Today the subject was ‘Social Media & Communities’. Pricilla began with her presentation about ‘Communities and Forums’; this was followed by Aimee, who talked about ‘Facebook for Business’. James then presented further information about these subjects.
I found the presentations today very amusing and I learnt a lot of information from them.
Later we were taught about what you can achieve on Twitter and that it is very similar to Facebook. We were also told about the search widget for Twitter, which would show tweets for all different subjects.
Then we talked about YouTube and its benefits, such as that the videos come up at the top of Google searches. Because of this it can be a very good way to advertise your business. It is also ok to embed other people’s videos in your site (if they are available to do so), but one down-side to this is that it may not communicate your name as well.
It is becoming popular to include links to social media pages, so that people can sign up and then post things on there and share it with others. Addthis.com and sharethis.com are two good websites that can also help with this. They add the extras of being able to email or share parts of the site with other people.
Also having a link back to your site from Tumbler, Flicker, or more especially Facebook and Twitter can bring more people to your site.