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Thoughts on Social Media (Revisited)

Over the past four months social media has become a substantial part of my life. I have spent countless hours browsing, researching and writing about countless different social mediums. Generally, I received the different mediums well but I found some a little tedious. I genuinely believe platforms like Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter generate great opportunities. However, I personally think some mediums like Foursquare and Flickr are monotonous.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I think social media, social expression and having a social outlet via the web are positive things. I just think some mediums do these things a lot more effectively than others. Flickr is great for photographers and people interested in browsing pictures and categorizing them. For people outside that specific niche though, it is pretty useless. Foursquare is good for showing your friends where you are, finding friends and stalking people. I might be old school, but I think that’s kind of scary.

All these mediums allow both independent business’s and large corporations to connect with there costumer base, which is generally seen as a good thing. They allow regular people to connect with their friends, family and colleagues. They give opportunities for people with similar interests to make connections. However the different levels of effectiveness in these mediums is overt. Facebook added a Foursquare type application inside of it called places and has millions more photos than Flickr. The general usefulness of Facebook or Linkedin in comparison to Flickr and Foursquare is not even debatable.

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Warning: Extremely Volatile – A Facebook Page Review

Warning: Extremely Volatile – A Facebook Page Review

Breaking Bad is an Emmy Award winning television series aired on the American Movie Classics Network. The AMC network primary airs films but features a limited amount of original programming. These productions include critically acclaimed series like The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Hell on Wheels. The official web domain and Facebook page dedicated to the Breaking Bad series is exemplary by today’s social networking standards.

Breaking Bad primarily follows protagonist Walter White. White is a high school chemistry teacher living in the heart of New Mexico with his wife and two children. He is diagnosed with stage III lung cancer and given two years to live. White’s medical prognosis, along with his motivation to gain financial security for his family, lead him to the world of methamphetamine production. The series chronicles the journey of an ordinary man in this extraordinary situation.

AMC’s utilization of Facebook as a marketing and networking tool is absolutely outstanding. They effectively maintain a sense of community, and generate hype through the use of social media. Their Facebook page provides videos, interviews, photos, sneak peaks, summaries, forums, games, and longer descriptions involving the series. AMC is extremely dedicated to keeping the Breaking Bad fan base in touch with the characters, directors, and writers involved with the show. They consistently update their domain with new material surrounding the show. AMC also uses Facebook as tool to sway traffic from one page to another. Whether you are surfing ‘The Walking Dead’ or ‘Mad Man’ webpage, a ‘Breaking Bad’ link won’t be too far from you. This is an effective way to generate new viewership.

The American Movie Channel’s Facebook pages are all excellent examples of how to successfully employ the many opportunities social mediums have to offer. AMC possesses a substantial web presence and they have a firm understanding  of the benefits social networking has to offer. They continue to impress their followers with frequent, relevant, and free content.

Visit Breaking Bad’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBad