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Dear You,

Thought this Webinar by Lindsay Olson, a PR and marketing recruiter,  might be helpful, per my last post. It addresses the good and bad of social networking, things to look out for and things to avoid. Check it out here and find out more about how to clean up YourSpace on the Internet.

Doesn’t hurt to take a look.

MissFits

And P.S. – Share with friends. They’ll thank you later.

Dear You,

Exploring the Twittterworld, I came across an interesting diagram relating social media to the human anatomy. For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, here’s a quick rundown. Twitter is a messaging service, that allows users to tell others what they’re doing over multiple networks and devices. It’s a social networking tool that’s asks one question, “What are you doing?”  to which users must post an answer, called a “tweet,”  of 140 characters or less. It’s kind of like an AIM status, except anyone on Twitter can see it. Tweeters can follow each other and respond to tweets or even message each other directly.

Anyhoo, back to the diagram, which I give full credit to Hutch Carpenter, a senior product manager at Connectbeam. (Find out more about him here.) When you use social media, what do you use it for? Keeping up with friends? Chatting? Business? You’ll see an incomplete list below of where to go to get what you want from social media below.

Where are you on this list? What do you use social media for?

Enjoy,

MissFits

 

Social Media and You

Ideas, opinion, information:

  • FriendFeed
  • Twitter

Share photos, videos

  • Flickr
  • SmugMug
  • Zoomr
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • FriendFeed

Music you like:

  • Last.fm

Chit chat

  • Twitter

What are you feeling?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

What are you doing?

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • FriendFeed
  • Upcoming

What are you eating?

  • Twitter

Where are you?

  • Brightkite
  • Twitter deas, opinion, information:
  • FriendFeed
  • Twitter

Share photos, videos

  • Flickr
  • SmugMug
  • Zoomr
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • FriendFeed

Music you like:

  • Last.fm

Chit chat

  • Twitter

What are you feeling?

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

What are you doing?

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • FriendFeed
  • Upcoming

What are you eating?

  • Twitter

Where are you?

  • Brightkite
  • Twitter

Dear You,

I wrote about professionalism on the Internet a bit ago – reiterating that it’s important that we, as young professionals, don’t let the marvels of new technology get the best of us. Having Web presence is important and critical in some industries, but it’s important to keep it all in perspective and make sure that we put our best foot, or face, forward.

That being said, I found an interesting article about the good and bad in Facebook, tweeted on Twitter earlier today. Read it here.

This article does a great job of putting social media in perspective. Start thinking about Facebook as an interactive, in-depth resume, that almost anyone can access – your parents, employers, family members, spouses.

Your contact information, people you associate with, organizations you’ve been involved in and pictures of you and those closest to you are visible to anyone who can access your profile. What image do you portray? Are you a professional during the day and a party girl doing keg stands at night?

Think twice when posting information on Facebook. Be aware that once your info is out there – IT’S OUT THERE! Keep tabs on your friends, their notes on your wall, their statuses and pictures you may be tagged in. Facebook is a great utility, but when used inappropriately, it can and will work against you.

Find out how someone lost a job over an innocent tweet here. Discretion, people! Let’s use a little common sense, please. Ladies wouldn’t wear an immodest blouse to dinner with grandparents, so why post pictures on the Internet to the world that you wouldn’t want granny to see?

This post title talks about Facebook, but I’m cautioning you about all types of social media.

Think before you ink!

MissFits

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The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE.

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