Social Media

Social Media Dominated by Middle-Aged Users

There are still many people who believe social media is just for kids when in fact, social media is dominated by middle-aged users. A Royal Pingdom study of the following 19 sites, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, FriendFeed, Last.fm, Friendster, LiveJournal, Hi5, Tagged, Ning, Xanga, Classmates.com, Bebo shows not one of these sites were dominated by

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Social Media and Your Reputation

Social media has provided a forum that resonates authenticity and transparency. Are you using it accordingly to develop a genuine and credible profile? Or have you chosen to hide behind an artificial image and an alias for a name? All social media profiles require two basic pieces of information, a photo/image and a name. If you are creating a personal profile it is

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Are you damaging your reputation with online comments?

Think before you post! Rationalize, be considerate, polite and professional. Don’t damage your reputation by letting your emotions get the best of you and posting online comments in haste for all the world to see that you can NEVER take back! If necessary, take the time to walk away and respond at a later time or date. There is nothing

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Media consumes more time than sleep or work

Media consumption has increased an hour per day over the past two years according to a recent Ipsos OTX Study. This means we now spend one-half of our waking days interacting with media which exceeds the amount of time we spend sleeping or working! This is a significant increase according to a past study  over the previous 8 years, which showed media consumption had increased 2

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Claim Your Name and Establish Your Brand

While you may have chosen to ignore the phenomenal success of social media opting for a low profile citing privacy as a primary concern, you may very well discover that your reputation has been more negatively affected by remaining invisible than if you had established a visible online profile. It is inevitable that your name will come to life online with or without your input.

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Employers and Recruiters Using Social Media

Jobvite has surveyed hundreds of HR and recruiting professionals to produce their Social Recruiting Survey 2010 with results showing 83% are using or plan to use social media for recruiting. Of those with plans to hire in 2010, 93% currently use or plan to recruit via social networks; 86% using Linkedin, 60% are using Facebook and 50% use Twitter. It is easy to understand why

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Social Media and Transparency

The increasing online presence of millions of people utilizing social media is resulting in a transparency not everyone is comfortable with. The transition from content consumers to content producers and the vast amount of information being shared is eliminating the choice of maintaining a private, personal profile separately from a public, professional profile. Of course there are still those who will disagree

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Social Media and Your Job Search

The Ultimate Social Media Checklist for Job Hunters, posted by Mark at applicant.com provides an excellent resource for incorporating social media into your job search. This extensive checklist includes links to many other articles, 30 Ways to Land a Job in 2010 and The 101 Top Twitter Job Search and Careers Experts are among many that will inform, educate, connect and ensure a visible

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