COM0011 – 521 Blog Post #1 – My Favourite Social Media Tools


With todays busy world, staying in touch with all your friends and family has become that one thing that you just can never seem to get around doing. Pressing a link to show someone who “Like” something they posted or a quick “hey what’s up” sent from your smart phone, can be just enough to acknowledge them keep a string of connection. On the other hand, weren’t you amazed when Neo from the Matrix movie downloaded Kung Fu into his mind and was an instant master. I am not saying that we have reached this point, but with YouTube you can learn a whole lot of stuff you never dreamed of.

My two favorite social media trend listening/monitoring tools:

The above being stated, I would have to say that both Facebook and LinkedIn are two of my favorite social media tools. I enjoy Facebook for that fact that it keeps me in the loop with the people I know, and vice versa. It allows me to wish people happy birthdays and congratulate them on all kinds of things with a couple of keystrokes and a poof, it’s posted.

With LinkedIn, I am able to almost similar tasks as Facebook except in the professional aspect of my life. I can stay in touch with past and present colleagues, as well as advertise myself for future opportunities.

 My two best sources of news and updates:

I think I spend a minimum of 45 minutes a day on YouTube. That’s 16425 minutes a year. I get news, learning clips, and humors clips like a goat screaming like a human. As shown in the stats table below, I’m not alone.


The second item on this list has to be Twitter. With this tool am able to filter the sources which I receive news and updates from. I can also listen to what my favorite “famous people” have to say about different things. Twitter gives me the personal thoughts of people I would never get a chance to talk to ever in my life.

That’s my 2 cents!!!


YouTube Statistics:


  • More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month
  • Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube—that’s almost an hour for every person on Earth, and 50% more than last year
  • 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localized in 56 countries and across 61 languages
  • According to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network
  • Millions of subscriptions happen each day, and the number of people subscribing has more than doubled since last year

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