(originally published December 2010)
the big three are Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The first two are more socially geared, the latter is more business geared.
I’ll start with a brief breakdown of Twitter. I know that the goal of some when it comes to Twitter is to have the most followers possible – kind of like the one with the most toys wins, but here it’s the one withthe most followers who can be the most annoying. If you starting a business, looking to network with some new people and have the tolerance of having complete and total idiots follow you then Twitter is for you – there is a way to ‘limit the noise’ when it comes to Twitter and I will get into that in a bit.
Basically Twitter is like a big conglomeration of friends, family, disfunctional aunts and uncles and people who are always trying to sell something.
Unless you know what your doing and you can filter your account I would stick with a service that is easier to work with….Facebook is the answer for many.
Facebook – the controllable Twitter and MUCH more!
Facebook is a great service for everyone from the novice internet user to folks like Donald Trump…and it’s easy to use and navigate – not to mention it’s all on one screen and it’s the only interface you will need. One of the biggest differences is security. Facebook allows you to in control – you can ‘friend’ people you know and IGNORE those people you don’t want to follow. If you do ‘friend’ them and you findthem too annoying you can unfriend them or just block them from your feed – that wayyou don’t see their annoyances as your looking at what people are up to.
Facebook also has a lot of interaction and software that is implemented within it’sconfines. Everything from games like Mafia Wars, Family Feud, and Cityville to promote your business, even finding a new job. Speaking of jobs….
Finally there is LinkedIn – it’s the Facebook for Business – post your resume andthe rest is similar to Facebook – you can get recomendations from former employers, meet new friends who work in the same industry, even join a ‘community’where you can discuss that industry or ask questions of an industry professional.
All three of these sites have similar uses. I recommend using Facebook and LinkedIn to start -
I will give a better breakdown on these sites later, but for now this is whaty ou will find here on Social Media Unfriendly blog. I’ll even include cool posts and articles from other sites that I find entertaining.
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For now, take care.