As someone who works in communication, I’m constantly reminded how important my social media presence is to my career, and also my personal brand. Heck, in a recent post, I even mentioned this fact to interns looking for their next internship.
Being active on social media allows people to get to know your interests and skills, and it opens the doors for opportunities that aren’t always available within the constraints of face-to-face connections.
Please scroll below to watch a live stream of the Social Media Masters Forum, featuring international experts from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Under the patronage of Sheikh Fawaz Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of State for Communication of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and in association with Social Media Club, Takatof Events, and Legend PAPI, SMMF speakers will talk about necessary tools to develop social media marketing strategies and be successful in business. You can follow the event on Twitter with hashtag #SMMF2013. This stream begins at 9 a.m. Bahrain time.
With the decreased level of online interest span, the rise of social media platforms and applications that emphasise quicker circulation, images, videos, and news centric contents will see a boost in 2014.
1. An era of news centric contents:
Social media will experience a newer face of news centric content distribution over the regular memes in 2014.
Since Facebook has the largest share of the user-base so far, with its latest introduction of the latest ‘News Feed’ ranking algorithm, the rise of news centric content distribution is a fact and one can clearly sense an informative era of social media platforms ahead. And Twitter’s IPO success as a news platform simply fuels up to this prediction.
Crowds celebrate the release of Wael Ghuneim in Egypt. [Photo]
Social Media can be an extremely powerful tool to help a cause, including political reform.
University of Illinois at Urbana professor Dennis Baron, in his article, Reforming Egypt in 140 Characters, gives credit to Twitter for helping to depose Hosni Mubarak and for helping to oust Ben Ali from Tunisia.
Many of us remember the tweets that came out of Iran during their protests as part of the Arab Spring events that swept across the Middle East. Unfortunately, no change in the leadership took place in Iran.