Facebook has been toying with the “Facebook Questions” function for quite some time.
I didn’t realize it wasn’t available to everyone until I recommended that a client use it to better define their target audience – come to find out it was nowhere to be found on their Facebook account.
I’m pretty sure that the Questions function is now available to everyone, and my recommendation is USE IT – especially for business interaction.
As most of you probably already know, social media marketing is taking over the world of modern media. It’s not very often that I don’t see or hear mention of Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube on the Channel 5 News. From sports stars talking about how Jimmer is the best scorer in the world, to President Obama sealing his election largely in part to his social media presence.
There’s a great question going on right now on Facebook about bin Laden’s death that we’d like you to respond to:
RESULTS: The Osama Bin Laden Death Exposed via Social Networks First
So far, here are the results from 22,089 votes:
- Facebook: 6,860
- TV: 6476
- Phone (which could have been cell phone = social media): 2,832
- Twitter: 1,784
- Website: 1,071
- In Person: 998 (maybe these people were actually IN Pakistan…?)
- Other: 863
- Radio: 841
- Newspaper: 189
- Email: 175
My question then to all of you,
Where do you think the media will be in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years from now in regard to how they get the word out?
Facebook and Twitter have far surpassed the old-school methods of Newspaper and Radio. Even EMAIL is becoming a thing of the past to places like Twitter and Facebook and Texting.
Special thanks to the “…Tweeter, awake at the time of the crash [in Abbottabad, Pakistan]” who unknowingly tweeted the entire attack as he heard helicopters cruising by his place at 1:00 a.m.
If you’re not tapped into the social media mania, it’s time to hop on the band wagon because it’s only going to become a more eminent part of our day to day lives.
UPDATE: Since I started this post, votes have gone up to 22,449…