Posted by Matt Churchill
16 November - On Sunday, Lolly published a post on Blog Till You Drop - 'Should bloggers get paid to write blog posts?' - where she shared how she'd been approached and asked to write about something in exchange for payment. Lolly said: An agency recently offered me EUR70 to write about its latest social media campaign; this made me feel somewhat uncomfortable as I don't think bloggers should be paid to write about brands/products and I think this is a worrying trend ...
Posted by Lloyd Gofton
13 November - Is Twitter growth stalling? Could this be maturity? Twitter is the standout social media success story; it has reached new heights, changed the way we think about communications, broken down barriers and proved many people wrong. It would be fair to say that part of Twitter's success has been due to its users, who have taken the platform and evolved it in new and interesting directions.
Posted by Ged Carroll
13 November - Google has made Sidewiki a lot easier to monitor for reputational issues with the ability to subscribe to your site's Sidewiki entries via RSS. Also comments about relevancy indicate Google may be taking care of a lot of the trolls itself. This is still something that PROs need to keep an eye on, however.