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Charlotte Web Design - Social Media 101

By: Danko Gulsoy at CODANK

Submitted on Wed, Jan 6th, 2010 1:10 am

When the phrase Social Media Marketing is brought up, many people automatically think about the most talked about sites – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace. With all four of these Social Media websites containing over 100 million registered users, each offers something new and beneficial.In order to become a better social media marketer, it is best to take the time out to set up an account and start exploring these communities. All registration is free and easy.Social Media is defined as a category of online media where people talk, participate, share, network, and bookmark over the Internet. Websites such as Facebook and Twitter encourage discussion, feedback, comments and sharing of information from all interested users.Different Types of Social Media Social Sharing – Websites such as Snapfish, YouTube, and Flickr give you the opportunity to create, upload, and share videos or photos with other people. Social News – Sites that allow you to read about news topics and then vote and/or comment on the articles. These sites include: Digg, Sphinn, Newsvine and BallHype. Social Bookmarking – Sites like Delicious, Faves, BlogMarks and Diigo allow users to find and bookmark websites and information of interest. Users can save their bookmarks online and then access them from anywhere or share them with others. Social Networks – Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn let users find and link up with other people. Profiles can be created, photos can be shared and information can be displayed. Social Media Benefits for Businesses Less expensive way to interact with clients Offers ways to measure and track performance Builds awareness and helps improve how people view your brand Helps manage a company’s reputation Continue Reading
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