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If you have a blog, you should make sure it is easily shareable. As a person who likes to share content on Twitter and other social networks, it’s amazing how many blogs don’t have this. So it requires me to cut and paste link as well as the title and then tweet it. Make it easy for your readers to share!
If you have WordPress this is pretty easy as there is a Facebook social plugin (and others). Facebook explains the Like button on their website. More and more actions around the web will be tied into social networking, what your friends like, are doing and even has e-commerce implications as 3rd party websites will know what you ‘like’. A very powerful trend that you need to be on top of.
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I recently joined Twitter. I wasn’t exactly sure what I should be using it for and if it had any value to me. At one point I ‘followed’ a guy who was calling himself a social media consultant. He was ‘tweeting’ so much that his tweets filled the web page (I use Twitter on the web), making all other posts scroll off the screen. And most of his tweets were discussions between his friends. So I decided to ‘unfollow’ him. He must have had some sort of software to detect that, because I then got a message like ‘Why did you unfollow me?’, ‘Did I do anything wrong?’, and so on. His rule was that if someone follows you on Twitter, you must follow back. I wanted to run away fast!
Perry Belcher did a great series of videos to remind us how to use social media sites, and why you shouldn’t try to make money with social media. He equates social media sites to a party, and his blog to his home. The number one rule is ‘Don’t be an asshole’. Trying to sell things at a party or insisting that people you follow, follow you back is the equivalent of being an asshole.