Simple breakdown of social networking sites

Thursday, 11 September 2008

My previous post gave a basic overview of social networking for the older generation less familiar with social media: what it is, how to use it and what you get out of it. I’ve also come up with an introduction to the three major social networking sites I mentioned (MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn) and a breakdown of what’s good and bad about each. But perhaps the most useful information comes at the end of this post, a very basic user’s guide if you will, that explains how to maintain and monitor your profiles. I’ve also talked about this in my post on the 5 Facebook applications you need for business.

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Facebook for those over 40

Thursday, 11 September 2008

I was recently asked to define and explain social media to an audience of 40-60 year old professionals. Here’s a crash course in social networking to the over 40 crowd:What exactly is social networking?

Social Networking is a major part of the larger (and still growing) field of social media. Loosely and basically defined, social media is the use of the internet, through various sites and tools, to communicate and connect with people around the world to share and discuss information. Social networking is a segment of social media that relies on profile-based sites such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn to help users “meet.”

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