Social Media helps us communicate by sharing our lives and our stories. Below are places we can connect. Click the icon to join me.
Twitter (learn more) is a social media tool that enables you have an enormous virtual conversation between other Twitter users (the “Twitterverse”). Twitter is like sitting at a dinner table where you can participate in the larger discussion at the table or you can choose to communicate in a smaller conversation with only certain people at the table. Twitter allows 140-character text messages on personal computers, tablets, and other handheld mobile devices. Click the icon and connect with me… and lots of other friends on Twitter!
Facebook (learn more) is a free social networking website that allows registered users to create personal profiles, then upload photos or videos, and send messages to keep in touch with others or meet new people. The site, which is available in many different languages, includes features like special public or private groups, events, special interest pages, and online chat tools. Almost everyone you know is on Facebook– so log on and then join me… and nearly a billion other people! Just click the icon and get started.
Pinterest (learn more) is one of the fastest-growing social media websites ever. It is a tool that helps you search for, discover, collect, and organizing the things that interest or inspire you. When you find something interests you– just ‘pin’ that interest, and Pinterest places it on your wall. As you connect with friends and new aquaintances, Pinterest helps you share ideas and information with others. Click the link, then stop in and join me and other friends there.
LinkedIn (learn more) is the world’s largest and best professional networking website and service. It allows you to find or meet new friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, and it specializes on helping you make connections that relate to professional interests. It’s used to help people collaborate on ideas and projects. Mostly, it helps people grow professionally by providing groups, companies, and connections. Click and join me and hundreds of others you know!
Instagram (learn more) is a fun and creative way to share moments of your day and life with your friends through a series of pictures or videos. Snap a photo or video with your mobile phone, then choose a photo filter (optional) that transforms the image into a keepsake memory to keep forever. As you share the moments and locations on your wall using your mobile phone or pad, you also connect with friends and new acquaintances who share their moments with you. It’s exciting to see what everyone is doing and where they are going. Click and join me on my journey.
Google Plus (learn more) is a social networking site owned and promoted by Google, one of the world’s biggest websites. Since most people use Google, it’s a place people can meet. One interesting thing about Google Plus is that it allows you to place yourself and your friends in certain “circles,” just like in real life. In real life, you have different groups of friends (work, family, hobbies, schools, etc.), and you can share information and items with some or all. You can also join in different discussion groups and even live videoconferencing right from your Google+ account. I’m there with many others, so join us!
Spring.me (learn more) is a social media website and app whose only real purpose is to ask people questions and to learn more about them– and what and how they think. You can place your settings however you like them, making some things public and other things private, but it is a great way to share ideas and to get to know people. After all, everyone likes to answer questions. Just click the icon and ask me a question– setting up an account only takes a minute. Let’s do this!
Flickr (learn more) pronounced “flicker” is a website that hosts images and videos for free. People can visit Flickr and view interesting photos from millions of members, but they can also search for their friends in order to see their personal photostreams. Flickr offers members an enormous amount of free space for people to share their personal pictures and videos– and also allows you to follow the photostreams of others, to see what they are doing. Click below to join me on Flickr and see where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing!
StumbleUpon (learn more) helps you discover new and exciting things on the Web. You can search topics of your choice, and StumbleUpon quickly finds things you’ll like– then allows you save and store them. You can explore nearly any topic you like and find web pages, videos, photos, and other interesting things on the Internet that you almost certainly wouldn’t have found on your own. As you Stumble through great web pages, tell it whether you Like or Dislike its recommendations so it can show you more of what you really want. The link below takes you to my StumbleUpon account so you can see what I think it is important. Take a look!
Scoop.it (learn more) is a website you can use to search for, locate, evaluate, categorize, curate, and share information about what interests you. You can take any subject or theme you like, then do a search to find information that fits your request. Scoop.it provides you with high-quality information produced by others in a series of posts on your wall. You can save those searches and the detailed websites, links, or content into different streams of information to use later. Scoop.it is a great way to learn from others as everyone collaborates together to help share the best of the web. Log in and join the fun on Scoop.it!
Foursquare (learn more) is a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you’re out and about, use Foursquare to share and save the places you visit. And when you’re looking for inspiration for what to do next, Foursquare gives you personalized recommendations and deals based on where you, your friends, and people with your tastes have been. Whether you’re setting off on a trip in town or around the world, coordinating an evening with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, Foursquare is perfect. Join me and your friends as we share reviews and remarks about favorite places and things. See you on Foursquare!
Delicious (learn more) is a social bookmarking site. What that means is that it’s easy to build up a personal collection of links from anywhere on the world wide web. While you are bookmarking websites, so are others. And as you do, you share them with one another. It’s quick to organize your links so that when you’re looking for something, you can find it within seconds. Delicious has a smart search makes searching for your stuff even faster so you never waste any time trying to find the information you need. So instead of saving your bookmarks on your computer, store them online– then share what you like with your friends and other contacts. Check it out, and join me on De.lic.ious!
Storify (learn more) is a social media storytelling tool. It is a cool visual way to share an experience or to tell social media stories using any story or experience-related Tweets, Facebook updates, pics, and other social media programs. These “bread crumbs” can trace the high points of an event, activity, or experience and ‘storify’ then share it with others. By using your personal links and others’ social media tweets, comments, posts, and so on, you can re-create history and fun times for people on nearly any topic or event. Check out Storify and begin telling your story. Then join me on Storify too!
Klout (learn more) is a website and mobile app that analyzes people’s social media use, then ranks its users according to online social influence. One’s social impact is given through a generated “Klout Score” which shows how much ‘media clout’ a person has. Klout scores are a numerical value between 1 and 100. Klout measures influence by using data from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Klout itself. Each person has a personal page that shows highlights of their social sharing across several apps, which tells you a lot about them. Click the link below then check out my Klout page!