Weekly update

13 Nov

A few interesting things popped up on the radar this week, including Social Media Success in 40 Seconds or Less.
This article is shares a few simple tips on how to make social media work for you. Mostly, the author argues, that’s knowing who you are and what you have to offer. She says, “before you can make social media work for you, you’ve got to figure out who you are and what you have to offer that is special. Once you do that, the rest is mechanics, terminology, etiquette and some basic principles. That part is fairly easy to learn.”
Another thing she mentioned that I thought was worthwhile is this: “money cans no longer buy you love. You’ve got to earn it.” In other words, with social media, you have to be an appealing person. People have to like you before they’ll interact with you or your product.

Another article, Social Media Studies: Race, Gender, Class, and Teens’ Online Behavior is about a study that looked at the behavioral trends among teens on social media sites.
The study found that, “Teens who engage in ‘mean behavior’ toward others online are more likely to come from working class, lower-middle class, or African-American households” and that teenage girls are 7 percent more likely to report their behavior on these sites as mean.

And finally, Social Media for Social Good is an article encouraging people to use social media for good causes, specifically non-profits.

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