Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues. They support the democratization of knowledge and information and transform people from content consumers to content producers. Social media utilization is believed to be a driving force in defining the current period as the Attention Age. A common thread running through all definitions of social media is a blending of technology and social interaction for the co-creation of value.
One of the websites I subscribe to is “About.com”. There is great information the writers share about interesting topics. One of the most recent articles is about using Twitter to grow your business written by Bryan Haines, About.com Guide to Online Business. Here’s what he shares with us.