Social networking, aka Social Media, has become a common daily phenomenon over the last couple of years and with the release of new technologies and / or applications such as Facebook and Twitter – social networking is probably more popular now than it ever has been.
So, a little bit about social networking and what it’s all about…
A social network, where social networking ultimately takes place, has been described as follows by the Wikipedia:
A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or 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.
Typical social networking websites will require you to setup a profile with some details about yourself and then “link” or “associate” yourself with other parties (people, companies, etc).
MySpace was probably one of the first to create a large awareness of social networking, but with the release of Facebook and Twitter, these 2 websites have certainly kicked up a storm.
The beauty of Facebook and Twitter is that they both allow businesses to keep fans, fellow companies, members, etc up to date on information via status updates, pages, groups, mails and so much more.
There are loads more social networking websites available – they are super easy to come by – just start chatting to your friends and do search on Google for social networking and you will find loads that can either be great fun or help you promote your business / service or just stay in touch with friends!
Below some examples of Social Network pages that assist business. In this case we will use Baby Sense, whom Mammoth Solutions built an online baby shop for:
- Babysense on Facebook
- Babysense on Twitter
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