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Overwhelmed By Social Media? Here Are 7 Ways to Keep Up

Overwhelmed By Social Media? Here Are 7 Ways to Keep Up | Social media and education | Scoop.it

This a timely and important piece from Mark Schaefer of {grow} in which he touches upon several issues which confront all of us who are trying to keep our heads above water in the ever-evolving world of Social Media.


To quote: "Not only do the platforms shift every day, the rules of engagement change constantly, too. Can anybody keep up with the real (and rumored) changes just to Facebook's EdgeRank formula? What we considered best practices six months ago are passé today. Social media is overwhelming, especially when there is pressure to master every new platform that comes along  How do you keep up?."


Remember:


** Platforms may change but marketing fundamentals remain the same


** Absolutely nobody can navigate this changing world alone as there are too many facets to it, so form a mutually beneficial support group.


** There's too much informationfor any one person to keep on top of all of it, so pick a main focus and try really hard to keep mainly to that.


** Know your audience and go where you will find them. This might mean giving up on one of the major platforms.  Swallow hard and do it!


** The more successful you become and the more your reach grows, the less time you will have to engage one-on-one with people. Don't let yourself feel guilty about this as it is inevitable.


** Go to a trusted source for information but be warned: Such a place may not (yet) exist.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


See article here: [http://bit.ly/VcYLb]



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Information Overload? Don't Panic!

Information Overload? Don't Panic! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

I selected this post today from my fellow curator's collection gdecugis, (love what he had to say below).  I personally think it's one of the best pieces I've seen so far on this subject.

 

We're all dealing with this issue and sometimes when you see it articulated as Brian Solis has done not only is it comforting but widens your perspective which is the doorway to finding solutions.

 

Excerpt:

 

At a time where some are thinking we urgently need an information diet, Brian Solis puts things in perspective: don't panic!

 

What he describes on PandoDaily as "the fallacy of Information Overload" is the fact that while we all seem lost at one point or another because our world is changed by the social media revolution, it's both inevitable and something mankind will adapt to.

 

This post is a great summary of the different ways we are affected and why we shouldn't try to move back to the previous state. But work on improving our filters.

 

Curation, anyone?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/zNUhJg]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 10:49 AM
I reviewed the book, Information Diet,yesterday - http://www.bethkanter.org/info-diet/ it is excellent. He talks about curation as part of the solution, although it is framed as information literacy
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 25, 2012 12:51 PM
Thanks for sharing Beth: will go check your review!
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Pinterest- A Whole New Way of Engaging With Your Audience

Pinterest- A Whole New Way of Engaging With Your Audience | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a new way of engaging with your audience.  It's important to remember that each social network is a unique enviornment and that requires a different way of presenting content, allowing others to see different sides of you,  know who is behind your brand, what you stand for and find points of connection with you.


The other day I posted  'You Are What You Curate  -  That's Why Pinterest is so Hot' - It's a really great article and sets the tone for this new social network and how to be effective here.   http://bit.ly/xZKAM3 


Commentary by Jan Gordon covering ''Pinterest Watch'


Read more at http://pinterest.com/jangordon/


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17 Social Media Cheat Sheets [Infographics]

17 Social Media Cheat Sheets [Infographics] | Social media and education | Scoop.it

People & businesses use a variety of social media sites for a variety of applications. These visual guides are a helpful way to understand the best uses of each site.


Visit the article link for a list of cheat sheets for major social media sites. These infographic tools help to identify keyboard shortcuts and other functionalities to assist in your social media workflow, marketing efforts and engagement. The infographic links also share best practices for specific sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.


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Information Overload? Don't Panic!

Information Overload? Don't Panic! | Social media and education | Scoop.it

At a time where some are thinking we urgently need an information diet, Brian Solis puts things in perspective: don't panic!

 

What he describes on PandoDaily as "the fallacy of Information Overload" is the fact that while we all seem lost at one point or another because our world is changed by the social media revolution, it's both inevitable and something mankind will adapt to.

 

This post is a great summary of the different ways we are affected and why we shouldn't try to move back to the previous state. But work on improving our filters.

 

Curation, anyone?


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 10:49 AM
I reviewed the book, Information Diet,yesterday - http://www.bethkanter.org/info-diet/ it is excellent. He talks about curation as part of the solution, although it is framed as information literacy
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 25, 2012 12:51 PM
Thanks for sharing Beth: will go check your review!