Disaster is a natural part of history. In the early age of communication, we learned of disaster first from newspapers, telegraphs and letters. Now, information is available to us at the moment it happens via real-time social media.
In 2008, I heard about an earthquake in California. I saw it first from someone experiencing it in Twitter, then turned on CNN to find out more. The news stations didn't begin reporting for another 30 minutes. This year, our city was touched by disaster when our neighbors in Joplin experienced an EF5 tornado that ripped the town apart. For most of us, we heard it first on Twitter.
Chock full of case studies, Socialnomics reiterates everything I’ve ever learned about social media and its use in the real world. From business marketing to family connectivity and job searching, the social revolution is seemingly unstoppable. If you aren’t standing up and taking notice, you could be missing out on life in general.
Socialnomics is defined as the revolutionary shift in communications through the value of content created and shared via social media outlets. It’s the influence on outcomes – economic, political, relational, etc that make it an impasse in today’s world. With billions of users worldwide, social media is “Word of Mouth on Steroids.”
Here’s a few tips we gathered from the members on Social Media Promotions:
Drive Interactions: Broaden your reach through conversations
· Lurkers: get them to participate by offering gifts people who comment
We wanted to share some exciting results from our 2011 census involving Social Media Club Springfield, where innovators from Missouri meet for monthly events to share, engage and collaborate with the community on the issues of social media and technology. Our Facebook page has grown to 97 members and our Twitter feed, to 1037 members. For more information, please visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed and join us for an upcoming event!