Social media is the perfect tool for mobilizing your friends and colleagues to take action on a cause you care about -- sending a letter to a legislator, signing up to attend a rally, or spreading the word through their own social channels.
Most journalism organizations have clear, blanket policies: Don't steal other people's work, don't serve on your school board when you're covering education, don't endorse presidential candidates. But rules for Twitter are murkier, if articulated at all.
As America climbs out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many platforms are being created that connect businesses with the prospective employees who can complement and enhance their workforce. One such platform is TweetMyJobs.
It becomes such a dreary task to fix someone's grammar, but if I know that student, if I know he was just dumped by his girlfriend yesterday and tonight he's getting a new tattoo, it's easier to write "comma splice" 30 times on a paper and not get mad.
I don't want to know when you're going to sleep or if you sweated up a storm in your latest workout. I don't want to hear about your baby's poop habits, or the tiff with the neighbor. On social networks I want five things.
We're not always going to be interested in everything your friends share, think or create, especially when the definition of a Facebook "friend" is becoming blurry. Facebook has become a bit of a social shopping mall -- something for everyone, but not everything someone may want.
If job creation is our number one national priority, maybe we should start by helping people learn how to properly prepare for employment in the Information Age and then, teach some basic job-hunting skills.
When you meet people in real life, whether in the boardroom, at a conference or in a networking meeting, you (hopefully) don't walk in wearing a sandwich board or pushing a trolleyful of products and shouting 'BUY MY STUFF!'
Since social media is here to stay, event organizers who truly embrace the notion of the greater good, which is the purpose of all of this social stuff anyway, can enhance the experience by establishing and promoting twitter hashtags and handles.
Having a social media platform for communicating is extremely important for the success of your publicity campaigns. The tools presented in this list can make communicating your messages on target and easy to manage.
For the past several years, conventional wisdom has been that having a blog was the most important tool for your business. But blogs are not for everyone, nor are Facebook Pages, and now they don't have to be.