Social Media 101 –1. Please describe the benefits of using Twitter for social networking andfinding new people to network with?Twitter is used for conversing with the world wide web and identifying peoplethat have similar interests as yourself. It allows freedom in the digital era toconnect and say anything you wish to whomever you wish allowing the spreadof knowledge and new ideas.2. Please describe the benefits of LinkedIn and how to use it to find people tonetwork with?LinkedIn is used for professional and business development with otherprofessionals. It is used to explore business opportunities and professionals infields of relevant interest allowing new users to view company information,employment information, and information pertaining to a certain field. Itallows freedom for all people, regardless of economics, culture, or religion, tosee the business world from the inside out and connect with employees of allcompanies.3. Please explain in three points the differences between LinkedIn and Twitter.Twitter is used for direct conversing in a public space. LinkedIn is used forprofessional growth in a private, direct setting. Groups exist for public withinLinkedIn.4. What is the purpose of Twitter hash-tags?Hash-Tags are identifiers of new conversations and segment users, brandingthem into an individualized conversation.5. What is the purpose of mentioning other Twitter users?Mentioning twitter users allows them to receive notifications and keep theconversation continuing.6. Name two ways to find new members on LinkedIn to connect with.The first would be the LinkedIn search tool where you can search names,keywords, or businesses. The second would be referrals from other networks ofpeople you have already connected with.7. How often should a person tweet per day?At least once, but upwards to three.8. Why is it important to provide content to your followers?It is important to provide content to your followers because you are offeringthem value. In order to gain followers and fans you must have value to offerthem in the digital space.9. Why is it important to engage with your followers regardless of havingcontent?It is important to engage with your followers to show that they are appreciatedand that you wish to converse with them. Otherwise they will unfollowyou asyou have not shown any value for their action.10. Please describe an example of a social engagement on any network.Twitter user A Tweets an original piece of content. Twitter user B re-tweets thiscontent with an added hash-tag. The new conversation is introduced to the
hash-tag community and is shared by three more Twitter users. Because of userB’s interaction Twitter user A received additional social engagements.