Discover Other Social Media Tools – Grow thy business

By | January 29, 2011
Everyone is familiar with primary and most popular social media tools such as:
  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. LinkedIn
  4. MySpace
  5. YouTube

Other social media tools that you should be familiar with are:

  1. Blogs - e.g. Website Performance blog – call them digital magazines or diaries
  2. Bookmarks & tags – call them digital yellow stickies
  3. Email Newsletters – a.k.a. digital flyers
  4. Widgets - online gadgets that you can plug-in on your website or blog
  5. Content aggregation sites – these sites effectively cut-out articles from other online sources and repost at one central location
  6. Wikis - large group of peoples can contribute / edit contents here
  7. Voting - people can express their opinion on products and services
  8. Crowd-sourcing - call it a reformed nature of open-sourcing – where you can use the talents of many people around the globe to contribute to a common cause or vision
  9. Discussion boards and forums – Places where people can share their thoughts, comment, or suggestions 
  10. Back-channel sites – http://www.topsite.com/best/backchannel
  11. Tweetups - Meetings or casual conferences/get together organized through Twitter 
  12. Photo-sharing sites - Digital photo or album sharing sites such as flickr, picasa,  Kodak gallery or  Snapfish
  13. Podcasting -  This is a very powerful tool that lets organizations or individuals or leaders or self-motivated entrepreneurs broadcast their thoughts, vision, skills with a intent to helping others
  14. Presentation-sharing sites – My favorite is http://www.SlideShare.net 
  15. Virtual worlds - Do you believe in this, if not check it out what young people go to create second lives? – Also, check out – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world
  16. Ratings and reviews - Enables people to rate your products or services and write reviews about the same. Remember – look out for any negative feedback about your site, products, and services…. thats what will help you improvise. Customer feedback shouldn’t be overlooked at all… usually you find amazing ideas on how to improve your business and focus exactly on what customer wants

This means that the social media world is constantly evolving and ever-changing (for now, at least) at a very rapid pace, and that pace will grow in future.


Check out these Book(s):
  1. The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success
  2. Londons Times Gen. 2 Social Media Cartoons – Bathroom Twittering – Light Switch Covers – double toggle switch
  3. The Handbook of Online and Social Media Research: Tools and Techniques for Market Researchers
  4. The Social Media Survival Guide: Strategies, Tactics, and Tools for Succeeding in the Social Web
  5. Social Media at Work: How Networking Tools Propel Organizational Performance
  6. Social Media Field Guide: Discover the strategies, tactics and tools for successful social media marketing
  7. Social Media Marketing Machines: Social Media Strategy & Insider Tools For Business Success
 

Let me know what you think about this article