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The Future of Social Media and What it Means for you and your business Wikipedia definition: A social network service basically focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services. Social networking has created new ways to communicate and share information. Social networking websites are being used regularly by millions of people, and it now seems that social networking will be an enduring part of everyday life. The main types of social networking services are those which contain directories of some categories (such as former classmates), means to connect with friends (usually with self-description pages), What is Social Media? Why do you need to know? SOCIAL NETWORKING: - Internet-based communication vehicle - Made up of online communities of people with shared interests and activities - Web-based access providing email and IM access - over 200+ sites Top 5 Most Popular Social Media Sites: Facebook.com Myspace.com Twitter.com Flixster.com Linkedin.com
*Facebook is the world’s 4th most-trafficked website*
More users than U.S. population (300+ MM)
50% of users log in daily
35 yrs + is the fastest growing demographic
85% mk share of 4 yr universities
(more than 50% of users are outside of college)
#1 photo sharing web application* (comScore)
More than 6 million active user groups on the site
35+ translations; 65+ in development
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Twitter is an online community accessed via mobile phones, instant messaging and desktop clients like Alert Thingy , MySocial24×7 and Twhirl .
Many of Twitter’s most active users rarely visit the website.
*Current Twitter usage stats
Total Users: 1+ million Total Active Users: 200,000 per week Total Twitter Messages: 3 million/day
There are 50,000+ active weekly users.
Twitter’s active users transmit an avg. of 15 daily Tweets.
Source: March 2008 Demi & Ashton P. Diddy
Social Media’s Business Benefits
Connects people at low cost.
Great vehicle for entrepreneurs and small businesses to expand contact/customer bases.
Cost-efficient advertising vehicle with local and global reach.
Upload videos to YouTube. Launch a business blog.
Create a Facebook profile and fan page with pictures, event advisories and business updates.
Tweet “new” news
Creates a relaxed feeling within in a professional environment.
Avoid inappropriate language.
Paper trail risk
Great virtual connector
Cost-effective advertising vehicle
Great Job-hunting portal
LinkedIn .com connects 20 MM professionals across 150 different industries.
Social Networking PROS & CONS
Obama campaign’s brilliant Internet marketing campaign played a key role in his Presidency .
Paranormal Movie Succeeds with Unusual Online Marketing Campaign Social Networking “Call to Action”
$11,000 budgeted movie
Opening wknd earnings - $7.1 MM in 200 theaters
Online grassroots campaign led to 1 MM requests for a wider picture release
Forced Paramount execs to bow to public pressure and schedule nationwide opening.
Online buzz and social networking campaign encouraged followers to solicit local theaters screenings
Twitter invites to “ tweet your scream ” during the movie
Drive sales Build holiday business Increase customer base Social Networking is the KEY. It’s lucrative, easily integrated into existing marketing plans, COST-EFFECTIVE and profitable. Now Is The Time..
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