Facebook’s birthday provides us all with the opportunity look back

In Social Media Podcast Edition No.62, Gordon White, Derek Howie, Graeme Geddes, Malcolm White and Cameron Wilson, all from the fatBuzz team, chat around the latest news and topical issues from the world of social media.

The recording of this podcast coincided with Gordon’s birthday which was on the same week as Facebook’s 10th birthday so there was a party atmosphere in the office and during the recording.

It was also the same day as the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and the week Twitter’s latest financial figures were released so there was lots to talk about.

Here are some of the things we discussed during the recording:

  • Facebook’s 10th birthday and the ‘Look Back’ video promotion
  • Facebook’s diminishing page reach and the effectiveness of boosting posts
  • A new report suggesting 50% of children under 10 are using social media tools
  • The recent ‘Necking’ craze – Good or bad?
  • Personal branding and employability
  • The Super Bowl – Advertising review and a look at what JC Penney did to muscle in on the party
  • Trademarking hashtags – Is it worth doing?
  • Has the Twitter bubble burst, or has it simply found it’s level? 
  • The Winter Olympics – Why are the big brands taking all the flack?

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