Sunday, July 15, 2012

How to Stay Relevant in Social Media


Social Media WebsitesThe digital world is all about social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) these days. Some people think that on the Internet, you can be anything you want to be. Wrong! That’s because so many people are choosing to be stupid. I’m sure you don’t want to be one. Become a relevant and important person on the Web by avoiding these social media mistakes.

All about me.

You cannot get everyone to listen and care for everything happening in your life if you fail to show concern towards other people’s lives yourself. When someone rolls out an opinion, be sure to acknowledge it through a comment or by liking it. Being social is all about active discussions, not a one-way speech done by one person.

No own perspective.

Be original and think for yourself. Sharing the latest news and trends to your audience without contributing your own opinion will not get you very far. Have something important to say to entice a thriving conversation.

Quality, not quantity.

Garnering a lot of followers is not important if their worth hardly has any significance. Rather, focus on getting good connections with other people whose quality contributions make them online celebrities. In regards with what you publish, ensure that every information you disseminate has an idea and value.

Too much information.

The world does not need to know of how smooth your bowel movement is. There are things in life that are meant to be private and must stay as such. Whatever you show to the social web is public, which is not suitable for most personal information such as relationship problems and trust issues.

During rough times.

Don’t expect that everyone agrees to every word you say. But instead of greedily standing by your perspective, have a conversation with the opposition that results in a win-win situation. In business, address any complaints made by customers and leave them satisfied and happy.

Lack of consistency.

Your presence must be constantly felt by your followers. Posting daily with a status or two is better than shoving lots of things to people in one day while doing nothing for the rest of the week.

Incoherent.

Things you say on the web define you. Don’t be tempted to say things the lolspeak – using wrong grammar and spelling on purpose – way. You think it may come out as cute, but you will eventually lose your credibility as an intelligent person.

 

Social media has largely affected interactions between friends and families. People are no longer limited to mingling with just the local neighborhood and workplace. The whole world is out there, easily reachable thanks to the Internet. With possibly millions of users watching every step you make online, following the standard netiquette and keeping up with the trends guarantee your success as a remarkable identity on the Internet.