A while back I wrote a brief post asking if anyone was using Snapchat as part of their marketing platform. I got a few responses… I checked the app out… I didn’t get it at all… And then I forgot about it.
Well, it appears the app is making it harder and harder for us to forget it according to this NYT article.
Snapchat is worth $30 B-b-b-billion dollars
It’s larger than Twitter
Facebook and others are desperately trying to emulate its appeal
So, about this Snapchat thingy…
Anyone have anything new to share about it re: social marketing platform?
Are any Indie Authors using it to promote their work?
And if they are, are they finding it worthy of the time and brain cells it took them to learn yet another social media thing for which to suck them away from their writing (not that I need it for an excuse to do that… I have many, many others from which to draw from)?
I am filled with such wonderment for this Snapchat thing from seeing more and more written about its value in marketing to the social media-consumed Millennials.
I’m not going to revisit all that…well, maybe I am but it’s only because I just read a very interesting WIRED article about REAL Moderators.
According to the article, our major social media tech companies outsource hordes of moderating work – estimated over 100,000 laborers; mostly in the Philippines – to scan the internet and scrub it of all the darkest and most disgusting images that the those with the most darkest and disgusting minds out there like to post just for the shock factor of grossing us out and/or to satisfy their sick perversions — of the porn, the beheadings, the most gruesome of the auto and other kinds of deaths…
Yeah…now that is some Serious Moderating.
Some mind-twisting, psychologically-impairing Moderating.
I cannot imagine having a job where I would have to look at that kind of stuff all day.
Look, I’m no angel, but I can’t even watch an instant replay of a pro athlete twisting his ankle. Seriously. I have to avert my eyes or click off to another channel. Because if I don’t click away, I’m sure to catch a glimpse of it sooner or later because they show the ankle twisting, or knee hyperextending, in super-slow mo, over and over and over…
But those REAL Moderators…
Pour souls. A tough gig to earn only around $500 bucks a month.
Hopefully in their noble endeavors they run across some of Dr Dyer’s videos and receive some of his wise guidance and counseling to help them cope.
But, come to think of it, that might just get them in trouble.
Strange to consider, isn’t it?
A job where you could get busted for not watching porn.
Strange, indeed…but I’m glad they’re out there protecting us from all that vileness.
And it should show all you Sissy Moderators moderating your nervous world against the Evil Legions of Spam Armies that are out there just waiting to attack you at the first sign of the slightest weakness in your moderation defenses just what REAL Moderating entails.
Yes, I know, some of you who moderate your comments have valid concerns of serious and potentially dangerous troll threats.
And I completely understand and moderating your comments is exactly the action you should take…at a minimum.
It’s not you to whom I speak against, though.
It’s to all the sissy spam moderators who would rather throttle the flow of freedom and liberty just so they don’t have to delete a spam comment that just so happens to slip through their defenses…L.O.L.
They must sure be getting a lot of comments to be getting so much spam.
Besides…have you all checked out the spam lately?
Some are actually quite awesome, at least the ones sneaky enough to get through that Akismet spam catcher thingy.
Just the other day one of my evil spambot comments was so awesome, I left it on the post…