Category Archives: Social Media

Google Plus +

Circles
Just a week ago a random post on Facebook someone asked if anyone wanted an invite to something new. The whispers of Google getting in the social network business were just gaining traction. Without hesitation, I jumped on it and within a half hour I was a glorified early adopter of Google Plus ready to explore the new world of another social media platform. It has been a fun ride.

First of all I gained and followed people faster then Twitter or Facebook. There are these lovely things called Circles –  you can create all kinds of circles for your interest, family, friends, and business. I have one for women on plus  – we were small in number at first. One for people who work at Google and so it goes. I can view any circle at one time or comment and post only to that circle. So no one need see the chat about knitting in that circle (no I don’t have a knitting circle) or what is your favorite beer. You can create sparks, place of interesting that pulls in topics on a favorite topic.

Time will tell how it will play out. At the moment it is much more interesting then Facebook and Twitter have been.  Posts can be longer. Photos can be edited. I can share articles or posts from there and to both Facebook and Twitter. I am enjoying the experience.

As it and my experience on it evolves I will update you. In the meantime, if you are on it let me know your experience.

Resources for you

Getting Started by Chris Brogan – Read more: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/startgoogleplus/

Bill Gross: Google+ Will Get 100 Million Users Faster Than Any Service In History Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gross-google-will-get-100-million-users-2011-7#ixzz1RojltVK9

Google Rebrands Picasa and Blogger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hyQO8RnCKY

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How to Make Money with Social Media

How to Make Money with Social Media – Make It Happen Mondays by Don Crowther

Back in 2008 when I joined Twitter and Facebook it was a free for all. A bunch of us got together with some virtual beers and started talking. There were no rules, no particular agenda, it was a block party. Now as with our lives we move, people get married, have kids and mortgages to pay, so social media has changed a bit.

Originally I joined Facebook for business, none of my family and friends were on and I could post articles and biz stuff without hesitation. Now the family is here and things are all mixed up on my feeds. So I am rethinking my whole SM experience. Now I am planning my own page to direct business to instead of my friend feed. Where I would post anything I reconsidering that too. How do you untangle the mass of friends and family? Maybe you can’t if like me you are in it for a while.

Can you make money on Social Media? I know people who make lots of money online through products and services. I have gotten a couple of speaking gigs through social media but as Don Crowther says my audience was not initially cultivated for making money so I am either preaching to the choir or to people, like my family, who are just not that interested in what I have to offer. So that is my bad and the thing I am slowly rectifying.

How do you handle your social media content and interactions?

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