This week in my world: Instragram changed its filters, Netflix slash Qwikster (or whatever they are called now) totally effed up their business model, and the new Facebook ticker and sharing options have me feeling like I’m on the tilt-a-whirl.
Seriously, people. Pleeeease. Stop!
Yes, social media is fast and furious. And yes, we we’re already pulling all-nighters to keep up with content. So I’m a little salty about the fact that I’ve had to add a learning curve across multiple platforms in the same week. WTH?!
I can’t help but agree with Stacey that it seems like Facebook is scrambling to stay relevant with its new rival, Google Plus. Actually, I think everyone is scrambling to stay relevant with everyone else… Instagram and Streamzoo, Netflix and AppleTV… whatever. But from the outside looking in a.k.a. the user’s perspective, all these moves seem reactionary and I’m sorry, They. Are. A. Pain. In. My. Ass!!!
I don’t think I’m alone on this. Check the stream, peeps. Yes I mean, the Twitter stream — and thank God, that’s been consistent (at least this week). In our online world that changes faster than the weather, I’m going to make a case for stability. There’s a winning play there for the someone/platform/social network who has the courage to stay the same. C’mon, who’s going to have the quiet confidence to say, “We’re good. You guys can chase your tails. We’re going to hang here for a bit. We’re going to be the ones everyone can count on for now. We’ll ask our community what they want before we make any rash moves. Thanks.”
What a novel idea… asking. I mean, we have the technology! In all the scrambling, is anyone asking the people who actually use their platforms? Okay, maybe they are but they just didn’t ask ME.
I’m logging off ALL of you for the weekend.
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