Social Media Explained

It’s well documented, mostly by my family, friends and colleagues, that I spend way too much time digging into the internet for business knowledge, research and great articles. If I come across a great one, and share it in my writing, I always try my best to acknowledge the author or it’s point of origin. Sometimes I find killer pieces that has no attribution, like this one, so all I can do is to say thank you to who ever came up with this. It’s brilliant.

The subject of my little disclaimer is one of the best descriptions of the major social medias that I’ve seen. There are lots of people who make a lot of money as self-described “experts” in each one of these categories. They proclaim to have the secret sauce and the magic dust that will be the path to making millions in utilizing each of the media.

But hey, I’m just a country boy. Just help me understand what it is I’m dealing with first, in plain and simple language, then I’ll decide if I want to work with you or not.  So here you go. The framework of the explanation uses food as the metaphor. Donuts to be exact. In my mind, the description must be good then, right? With that, I now give you……

Social Media Explained

Facebook & Google: I like donuts!

Twitter: I’m eating a #donut

LinkedIn: My skills include donut eating

YouTube: Watch me eating a donut

Instagram: Here’s a vintage photo of my donut

Pinterest: Here’s a donut recipe

Foursquare: This is where I eat donuts

Yelp: This is where I ate the donuts and whether I liked them or not

There you go! A complete explanation of Social Media. Now you know what each is for and if you’re using them, respectively, you should have a pretty good idea if you’re using them the way they’re meant to be used.

With all this talk about donuts, I think it’s time for a break!

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