Communication through Social Media

5 Apr

There are numerous options when it comes to social media outlets, and new ones appear all the time. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Tumblr are just a few of the options for communicating across the internet. While it may be enticing to link multiple social media accounts together, such an arrangement is ill-advised. Accounts get hacked all the time, and if all of your accounts are linked, the possible damage is multiplied.

Social media has multiple uses, and while many individuals use social media to interact with friends, most businesses and organizations use social media in some form as well. Many businesses use social media channels to engage customers and offer customer service. These online tools and websites foster communication and community, and offer vast amounts of information. Due to the sheer volume of content, users need to selectively filter the information.

Facebook and Twitter are two of the easiest platforms to use. Accounts are free, and online help is easily accessed. Both will allow users to share photos in addition to text. Due to its abbreviated format, (140 characters), Twitter tends to be more fast-paced than Facebook; information becomes “old” very quickly.

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