Improving my web presence

Having an online presence is really a big deal. Showing that you are involved and engaged in social media sites, conversation, and websites in general shows you are willing to get involved and willing to learn. I sure learned a lot on Twitter today from the hashtags #SMMackChat, #blogchat and #journchat. Participating in hashtag conversations is so much fun and you learn so much!

I started my Twitter in March of 2009. I only really began to honestly use it in about December of 2009 and really interact with others. One of the best conversations I’ve had on Twitter today started with myself, @MarkCollier, @furnituregirl, and @antwizzel because we were just talking about social media problems, innovations, successes, etc. Basically it was all about social media and I loved it!

One of the most important things I think that was said was that you may have 20,000 followers or something like that, but do they really matter unless they engage you?

That is what I have been trying to work on: engaging people I follow and engaging people in general. I love the conversations on Twitter because there’s so many different opinions, ideas, etc. on Twitter and you can really learn from other people!

Today we also talked about geo-social media like Foursquare, which I just got into today. I am going to research more into FourSquare because I’m not so sure about privacy issues, but I am going to attempt to try it!

With the privacy issue, Facebook has been under A LOT of fire over their new privacy issues and settings. One guy even said that we were going back to how in small communities, people know everything about everyone. It’s true that it is the person’s “fault” they put their information online and maybe TMI online, but should Facebook be allowed to share information? What about people who don’t even know their privacy settings and that their current settings allow others to see anything?

Concerned about Facebook privacy issues? Go tohttp://bit.ly/a2Sh1r to scan your Facebook profile and fix your privacy settings.

In #blogchat today, I definitely learned it’s better to blog kinda about nothing than not blog at all because you have to be consistent to keep people coming back.

Great day on Twitter today!!

18 thoughts on “Improving my web presence

  1. This is really great and I’m glad you have touched on some important aspects of social media. How do you effectively engage others? To me right now, Twitter serves as a quick way to get information & thought out to others. The creative part is doing that with 140 characters or less.

    I’d like to say more, but it would be long winded and lost in the shuffle. I will say this though. Recently I composed a fake news story about my becoming a millionaire because I was holding seminars on “netiquette” for those who needed that more than myself. I know I need a good netiquette slap now and again. However, watching others really FAIL this idea and they pay no mind to the repercussions of such, yes, had to write that.

    This is a great beginning to opening discussion on how to be effective and credible in your online presence. I like to say sometimes that the internet can be a huge world market and you’re selling yourself to others. In public relations, it’s vital to have your person/organization/employer be represented well. If for whatever reason, that image gets tarnished for whatever reason, always have a good backup plan. If you don’t have one, well, that’s what networking is all about. Find someone who can give you ideas and strategies for moving past boulders and storms.

    Lauren, you go girl 🙂

    I’ve never used foursquare but I know others who do. I use Gowalla.

  2. This is really great and I’m glad you have touched on some important aspects of social media. How do you effectively engage others? To me right now, Twitter serves as a quick way to get information & thought out to others. The creative part is doing that with 140 characters or less.
    I’d like to say more, but it would be long winded and lost in the shuffle. I will say this though. Recently I composed a fake news story about my becoming a millionaire because I was holding seminars on “netiquette” for those who needed that more than myself. I know I need a good netiquette slap now and again. However, watching others really FAIL this idea and they pay no mind to the repercussions of such, yes, had to write that.
    This is a great beginning to opening discussion on how to be effective and credible in your online presence. I like to say sometimes that the internet can be a huge world market and you’re selling yourself to others. In public relations, it’s vital to have your person/organization/employer be represented well. If for whatever reason, that image gets tarnished for whatever reason, always have a good backup plan. If you don’t have one, well, that’s what networking is all about. Find someone who can give you ideas and strategies for moving past boulders and storms.
    Lauren, you go girl 🙂
    I’ve never used foursquare but I know others who do. I use Gowalla.

  3. @Johanna Foursquare is like a nono for me. Why in the hell would I want to post my every location to people online? If you want to know my location, go to Google Maps and print a map and directions. lol…… Now you even think about it, Google Maps is a bit scary too with the whole street view landscape.

    @Lauren- Grats! After Sunday’s #blogchat, I revamped my Linkedin profile and updated all my information including resume from my other social networks. I feel more professional already! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment, I know I’m late replying, but thanks for reading! I revamped my LinkedIn, FB, Twitter, etc. and I feel more professional already too!

  4. @Johanna Foursquare is like a nono for me. Why in the hell would I want to post my every location to people online? If you want to know my location, go to Google Maps and print a map and directions. lol…… Now you even think about it, Google Maps is a bit scary too with the whole street view landscape.
    @Lauren- Grats! After Sunday’s #blogchat, I revamped my Linkedin profile and updated all my information including resume from my other social networks. I feel more professional already! 🙂

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