Let’s make a collective list of all the things we’d like to add or change to our social networking sites! Together, we can act as one big focus group for the likes of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and others. Are you ready?
I’ll start with my wish list, and you can add to it.
- I’d like to be able to select a date and have the ability to view the posts from a given time period. Right now, we have to keep clicking “older posts” or something similar. Are they kidding? What if we’re sick in bed for a week and don’t have time to check the social scene? (Apparently, Facebook is launching this. Yay!)
- I want to be able to organize my LinkedIn page without restrictions. No, I don’t expect to have control over ad placements, but I would like to pretty up and customize my own content. I wouldn’t change their basic formats, but wouldn’t it be cool to display our creativity and uniqueness?
- How about some creative developers coming up with an app that allows us to access ALL our sites in one format? Not just the sites they choose, but the ones we want?
- Why must social media sites restrict us to a specific number of posts a day? As long as we’re not spamming, why should they care? If we post too much, our followers can choose to unfollow or de-friend us. Isn’t that the free market way?
- I want to be able to organize my Twitter followers in any way I choose. Maybe I’ll try it alphabetically first. Or maybe I’ll segment my list like I do in Tweetdeck—by keyword. How cumbersome is it now to keep scrolling down to see our earlier followers? Once you get into the thousands, forget it!
OK, I’ll pause here. YOUR turn. Go for it! Let’s tell them what we want.