Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, Facebook's revenue has eclipsed that of Twitter and observers are attributing this to the growing number of video ads on Facebook. Last week Twitter "badly missed" its expected earnings because big brand advertisers are not increasing their spending.
They are, however, on Facebook which is very friendly to video ads.
Frankly, there are two things going on here. One is the decrease in ad spending and the other is that Twitter is more of a niche social media site than is Facebook. Facebook is where all your friends gather and share things. Twitter is quick hits of information or opinion, often posted by people you don't know.
And, I find it hard to believe there are that many people who click on video ads. Static ads are bad enough, but video ads? Come on.
Here's the link to the WSJ article but you won't be able to read it unless you're a subscriber which is irritating because if a news outlet thinks something is important enough to Tweet or link, they should allow the entire story.
There's a bit of a hubbub among serious Twitter users this week, mourning the elimination of Tweetdeck for Twitter users on Windows. But one guy wrote, "TweetDeck for Windows will cease to work after April 15? Great plan since no one uses windows."
I don't know if he was serious, but I have seen many writing about not using Windows and they don't know anyone else who does either. My question is, what are they using? Is everyone on Apple computers these days? We're not and frankly, we don't know all that many people who use the IOS operating system except on iphone and ipads.
Saw this tweet from Jonah Goldberg who retweeted a person named Colleen Doran. This is a perfectly written, succinct and to the point. Wish I could have written this as it applies to so many areas of social media.
"Sometimes social media seems like a chorus of howling Pharisees digging in to celebrate the shiny dangerous discovery of other people's sin."
I follow several weather people on Twitter, just to get second opinions. Heh. One is Adrian Linares who is based in Miami and does worldwide weather and severe weather events. He put this tweet up last night and to be honest I have no idea what it means. The Tweet said, "Quite the clustering with GFS ensembles in the epac."