Four Years On Twitter (Double that on Facebook)
Earlier this month I celebrated four years on twitter. Many people didn't even realize that twitter had been around for so long. From the time I began to present day I have noticed quite a shift in my thinking about social networks.
I have always been a big fan of connecting whether it be for networking purposes or for social interactions. This is why I took to facebook right away. Soon after came twitter. Next came this blog, which turned into a few other blogs and guest blogging. I have dabbled in the land of youtube and over the last year or so I have started to enjoy using, pinterest, foursquare and instagram. Ok I'll admit I'm on linkedin and google+ but I don't really put a lot of effort into thoses sites. All the while I thought of it as making connections. Soon I was winning Tassimos, receiving tickets to events, and getting prize packs in the mail. I was thrilled to be so lucky. I had no idea that my status posts and tweets were thought of as marketing tools for others. What I know now is that I was adding my influence to those campaigns. I am careful what I talk about online. I know it gives people a sense of who I am. What you say online leaves an impression on others. See what I mean in my TV WATCHING of social media below.
What Social Media Influence Means To MeI think of social media as broadcast tv network and if I don't like something I change the channel
- Nightly News
- Comedy Channel
- The Food Network
- Sports Television
- The Weather Network
Should I be watching you?What does your Social Media Channel line up look like? Let me know in the comments below! Do you fall into any of the "CHANNELS" that I'm currently watching or should be? Let me know what you are a great source of info for.
Below is a great infographic about how influential word of mouth marketing is. In other words this is what your influence on social media can mean.
Image compliments of MBA in Marketing Degree Guide