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Introduction To Social Media


A simple introduction to Social Media. …

A simple introduction to Social Media.
Talk given by Mihir Karkare, at The Hub, in Bandra, Mumbai, on 25th Feb, 2010.

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  • Before transitioning to the next slide, we mention 2 things: Because of the coming together of these human desires and technologies, word of mouth is becoming stronger, and Example of a club


  • 1. Introduction to Social Media
  • 2. … or just a bunch of really cool stories
  • 3. lets get some stuff out of the way
  • 4. The World has Changed
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    • Everyone is a media company
    (wasn’t this the same before the world changed?)
    • Ideas that spread, win
    • Twitter – 45 Million visitors Globally
    • YouTube – 20 hours of video uploaded every minute
    • Facebook – Fourth largest country in the world!
    • One million new blogs go live – Each day
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    • Do like a media company does… put your ideas out there
    • Use everyone else’s reach to have the idea spread… and Win
  • 7. why But why will people spread my stuff? And how? Keeping in touch Making new friends Paying it forward Peer pressure Displaying Creativity Exhibitionism Altruistic impulse Getting validation Affinity to groups how Blogs Social networking sites wikis User generated videos and podcasts Forums and message boards Ratings and reviews tagging RSS widgets
  • 8. That’s the concept, anyway. Now for some application.
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    • Social Media gives us the following 5 opportunities:
    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Engaging
    • Evangelizing
    • Adopting
    Jargon Alert! You can sleep through this slide
  • 10.
    • For an effective Social Media initiative, we must consider the 4Ps
    • People
    • Purpose
    • Plan
    • Process
    Jargon Alert! You can sleep through this slide
  • 11. Enough! Story Time.
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  • 20. Seth Godin – Photo courtesy: Joi from Flickr Chris Brogan – Photo courtesy: BenSpark from Flickr Gary Vaynerchuck – Photo courtesy: Jicedsoul photography .:teymur madjderey from Flickr Standing on the shoulders of giants, AKA Further Reading
  • 21. I’m Mihir Karkare and we are Social Wavelength. Feedback: +91-98703-99493 [email_address]