2015 Social Media Review

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Social Media is the social interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas through mobile and web-based technologies.
Because Everybody’s not a Web Designer many people, including your customers, resort to Social Media.

This is a Review of The Top 4:
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and MySpace.


1. Facebook
With its 800 million users, Facebook has become the world’s meeting place.
But, while everyone knows about Facebook and some small and medium size businesses have taken the first step by creating a business page, many are still challenged by how to maximize Facebook’s potential to build brand loyalty and drive revenues higher.
They know that Fortune 500 firms, like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, attract millions of Facebook fans, but beyond posting a status update or asking people to Like them on this mother of all social media, they are confused and frustrated as to how to make the most of this 21st Century marketing phenomenon.
Whether it’s Facebook’s complexity or simplicity that has you stymied, if you put in just a little effort— for 10 days—you can boost your Facebook interactions by 10, 20, even 30 percent or more, garnering fans and customers who will spend real money as a result of your social marketing magic.
Facebook is our marketing choice

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2. LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. It is mainly used for professional networking. As of 4 August 2011, LinkedIn reports more than 120 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. The site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese. Quantcast reports LinkedIn has 21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally.

One purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people with whom they have some level of relationship, called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection. This list of connections can then be used in a number of ways:
● Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates.
● Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them.
● Users can post their own photos and view photos of others to aid in identification.
● Users can now follow different companies and can get notification about the new joining and offers available.
● Users can save (i.e. bookmark) jobs which they would like to apply for.

3. Twitter
The millennial megaphone, turning anyone who signs on into a 140-character broadcaster. It’s also a fantastically efficient way to find out what’s occurring at this historical moment, from an array of perspectives. The app takes that experience and puts it in your pocket.

I’ve heard two kinds of criticisms of Twitter.
The First criticizes the triviality of the content. Asking “who really cares about that kind of mindless trivia about your day.
The Second type of criticism is that the last thing we need is more interruptions in our already discontinuous and partially attentive connected worlds.

What’s interesting, Twitter, can actually reduces cravings to surf the web, ping people via IM, and cruise Facebook. Keep a Twitter IM window open in the background, and check it occasionally to see what people are up to. You Be the Judge!

4. MySpace
MySpace can be a fun place to spend your time online. It’s a nice way to connect with friends and family and has some great features. That said, it’s not a very safe place for children. Parents who allow their kids to access MySpace should take the time to make sure their experience is as safe as it can be.

The site gets three stars because of the strength of the features and the fact that adults enjoy it just as much as the kids. It loses stars for its inability to provide better safeguards for underage members, as well as for the abundance of content that is inappropriate for children and may bother adults.

Around the world people share their experiences, their services and products using Social Media. If you are not, you are missing out on one of the most valuable resources available today.

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