Social Media Love – It’s the new free love. Let’s start with a little mood music while you read:
Yeah baby. Social Media Love. You can spread it around. But you’ve got to give it to get it. Retweet, Share, Like, Digg, Tumble, there are dozens if not hundreds of ways to share the love on Social Media. After years of self discipline to not click banners and pop-ups, Social Media has us clicking again.
But sharing the love sometimes means sharing other things as well. I got phished yesterday on Twitter. Phished? I was lured to click a link that turned out to be SPAM. Not only was it SPAM, but it immediately used my Twitter account to Retweet the same message to my followers, and made my Twitter page inaccessible. A quick restart of my computer and changing of the password seems to have solved the problem. The original link clicked was one I saw on the Twitter feed of a trusted friend, who in turn got it from another very trusted source. So like STDs, online SPAM or worse can happen to anyone.
But don’t let that deter you from spreading some Social Media Love. I share the Love on Facebook by helping friends promote their events and projects. I Fan their pages, and Like/Share their links.
On Twitter, when I find something that ends up in a blog post, I try to be sure to thank that person both on Twitter and in the post itself. Once a week, I also review my follows and send Thank You’s for those as well. It’s a way to promote other people that promote you by sharing your Tweets (read: your message).
Read something with a great quote that wont fit on Twitter? Tumblr! Tumblr is a great micro-blogging site that allows video, links, pictures and text. You can add an RSS feed, like the one from this blog, or add things on an ad hoc basis. It’s a great for things between a 140 character Tweet and a regular 250+ word post. I’m still new to Tumblr. I find it a good place to quote articles and make snarky remarks.
Social Media Love, just like the song says,
The more you give
The more I want
And Baby that’s no lie!
So help a sister out. Spread some Social Media Love. It may just come back to you.
Now get up and dance like nobody’s watching!