What are the social networks and how do they work?
Each network consists of nodes, all linked together in cyberspace and central hub. It’s like a map of the roads leading to and from all the different nodes. The individual members to join the network of “nodes” interconnected with each other for the common interests of business, or simply socialize.
You might wonder how social networks have begun. As soon as people realized that the World Wide Web took them almost any type of information available, began wondering how to share this information with your friends. Where there is a need to reach a solution. Social networking has emerged because there was no need for it.
For starters, there were two forms of social relationships online. Chat and exchange and linking of e-mail . It was quite good when it comes to one on one communication, but it took an organization linked personal pages to open people to a large number of contacts.
Perhaps one of the greatest advances is the development of user profiles. In this way, friends of people can recognize and connect with them, and new friends can know more about them and decide if they want to tame.
In the past, in small rural communities or neighborhoods where people have formed groups, opportunities for friendship and meeting new people are many. Social networks these days are generally limited to areas that could reasonably be expected to be at your fingertips.
Today, people are moving. Are increasingly isolated in the midst of evolving populations and movement . Keeping in touch with friends and distant relatives? How to know new people? How to share experiences and ideas?
In the privacy of your own social networking site, you can see all the activities and news for your network of friends with minimal effort. To scroll a bit and you know exactly what is happening. You also often able to video chat and web chat.
In general, you also have the choice to grant or to close the visitors to the page. You can also comment news, videos and photos on a website for friends who have granted access to their sites.
The overall assessment is that there are over 200 social networking sites are running, each with its own twist on what they think people want to communicate about.
It seems that there is an increasing tendency to specialize in order to attract people with common interests. For networks, for example, an expert in cooking and gardening and automotive systems, animals and pets and networking for singles in search of new friends, partners or even sex itself.
What people are interested, there are social networks so they can share and express themselves. Many large social networks that meet the general interests of socialization also provide links to specialized sites, such as finding employment, health, or any amount of useful information.
A huge new field of academic research has opened up for social networking. In the old days, many people were just friends in the geographic areas in which they lived close enough together to communicate easily. All this has changed, and a dear friend across the world is only a mouse click.
The constant search to be done, both for sociological reasons and simply for commercial purposes: to gain recognition and attract more users. Deliver what people want always the key to success.
The success is really what some sites have been submitted. Face book units sold in mind incredible amount of money left at least some of the founders of the billionaires.
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Each month, over 1,000,000 unique visitors utilize the sites impressive resources. Since 1996, Blue Letter Bible has provided Biblical study reference tools through their free online reference library that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith. Recently the site has expanded its online offerings with commentaries, lexicons, audio sermons, maps and Bible courses. The latest website revitalization brings personalized study pages and powerful search tools to users from a variety of platforms.
President and CEO of Blue Letter Bible, Jim Milligan says, The release of the new version of the Blue Letter Bible has allowed our users to easily study the Bible wherever they are, and on a variety of devices. Our partnership with FrontGate will allow our users to engage with like-minded Christian organizations.
According to Scott A. Shuford, FrontGate’s Chief Engagement Officer, “FrontGate exists solely to help organizations engage the Christian audience. BlueLetterBible.org has 1 million of the most passionate pastors, lay leaders and congregants I’ve ever seen. We are excited to help organizations connect to this faith-based audience.”
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What is enterprise social networking?
Enterprise social networking facilitates the relationships between people with similar business interests and/or activities through the use of online social networks, much like the collaborative approach of the wireframing software Pidoco. This is typically done by employing enterprise social software: software that is used in business/commercial contexts. Enterprise social networking often modifies the software platforms and corporate intranets of larger companies to organize collaboration and communication among users. Additionally, extant social networking sites are employed by those with specific business interests to give visibility to their enterprise. For example, a company that creates a fan page on the website Facebook is utilizing a form of enterprise social networking by creating a space for users to gather and exchange information through the structure of a larger, external social networking site.
The enterprise social networking trend
One of the major trends in enterprise social networking is the use of enterprise social software by companies to create in-company networks that promote collaboration among stakeholders. Moreover, many companies are investing capital in training their employees to become more proficient in cloud computing and SaaS, since these technologies have become the driving force behind many social networks and, by extension, enterprise social networks. Enterprise social networks are being used by employees to share tips, ideas, and information in a quick and engaging manner. It is the hope of many companies that enterprise social networks will increase efficiency, competiveness, and the flow of creativity. Much the same trend has been observable in the increasing use of collaborative software solutions in various fields, from office applications like Google Docs to wireframing and UI prototyping to file sharing and more.
Problems with enterprise social networking
The enterprise social networking phenomenon is spreading like wildfire, and as with all fires, naturally there is potential for burn damage when using this approach. Some of the problems that are currently associated with enterprise social networking include:
Too much transparency: Social networks are hard to monitor and control and the spread of sensitive company information may be a little too transparent for professional comfort.
