Social Media As Business Influencer & Earthquake Alert
Lee Odden’s got a great thread going on his Internet Marketing Blog on how business is done via Social Networks, and which are the most influential. He’s set up a poll which has some interesting results. LinkedIn – is coming out top, but only just ahead of Twitter, the micro-blogging service – http://twitter.com/melcarson – and Facebook is coming in with 20% of the vote.
I’ll admit I was late to the “socnet” party. I feared it would take up far too much time for little reward, but I have found it really is a great way of keeping up with developments in the online media space. You also get to let others know what’s going on in your “manor” as well.
Do you think LinkedIn would get way more votes here in the UK if we held a similar poll? (Not that only folk in the US read Lee’s blog!) Because I’m not so sure we’ve quite grasped the power of being social on FB and Twitter yet.
LinkedIn is a little more formal and “proper” so is seen as more professional. I was called up by a head hunter recently who wanted me to interview for a job. I asked what she knew about me because she said she’d heard great things, and she simply rattled off my LinkedIn profile – so it does have some uses and maybe I’ll delve a little deeper!
Twitter on the other hand has now twice been responsible for getting news out across the world about earthquakes.
I’m so glad our US cousins have got their priorities straight!