Social Media 101

The 9 Essential Social Media Platforms

The 9 Essential Social Media Platforms

A while ago, I wrote a series called Social Media 101. If you missed it, I have written this post so that you can access the links in one post. I start with the basics of what you need to know about blogs, and then discuss…
Social Media 101: What is Instagram?

Social Media 101: What is Instagram?

Amanda Patterson has written about various platforms in our Social Media 101 series. Today I am going to talk about Instagram. What is Instagram? According to Wikipedia, ‘Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos,…
Social Media 101 - What Is LinkedIn?

Social Media 101 – What Is LinkedIn?

I have written about blogging, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr, and Twitter in my Social Media 101 series. Today I am going to talk about LinkedIn. What is LinkedIn? LinkedIn is the leading social networking site for growing connections in the business world. It is really a gigantic CV reservoir. It…
Social Media 101 - What is Tumblr?

Social Media 101 – What is Tumblr?

In the final part of my Social Media 101 series, I am going to talk about Tumblr. What is Tumblr? Tumblr is a free user-friendly micro-blogging platform. It allows you to mix social networking and blogging in a single website. The platform lets you share original content…

Social Media 101 – What is Google+?

 I have written about blogging, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter in my Social Media 101 series. Today I am going to talk about Google+. What is Google+? Google+ is a Facebook competitor, with over 300 million monthly active users. Google+ in linked to the entire Google stable and it carries significant weight in…
Social Media 101 - What is YouTube?

Social Media 101 – What is YouTube?

I have written about the importance of blogging, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter in my Social Media 101 series. Today I am going to talk about YouTube. What is YouTube? YouTube is Google’s video-sharing site, which has more than one billion unique visitors each month. This is a platform where users can view, share, and…
Social Media 101 - What Is Pinterest?

Social Media 101 – What Is Pinterest?

I have written about the importance of blogging, Facebook and Twitter in my Social Media 101 series. Today I am going to talk about Pinterest. What is Pinterest? Pinterest is an image sharing service that allows members to ‘pin’ visual content to their pinboards from sites across the internet. These boards are theme-based around…
Social Media 101 - What Is Twitter?

Social Media 101 – What Is Twitter?

I have written about the importance of blogging and Facebook in my Social Media 101 series. Today I am going to talk about Twitter. What is Twitter? Twitter is a site where users post messages known as ‘tweets’ of 280 (or fewer) characters. Twitter is an on-going conversation that, like text…
Social Media 101 - What Is Facebook?

Social Media 101 – What Is Facebook?

In last Monday’s post, I wrote about the importance of blogging in my Social Media 101 series. Today I am going to talk about Facebook. What is Facebook? The network allows users to share content and conversations, create events and, more recently, add targeted advertisements. A public…
Social Media 101 - What Is A Blog?

Social Media 101 – What Is A Blog?

Sometimes the world of social media seems overwhelming. Over the next few weeks, I will post a series called Social Media 101. I will include the basics of what you need to know about blogs and social media platforms. I am going to start with blogging.…
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