My two favorite social media trend tools are photos and image sharing and blogs. When images/photos are posted on a social network people tend to at least glance, so it automatically catches their attention before they see exactly what it is, a great visual tool. With photos it is easy to measure the number of people who viewed the image which will over time create a pattern of what to stay with and what not to. My other favorite tool is blogging. Blogging is another great way to get more viewers and members, the more an organization post blogs, it will capture viewers interest and will at least something every once in a while which will lead to more viewers.
I think the two best sources of news and updates are Facebook and YouTube. Facebook is an amazing social media source; there are millions of users from all the world on Facebook including people and business’. The organization I am a part of an organization called ‘Friends For Autism’ that has a page for updates and facts on Autism and then a group used for a parent support online chat that parents of children with Autism can go and talk to other families. Facebook has many advantages when measuring the data from the page and group by viewing the insights and the increase/decrease on the number of members. YouTube is used for everything and anything these days. ‘Friends For Autism’ will be having a channel soon on YouTube to post about individuals with Autism, who they are and what they can do, and also share related research videos on Autism. This will have a great impact for us since it will get us more members and provide a great opportunity for more awareness and acceptance of Autism.