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The World's 21 Most Important Social Media Sites and Apps in 2015

The World's 21 Most Important Social Media Sites and Apps in 2015
The concepts behind “social networking” aren’t anything new – ever since there have been humans, we have been looking for ways to connect, network, and promote with one another – but they’ve taken on an entirely new meaning (and momentum) in the digital age. Where we used to have handshakes, word-of-mouth referrals, and stamped letters, today’s relationships are often begun and developed on LinkedIn, Google +, and Facebook. That means savvy business owners have to know and use a variety of social platforms to stay relevant, not to mention take advantage of emerging opportunities. Below, you’ll find what I consider to be the 21 most important channels and tools you need to be aware of. 1. Twitter. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. social networks / shutterstock

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2015/08 An Honest Look at Social Media for Artists Guest blogger Jeff Mueller has used social media extensively to further his career as an artist. He shares his strategies, frustrations and results. For artists, social media is a different animal compared to how it functions for regular online businesses. Countless people are using social media, and they are utilizing steadfast “Gary Vaynerchuk type” techniques. Vaynerchuk has made his living teaching large companies how to take advantage of social media. Attempting to sell artwork through social media can be a bit more challenging because what we do, as artists, is so personal.

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What Is Public? — The Message Public is not simply defined. Public is not just what can be viewed by others, but a fragile set of social conventions about what behaviors are acceptable and appropriate. There are people determined to profit from expanding and redefining what’s public, working to treat nearly everything we say or do as a public work they can exploit. They may succeed before we even put up a fight.