Monday, January 7, 2013

Social Media - some rather random thoughts related maybe to Floorball


We are not experts on Social media.
But there are a few things we want to share as it comes to social Media and Floorball;
A few days ago we read this thing that said that these are some good ideas for social media - A) Use many social media tools or channels together B) Stay consistent on your message, so you do not end up being contradicting yourself on one "channel".
Other lessons from this text zoomed in on Twitter and if you are promoting a brand (to us Floorball is a brand) on Twitter - they say the weekends is much better - almost 20% - as compared to the week and now since Twitter allow pictures - well our source claimed USE pictures since people interact much better to them - maybe we should follow these advises too hmm.... Another source say that the emoticon used also plays a role for interactions and a study showed to claim that this emoticon: ;-D is the one with the far highest interaction rate upon..
Twitter cut of several sub-pages that used the possible feed of data via twitter - so right now we - at least have a hard time to measure Tweets per hour for instance for Floorball - any ideas anyone?

More hands-on of our own more personal ramblings. We are kind of rather tired of Facebook as a tool too promote Floorball on it. Yes we almost have 1000 likes - but the feed in, used to be a goldmine on Floorball news - but today both pictures as well as new content seems to be washed out by their algorithms to an degree where the feed in is almost worthless or at least seriously  outdated... - we still have xmas greeting coming up for instance - yes they prob want us to pay to improve that... We are not far from tossing out Facebook, since it is not what it promises to be.... let's see. Otherwise we do recommend the use of Pictures too on Facebook. But please all clubs out there be AWARE about some limited functionality on Facebook, since they want to cash in on you and your followers might perhaps not see all of your "club" posts. If someone has good ideas on how to address this please let us know.. how to improve the Floorball experience on Facebook?

We might gear over to Google+ instead in the future, but there are other good or at least promising tools out there too like yfrog, tribe etc..
Tribe looks like it could be a serious good tool - but still a bit deserted in Floorball terms. So please join our tribe from our front page...
Then maybe you should look into the Hockey-community too - now with apps for both Android and Apple..
However the area where Hockey-Community so far has made the largest impact on - we think - is on Instagram - Just some outstanding stuff. Yes, the Hockey Community aims at Floorball too, so check it out..

Otherwise Instagram is cool as it works up new fresh Floorball pic's on our blog every hour almost...
Pinterest - We do not know, maybe, maybe not... for now we let others focus on that tool.
Whats next for Floorball on the social scene?
Most likely some sort of cinemagr.am or video.gram, maybe snapchat - but the idea that the picture is gone after a few minutes - does not seem to fit Floorball - even if the use of this tool is exploding now among young people.
Our latest test is paper.li - wow that paper comes up with new news everyday - aggregated in both surprising, good and less good ways - interesting automatic tool indeed.

UPDATE - OUR PAPER.LI JUST BECAME THE WORLDS LARGEST FLOORBALL automatically aggregated paper - fun... http://paper.li/ulfjens/1356585592?

Then do not forget Bambuser - take your phone and send send live decent Floorball video direct from your smart phone, and toss it up on social media or something... And remember Linked-In that seems to be doing rather good too...  In all of this - set Floorball at the center please ;-D
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!