Lack of familiarity with social networks: While in the future this will likely be an obsolete point, the fact remains that many employees are unfamiliar with the social networking concept or process, and many might even find it distasteful to use in the work place. One way to make new users quickly familiar with social networks is the usability of the system, which can be optimized and tailored using prototyping or wireframing techniques during the early phases of the deployment process.
Lack of Adoption: Just because a company is employing an enterprise social networking strategy it does not mean employees will use it. The design of the user interface can be one barrier to adoption if it is not tailored to user needs. This can become tricky if a company has made a great monetary investment in the technology. The dilemma becomes how to enforce its use without seeming tyrannical, particularly because there is a great amount of subjectivity regarding what individuals feel is an appropriate amount of time to spend using social networks. A good way to foster adoption is to provide user interfaces that enterprise users can relate to. Usability testing during early implementation phases utilizing wireframes or UI prototypes can become a critical success factor.
Why is enterprise social networking ultimately important to the future?
Enterprise social networking is important because it nurtures business collaboration and creativity within the technological context that now permeates nearly every aspect of human interaction. The way we communicate, the way we collaborate, and the way we relate to each other is so entrenched in the technological sphere that it has become increasingly necessary for the business/professional aspect of life to align itself with a social networking phenomenon that, at first glance, seemed to arise purely for pleasure. Making social networking a productive aspect of the professional world provides an example of how technology manages to seamlessly integrate all aspects of our lives with the click of a button. Whether or not this a good thing is an entirely different question, but the reality is that technology is the world we live in.
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Even though a company sees the value of social media, it doesnt mean the organization or its members are ready for it. Have you started something you really werent ready for? Sometimes it works out and other times it doesnt.
In order for companies to realize the maximum benefit from social media marketing, there must be a certain level of understanding about the nature of online communities, social media sharing web sites and applications. One of the most effective ways TopRank Online Marketing has found to assess a companys awareness, capabilities and resources for social media marketing is to conduct an external audit and an internal survey.
Identifying a companys current state of social media readiness helps determine benchmarks and sets a baseline from where to build from. This is part of developing a social media strategy and helps avoid the random testing many companies are calling their social media strategy.
There are a number of free or low cost tools that one can use to identify a brands current social web participation, ranging from social media monitoring software to profile checking tools like KnowEm to social search tools like How Socialable, 48ers or socialmention.
With many companies, there are often a mix of official and unsanctioned social media accounts setup. Its important to get a handle on such participation, whos managing the accounts, whether they are run by employees or fans and what the company can learn from them. Getting a handle on the difference between how social the company is and will need to become is essential for planning, training and strategy development.
As part of the evaluation process, here are a few questions companies might ask themselves and answer as they embark on a social media marketing journey:
What goals do you hope to achieve from a social media marketing effort?
What measures of success will be used to evaluate a social media marketing program?
What are your current social media channels and destination web sites/pages?:
Do you employ a full-time community manager?
If not, do multiple staff share the role of community manager?
Are you conducting a formal effort at monitoring social channels using a social media monitoring/analysis software application? (Ex: Techrigy SM2, ScoutLabs, Trackur, Vocus, SocialRadar, Radian6)
Is there a particular business unit, division or product that can serve as a test case?
If active, how long has the company participated with social media sites and which? Blogging, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Wikis, Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon, etc
Are current social media participation on different sites coordinated?
Is a dashboard and campaign management tool used for social media content promotion?
Have you noticed any particular preferences within the target audience in their social web participation?
Do they prefer particular sites? (Twitter vs Facebook blogs vs forums)
Do they comment, do they contribute content, do they tend to observe, do they not participate at all?
Have you identified and engaged and/or networked with influentials in your target industry on social web sites?
What unique value do current social media efforts offer clients/prospective clients? What need do they satisfy better than the competition?
Are text content or media regularly shared on other social media sharing sites?
Is there a user generated content component of your web site? Profiles, comments, reviews, content sharing: text, image, video or audio?
What departments, business units, cost centers and approval entities would be involved with the Social Media program? Is there an internal social media council?
What internal human resources are available within the company for support and implementation of social media marketing initiatives? (Content creation, network development, promotion, monitoring & analytics, community engagement)
Obviously each situation is as unique as the company and its objectives, but the list above can provide valuable insight into a companys state of social media marketing readiness as well as provoking new thoughts and concepts. The more informed companies are about the social web, the more successful they will be at qualifying and managing social media marketing agency engagements.
You might be wondering, why did I pick 19 questions when 20 would be a much nicer, even number? Its because Im curious what your 20th question would be. What are we missing? What else would you ask to determine the social media readiness of a company, business unit or division?