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!!!
- 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
YouTube Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vMO3XmNXe4
YouTube statistics: http://www.youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html
Facebook “Like” Image: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-10/05/boosting-facebook-like-stats