Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2012

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It’s incredibly common to hear people complain about Facebook and Twitter. Just last week my Facebook feed was filled with whining from users being forced into the timeline format. But even the most common complaints are often ignored by Facebook, Twitter and other free social networks, and why shouldn’t they be? We don’t pay for these services, so regular users aren’t treated the way most companies treat their paying customers. However, a new social network called, will charge a membership fee in an effort to treat its users differently. According to its website, the network will be “a real-time social service where users and developers come first, not advertisers.” While it’s too early to tell exactly what that will mean, users hoping for a positive change have flocked to the site, helping it to raise 500,000 bucks in a kickstarter-like campaign. If you want to see what it’s all about, 50 dollars will buy you a year-long membership.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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