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Social Media Beginners Guide
This Social Media Beginners Guide describes how social media is the interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. For our purposes we will describe some of the most popular social networks such as Facebook and twitter. These social networking services are a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
Click the link to read Mashable.com’s Social Media Beginners Guide.
Facebook is an online social networking service that is a great way to keep in contact with your friends and family. Chances are if you need to contact your grandchildren, the quickest way maybe through Facebook! This guide is published by Mashable and explains the basics of Facebook.
Click the link to read Mashable.com’s The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook. There is also the Facebook Guide Book – How To, Tips and Instructions which is great if your are new to Facebook, or just want an in-depth refresher? Check out this guide to some of the social network’s core functionality.
Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages, called“tweets”.
Click the link to read Mashable.com’s The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter.
There is also the Twitter Guide Book – How To, Tips and Instructions. Twitter is an entirely new way to communicate, and for new users it can be a bit daunting. Let these guides show you the ropes.
When Google+ entered the social space in 2011, it was met largely with skepticism. Joining a crowded field with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, many users questioned the need for another social network.
But roughly two years later, Google+ has established itself as the second-largest social media site in the world and boasts a monthly active user base of 235 million. And some of the products that Google built into the platform, such as Hangouts and Communities, along with its added integration in Google News that can benefit an active poster, have made Google+ an intriguing network for all users.
Click the link to read Mashable.com’s The Beginner’s Guide to Google+.
YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos. Yes this is where Channel $’s programme Rude Tube gets all its content from… and no thankfully they are not all of pets. You can spend hours watching clips of your favourite musicians and also find help on most topics.
Click the link to read Mashable.com’s The Beginner’s Guide to YouTube.
Skype: Let’s turn you into a Skype expert
Skype is a freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client, currently developed by the Microsoft Skype Division. Freemium means some services are free and others you pay for.
The following services are free:
- Video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype.
- Instant messaging and file sharing.
There is a friendly step-by-step guide to getting started on Skype for Windows desktop. These videos will show you around and help you make the most of Skype. To begin, check out “how to add contacts” and find some people to talk to.
Click the link to read Skype Essentials
Everything you wanted to know about #Hashtags but were afraid to ask.
If you’re a social media novice, hashtags — those short links preceded by the pound sign (#) — may seem confusing and unnecessary. But they are integral to the way we communicate online, and it’s important to know how to use them. Plus, they can be a lot of fun.
Click the link to read Mashable.com’s The Beginner’s Guide to the Hashtag
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