All you can eat Social Media Buffet

Do you feel like you are at an all you can eat

Social Media Buffet??

Well, you are….

Just like when you walk up to a buffet, you have to decide do you want a salad and if so which one, fruit and how much of what, meat or pasta, vegetable or starches, bread or dessert/desserts.. It is the same way with the social media venues that are afforded to you today.. Do you want Facebook, Facebook Business Page, Twitter, LinkedIN, LinkedIN Business Page, Flickr, Delicious, Scribd, YouTube, or try the latest media on the scene ~ OR maybe a little of everything ~OR maybe you are so confused you have no idea what you want or need.

Like the buffet when you paid for your meal it included anything you choose to add to your plate and it is all included..  Once you have worked with a coach, or strategist, then most everything you choose is included in your social media buffet.  Do you want it all? Do you it need it all?  Can you handle it all?

Free doesn’t help when you are so confused.  Using social media wrong can be very detrimental to your business.  Learn the right way to Market your specific business.

Facebook is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates.

Facebook Business Page is a page where people have to choose to LIKE you.  When they do they give you permission to send them anything you choose regarding your business.  This is where you have the opportunity to sell a product.  It is against the rules to sell or promote a business on a regular profile.

Twitter is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. This is all in “real time”.

YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005.

RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. Over 102 million users.

WordPress is one of the most popular content management and blog publishing applications available on the web today. First released in 2003

Delicious is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. The site was founded by Joshua Schachter in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005.

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized…

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Bing is a web search engine from Microsoft. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego.

Flickr: This is a photo-sharing site that can be used to build awareness and drive traffic to your product pages.

Ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks, launched in October 2005. Ning was co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini.

Plaxo is an online address book and social networking service founded by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, and two Stanford engineering students, Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring

XING is a social network that powers business professionals by giving them the tools to tap into the vast resources of their own personal network

Digg is a social news website. Prior to Digg v4, its cornerstone function consisted of letting people vote stories up or down, called digging and burying, respectively.

Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company. They make it easy to share and discover entertaining, informative and original written content across the web.

Yelp, Inc. is a company that operates yelp.com, a social networking, user review, and local search web site. Yelp.com has more than 39 million monthly unique visitors as of late 2010.

If you need help in creating that strategy or just understanding how to use social media, you need someone like Karen The Connector to make it simple and easy to understand.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Karen,

    I love the title and analogy to a “buffet” – very creative, clever, and accurate. You are also right “free” isn’t good when one is overwhelmed or confused. Thanks for sharing your insights :)
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