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The Beginner's Guide to Social Media

The Beginner's Guide to Social Media
Whether it's keeping up on the latest web memes on Reddit or Tumblr, following your favorite comedians on Twitter, profesionally networking on LinkedIn, or staying in touch with college friends on Facebook, social media has become an integrated and constant part of our everyday lives. To digital natives, it may be difficult to imagine a world where these tools aren't at our fingertips, but the fact is, new users join these services every day. For the uninitiated, check out our beginner's guides to get started on Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn and Facebook. 1. The Beginner's Guide to Tumblr This micro-blogging platform brings together bloggers, brands and tastemakers. If you're already comfortable tumbling, check out these our tips and tricks for power users: 2. It may not be the sexiest social network out there, but LinkedIn now has 161 million members in more than 200 countries, making it the world’s largest professional network on the web. Already have a profile? 3. Related:  How to....Social Media?

5 Ways Social Media Can Inspire Young Artists When we were in school, budding artists lugged around black sketchbooks and convened at informal coffeehouses to share their talents. Today’s kids gather inspiration online via Pinterest and showcase their singing and storytelling skills on YouTube and Snapchat. Here are five ways your students can draw on social media to fuel their creativity. 1. Use social media to talk about audience. Between sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, it’s never been easier to put one’s artwork out there for the world to see. As students work on a project, you might talk about audience in social media terms. 2. Try challenging your students to choose a post, video or pin as inspiration for their own works of art, whether it’s a drawing, piece of writing, graphic or short film. 3. As a class, try browsing the blogs, Facebook pages or Twitter feeds of various writers, artists and performers. 4. 5. Question for you: Have you used social media to inspire creativity in your students?

blissblog Zufriedene Kunden: So geht Support auf Facebook & Co. Kundendienst: Warum guter Support wichtig ist Guter Kundenservice ist unerlässlich für den Erfolg eines Unternehmens. Unfreundliche Supportmitarbeiter, wenig hilfreiche Antworten und Inkompetenz sorgen zu Recht für Verdruss bei den Konsumenten. Das geht auch aus einer Help-Scout-Studie hervor: Nach dieser würden 86 Prozent aller Kunden nach einer schlechten Erfahrung mit dem Kundensupport nicht mehr bei der betreffenden Firma einkaufen. Social-Media-Support: Die Vorteile eines guten Kundenservice im Netz Hier kommt Social Media ins Spiel: Laut einer Studie von Bain & Company geben Kunden, deren Supportanfragen über die sozialen Netzwerke beantwortet wurden, 20 bis 30 Prozent mehr Geld bei dem Unternehmen aus. 71 Prozent der Kunden, denen auf diese Art geholfen wird, empfehlen das Unternehmen eher weiter. Die Vorteile liegen also auf der Hand. Schnelligkeit ist Trumpf: Das erwarten Kunden vom Support im Social Web Support im Social Web: So erreicht ihr euer Ziel

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Might Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy | Belle Beth Cooper#! Social Media is changing faster than ever, as if that wasn't something everyone already knew! If you're managing social media for your business, it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year. Here are ten that might make you rethink the way you're approaching social media. 1. This demographic has grown 79% since 2012. Rethink it: Keep older users in mind when using social media, particularly on these three platforms. 2. 189 million of Facebook's users are 'mobile only' Not only does Facebook have millions of users who don't access it from a desktop or laptop, but mobile use generates 30% of Facebook's ad revenue as well. Rethink it: There are probably more users accessing Facebook from mobile devices than you thought. 3. Did you think TV was the best way to reach the masses? Rethink it: If you've been putting off adding video to your strategy, now's the time to give it a go. Source: 4. 5. 6. Source: 9.

