Five Social Media Roles, Old And New Terms, + SUPER Tool List For You

Reblogger Lisa Ludlow Archer
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area

Are you a creator, critic, joiner, spectator or are you in a coma? Great post on the 5 social media roles. I am a huge creator and critic for sure.

Original content by Gary Woltal 0575737

Social MediaIn Social Media there are pretty much five roles you will find yourself or others in.

Creator - Blogging, Podcasting or Tweeting

Critic - Reviewing and Replying

Joiner - Just updating a profile

Spectator - Read blogs, a lurker

In a Coma - Do nothing, oblivious to it all, cannot figure out why anyone would waste any of their life with any of this stuff

In being top of mind with two way conversations and getting the most out of the search engines you want to be a Creator (4 blogs a month, 7 tweets a week) and a Critic, a regular commenter and active with replies.

The new social media can also be compared to older forms of advertising and communication. Look at it this way:

Old: Telegram      New: Twitter

Old:  High School Yearbook    New:  Facebook, a Yearbook on Steroids

Old:  Rolodex    New: LinkedIn

Old: Television    New:  YouTube

     also check out Google TV

Old:  Newspaper   New:  Blogs

Old:  Encyclopedia Britannica and the Yellow Pages    New:  Google

Also the shortest shelf life is twittering a bit of communication and the LONGEST shelf life is blogging, so keep blogging. People will find you eventually and what your write.

Here are some BONUS Social Media Tool links for your reference. Enjoy. - brings press releases into the web 2.0 world - helps you find people to follow on Twitter - find out the nature of your target market. - great for comparing your twitter profile to another - helps you manage alerts and updates - compare your blog to others and find out what you can do to make it better. - social media management platform. - aggregates multiple social media platforms into one interface. - encourages users to post your content in social media. - see where your user name is available in the social media space. - post your content across multiple social media sites. - Find executives using twitter. 
Some good monitoring tools - lets you see buzz across multiple SM sites all at once. - receive daily alerts on you, your competitors, and industry - helpful wiki of monitoring tools - Social Media Marketing and Analytics - Find people you want to engage on Twitter - statistics for how well your Twitter account is performing - Find influencers in your space - similar to tweetdeck, but I like it better - great for realtime engagement and monitoring of twitter and like 1000 other things - paid monitoring tool, but extremely powerful - can give you SOV and covers all social media - awesome way to follow people based on a hashtag. Very useful when I got to conferences or events - aggregrator of top blogs - an oldie but goodie (similar to twellow)



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Lisa Coates
Level Ten Construction Consultants - Halifax, NS
Residential Home Sales Specialist

Wow Lisa, this post had to take forever to compose. It's a WonderFul resource. Thanks For the Tips!

Oct 22, 2010 08:57 AM #1
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Terrific post...truly appreciate the reblog, as missed it first time around.

Oct 22, 2010 09:30 AM #2
Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC

Lisa- Gary did a great job on this one.


Oct 22, 2010 09:36 AM #3
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I can’t keep track of all the sites that are exploding on the Internet. It’s just too much.

Nov 17, 2010 10:50 AM #4
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