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Don’t get lost in the Social Network World

The only thing common among pretty much all of the teenagers I’ve met recently was their addiction to social networking. Some might think that addiction is a harsh word but research proves that the word is apt in this case. 15-19 year olds spend an average of 3 hours per day on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And 18% of all media users can’t go a few hours without checking their social network accounts. Sometimes even I tend to behave like that, but the people who are addicted to these sites must have a harder time than we may perceive. In my opinion, the ‘Social Networkholics’ must be told how to enjoy life without constant shots of these platforms.

There’s a life outside the bounds of likes, status updates and picture uploads. Wouldn’t it be better if we can just see the world in its true form and not just through the eyes of soil networks? If we do manage to do that, so much good can come into our lives.Zulf_Photography-1028318592

No more comparing ourselves to others

Firstly, we wouldn’t always be comparing ourselves with the bunch of friends that keep announcing their achievements. For once, we’d be able to concentrate on our self.

Zulf_Photography-1028302208We’ll become more social in real life

It’s quite ironic how the social networks have made us less social in real life. People have a long list of friends on the social networks, but when it comes to real life socializing, they back off. Some of the perks of using the social media…

Do away with the procrastination

Besides all these things, the best thing that’ll happen is that we’ll procrastinate less. Social networking sites can be quite a time waster if you are not working. Spend a minute on them and before we know it, it has been hours and we’re still there

It’s just that life can be so much better if we don’t let social networks govern our lives, becoming the center of our world. Do give it a thought.


Tips for Building and Managing Social Media Audience

Social_Media_Management Tips for Building a Social Media Audience.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn. Social media profiles – we all have them, but here’s a question… How many of us know what is being said about us or our brand on them?

I’m sure we all pay varying levels of interest to each of our profiles depending on our mood and interests.

In the current digital world improving your social media presence is a big obligation for individuals and businesses alike.

Here are a few Tips for Building and Managing a Social Media Audience.

  • Remember that people want to socialise with the person behind the fancy logo or strapline.
  • Try not to always post about your business offers.
  • Post at different times of the day, we all have different schedules.
  • Follow up on Tweets and engage in conversation.
  • When you find interesting articles, rather than post them all immediately schedule some to post later via social media management programs.
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Try not to only post about your business offers and prices

Scheduling posts will help you reach more of your followers, especially those from different time zones. At the same time you want to be careful not to automate everything, follow up on Tweets and engage in conversation; social media is about other people too. When your followers learn that you’re an industry expert, they’ll trust your business when they look for a product in your area.

Follow up on Tweets and engage in conversation

You may be surprised to learn that there are plenty of tools that can help you monitor and improve your social media activity. Personally, I had been using Hootsuite for a good six months before I upgraded to a pro package. It offers a host of features which help manage multiple profiles and it has helped me a lot to keep on top of all the updates.

Finally, remember – as humans we like to share our feelings and be part of the pack. Don’t be the guy at the party that only talks about himself.

Here is a nice breakdown from docsocTV on what Hootsuite can do for you.

Photos: Zulf Photography

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