The Most Important Social Media Updates from this Week 26.1.2013
Author Dragan Berak
26.1.2013. | 17:16
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How to make your social media profiles shine
When you post something online, how much thought do you put behind it before clicking publish?
We reveal more and more information about ourselves on social media without even realizing it. By right, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about this, but you don’t know who is going to check your profile, nor do you know their reasons for doing so. Unfortunately, whether or not you like it, you should assume that if it’s a potential employer, they are going to check your social media profiles. You want to ensure that the profiles they check show a respectable and trusted individual.
With that in mind, here are a few things to consider while you’re cleaning up your profiles.
We’ve all been there. Your grandmother just joined Facebook, your boss sent you a friend request or you’re applying for that dream job. Suddenly, you’re scrambling to purge your profile of last night’s pictures plus everything else you wouldn’t want Grams to see.
Painstakingly filtering through your Timeline isn’t going to cut it, but FaceWash makes it easier. Three Kent State University undergrads created a web app that cleans your profile of incriminating content to give you a “fresh face.”
The app allows users to search the profile with a “dirty word” list, a precompiled set of offensive or distasteful terms. You can also input your own words, and the returned results are displayed in categories such as “links that you have liked” or comments.
Without doubt an effective Social Media Program requires a significant amount of time, commitment and most importantly perseverance. Many companies are already stretched without the introduction of yet another Social Network. So where is the time going to come from for businesses to leverage Google Plus?
The introduction of Google Plus requires businesses to review Social Media Programs and determine where, if anywhere cuts can be made.
We reviewed our current Social Media Programs and decided there’s not a lot of room to start cutting in one area, just to promote businesses on Google Plus. That left reviewing our processes to determine how we could improve efficiency while completing Social Media Updates.