Did you know that there is a way that you can recruit without spending a dime. Have you ever tried to use facebook to recruit others into your business? This will take some time, so you must be patient. But over time you can build yourself a great business using these tactics.The first thing you […]
If you have recently discovered social media and feel confused, this is perfectly normal. The mass that is you and your social media presence is miniscule compared to the vast realm of space. The amount of time you exist on this planet, (and the amount of time the planet exists) is so incredibly small compared with the timeline of the rest of the universe, that doing anything may seem futile. However, it is at this point of the story that I like to fall back on an idea, which I hope will illuminate your personal path to social media enlightenment, as well as enlightenment in general.The idea is this: The meaning of life is for life to have meaning.Now ask yourself, "Why am I here?" You will find that you are not alone. Some ask this question while waiting in line at the grocery store, others ask it while watching the horizon as a storm approaches, and still others, late at night, while staring at a glowing computer screen. To this, I offer the idea that life is a series of events in which you find yourself, and in which you find others. The flip side also exists; a series of events in which you let go of yourself and in which you let go of others.I suggest, and I am not the first to do so, that we can do two profound things with our lives-listen and communicate. It is okay to listen, to be still, and listen. It is okay to create, and it can be wonderful to have relationships.
Technology changes, but the human desire to listen and communicate remains. So, if you have come this far, then you are ready to venture into the rabbit hole that is social media because communication is communication, whether it happens through a social media platform, or through face-to-face interaction between individuals.Kristen Nicole was a budding writer who would have had a rather sheltered childhood were it not for the online social networks she communicated through. AOL chat rooms, BlackPlanet, Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter kept her in contact with her friends. Even when Kristen studied Biopsychology at the University of Michigan, she remained active in these networks because they enabled her to keep in contact with her friends in the undergraduate program. Kristen used social media to stay connected much in the same way people used to do with letters, phone calls, face-to-face visits, and even emails. While you may know Kristen today from Mashable. com, where she was their first employee and head writer, and also as the author of 'The Twitter Survival Guide,' there was a time when Kristen was new to social networks and social media. "Be genuine in building your networks," Kristen advises. "Otherwise customers will be turned off. Join the conversation-don't dominate it or impose yourself into it." The level of honesty that Kristen suggests is essential to effective online communication. "Use real names, real people from your business and engage others for personal as well as professional reasons."Social media platforms are like a galaxy; every day we learn a little more about it, and every day it moves a little further away.
Social media is, at its core, social. Online communication comes with rules, lessons, and messages just like face-to-face communication does. The key to effective online communication is to understand the signals you send and receive. Apply what you know about face-to-face communication to your online practices. You are, after all, representing yourself and your business, so communicate through social media to your customers with the same mindset you have when you see them in person. Virtual customers appreciate genuine online communication as much as they do a sincere handshake and smile.?? 2012 Jennifer L. Jacobson
Facebook has just added new application called EnemyGraph in their library last week. This Application will allow you to add enemies to your profile now. Facebook is well known for making friend lists in the profile but now with this application you can add your enemies to your Facebook Profile too. EnemyGraph is a new application, which is available for free to all Facebook users, which lets user add enemies to Facebook profile, which includes real victims from your friends list, or from other users of the application.With this, you can declare "war" on any person, product or any company that has a current profile on Facebook.
The Daily Mail reported that, as soon as one has declared someone or something an Enemy that will appear on the profile page, visible to other users of application. EnemyGraph is an attempt to further defines relationships between users and other entities across Facebook's social graph.At time of writing, five users had opened hostilities with the Twilight series of films, two had declared their opposition to tomatoes and one person had made an enemy of Nobel Prize-winning German author Thomas Mann. Dean Terry, the owner of this application of University of Texas at Dallas, describes the application as "Social Media Blasphemy" and predicted that Facebook will remove this application in future.'We give them a couple of weeks at best before they shut us down,' says Terry.Terry is now comparing his application to "Unlike" button of Facebook, which is very interesting to see what happens in shot future."Most social networks attempt to connect people based on affinities: you like a certain band or film or sports team, I like them, therefore we should be friends.
But people are also connected and motivated by things they dislike," Terry said."A few people have asked us about the potential for misuse. If you are not friends with someone, or not a user of the app, or generally not famous, you cannot be listed as an 'enemy'. We will also monitor the app closely for abuse," he added.Because of the fact that you can make pretty much any object, place, or thing that has a FB page an "enemy" EnemyGraph is in some ways an unfortunate name. So it's not just a list of people. In fact you can have an entire list with no people on it at all. In a way we are misusing the word "enemy" just as much as Facebook and others have misused "friend".