Resources - Social Media

"Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks... Social media is about conversations, community, connecting with the audience and building relationships. It is not just a broadcast channel or a sales and marketing tool. Authenticity, honesty and open dialogue are key." Quote: Social Media Overview - Digital Communications - Tufts University


Social Media Education

100 Social Media Facts and Statistics 2015

http://www.infinitdatum.com/social-media-statistics/

A survey from WeAreSocial.net reveals that social media’s year-on-year growth remains strong with global penetration rates now in excess of 30%. Advances in technology, such as the growth of smart mobile devices, has contributed greatly to this and will further drive the development of social media in the years to come.


Social Media Online Courses and Training

http://laurelpapworth.com/online-courses/

Laurel Papworth aka SilkCharm connects with 6.8 million people through social media each month and has 5,000 online students studying social media with her. Laurel was named by Forbes Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally and Marketing Magazine named her "Head of Industry, Social Media" for Australia.


Social Media Directory

facebook

https://www.facebook.com/

Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Facebook is the most popular social networking site in several English-speaking countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. - via wiki/facebook


Twitter

http://twitter.com

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". In 2013, Twitter was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet". As of May 2015, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 302 million are active users. In October 2012, Twitter acquired Vine -a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. - Quoted from Wikipedia / Twitter See also: Twitter tips - make your Twitter experience more enjoyable and help increase your followers.


LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com

LinkedIn (Relationships Matter) is a business-oriented social networking service launched on May 5, 2003. As of 2015, most of the site's revenue comes from selling access to information about its users to recruiters and sales professionals. In 2006, LinkedIn increased to 20 million members. As of October 2015, LinkedIn reports more than 400 million acquired users in more than 200 countries and territories. - Quoted from Wikipedia / LinkedIn