Social Media and Its Role in Businesses

In this era wherein everyone are all eyes in the internet checking their social networking sites, convincing them to buy your products or avail your services would be a great challenge. Furthermore, these people also own smartphones that again allows them to check their social networking accounts wherever they may be.

Social Media and its Role in Businesses

This is reality and there is no other way to keep up with the market but to be with the market. This is the basic principle being applied when businesses started to make use of the social media to make some noise and be noticed. Thanks to Facebook pages and Twitter’s hashtags because reaching the clients as well as possible clients has been never been easier. Promotions, updates, upcoming events and even new services are sent out to all their avid clients with just a few clicks and even receive feedback right then and there.

Social media happened to group people with common interest thus making it easier for business to get to meet their specific market. It allowed them to quantity the demands against their capability to satisfy such need. It also helped out the business sector strengthen their bonds with their clients because of its interactive features.

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Facebook’s Impact and Influence

An old friend/high school classmate, added me to her Facebook friends yesterday. The last time I saw her was when we had our batch reunion three years ago. We had a little reminiscing of our high school days and experiences together with our other classmates in high school who happen to be our Facebook friends as well. We talked about how our old classmates look like now; who turned to be he ugly ducklings and the golden swans. Lol!

It is amazing how Facebook as well as other Social Networking sites bring people together. But I must say in all Social Networks, Facebook is the one that brought impact and influenced people’s lives the most. It does not only help people to find and have contacts with their long lost friends and classmates, former officemates and relatives overseas; it also opened new opportunities for others. I have friends who got job and business because of Facebook. I can’t blame why most people love this Social Network very much. I even see people wearing funny tshirts with icons like this one.

But of course if you are not a Facebook fan, you won’t find it funny. And if you are one of those who see Facebooking as a waste of time, maybe you’re irked by now because I am singing it praises. It is because Facebook helps me know how other people think most especially those who are dear to me. I am fascinated by their rants about the traffic, angst on economic crisis, political views, lovely quotes and funny jokes. Oh yes, I don’t want to be left behind. I will also shout what’s on my mind, be it  humor or outrage, to the whole world.

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The 3rd Social Networking Conference 2010

When the first social network sites were introduced, they were focused only on building and reflecting social relations among individuals with shared interests. Today, social networking sites are used in voicing opinions, promoting business, political campaigns, expressing support for a cause, job and candidate hunting, etc. Why not? Social Networks reach to millions of audiences and target markets thus making it great ways to build image.
According to Nielsen Company’s research, time spent on social networking sites by web users worldwide has increased from 3 hours per month to 5.5 hours per month. This is a remarkable 82% increase. However, many users still don’t know how to maximize the use of these Social Networks. If you are one of them, I am inviting you to join the Social Networking Conference 2010 this April 22 and 23 at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City. This event is presented by Fiera de Manila and the DigitalFilipino Club. It would help you gain knowledge as to how Social Networks could help you in advertising and marketing your products and/or services. Recognition of DigitalFilipino Social Networking Awards winners shall also be done at this event.

Gain insights on how to maximize the use of social networks. Learn from various case studies. Learn from various Experts sharing their unique perspectives on social networks. 

For reservation, visit Social Networking Conference 2010.

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Spams on the Web

I received an email last week. It says it was a yahoo account verification alert. So I filled out the required fields and when I was about to send my reply, I noticed that I was about to send it to this e-mail address…vzeq552p@verizon.net. I had a second thought because why did it use verizon.net and not yahoo.com instead? Then it has a warning below asking me to update my account within 24 hours or I will lose my account permanently.
I did not update my account nor send any reply on the above e-mail address. I want to know if I am going to lose my account permanently. Well, nothing happened because until now I can still read my e-mails. What if I sent my personal information? I couldn’t imagine the damage it will cause me if ever. Yes that was one of those spam e-mails. These spammers are very good. They will send us e-mails as if they are really from yahoo, with all those logos or icons, to deceive us. I am receiving 2-3 spam e-mails everyday. Where did they get my e-mail address?

Before blogging became my hobby, I was hooked to social network sites and other websites that promised I can earn big. I signed up to countless of them and of course signing up means giving my personal information and e-mail address as well. That’s how careless and naive I was or should I say…stupid.

I have learned my lessons and am now aware that these spammers are everywhere. We should be careful and sign up only on sites recommended by friends. These websites can steal our information and pictures and post them to other dirty websites or use our information somewhere else. Not only that, add only people who you know and be careful on what you post on these websites for anyone can see it.

Let us be responsible and be aware on everything that is happening on the web.

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