Social Media 101 – The Heavy Hitters

Though the landscape of social media changes almost daily there are a few major tools that already take up the majority of the social media space.  Guaranteed you have all heard of Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.  Each tool has it’s place in the world of social media for designers, decorators, stagers, stylists and others who work in the interior design and decor industry.  Here is a quick bio on each and the role it can play for you and your design related business.

Facebook

The largest of the three “with over 500 million users, Facebook is now used by 1 in every 13 people on earth, with over 250 million of them (over 50%) who log in every day. The average user still has about 130 friends, but that should expand in 2011.

48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook when they wake up, with 28% doing so before even getting out of bed. The 35+ demographic is growing rapidly, now with over 30% of the entire Facebook user base. The core 18-24 year old segment is now growing the fastest at 74% year on year. Almost 72% of all US internet users are on now Facebook, while 70% of the entire user base is located outside of the US.”

Statistics above from Digital Buzz Blog.

Wow if those stats don’t impress you I don’t know what will.  28% of 18-34 year olds check it before even getting out of bed, now that’s some powerful stuff!  I am sure most of you are very familiar with Facebook and chances are you already have an account but just in case here are the basics.

The Lingo

Friend – the people you are connected with

Wall – think of  it as your personal homepage where people can read, post and comment

Tag – A way to connect comments, pictures, articles and videos to other people who appear or are mentioned in them

Poke – A strange socially awkward way (in my opinion) to get someone to notice you, my advice don’t poke people it is just weird especially when you are using it for business.

Pros

Twitter – AKA the mother

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About Socially Stylish

An Interior Stylist by trade, I offer a unique view into the world of social media for those in the home design and decor trade.
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