The Radio Roundtable is back this week, and host Jen Zingsheim welcomed co-host Chip Griffin, founder and CEO of CustomScoop, and special guest Donna Papacosta of Trafcom News. Topics covered this week included a critical analysis of the role of Twitter in the Iranian election aftermath, the growing problem of spam on Twitter, and question whether early adoption of social media has led to social media fatigue.
- With the luxury of a look back and with a little time for reflection, how big of a role has Twitter really
played during the Iranian election aftermath? The group discusses Todd Defren’s strongly felt post on the topic, but is it possible that communicators (and the media) are overstating the impact Twitter has had?
- Next, Habitat, a higher-end retailer, faced some backlash by using hashtags such as #Iran and #Mousavi to drive sales via Twitter. And Connie Reece recently did the unthinkable considering her views on Twitter–she locked her Twitter updates, due to spam, porn, and other problems with newcomers trying to game the service…and Guy Kawasaki’s account got hacked. What do all of these problems mean for Twitter in the long run?
- Finally, is social media fatigue making us grumpy? Geoff Livingston has stated that social media is dead, Beth Harte doesn’t care for social media leeches, and Doug Haslam is getting impatient.
Have we spent too much time contemplating, discussing, attending
conferences, and writing about social media?