Facebook Users In Richmond (2012 Edition)

I’m a numbers nerd (shocking revelation, I know). Every now and then it’s interesting to look into the numbers of something like Facebook to see how it’s growing locally, especially when considering it’s place as a social platform for campaigns and non-profits and as an area to invest time and dollars. So how does Facebook…

SMCRVA: What’s up with blogs?

July’s SMCRVA featured a discussion on how brands can leverage local influencers and also included a taping about what’s up with blogs featuring Ross Catrow of RVANews, Alex Iwashyna of Late Enough, Kate Hall of Richmond Mom, Jennifer Lemons of JenniferLemons.com and yours truly. It’s a great clip showing the variety of voices in blogging…

Facebook Users In Richmond UPDATED

In the process of rebuilding J’s Notes I’m digging through the past and figuring out what brilliant thoughts remain brilliant and what thoughts are best left in the past. One post that made the cut is a February, 2009 bit that gave a breakdown of Facebook users in Richmond. While it wasn’t so long ago,…

Jason’s Brilliant New Social Network: Jasonverse

Filing this under “brilliant ideas I’m going to trademark but never develop because I’m broke”: ANOTHER SOCIAL NETWORK! Yes! You need ONE MORE! Or three more. Hear me out! I call it Jasonverse. For lack of a better working title. Think WritersCafe/YouTube/Flickr meets Foursquare meets Klout. You post a story/video/picture and share with your friends…

Twitter Users More Likely To Be Active Offline

According to a survey by MRI, Twitter users are not only more active online than average adults but are more than twice as likely to be active in their communities offline: The survey finds that Twitter users score high on all dimensions of public activity. They are 209% more likely to have written something that’s been…

New New Media Replaces Old New Media But Nothing Is Dying

Cory Doctorow says that reports of blogging’s death are greatly exaggerated.Content’s just finding more appropriate mediums. When all we had was the stage, every performance was a play. When we got films, a great lot of these stories moved to the screen, where they’d always belonged (they’d been squeezed onto a stage because there was no alternative)….

Virtually Farming For Public Relations or How Not To Game The System

Let’s say you’re BP. You are nearly fifty days into what could be the worst environmental disaster in United States history. Ouch, that’s going to be a heck of a public relations nightmare, isn’t it? But, wait, here’s an idea! Why not invite all those connected Facebook users who live along the Gulf coast to…

How Not To Use Twitter

Person gets a job at Cisco.  Person tweets that they’re not all that excited about job.  Person gets tweeted back at by Cisco employee.  Person does not get job. Person then learns a lesson and shares it with others: Should Tim Levad have backed off? Not necessarily; it was crass of me to say what I did…

Slantblog Talks Shockoe Baseball And Sock Puppetry

F.T. Rea takes the online anonymous support for Baseball In The Bottom to taskand it of course brings the same anonymous voices out of the woodwork to criticize him.  Naturally the anonymous FanGuy cites anonymous resistance to tyranny as a justification for his stance, but keeping baseball on Boulevard hardly necessitates a Richmond Tea Party….

Facebook Users In Richmond

Inside Facebook has some interesting numbers on Facebook’s overall users and growth as of late.  What used to be limited to college kids has grown into something much more and it’s interesting to see how Facebook has evolved and will continue to evolve over the next year or so as it goes through these growing pains….