Social Media Defined

Entries Tagged ‘social networking’

Using Social Media to Find a Job

Forget contributing your paper resume to a tower of similar reading samples on some corporate recruiter’s desk, with a smart social media strategy you can place your name and credentials right in front of the people that make the hiring decisions.

Digg Defined

Overview: The nachos bell grande of social news sites, Digg is a force that cannot be ignored in the social media realm.

LinkedIn Defined

Overview: Powerful and widely used, LinkedIn is THE place for professional social networking on the web today. An increasing array of features and tools makes this platform a wise time investment for any professional.

flickr Defined

Overview: Over 3 billion images have been uploaded to flickr, an online community and photo hosting website that makes images easy to find and share.

Mixx Defined

Overview: A direct competitor to digg and reddit, Mixx is a customizable social news site that combines social networking and social bookmarking together to provide the most quality and relevant internet articles. While much younger and less popular than its competitors, Mixx has a number of unique features that make it a worthy foe of […]

Plaxo Defined

Overview: Plaxo is a social networking platform that allows users to keep up with their contacts online and share information with other Plaxo users in a similar fashion to LinkedIn.com.

Propeller Defined

Overview: Much like digg and reddit, Propeller is a social news portal, where users can vote up the most interesting news stories to the front page and interact with other users on the site. While Propeller is extremely easy to navigate, it lags behind the popularity of its competitors and offers little in the way […]

twitter Defined

Overview: twitter is a microblogging application that is more or less a combination of instant messaging and blogging. twitter has quickly established itself as a powerful tool for communicating news, market trends, questions and answers, links, and a whole lot more with numerous benefits for business and personal use.

Facebook Defined

Overview: With more than 120 million active users and 250,000 new registrations per day, facebook is definitely a community worth investing some time in. Facebook currently is more of a social network for younger folks but has some great applications for business and membership organizations as well.