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Reading Notes- Survival Guide Ch. 6 March 30, 2010

Filed under: PRCA 3030,Reading Notes — aschlum1 @ 4:22 pm

All of the following reading notes come from the textbook A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web by Deltina Hay.

Chapter 6- Social Networking and Micro-Blogging

  • Social networking is one of the most powerful social media strategies
  • Facebook overview– posts, feed, wall, applications, groups, people search, messages, pages
  • There was a great deal of information about Facebook in this chapter. I read and looked over all of the information, but I already have a good idea of how to use Facebook because I have had one for almost four years.
  • Other social networking sites are looked at such as: MySpace, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • How to create your own social network? Create a social network in Ning, Create a Ning badge, promote your social networking presence

This chapter was informative for me because I am a big fan of social networking. I have a profile with many of the sites that are mentioned in this chapter, but I never thought about creating my “own social network.”

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One Response to “Reading Notes- Survival Guide Ch. 6”

  1. hhiggs87 Says:

    I really enjoyed this reading assignment. Social media is huge and it is important to have a presence within it. You want someone to Google you and see all of your social media pages come up. It is so much better to have something you did appear as opposed to what someone wrote about you. I liked the author’s point about “choose your friends wisely; do not just add anyone who asks; do not just add anyone who asks; check out their profile first.” It is a really good point. Sometimes we are so eager to have a “friend” that we except people we don’t even know anything about. We need to keep in mind the fact that our contacts can see our other contacts. Do we really want to “friend” a person we no nothing about?


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