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Most of us by now know that social media isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But, sometimes I still run into an occasional person who thinks that social media is just a fad and traditional marketing is where it’s at.
I like to remind them of fun facts like in this pretty infographic…
If you’re like me, you probably spent afternoons as a kid watching Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting on PBS with his magical paintbrush and his soothing voice. Bob Ross was always known as an eternal optimist. But, what would Bob Ross think of social media? The good people at Flowtown created this awesome infographic to depict the different social media sites (as seen by Bob Ross).
It sure seems convenient to have your 3rd party apps post your updates to Facebook, but did you realize that Facebook collapses users’ news feeds that have multiple postings from the same app? That means your updates could be ignored.
So, how do you conveniently post your blog or tweets to Facebook?
Instead of using Twitter or NetworkedBlogs to post your blog updates, I recommend sending custom updates. This goes back to my tip – “What’s good for Twitter isn’t necessarily good for Facebook and vice versa.”
The news outlets were abuzz yesterday after Chrysler’s social media “oops!” moment after an employee of their social media agency tweeted the following:
“chryslerautos: I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to f**king drive.”
Oops!! Anyone that manages multiple Twitter accounts knows how easy it is to mistake one account for the next. However, when you’re a social media agency, mistakes like this just can’t happen, especially when your client is an automaker in a tough economy.
If you are like most new Twitter users, you will soon find out that Twitter has its very own language and it can be a little confusing. Every day there is a new Twi-word that appears. In fact, there are literally thousands of meaningless Twi-words to describe life on Twitter. However, while working with a new client, I created a small glossary of the most important terms you will run across on Twitter. I’ve listed them below for you in one handy location along with some of my personal notes and tips.
How to Speak Twitter:
Third-Party Applications (Tools): Twitter.com is great for managing followers and finding people to follow. It’s also great for new users. However, there are tons of third-party applications that help to simplify using Twitter. Note: I recommend TweetDeck (desktop app) or HootSuite.com (web app).
Microblog: Twitter is often referred to as a “microblog”, because it allows people to update their status using only 140 characters. Note: The sky is really the limit on what you can accomplish in 140 characters.
Tweet: A message or post made on Twitter by a user.
Follower: This is someone who is reading your tweets.
Following: These are the people whose tweets you’ve selected to read; their tweets appear in your “feed” or “stream”.
Social Vision Marketing is proud to announce our sponsorship in a special Twitter fundraising event for the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. The virtual event is taking place on Twitter on August 14, 2010, 6-10pm EDT. The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation is a wonderful organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in the Los Angeles area.