So, I’ve been using emojis a lot, both in my private, day-to-day communication and in business content I produce. While exploring the emoji keyboard, I’ve come to learn there’s a fitting pictogram to sum up or emphasize pretty much any tweet or Facebook post. Only recently though have I become interested in the meaning of the East Asian emojis, which is what I’ll discuss in this post, so stay with me for a fun and informative experience.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
The only constant in this world is change. Things come into existence and then disappear, rise and fall in popularity, go from fads to fade. I’ve been fascinated with how the real and the digital world have become intertwined and how their inner workings resemble one another. Online trends and sites that gain popularity are paradoxically almost instantly doomed. It’s in digital users’ nature to get bored, sooner or later. Apparently, even social media giants aren’t immune to this, so let’s take a closer look at the decline of Facebook and where it leads us.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Group chats have never been more popular. They remind me of a miniature version of online forums, which in turn are an extension and distant relatives of ancient Roman fora, where people gathered for business and various social activities. The main difference now is group chats require no physical space. But what makes them so appealing to individuals and how businesses can take advantage of this opportunity? Let’s find out, shall we?READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Have you ever had this feeling of wanting to mingle while not really fancying going out? Maybe you had a bad day at work, or you don’t want to spend money on food and drinks. Or maybe the couch seemed extra cozy and you’d like someone to join you but at the same time keep it all to yourself. Well, I think many of us have been there before, so I developed a guide to socializing online for introverts.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Have you texted anyone today? I bet most of you have, or will, depending on the time of the day you’re reading this post. Despite phone calls usually being more convenient, plus the growth of video chatting apps like iPhone’s FaceTime, text messaging seems to be holding strong, refusing to be deemed obsolete. Is it on the rise, though, has it plateaued, or maybe there is some decline after all? Bear with me as I examine the state of texting in the year 2019.READ THE FULL ARTICLE
When you hear the words live chat, I bet most of you think of a modest widget sitting somewhere in the corner of the site, used for customer support. Now, that’s not a completely incorrect image, however, the invention can be much more than that. See, there’s a specific type of the software intended for more extensive interaction, offering features your regular live chat doesn’t have. Here’s an inside look at the daily lives of three online communities, whose members come together to socialize in the digital realm.
Humans are visual creatures. It’s debatable which of our five fundamental senses is the most important one, however, I’d say being able to process the light coming into our eyes helps us understand and interact with the environment to a greater degree than the other perceptional functions. Language started as a sound system (hearing) but it was quickly translated into a much needed visual form. The latter has since been molded into various styles, emoji being the particular one I’d like to discuss in this post. Come with me.
If your brand enjoys at least moderate popularity, meaning you’re somewhat known locally, and maybe even beyond, you can be sure there are people out there discussing it daily. These are your fans, enthusiasts, advocates, constituting the core of your business. It would be irrational to not try and harness the potential lying within. Bringing them together by building an online community centered around a brand is one way to spur growth. Let’s see how you can approach this tactic and what benefits does it create.
Online forums, despite having their shortcomings, have been a pretty great invention, really. Personally, I used to spend quite some time on a variety of them back in the days before social media blew up. I remember really looking forward to logging in and engaging with other community members on topics I’ve been passionate about. The idea of a discussion board is still going strong, but how can you make yours stand out and grow? Read on as I examine the benefits of adding live chat to an online forum.
Building an online community is a tremendous effort in and of itself. However, once you accomplish it, the result can be very rewarding. It feels really amazing to win a following behind a theme or an idea that’s important to you. It’s empowering to know that what you believe in also resonates strongly with a wider audience. You may have a noble cause and host your community pro bono, with no intention of ever getting anything out of it for yourself. I salute you if you do. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with trying to monetize it if you do it the right way.