Social Media Basics

Social Media Basics

Yesterday I was privileged to speak at the Men's Breakfast at Community Bible Church about the basics of Social Media.  I wanted to share my notes with you here: How to Use Social Media:

Step 1: Search

Step 2: Listen

Step 3: Keep Listening

Step 4: Share

Step 5: Listen and Respond



The Other Social Networks:

Twitter- Short 140 character messages (think Text messages)

LinkedIn- Professional network online (more than a place to post resume)

YouTube- Videos and Search


The Other Other Social Networks:

Instagram- Photo sharing

Pinterest- Idea Sharing

Google Plus- Google’s version of Facebook

FaithVillage- Christian Social Network


The Primary Social Network: Facebook

Profile- About Yourself

Wall- What you Share Publicly and what others say publicly to you

Messages- Just like Email

Pages- Like Profiles by for organizations

Newsfeed- What Facebook thinks you want to know (selected posts from people that you are friends with or pages that you like)

Groups- Great for LifeGroups as they can be open, closed, or secret

Privacy- You choose what others see and don’t see


Top 5 Social Media Mistakes:

1)   Negativity

2)   TMI

3)   Politics/Agendas

4)   All Communication/No Conversation

5)   All Professional/Never Personal


* Be Accountable while Online (share your passwords with your spouse/accountability partner)


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