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I probably should have written this post a long time ago, but I haven’t yet to the best of my knowledge (I’ve written many posts so it’s hard to keep track). This is a topic that we could go on and on about, because there’s really a LOT to be said about it.
There are many different variables when it comes to social media sites (or social networks as many people call them). But what makes them good, or bad? Facebook has long been my favorite social media site, ever since about 2007 when I first got on it. There are many things about it that I love, and hate. But overall I love it more than I hate it.
Facebook has many cool features, such as Timeline, FB groups, Pages, Games, and so on. It seems from the numbers alone that most people are just more comfortable on Facebook than any other social site. Why do you think that is? Maybe it’s just the viral marketing aspect more than anything. Facebook has gotten probably more word of mouth referrals than any other social network.
How many times have you heard someone ask you..”Are you on Facebook?” I’ve asked TONS of people that question. Like I said Facebook has long been my favorite, but I’m also a huge fan of Twitter and Google Plus. All of them are great for different reasons. Facebook tends to be too addicting so it’s just a time drainer…so I enjoy getting on Google Plus and Twitter just to take a break.
Google Plus is quickly catching up to Facebook though (as far as being my favorite). I like Google Plus better in some ways, one of them being that it’s more “Techy”. Most of the posts you read there have some kind of Tech theme..usually computer related.
I like Twitter because you can have unlimited followers, so you can reach a LOT more people very easily. As for which network is the most viral, well I’ve talked about that before. But it’s really hard to say. Twitter may not be very viral if one person tweets something to his 200 followers, but if a celebrity tweets it to their 1 Million followers you better believe it’s going viral.
Facebook has a huge viral potential simply because more people use it. If you’re on multiple networks you can obviously have a much larger reach if you’re trying to get a message out there.
As far as Google Plus, it still has a long way to go before it’s as popular as Facebook, if that ever even happens. I think they need to market it a little harder if that’s what they’re trying to accomplish.
Linked in is primarily for “businessy” stuff, but can also help with your social reach, no matter what your niche. My favorite thing about Social Media is just being able to connect with a large number of people on a daily basis. Which is super easy too.
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