What about it?• Pinterest is the new rising star of Social Media and is actually driving more traffic to sites than Twitter and Google+, LinkedIn and Youtube all combined• It was founded in 2009 by CEO Ben Silbermann• In March 2012 the site registered 17.8 million users• It isused mostly by females (with its approximately 80% female subscriber rate).
Pinterest• It is a virtual pinboard that allows users to organize and share all the beautiful things they find online For example: plan weddings, share recipes,post ideas for kitchen renovations, decorate their homes etc.
Pinterest• Pinterest users are more often in a shopping mindset when they are using the service• Pinterest has the potential to translate more quickly to sales dollars than other social-networking sites.
HOW TO use Pinterest?1- Ask for an invitation from the Pinterest team or by someone who is already a part of Pinterest2- When you receive an invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter3- Intall the Pin it button in Firefox, Safari, Explorer…
4- Follow a few more pinboardsasPinterest is much about discovering5- Start pinning things you like.
What about it?• Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets"• It was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey• On March 21, 2012, Twitter celebrated its sixth birthday while also announcing that it has 140 million users and sees 340 million tweets per day.
HOW TO use Twitter?1- Click on the Sign up button2- Enter a full name, e-mail address, password and username
3- Start tweeting (follow, tweet, favorite, retweet, use hash tag etc.)
• Example: https://twitter.com/IAMedias or @IAMedias
What about it?• LinkedInis a business-related social networking site• It was founded in 2002 by CEO Reid Hoffman• 150 million subscribers are on LinkedIn• LinkedIn is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Czech and Polish.
HOW TO useLinkedIn?1- Sign up2- Enter a full name, e-mail address, password
3- Start building a professional network->A must read article: “Harness the power of LinkedIn in 10 tips” http://bit.ly/ru4QIz
What about it?• Facebookis a social networking service and website• It was launched in 2004 and founded by Mark Zuckerbergwith his college roommates and fellow students• In February 2012, Facebook had more than 845 million active users.
HOW TO useFacebook?1- Sign up2- Enter a full name, e-mail address, password, sex, birthday.
3- Start using Facebook (add photos, create, like, comment a fan page, groups etc)
Have you made your choice now? THANK YOU! By Inter Active Medias Intl’
Where to find me…• Tumblr: http://iaminternational.tumblr.com• LinkedIn: Linda Nyirenda• Facebook: interactivemediasinternational• Twitter: @IAMedias• Google+: InterActive Medias Intl’• Meetup: Let’s Talk Social Media in Wellington