Can social media be reliable news source? BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Amid the withering of newspaper revenues and the ascent of Facebook, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that social media refers to tools for connecting with others and sharing information. These media aren't inherently transformative. They're tools with no fixed outcomes. All media are embedded in cultural contexts that end up determining how and why they're used. Social media can be used to get us closer to the truth and they can be used to distort. In the long run, we're better off. The recent social media revolution is already fueling advances in journalism and better ideas about how reporters can engage and accurately inform citizens. Journalism's practitioners and scholars are being pushed to define what they do and evolve the craft alongside other burgeoning forms of information consumption and production. And, social media are being used by more and more people around the world to report on themselves. In the end, though, it's up to us, not the tools.
The Demographics of Different Social Networks Using social media platforms to get your message across is one of the most basic tenets of social media marketing. Deciding which one(s) to use is an important part of any social media strategy. What companies DON’T want to do is use a certain social media network just because “everyone else is doing it.” Instead, the decision about which social media platform to put release targeted content on should be based on the goals and objectives of your social media program or campaign. This new infographic from Online MBA Resource looks at the demographics of today’s most popular social networks. via Online MBA Resource Tagged as: brand audit, infographic, online audience, online demographics, social media, social media campaign, social media demographics, social media infographic, Social Media Marketing, social media network, social media platforms, social media program, social media strategy, target audience
So How Did Social Media Start? by Keith Mette on Monday, January 24th, 2011 | No Comments What was the first conversation online between 2 computers? What was the first Social Media Network? Well here are some of those answers. More important it serves as a reminder that the way we market to people is changing in a matter of months not years. Via: Online Schools Look for my Blog Post later this week on… How You Can Start Engaging & Stop Selling Customers
How to Choose the Right Social Media Platform to Connect With Customers When taking the first step and starting out with social media, there are some basic things worth considering for creating the right foundation for your presence. Here, the different social media format options come into the picture, which are some of the first elements to take hold of during your social media planning. Searching the web, I stumbled across this schedule made by Heidi Cohen, which provides an overview of the social media format options by exploring the pros and cons of different social platforms. It’s quite simple, but I think it can be very helpful for businesses taking the social step. The schedule shows the pros and cons of both blogging, having a YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and a LinkedIn presence. Taking the next step towards going social Having decided on what kind of presence is the best one for your business, the next step should be to take a look at some of the ground rules that apply when building presence across each of the platforms: Similar Posts:
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