Mac OS X gets thrashed in OS social media face-off

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    don't bother clicking the link the author simply points out that microsoft has a twitter feed, a myspace page and more facebook friends than apple. it's not even inflammatory it's just dumb.
     
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    Microsoft just has its employees going out at full force on the internet to make this crazy hype about Windows 7.
     
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    Without doubt one of the most pointless articles I have ever read.

    It calims that Apple is lagging because it doesn't have as many Twitter followers as M$... what the hell.

    //doobi18
     
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    When it comes to social media, Apple don't have to do the heavy work. It's users do it for them. Forums, news sites, youtube accounts, myapplespace.com. Apple have a far wider outreach to its clientele than MS, it's just that its run by us, and not Apple.

    Computerworld are, yet again, full of ****.
     
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    All those followers or whatever are the same employees. This goes for both companies.
     
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    Actually, Apple doesn't have a wider outreach, especially in other parts of the world. However, the rest of your post is absolutely spot on. When I worked at Apple, marketing gave my group a presentation on advertising strategies into the future and they specifically noted that Apple spends less on advertising directly because of what you mentioned in your post. I would only add that not only fans, but the media themselves, seems to carry on the message unprovoked to a point.

    edit: sorry, I read what you wrote again and realized you are talking about a wider outreach to their clientele. I agree. My post was meant marketing to the general population.
     
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    Three more reasons to prefer OS X.
     
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    Sort of makes sense.

    I'm able to take with a lot of younger kids (hight school and under) and in speaking with this generation:

    I asked if they like movies or TV shows - most don't. They may watch a couple here and there, but most don't really like to "sit there and watch".

    I asked if they like videogames - well no not really. Some may play here and there, but usually an older sibling or only a couple of friends own a console. The majority I spoke with who game do it on a PC as they like the "social aspect" of playing others online.

    Which leads to what they most really like doing - Social Websites, and Cellphone Texting. Most I see just do that on a Smartphone or iPod Touch. Many don't really want to bother anymore with a "bulky computer".

    Plus, for those who have a computer, do you really need a $1,000 Mac for a web browser?

    I know, surprising, but unfortunately true.

    Most of the young kids I see at the Apple Store are either on the Touch or iPhone. If they are on a Mac - it's to check their "FaceBook" or "Twitter"...
     
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    So basically they are buying windows because it's cheap. Not because they think it's better than mac. They just need a browser to view their facebook and twitter..
     

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