It’s Tuesday, and that’s when I get social with Jason Middleton and Kim Foster on KGO’s After The Bell. Today, we talked about Facebook’s new way to flirt and Twitter flirting with purchasing audio platform SoundCloud.
Facebook’s new ask feature is a button that pops up on profiles where relationship status isn’t visible due to privacy settings or available to the general public. By clicking the ask button, you send a message to that person asking them to share their relationship status. High-tech flirting or a chance for marketers to get their hands on some previously unknown data? Maybe a little of both. Awesome After The Bell producer Heather McCloskey said ask sounds like what Facebook was trying to do with Poke and they should just rename it. I believe she’s right.
Interestingly, at the exact time our segment began, Twitter ended up saying no to the SoundCloud deal, according to a story in Re/code. It’s funny because I told Jason that I didn’t think this was a fit. And he told me that he disagreed. Both of us had good points, but it looks like he owes me an Irish coffee next time I’m in San Francisco.
It was a jam-packed 3 and a half minutes. Click on the SoundCloud box at the top of this post to listen to today’s segment.
We do this most Tuesdays at 3:37 p.m. Central/1:37 p.m. Pacific, chatting about what’s hot in social media. Here’s a link to the After The Bell blog for much more.
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