8 Ways People Network with Social Media
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2. Join Groups
Sites such as Facebook, Linked:In and others all allow users to form groups in which people of similar interests can gather to share thoughts, ideas, industry information, and more. There are groups for writers, programmers, artists, lawyers, etc. Find a few groups that pertain to your industry and join them—you'll be surprised at how much you can learn and how large your network can grow.
3. Share Your Accomplishments or News Items
Social media is a great way to get your information in front of thousands who actually want to hear it. You can post news items, press releases, new product information, helpful tips, and relevant photos and videos.
4. Notification of Networking Events
Maybe you don't always have time to be active on various sites. No worries—you can participate in several online networking events when it's most convenient for you. Preparing and scheduling in advance affords you the opportunity to both network and focus on other tasks that might otherwise suffer if you feel the pressure to contribute to social media sites each day. You can also use social media sites to find networking events taking place locally—simply find groups or associations in your area and follow them online, so that you'll receive notifications about upcoming events.
5. Connect With People You Meet In Person
Just as you can connect with people online that you've never met before, you can also use social media to continue a relationship with someone you've met in real life, for instance at a trade show or some other event. You might never see them again if they live a fair distance away, but through social media, you can maintain contact and develop a strong business relationship if so desired.