aspiring writer, photographer and musician. I have been testing it out for just over a month since I found G’s invitation to try pie in Linkedin. I’m ready to pronounce my review.
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Thomas Sowell, Media, Politics and Idiocracy

February 13, 2008

Five cent tour in Bablion:

Things have changed; the Press has a new role in society- Media for advertising and marketing. As Thomas Sowell notes, The Press is not doing it’s duty. The good news is that New Media has replaced the advertising Media machine for unfiltered viewpoint and opinion.

The internet is a marketplace of opinion and views where people tell it like they see it and offer their personal opinion. Blogging and social networks are an example. And that thing that was The Press has become something else, an advertising Media machine. Soon enough, I regret that we all may be assimilated and retasked to the greatest unintended integrated marketing strategy ever. Unless we can keep the high ground of New Media.

Thomas Sowell on Media and Politics

Thomas Sowell writes this week about the Media and Politics. He makes an excellent example of Geoffrey Dawson at The Times of London in the 1930s. Dawson, Sowell explains, “filtered” the news in an effort to encourage peace after so much pain from the First World War, and thereby, unintentionally, downplayed the dangers of Hitler.

Sowell reminds us that journalists have a duty to tell the public “the truth as they see it and to offer their honest opinion as to what it means.”
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