Mga Imbak na Marka: social media

It’s the “little bit” that counts!

I’ve found this recently in one of the blogs I’ve followed and shared this on Twitter.

It can be your smile or friendly “hi!” to a stranger, a simple “Thank You!” for a little favor you receive from someone… Little things, as they seem, but they always lift up the spirit of both the receiver and the giver.

I am thankful that the world has never run out of wonderful people who share their “little bit” of kindness!

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Gauging #SocialMedia #influence!

At exactly 3 years, 8 months and 12 days, I take a look at how far have I been existing in Twitterverse

Other assessments:

Pruning my social media contacts

A few months ago, I have been personally attacked by a Facebook contact [I choose not to use ‘Friend’] after some very straightforward yet imprudent remarks were made in one of the posts I initiated on a Facebook community page we created. I wished I could have explained everything and informed that person of my real motive of creating such an album. I wished I had told him that I understood where his anger were coming from but (1) he was certainly barking up at the wrong tree and (2) it wasn’t alright  for him to express his feelings his own way.

Just this afternoon, upon checking one of my uploaded pics in the same social media site, he strikes again. The insensitive remark was embedded in a half-meant joke comment which I could not fully appreciate.

Well, there are many of his type over the different social media sites. I remember last summer, I blocked someone from accessing my FB account after hurling some unhealthy comments on the LGBT pageant contestants in my album.

I am not being overly sensitive online. But, you would agree with me as I say that just like everyone else, I deserve a happy social media experience.

Being in the social media platform isn’t just about creating a repertoire of one’s most memorable to the least important moments as confined in your uploaded albums, videos, etc. It isn’t about trying to maintain a connection with people whom you love solely. Neither, it is about posting or ‘shouting out’ your most intense emotion and be the first one to like the same post…

I have come to learn that the most influential personalities in the social media (regardless of how they score in Klout or TweetLevel) are those who maintain their candid nature yet remain sensitive to what others are feeling. There are very few admirable people in Facebook and on Twitter. Thus, I have to prune my friend list and my following beginning today. I cannot have a crowd of what-you-see-is-what-you-cannot-get type of social media nonliving things on my list.

December 1 is #ripMultiply day!

Who is excited of December 1? Well, for me and my fellow Multiplyers Multiply enthusiasts, tomorrow is but a sad day in the history of social networking.

Long before I was into Facebook and Twitter, I’ve been enjoying the privilege [of web hosting  photos and videos,  including playlists] Multiply is offering me.

 

For the five to six years, my Multiply experience has helped me document significant chapters in my life. From the very personal and insignificant ones [which I decided to make it private] to the very meaningful parts of my past, it’s just heartwarming to realize how Multiply has become my virtual photo album.

I was notified more than a month ago of this sad news so I’ve decided to manually save/download a few photos…

I’ve learned that  I’ve created an online archive of more than 8,000 photos and downloading them manually was not the most practical idea. So,  I’ve tried Google Chrome’s Download Master and Firefox’s DownThemAll, as suggested in the notification by no less than the CEO of Multiply, Mr. Stefan Magdalinski, himself.

Unfortunately, for a month now, both suggestions were practically unproductive; such a waste of internet time…  

Manual download is neither a sound alternative, as I thought.

One thing is for sure, Stefan is correct in noting that he and his team has made “an unpopular” decision for killing Multiply’s social networking features beginning tomorrow, December 1, 2012.

Of course, the hash-tag #ripMultiply isn’t fair  because Multiply isn’t bidding farewell to the internet. In fact, it further vows to boost its claim as “Asia’s most loved online marketplace”. 

As for me, I hate the move to slash the site’s social networking features. I really do… But if it has to go, ‘di adios!!!!

One thing is for sure, tomorrow is a not-so-merry day to start the Yuletide month!

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PS

I envy these tweeps for obvious reasons…