Music Blog, Music Videos, Mp3s Resources Social Media can be more than a little overwhelming. Here are some great resources to help get you oriented! Understanding Different Platforms There are tons of Social Media platforms online, depending on your niche or market. Here, however, is a list of the most commonly used platforms and how to use them. FacebookTwitterLinked InYouTubePinterestGoogle+InstagramWordPressPheedQuoraFlickrTumblrFour Square(New) My Space Speaking Social Media Lingo The terminology used in Social Media can begin to sound like a foreign language. Social Media TerminologyChat Lingo & Acronyms

Social Media for Administrators As I have done a lot of work with school administrators on why they should be using social media and some practical ways to use it within their schools, I wanted to compile some articles together that will help schools/organizations move forward. They will be listed under two categories; the why and the how. The articles are listed below: The Why The Need for Courageous Leadership – If new ideas are going to happen and we are going to encourage risks, we need to take risks as well. What Digital Accelerates – Many of the fundamentals that were important 50 years ago are still important today. Humanizing Our Organizations Through Social Media – In this post, I share what many organizations are doing around the world and how it is important that in education, we get through our culture of fear and do what we can to connect with those that we serve. There can no longer be an “opt out” clause when dealing with technology in our schools, especially from our administrators. The How

Welcome 30 Dinge, die du in den sozialen Netzwerken vermeiden solltest © bahrialtay / Social Media hilft dir, deiner Marke einen Namen zu machen. Es gibt jedoch 30 "No-Go's", die du unbedingt vermeiden solltest. Social Media ist eine tolle Möglichkeit, deine Marke zu präsentieren – allerdings nur dann, wenn du es auch richtig machst. Denn es gibt einige Stolperfallen, die genau diese tolle Möglichkeit zu einem Alptraum verwandeln könnten. 1. Wenn man Social Media hört, denkt man instinktiv an Facebook. 2. Auch wenn du nicht nur Facebook beachten solltest, darfst du deine Präsenz nicht übertreiben. 3. Auch wenn es für eine Marke schwer ist: sprich nicht nur über dich. 4. Du hast eine spontane Idee für einen Post und willst ihn sofort veröffentlichen? 5. Wie gerade erwähnt, solltest du immer zwei mal nachdenken, bevor du etwas postest. 6. Egal wie lang der Content ist, den du postest – prüfe immer noch einmal die Rechtschreibung. 7. Auch wenn dir ein User noch so aggressiv und beleidigend gegenüber tritt – bleibe immer professionell. 8. Anzeige:

How To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy Infographic Social Learning Infographics Teacher Infographics Would you like to know How to use Pinterest in the Classroom in a meaningful and relevant way? At the How To Use Pinterest With Bloom’s Taxonomy Infographic you will find 25 ways to integrate Bloom’s Taxonomy with Pinterest. By incorporating Pinterest into your lesson plans and overall classroom culture you will give you and your students a fun way to teach and learn. TeachBytes created this awesome infographic. You are more than welcome to share it with fellow teachers and educators and of course to print it out. Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog!

Building up Social Media Marketing Strategy What are Social Media In order to define the scope of this article, I would like to start with the basics: what are Social Media? Social Media are all the platforms that efficiently provide companies and individuals with . Using Social Media as a marketing tool implies accepting this horizontal communication and consequently . Why a strategy? If we accept that moving to Social Media is a marketing activity that aims to either or , therefore, like all other marketing activities, . The key elements Before even thinking about your strategy, you will have to answer some essential questions. The platform you will use I will not develop this point much because I already wrote an article in the past covering this topic. To summarize this question, it mainly depends on your market: If you have already defined buyer personas, that shouldn't be difficult to define a way to reach them (you can learn more about buyer personas reading "Target your customers precisely with buyer personas"). Your goals

A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel Written by an actual teen I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, especially in regards to social media. However, I have yet to see a teenager contribute their voice to this discussion. This is where I would like to provide my own humble opinion. For transparency, I am a 19-year-old male attending The University of Texas at Austin. This article will not use any studies, data, sources, etc. I think the best way to approach this would be to break it down by social media network and the observations/viewpoints I've gathered over the years. Facebook In short, many have nailed this on the head. Facebook is often used by us mainly for its group functionality. Messaging on Facebook is also extremely popular among our age group, mainly because they provide the means to talk to those people who you weren't really comfortable with asking for their number but comfortable enough to send them a friend request. Instagram Twitter