Since this post was published in 2010, the worldwide map of social media has changed dramatically.
For example in Brazil Facebook has replaced Orkut and in Russia, the number of social media users is growing at a very fast pace, mostly on their own local sites Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki.
Read more :
→World Map of Social Networks : http://sco.lt/5wsYJl
→ 4 Fascinating Facts on the Social Media Landscape in Russia http://sco.lt/5Bq5bd
-> China: 600 Million Social Media Users. China’s Web in 2013, http://sco.lt/8rPz8r
Tag Archives: Social Media
There’s a growing body of evidence supporting the idea that your friends’ friends wield tremendous power over you without you even knowing it.
Social networks are the groups of real friends that we all share and interact with.
“Birds of a feather really DO flock together”
In the article, the negative effect of social networks is shown with obese people who tend to connect with other fat people on many levels of connection.
Emotions are the tools people use to connect with social network friends usually faster than in the real world where people tend to be more inhibited to expose themselves in person.
The phone works two ways though and the positive effects of your online friends may outweigh the negative impacts.
For example you can join people who have common goals and interests such as losing weight, staying fit and healthy, aging, raising kids or living abroad etc. Social networks can sometimes help you get extra motivated and less isolated.
What do you think ?
See on networkedblogs.com
You Are What You Post Online !
If you are looking for a job or you are starting a business, it is time to consider Twitter to build your personal brand. If you are already using Twitter for building your reputation online, it’s time to look at the value of your brand.
Based on the frequency and date of your tweets, Twylah creates a dynamic, engaging, navigable website of your Twitter content, organized by topic.
Have a look at my page : http://www.twylah.com/AnneEgros
Most recently Twylah has launched a “Brand Assessment and Action Plan” to understand how your tweets are aligned with what you want to be known for, in other word with your personal brand.
- Is your Content Focused ? Choose the right key words for the rig audience
- Are You Consistent ? Maintain visibility requires you to tweet frequently about your top brand messages
- Is what you post has resonance ? You have high resonance when your content fits your target audience
Watch the video from Eric Kim, CEO at Twhylah for more details:
I also discovered WeFollow, a utility created by Digg creator Kevin Rose that helps users find online experts who have same shared interests providing you a source of relevent content for your brand.
What Do You Think About Twitter To Build Your Reputation ?
- Big Trend for 2013: Visual Aggregation of the Social Web (prwarrior.typepad.com)
- Tweetsumé: 6 Steps to Tweet Your Résumé (socialmediatoday.com)
- How to Create a Big Brand by Going Small (slideshare.net)
CEOs and EXECUTIVES: DO YOU HAVE A LINKEDIN PROFILE ?
It’s Not Enough,
START BLOGGING AND TWEETING NOW !
Forrester Research Chief Executive Officer George Colony predicts that within 15 years CEOs will need to know the ins and outs of new media, social network technologies and social communities before they get the job. It’s no longer appropriate to leave all the blogging and the social communications to others in the organization, Colony says. Read more: Should CEOs Tweet And Blog?
Personally I don’t think executives should wait 15 years to start building their reputation online. To attract talent, companies need to use the tools used by their future executives so if you are thinking attracting 25+ 30+ future stars in your business you should start be accessible to them. Charisma is not enough anymore you have to share who you are and what you think from the inside out to build your credibility and trust among future employees.
It is interesting to look how current employers are using social media in this very nice Infographic below.
In the employers’ eyes, social media should be exclusively reserved for carefully managed brand promotion and professionally handled social recruiting- How Employers Really Feel About Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC].
Do you think you should spend some time to blog and interact with your stakeholders online personally ?
1-To stay in contact with friends and family from all over the world, who can provide emotional support when you feel lonely and experience “culture shock”
2-To contact other expatriates and people you don’t know who can give you vital information such as schools, neighborhoods, medical support etc. to help you make an informed choice regarding your next International assignment and make contacts even months before your move. Read more about “5 Tips on how to connect with people yo don’t know”:
However there is a big problem,especially when you work from home. In my case Facebook takes more time than it should and it kills my productivity and I cannot stay focused on important things. I can always argument that it is for the reason #2, I mentioned above, but it is not 100% true.
I have tried various tools such as a simple kitchen timer or switching my PC on only after the main tasks were done, which is not practical when your clients are communicating online with you. I even try something more sophisticated like ”StayFocusd” a great application but you can always delete it if you feel frustrated that the 60 minutes you allocated on social media for “ not-so-important stuff” is over.
So when I came across the title of this article from FastCompany.com, I saved it on Scoop.it Global Leaders my online magazine, which is an excellent tool to keep important educational articles and ultimately save your time.
Then I started to experiment some of the basic tips:
You don’t have to say goodbye to your friends in order to keep the good parts of Facebook and avoid the constant distraction.
I started to look at the information on my news feed and deleted many pages that were just noise, I sometimes just liked pages to please others but completely out of my sphere of interests. I realized I liked 600 pages in 4 years ! Way too much and the pruning will be a long but necessary process.
Then I have changed my email notification to keep getting “Semi-important Stuff Coming Via Email” as recommended in the article.
The ultimate step is the weaning process that keeps you away from Facebook website. I know one friend who did it and I will see if I really need it.
How do you stay focused, productive AND keep the best of social networking ?
See on www.fastcompany.com
- Turn Your Email into the Best Social Network You’ll Ever Use [How To] (lifehacker.com)
- Don’t Facebook What You Tweet [User Manual] (gizmodo.com)
Curated Via Scoop.it - by Global Leaders
Guest post written by Brian Solis for Forbes,com
Brian Solis is principal analyst at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm that helps businesses adapt to new business opportunities.
For your business to evolve and survive, you better start learning how to surf the digital wave because you won’t stop it.
Your customers are empowered through technology where social media becomes only part of the disruption. Social networks, smartphones, tablets, review sites, gamification, geo-location, et al. are producing a new breed of consumer forcing the end of business as usual.– and businesses are largely missing them altogether-Brian Solis
You need to better understand how technology is influencing the behavior of your customers and why. What engages them ? Who do they listen to ? Where do they get their knowledge ? When do they connect ? How do they communicate ?
You won’t be successful on social media if you want to push information like in traditional marketing, you need to inspire or “enchant” your audience as Guy Kawasaki wrote in his book “enchanted”.
Top 10 priority areas you need to understand deeply to survive in the digital age (Brian Solis)
1-Social Networks from Facebook to Twitter to Google+ and how they’re connecting to influencers and businesses.
2-Geolocation check-in services such as Foursquare and Facebook location updates to share locations and earn rewards or opportunities for discounts.
7-How your consumers using mobile devices today and what apps they’re installing. Also, how they’re comparing options, reviewing experiences and making decisions while mobile
8-The online presence your business produces across a variety of platforms such as tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktops. You must realize how consumers are experiencing the online presences you create and whether or not they deliver a holistic and optimized experience for each platform.
9-The consumer clickpath based on the platform consumers are using. Are you steering experiences based on the expectations of your customers? And are you taking into consideration the device or network where the clickpath begins and ends? Are you integrating Facebook F-commerce and m-commerce into the journey?
10-The expectations of connected consumers, what they value in each channel and platform, where they engage and how your business can improve experiences and make them worthy of sharing.
- The Pillars of Influence and How to Activate Cause and Effect (socialmediatoday.com)
- How To Newtork Like A Pro
- Be Unique, Be Social , Be Global..