The recent news that Apple Computer has more cash than the federal government is just a hint at what’s going on. Against the backdrop of the federal deficit and Wall Street’s continued decline, the news broke last month that Apple is sitting on approximately $76.2 billion in cash (as of the end of June). This is more than the U.S. government claims to have (a paltry $73.7 billion). A high tech firm has eclipsed a mark that the former titans of our economy, the oil companies and auto makers, can only envy.
Webster’s dictionary describes “a person who takes a contrary position or attitude; specifically: an investor who buys shares of stock when most others are selling and sells when others are buying.” The way I see it, you have to make your own path. Once you can engage in contrarian thinking it will create the opportunity for brands. What is this new fad called Twitter, and why are so many people talking about it? Twitter is a type of social networking microblogging service in which a subscribed user has 140 characters to say what they have to to the rest of the world.
Often referred to as a way of sending a “text message to the world,” Twitter has grown in popularity over the past year to the point where even celebrities are using it. Additionally, news stations such as Fox and the Today Show regularly mention Twitter in their broadcasts. Beginner bloggers may have started out on one of the many free blog-hosting websites (such as Blogger, WordPress and similar), lovingly crafted their post and sat back, only to realize that no-one has read it.
Some give up. Others investigate, only to discover that for their blog to reach a readership they will have to divert time away from writing and put it into search engine optimization, link-building, directory listings and other methods of self-promotion. Socialoomph: Socialoomph is a free application (there is also a paid service), that allows you to send your welcome DM on autopilot. I don’t know about you, but I am continuously inundated with e-mails everyday saying “such and such is now following you on twitter.
” To cut down on the “thanks for following me e-mails,” I use Socialoomph to send it for me. You can also set it to automatically follow any new followers…”easy peasy.” You can also schedule updates from your blog through socialoomph, so your tweets can go out when you are too busy to send them yourself. If you’d like, you can follow Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) and Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) on Twitter.
https://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2010/05/28/field-report-shanghai-and-chinas-social-web/ Just don’t expect them to follow http://www.go-globe.com/blog/internet-usage-china/ you back. The communication from both coaches has been mostly a one-way street, but for rabid fans of the sport, sometimes that’s all they need. Let your web visitors know that you’re on Twitter.