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    Social Media 101

    I tripped across this 101 of the best social media 101's in my wanderings today. Definitely seemed worth sharing here.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Dave, what is your thoughts about using Twitter as a social media in South Africa? I've got the feeling it's still too small to be really helpfull yet and I should use my (very spare) time on other things at this stage. I think in another half year / year it'll be more usefull to jump on the train.

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    Twitter is coming up more and more in "offline" media which I consider something of a sign.

    However, where it belongs on a list of priorities... I guess it depends on your overall strategy.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I'm trying to use Twitter more effectively now, and I believe that it's already a really good marketing medium for a lot of other businesses in SA. The key is to go about it in the right way.

    Actually, I'm trying a different approach for each of my businesses.

    For Bafokke Shirts, I'm mostly automating the account by using TweetAdder. Automatic following/unfollowing, automatic tweeting/retweeting etc.

    For Red Giant, on the other hand, I'm trying to maintain close personal control and presence on @redgiantdesign. In fact, right now, I'm not automating at all. My tweets are all personal and natural, I follow and unfollow people as I see fit, and I try to actively participate in the community.

    I'm not sure which is more effective just yet. It may be a combination of both. I'm learning as I go.
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    I'll think I'll leave it for a bit. In due time I'll follow you Mark, and just learn of you, by then you must be an expert!

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    101 sites? Surely there are only two worth their salt. FB & twitter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwarner75 View Post
    101 sites? Surely there are only two worth their salt. FB & twitter....
    I think you misread the OP. It says "101 social media 101s" ... In other words 101 guides/helpful articles based on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites such as LinkedIn which are (despite your reservations) "worth their salt".
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwarner75 View Post
    101 sites? Surely there are only two worth their salt. FB & twitter....
    Kinda makes me wonder what we are all doing wasting time here then?
    After all, TFSA is also a social media website.
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    Thanks for sharing the link Dave. Another great resource for social media is Hubspot - their "social media scientist", Dan Zarella provides some great insights on the topic.

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