Ok, you can listen to this report (below) on the new “Google Maps Lists” or whatever it’s called. I’m going to take this opportunity to rant about Google’s marketing. (Y’all love a good rant, right?) Specifically, whenever Google tries to add ‘social’ anything to their marketing.
The fact that Google even created a ‘social’ something SEVEN FUCKING YEARS AFTER FACEBOOK is proof that Google eventually saw value in social data. But don’t expect nerds to do social well. Look at Google Plus – it’s all you need to see that the nerds at Google might never understand social.
And don’t expect nerds to be great at marketing either. Just say the phrase “Google Plus” out loud. How does it sound if you were hearing it for the first time? Most people think: “Plus what?” IT’S HORRID MARKETING. With the mysterious unclear “plus” it actually sounds like a ‘special’ or ‘paid version’ of regular Google, to be honest. Only folks who were following tech/biz news at the time (2011) knew Google Plus was the Google version of Facebook. If there’s lack of clarity in your marketing, don’t be surprised if people assume things that are way off-base! Almost six years later, tons of people STILL don’t know what Google Plus is.
On a separate, positive note, congrats to @Cheddar
Supposedly the Dvorak keyboard is faster and better but we use QWERTY ⌨ for an outdated reason😒
Follow B&H; they’re an iconic store on Manhattan’s west side and if you’re ever in NYC and you’re into tech, visit. Their Instagram Stories and Snap Stories are informative and you might see a few surprise guests. Ask any experienced photographer in NYC if they’ve gone to B&H and the answer will be “Of course.”
Zoom’s cross-platform webinar software can now livestream to YouTube or Facebook. Within the Zoom webinar platform, anything you can put on a desktop can be added to a live stream. How cool is that? Zoom senior product manager Nitasha Wilia gives Harry Hawk the 411 on how Zoom can help make your content be amazing. Click on the image above to listen.
And yes that’s “Bill Nye The Science Guy” walking with him! LOL!
Remember to watch Cheddar (sometimes called “the CNBC for Millennials”) Monday to Friday on FacebookLive 9am-10am ET and then again noon-1pm, and then on Twitter 3pm-4pm
Facebook has always made it easy for you to tell whether a live video is truly live or after the fact or scheduled to broadcast. Just look at the words next to the person’s name.
- “is live” means the person’s live right now
- “was live” is self-explanatory, e.g. you weren’t in time to catch it live
- “plans to go live” means the person has a show on tap. Look for the convenient reminder button and click it so you don’t miss it
Remember to visit the #LivestreamedLivelihoods column at Small Business Trends