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June 21, 2008 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered the educational benefits of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.
Social media and social networking do not reduce the need for good social skills. Rather, the disconnection from physical presence in online communication makes social skills (what some call EQ ) even more critical. Some of the recent fracas rebounding across Twitter are a good example of this – covered well by various people including @kimota and @mUmBRELLA .
Chris Brogan, who continues to dazzle us with his thoughtful and helpful social media blog posts (I recommend subscribing to him) lists out “ 50 Ways Marketers Can use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing “. In twitter, Jon Burg suggests the lists could be segmented to further help understanding , I recommenced doing this by the 5 social computing objectives we’ve found at Forrester. I’ve taken Chris’s exact list, but have segmented it into the five objectives.
Published in Blogging Every successful blogger is part of a network of other bloggers. The community aspect is extremely important for a number of reasons that we’ll look at below.