There are more than 1 million entrepreneurs and developers from 180 countries on Facebook. The average Facebook user is connected to 60 pages, groups and events. More than 25 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) is shared each month. There are more than 100 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices. The average Facebook user has 130 friends
Twitter gets more than 300,000 new users every day. More than a third of users access Twitter via their mobile phone. 77% of Internet users read blogs. One in five bloggers update their blogs daily. Two thirds of bloggers are male. Bloggers use an average of five different social sites to drive traffic to their blog. You would need to live for around 1,000 years to watch all the videos currently on YouTube. Every minute, 24 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.
The Internet is FULL or predators and people waiting to steal my identity. It is not a safe place!
“ Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques.” Uses web-based technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogues. Group of Internet-based applications that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content. A common thread running through all definitions of social media is a blending of technology and social interaction for the co-creation of value.
Social media is changing who our customers, students, and friends are. We are no longer bound by time and space. We can connect with anyone in the world around the clock.
Inexpensive way to market your company Networking provides the opportunity to share your expertise and learn from others in the field Additional way to provide customer service Increased interaction with customers Increase traffic to your company website Monitor what people are saying about your business Easy way to watch what your competition is doing
Creates a global classroom Engages students Helps students develop important 21 st century skills
Stay in touch with friends and family Get organized Feel like you are part of something bigger Learn something new
Express your thoughts and opinions Market something Help people Establish yourself as an expert Connect with family and friends Make a difference Stay active in a field Have fun and be creative
Aka widgets Application that can be embedded within your blog to share “rich” information such as images, syndicated Link to other blogs Twitter feed Picture of the day YouTube channel If you can dream it you can embed it!
This is your time to play! Take time to change your settings, theme, layout, and add widgets. Don’t forget to write a short post and publish it as well!