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Social media use has expanded to include even the world’s academic fraternity. College professors are suddenly using social media, mainly to connect with colleagues, to access news and appear in the buzz around it.
Professional development is cited as one of the main reasons to use Twitter. From questions asked to blog links shared, Twitter provides a ‘real time’ platform for anyone to discover information. Of course there is the social aspect that dominates the platform, but a Twitter profile, with like minded followers , allows for reasoned debate and conclusion in your chosen field.
What can you do today to ensure you start productive conversations with your social media profiles? This is the question we're asked more than any other - so we thought we'd share 5 things you can do right away to spark more discussions with your social media profiles:
I tend to be an early adopter of new technology and all things online.
At edSocialMedia, we like to encourage our bootcamp attendees to practice using social media in their daily lives.
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Like it Live, Like it Together Brand experiences. At the risk of writing incessantly about alcohol brands and reinforcing negative stereotypes about (slightly) long in the tooth designers, I cam across this integrated brand/marketing campaign by Bacardi recently that I thought was pretty smart. Crowd-sourcing is not a new concept, but for many brands the really reach terrain for marketing and brand experiences is in tying these newish ideas together to make something special.
I had to come back to Econsultancy and write about this, as 1 year ago I wrote the article: Companies respond to just 5% of question on social media . Get it? Only 5% of all questions got answered. REALLY crazy!
As we countdown to SMW12 this September, today marks an important milestone.
The Top Three Social Media Platforms for Career Management Results of a recent survey showed that of those organisations using Social Media for recruitment: 92% use LinkedIn 43% use Facebook 32% use Twitter LinkedIn - The largest professional social network. This of it as your online CV - set up a complete profile including keywords that a recruiter might use to find someone like you.
Do you have a parent, friend or colleague ready to ditch his or her digital training wheels and head into Twitter's open wilderness? These pointers should get them started. And even Twitter experts might benefit from a quick refresher on the platform's valuable tools. First, the basics: What is Twitter all about? It's a platform wherein users share their thoughts, news, information and jokes in 140 characters of text or less.
Has social media become so omnipresent that companies can no longer afford to train just marketers, sales and public relations people in Twitter , Facebook and other networks? That's the premise behind an expansion in service for the social media strategy firm Digital Royalty and its founder Amy Jo Martin. The company is preparing to roll out a new set of online courses meant to train entire corporate workforces — not just people whose primary tasks are interfacing with customers.
The Internet has become part of the lives of the younger generations. What used to be a way for us to collect information and to easily access it has evolved in such a way that we can hardly live with being disconnected from other people. With how much information we can access at every second of every day of our lives, it’s hard to untangle ourselves from social media. Social media spans several types, from collaborative projects like Wikipedia to blogs and micro-blogs and content communities that allow you to upload videos.
Ever since the explosion of Facebook and Twitter, social apps have become one of the most hotly sought after and downloaded categories for apps. From helping you to find new places in town to just chatting, this group of apps has it all for you and your friends. Despite the recent purchases of startup app companies (Instagram, Beluga, Meebo) by Google, Facebook and more, there are still plenty of notable social apps left in the market. For the sake of introducing new apps, we have decided to exclude the most popular social apps (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and Spotify).