Popular Social Networking Site.

Social Media Networking Sites.

The debate begins with which social media site do you most use.?

Are you a tweeter, or facebooker or google plus newbie. Which ever you use or enjoy, they are have their merit in the social media world.

Facebook has grown from being a place to find your old friends and make new ones to creating business pages and groups. Now people are advertising things to sell to the local community which is proving really well for everyone who joins in. Overall it is a great way of discovering what people are up and to be able to enjoy multiple photos of family, holiday snaps and more. Also you are able to create events which helps co-ordinate everyone in one place, updated information so that people are in the know. All these roles of Facebook replace so many parts of my daily routine. This could be a good or bad depending on how you use it all. Find me on Facebook

Twitter has become a tool that I believe will take over from Facebook soon enough, it function in a different way completely so there is a need for both for your business, although I feel that Twitter helps to capture something in an instant which Facebook still struggles to do. More and more you see during a TV shows information about Twitter rather than Facebook and this is probably for the reason already mentioned. With so much information available on Twitter it is no wonder why people really do enjoy tweeting. Tweet with me on HRDSocialMedia

Google+ is very popular in the States and is making its way over to the UK. With Google being its parent I can see how this might be the social media of the future. Using and learning about it stages will be the best way to learn all about Google+, a very intuitive format which has an element of Facebook to it, whilst also allowing you to be able to create circles of friends which can identify friends from business contacts. I firmly things that Google+ is watch this space.

LinkedIn and Pinterest are the other two that are also popular with people, each again have their own criteria, LinkedIn is a place which allows you to add information about yourself to be seen by people who may be looking for you in a job role, or a place to find others like yourself to make a connection with. More recently you can start to create a business page, similar to the Facebook business page.

Pinterest is a creative site, its all about fantastic images showcasing your interests, this is a good way to catalogue ideas or stock if you have various elements to your business. Great way to see others who post images about their work and for you to like and connect back to your page.

These are my most used and favourite at the moment, plenty more social media sites out there to use and learn about. So if you could rank your order what order would it be.

1 – Twitter, 2- Facebook, 3- LinkedIn, 4- Google+, 5 – Pinterest.



Using Twitter on your Smartphone/Tablet

Smartphones & Tablets over a PC/Laptop on Twitter.

How do you use Twitter?

The Functions on Twitter.

Do you sit at your PC or Laptop and filter through to find out who has tweeted with you or you want to tweet with. Clicking through each of the tabs to figure all this out.

The ‘Home’ tab showing you all the tweets that have come in from all who you are following and from your followers who are retweeting their followers which then show up on your home feed.

The ‘Connect’ tabs shows you all your interactions and mentions that have come through, allowing you to pin down who is tweeting with you. You will be able to understand if they have conversed with you, retweeted or favourited your tweet.

The ‘Discover’ tab is what is breaking on twitter, a collection of information from people who are talking about the same thing as you. This can lead to something you are interested in to potential trend depending on how much interaction it has.

The ‘Me’ tab is the front page of your twitter profile, it shows you your profile information, the combinations of tweets and retweets you may have sent out, images that you may have attached to your tweets and also a suggestion of who to follow and what is currently trending.



Using Twitter on your Smartphone or Tablet.

All this is valuable information when using your PC or Laptop but I find that using a smartphone or tablet can provide you with even more functions that you are not able to from a static machine.

One of the best functions I tend to use often is to ‘Quote’ a tweet, the option comes up when you want to retweet something you like, but ‘Quoting’ has become a common usage for me as it allows you to keep a conversation to grow, although you will start to lose characters depending on how long the tweet it.

I find that when Im conducting Petworthhour on tuesday evenings at 8pm, I need to use the ‘Quote’, reason being if someone has tweeting and not use the hash tag Petworthour as one word, then I am able to change this and reply back to them to keep the conversation going.

Many times you can see a tweet that has not reached to people correctly and using this functions allows you to amend this which then will reach the person who it was attended for.

The double tapping of the ‘Home’ button is also a fantastic function as if you are not on your twitter feed 24/7 then you will have a lot of swishing to do to get back to the top of the most recent tweet, double tapping takes away the laborious task of doing this. Once to the top you can scroll back down to see what you may have missed, but its better that way then they trying to scroll upwards.

The last great function when you using a smart phone or tablet has to be, switching between accounts, if you have a personal and business account or if you are in charge of looking after more than one account, the switching between them all is clean and easy.  If you used a PC/Laptop you would have to log out each time and then log back in and tweet away, when wanting to do something in an instant I would find using a PC really annoying and prefer the smartphone/tablet option.

Would this encourage you to use your smartphone or tablet over your PC, maybe, especially if you want to capture something in an instant, that is the beauty of it, take a pic and tweet it all in one motion. The sign of the times really!.

Need Twitter help get in touch, want to tweet with me find me on @HRDSocialMedia.


Bringing Businesses Together through Petworthhour

How #Petworthhour is working.

#Petworthhour entered into its fourth week on Tuesday 4th June, a number of new local businesses have joined into the hour tweeting session and they have been showcasing what they offer, do or provide.

Each week more of a diverse range of businesses join in and share information about events they maybe involved with or hosting, this ultimately is creating further awareness of the Petworth area too others around and encourages businesses and people alike to go to craft fairs, fetes workshops etc.

It is an opportunity to sing or brag about what you do in the community or wanting to find out about what is going on. Sharing information about the town and issues that may come up that could be aired between everyone freely all from the comfort of your home.

We have had great discussions between businesses about issues that effect Petworth, from Sunday opening hours, to how businesses can support The Petworth Festival. We have had new discoveries about businesses that run from home, Petworthhour allows businesses to share what they do without being a shop in town. A vast number of businesses run from home as just not seen until now. Each week another will appear and before long the 40 plus that are on Twitter currently will be tweeting all together.  The aim is to get more and more each time, to point that it becomes a more of a community tweeting place and an instant way to connect and share services.

Please join into our Petworthhour tweeting session every Tuesday evenings at 8pm. connecting all the smaller towns around Petworth to become an even bigger community place. Use the hash tag when you compose your tweets. Follow me on @HRDSocialMedia 



People Social Networking and Computer Network Concepts
People Social Networking and Computer Network Concepts

Why Use Social Media in Business

The Advantages of using Social Media for your business are.

6 Simple tips on why this should be!

  • You can be noticed to a bigger audience over emailing your customers and clients.
  • If you have a website then add the links of social media on to it and this allows people to notice you again.
  • Search engines will notice what you are putting up on to Social media.
  • Images of your stock will always help – name them correctly and that would help even more.
  • Constantly update information about yourself – notice what others are doing and join in with groups, forums, and discussions. This all help to get you noticed.
  • Not only connect with the local businesses around you, but in your field, share what you do, some businesses are from home so use social media to be your shop front.

Once you master Social Media everything can be simpler for you and your business. My training advice with provide you with the tips and tools you need to navigate around social media. Step by step expert advice either in small groups or 1-2-1 will set you on the right road.


The Advantages of using Social Media for your business are.