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Social media presentation for the CSSA Chapter in KwaZulu-Natal by Ramon Thomas

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  • Social Media Presentation

    1. 1. <ul><ul><li>the Blog at the End of the You-niverse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramon Thomas </li></ul></ul>
    2. 3. Blogging for Business <ul><li>What is Blogging? </li></ul><ul><li>A Powerful Conversation – Cluetrain.com </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Blogs... </li></ul>
    3. 4. Types of Blogs <ul><li>News Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Writer's Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Our Blog </li></ul>
    4. 6. Top 10 Blogs Worldwide <ul><li>Engadget </li></ul><ul><li>Boing Boing </li></ul><ul><li>Gizmodo </li></ul><ul><li>Techcrunch </li></ul><ul><li>Huffington Post </li></ul><ul><li>Lifehacker </li></ul><ul><li>Ars Technica </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Kos </li></ul><ul><li>PostSecret </li></ul><ul><li>TMZ.com </li></ul>
    5. 7. Blogosphere <ul><li>Rich with Links </li></ul><ul><li>Blogrolls </li></ul><ul><li>Trackbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>
    6. 8. Why Blog? <ul><li>Search Engine visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers will think of you as “one of them” </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning Yourself as an Expert </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback, Customer Service </li></ul>
    7. 11. <ul><li>Time Person of the Year, 2006 </li></ul>
    8. 15. MySpace.com Growth
    9. 18. Youtube
    10. 19. Folksonomy <ul><li>User Generated Content </li></ul><ul><li>Read, Comment, Write </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Text, Images, Audio, Video </li></ul>
    11. 20. Google News
    12. 28. Top South African Blogs <ul><li>Keo.co.za </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Hoffmeyrs's Afrikaans Blog </li></ul><ul><li>So Close </li></ul><ul><li>East Coast Radio Newswatch Blog </li></ul><ul><li>ECR Big Breakfast Blog </li></ul><ul><li>OFM Word of Mouth Forum </li></ul><ul><li>ECR Chip off the old Blog </li></ul><ul><li>MyADSL blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Chumpstyle </li></ul><ul><li>Jacaranda FM's Breakfast Blog </li></ul>
    13. 29. Recommended Blogs <ul><li>stevepavlina.com </li></ul><ul><li>sethgodin.typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>blog.guykawasaki.com </li></ul><ul><li>michelfortin.com </li></ul>
    14. 34. Some statistics <ul><li>Internet: 4 million in SA, 1.1 billion worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Cellphone: 32 million in SA, 2.5 billion worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>MXit: 4 million, 250 million active IM users worldwide </li></ul>
    15. 35. MXit Growth <ul><li>4 million users </li></ul><ul><li>200 million messages </li></ul><ul><li>600,000 greeting cards </li></ul><ul><li>Naspers 30% investment </li></ul>
    16. 36. Where Do You Begin? <ul><li>Become a user & reader </li></ul><ul><li>Install MXit: www.mxit.co.za/wap </li></ul><ul><li>Read Blogs: technorati.com, amatomu.com, afrigator.com, blogsearch.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Interact, Comment, Question </li></ul><ul><li>Find Your Blog at the end of the You-niverse! </li></ul>
    17. 37. Contact Details <ul><li>Ramon Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>082 9407137 or 011 4331034 </li></ul><ul><li>www.netucation.co.za </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with me on Skype, MXit, MySpace , Facebook , and LinkedIn </li></ul>

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