With more than 300 million active users, Facebook is nearly the size of the United States in terms of population. In fact, odds are that you’re a Facebook user, perhaps using it to keep in touch with family and friends, with a dash of business thrown in for good measure. Maybe you look at some of the 2 billion photos uploaded each month, or contribute a few of the 40 million daily status updates. In short: Facebook is where it’s at, and you’re already there.
But what about your business? Does it use Facebook ? If you’re a business owner, you really need to set up a Fan Page, or else you risk being left behind as more businesses shift to social networks like Facebook. This post is a beginner’s guide to setting up and getting the most out of a Page on Facebook for your business.
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This is a very interesting article in the New York Times regarding the use of Twitter for improving customer service. I am seeing more and more of this every day. I am leaning toward any and all companies using this great online tool to interact with their customer base.
If you’re not protesting an election or promoting a product, Twitter, the microblogging site that has been getting so much attention these days, can be easy to dismiss. Read the entire article here.
If you haven’t at least heard of the social networking tool Twitter by now, you might want to crawl out from under the rock where you’ve been living and check it out. I have been using Twitter since September and find that I enjoy posting the little 140 character tidbits about what I am doing, the food service industry, sales and/or business related posts.
You can follow me at http://twitter.com/kwarrene
Here is an article on how some key business leaders are using Twitter.
Just the other day I was in a meeting with a customer and the subject came up about using social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace and the like. I do have a Facebook account, I have a LinkedIn account, of course I have this blog site and I also have a Twitter account. Well, actually a couple of Twitter accounts. I do recommend that businesses should be taking full advantage of social networking sites to promote their business and to communicate with their existing customers.
Here is an article that talks about this exact subject. So Should a Business Be On Twitter?