I learned much more about social media, blogging and other sites like linkedin. I have also learned a lot about google and how they structure their pages and listing, and why so links or on the top and so on.
I would suggest to people rading this blog that if you have an interest in the new tchnology side of marketing and you get a chance to do this course i would highly recomment that you do. You will broaden you knoledge of social media and other sites.
I found the blogging part of the course very interesting and now with the knoledge of wordpress i hope to start blogging on golfing event around the world on a weekly bases.
I would like to take this opprtunity to thank both my lecturers Colette and Catherine for there help and knoledge of the course in the last semester.
Social media has grown massivly over the past few years with the introduction of Facebook and Twitter the two main social networking sites in the world today. Facebook has millions of users and so does twitter, with this many followers some people are going to cross the line with bullys and mocking and saying unecessary comments. These things happen daily on the sites and their is no real way in preventing it besides facebook deleting that person from the site.
But what I think is too far is when a sports player suffered a massive injury and people go onto these social networking sites just to comment on this player and wish furture injury on worse on him/her. I dont think that there is a need for this. these sites where made in order for people to socialise and interact with eachother, not for bullying and other comment.
Bullying on social networks
Sadly, some people use social networks to tease and bully others.
- post abusive messages on your profile wall
- add rude comments to a picture you’ve uploaded
- put a video or photo on their own profile that makes fun of someone and encourage their friends to send it to others
Bullying on social networks can be tough to deal with, especially if a victim is being bullied by the same person at school.
Because it often happens on your own computer at home, online bullying can be very difficult to get away from.
If you feel like you’re being bullied on your personal profile, there are some things you can do.
I think that this needs to be taken much more serious by the law because of the amount of users on these sites.
Youtube is the worlds leading site for home video’s with millions of views and videos uploaded each year. Youtube is the second largest search engine in the world, this is very helpful for marketers who wish to use youtube as a marketing site in order to get customers interacting with their products. The drink company Desperados have done this brilliently with their youtube videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4m6Or1cHEA.
Tip Ex have also done this brilliently with their adverts on youtube with the bear. http://www.youtube.com/profile?annotation_id=annotation_980821&feature=iv&user=tippexperience&src_vid=4ba1BqJ4S2M
Marketers are using youtube more and more nowadays in order of getting customers to interact with their brand via the internet. In my opinion its only beging to start in terms of marketers using this site in order to get people interacting with their brand. in the future we are going to see much more of this, and i am very excited to see what will come out next in terms of video interaction on youtube. With this there are no real limites and the marketer can go as far as their imagionation allows them.
Youtube is also a free site. All you have to do is register for it and then you can post and watch as much videos as you want. This is a good thing for busniss’s and marketers that they can use the site free of charge this allows them to interact with people for free which is a great positive for business’s.