Social Media Madness

Welcome to the blog of RbDiva.  I would like to express my gratitude for taking the time to enjoy my thoughts on what social media has to offer.  I ask that you have patience as this is my first blog post every (shhh that’s a secret)

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With the number of social media sites growing at an exponential rate.  It is difficult to keep track of relevant information and been seen by clients and potential, while at the same time being social with friends and family. 

 

some social media sites that are conducive to sharing along with constant updates, include but are not limited to; pinterest, instagram, twitter, facebook, linkedin, foursquare, and google+.  with all of these sites competing for your attention it can become difficult to manage your time while remaining “social”. 

Some social media sites are able to link multiple accounts in order to save the user valuable time.  For instance, instagram not only allows you to share pictures on its site, but also allows the user to post the same picture simultaneously facebook, tumblr, flicr and foursquare.  Interestingly enough instragram allows you to email pictures directly to your friends and contacts. 

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Pinterest allows users to copy their posts from pinterest directly to their facebook in real time.  By doing this facebook friends are able to see that you are an active user on pinterest and can then follow your boards. 

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when it comes to facebook, it seems to be the hub for other social media sites.  facebook has done a good job of protecting itself when it comes to sharing its information with other social media sites. For instance you are able to connect your facebook posts so it automatically updates your twitter account, but it simply a link back to your facebook profile.  when facebook purchased instagram, it forced instagram to do the same, limiting instagram to link posting rather than posting a direct image. 

Sites/applications such as hootsuite, pages+, and other smart phone applications, have been created to help manage and streamline using social media for users.  Allowing users to check all sites  in on easy to use application. 

these one site, applications are good in theory, but can cause the user to be exposed to changes in privacy and security settings from the host site.  It also limits users from seeing updates that sites make to their layout and formatting. 

It will be interesting to see what sites do when it comes down to user choices.  Things such as hashtaging key words was started on Twitter and welcomed on instagram. Facebook held out but now given in to social pressures and has integrated the hashtag feature.

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Thanks for checking out my blog, social media is an ever changing landscape enabling clients, friends, and acquaintances to connect and share information. 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Social Media Madness

  1. Social media madness, that’s a catchy headline and topic. I lime how you gave a basic rundown of the various social media options with a topical overview. The graphics are a nice touch too!

  2. I really like your blog page. The layout is very nice. I really like how you wrote about social media tools especially Instagram. I knew that you could have Instagram post your pictures to facebook, but I was not aware about the other social media sites.

    • Thank you! it is amazing how everything is all connected. It was interesting when Facebook purchased Instagram that they would only let them post a link on twitter.. making it look much nicer to post on facebook… so it does look nicer

  3. I really like your page! You did a great job setting it up!

    I like how you mentioned a little bit about each of the social media sites, they are very intertwined, and sometimes it is easy to forget that. I always feel that when I like my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook all to the same thing I am harassing my friends with the same content over and over again! For my personal accounts I’m sure this is annoying to my friends, but as for a company this could be beneficial because it is constantly reminding the consumer.

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