I have a good friend, who for some reason about 10 years ago decided to leave lovely California and move to, Nashville. Yes, he did it for a woman. No, they are no longer together. Today, he is happily married with kids, and owns a Smoothie King.
He has been updating his Facebook status with info on the flooding in his area. I had heard in passing about the flooding but did not really pay attention. That was until he started updating his Facebook status with links to videos and websites.
I thought, I should go check what was happening and get more info. I went to CNN.com and saw this:
Where were the amazing links that my friend had? Where was info on the flooding? I could find info on:
-Porn Director Seeks Office
-Photographer Captures Arctic
..and then yes I saw it small references to the flooding in Nashville. With boring articles.
Here is my point, wouldn’t the page have more impact, more information and be more informative if they used things like YouTube and Twitter? Things my friend had been posting?
Here let me list some of them for you, people like lists:
Amazing right? Wouldn’t these videos grab you more and heck, be more informative? More “WOW” factor! More “POP”
Then you have Twitter, where there are real time updates and comments by people. Why is there no feed up? Here is a sample..
Again, comments from real people being shared by real people. I know you have that Ireport thing and your trying, but well.. try a little harder. Okay?
Seems to me your missing the mark here.
Gee, I cant imagine why traditional media is having problems…
What are your thoughts?