Facebook abandons #Socialmedia. Goes Olde School $FB, $TWTR, $GOOG, $YHOO, $MSFT, $LNKD

Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) launches mandatory video ads. That’s olde school television. you know when your watching a reasonably interesting show and suddenly these ads come on. Madison Ave Madmen call that Interruption Marketing. similar to tele-marketing which has annoyed tens of millions.

So where is the promise of social marketing. You know engaging the follower with relevant compelling offerings which have a high sell through rate. This is like watching the Swedish Bikini cheerleading team during a commercial break exhorting you to drink a particular beer while you are ignoring your girlfriend as you watch a very important football game. Very important to be emphasized.

Facebook will become no more powerful than network TV. Which right now is not very powerful at all.

George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective

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Perfect Way to Screw Up Facebook Ads $FB, $GOOG, $TWTR, $LNKD, $YHOO,

Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) is poised to launch video ads for a reputed $2 million a day to reach everyone between 18-54. If they hang onto the business they will gross $730 million. hopefully without annoying the users.

Despite the fact it is free I’m pretty sure I don’t want to see the ads. So what if you go into your profile and change some of your settings. Age comes to mind. Tell em you’re over 55. This demographic apparently does not watch video’s. Change other aspects that makes it difficult for them to figure you out.

The ads will play automatically so watch for creative resistance from an ungrateful public who do not care to pay the bills for billionaire and multi-millionaire geeks working at Facebook.

George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.

Google still does not know where the chop sticks are. Is that Bullish or Achilles Heel $GOOG, $FB, TWTR, $BIDU, $YHOO

Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) is surging, charging and bulling; creating a lot of excitement. Longs and Bulls are making money. Today. Just remember while you guzzle victory’s champagne. Google still does not have China figured out. They still have not recovered  from what Beijing views as intransigence.

If they cannot establish a large foot print in China they will be missing a critical piece which others will capture. Global scale means global as in planet earth. Global does not exclude China. If Google can skate that one on side than $2,000 a share will be cheap.

Google does not know where the chop sticks are.

George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.

Facebook Insanity Continues $FB Younger Users are Getting Bored.

Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) is getting some buzz or press that younger users are fatiguing and not using the service as much. Not sure if these younger users had enough money to satisfy advertisers. So maybe that’s a good thing.

In the meantime investors need to look at a 115 PE ratio. so when you read an analysts buy recommendation underline the part that says it’s a good idea to buy a 115 PE ratio.

George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.

StockTwits interesting boom and echo dynamic $FB, $TWTR, #stocktwits

Revealing stats as I follow clicks to this blog “Financial Skeptic”.

While posting content onto the blog, traffic first comes from Stock Twits and then from Twitter meaning the Stock Twits readers are more engaged and faster off the mark. Usually one business day later search engines drive in traffic to yesterdays posts.

So just from my own very personal but incredibly relevant experience, social media data mining from Stock Twits will be very valuable. Also if you are looking to manipulate a stock and use Stock Twits you should stick out like a sore thumb.

Couple of things to think about.

George Gutowski writes from a Caveat Emptor Perspective.

Yelp Yapped. Hey Twitter would You do This? $YELP $FB $YELP #socialmedia

OK so for some very early Christmas shopping I’m thinking maybe my son and so-in-law would like some nice leather jackets. Pretty cool present I’m thinking.

Get on the iPhone mobile Yelp (NYSE:YELP) app and punch it up. Get a listing of leather retailers close and far away from me. Something to work with. Not bad.

Then they serve up the recommendation and want to take me to a burritos place. Like food burritos. I’m not hungry. SWM looking for shopping solutions should not be interrupted with rather stupid recommendations. This did not enhance Yelp shareholder wealth.

Have not used Yelp for over a week now. Know what I’m saying.

However in the past week I have eaten but not burritos and still open to looking at leather jackets.

George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.

Out there somewhere somehow a men’s leather jacket salesman wants to meet with me. Can social media bring us together?  Sizes would be medium for one and XXL for the other. Must be very cool. Probably black.

Twitter Juices Itself. Valuation Increased Demand Insane $TWTR $FB $LNKD

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is stroking the market very well. Buzz tells investors it will be conservative. not Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) style. Valuations are oh so low. We don’t want the price to drop.

And investors click more vigorously and increased demand. Underwriters who work for Twitter and not the investing public are there to maximize return for Twitter and existing shareholders. More cash is being raised. Original stakes are now more valuable.

It was all so predictable. If it prices late Wednesday to trade Thursday they played it as long as they could and stroked the price up and up.

Remember share values are the present value of future earnings. A Buck is just a Buck. It has ultimately the same purchasing power as the next one.

George Gutowski writes from a Caveat Emptor Perspective.