Social Media isn’t a fad – it is now a genuine part of our lives. It is, however, equally as distracting as it is useful… so how does one maintain their life online, life offline, and professional responsibilities all at the same time?
Sarah Rapp, of the99percent.com, gives a humorous look into how one individual tries to cope with the inundation of distractingly good information:
As Behance’s Community Manager, my job requires me both to dig deep into several brainy projects, and to embrace interruptive activities like keeping up with social chatter and emails as the voice of our brand. When I took a step back recently, I realized I’d become a pro at being on-call and timely in the social media department – but it was coming at the expense of bigger picture projects. Long-range focus had fallen by the wayside as I gave in to the Twitter feed, Email account, and Facebook posts. Most dangerous of all, I could easily rationalize checking the social chatter over and over again.
This is a great visual representation of the various social communities that make up our, sometimes more than is healthy, daily dose of internet that has become such a staple in our lives. I have to say though, I immediately assumed that this was just a funny joke, but upon further investigation – this is actually quite informative.
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From the brilliant mind(s) at XKCD
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This is pretty spot on… Happy Monday everyone!
via Lost at E Minor
SOURCE: Convince & Convert
Just came across this great list of guidelines for effective social media strategy from the good folks at Mashable.
1. Discover all relevant communities of interest and observe the choices, challenges, impressions, and wants of the people within each network.
3. Determine the identity, character, and personality of the brand and match it to the persona of the individuals representing it online.
4. Establish a point of contact who is ultimately responsible for identifying, trafficking, or responding to all things that can affect brand perception.
5. As in customer service, representatives require training to learn how to proactively and reactively respond across multiple scenarios. Don’t just put the person familiar with social networking in front of the brand.
For the entire list see the full article on Mashable
Some awesomely startling facts about the current status of Social Media in the world.
Fun facts for Friday Happy Hour!
via: James Shiner