Now that social media is more popular than porn on the Internet, it’s time for everyone to jump on the bandwagon — and that definitely includes our university teachers.
Erik’s Socialnomics slideshow seen on YouTube by more than 1 million viewers:
Below is a listing of 15 soundbites I “live-tweeted” during the hour lecture:
1 – Socialnomics is defined as the exponential return for individuals, derived from social media.
2 – “Wasting time” on the Internet can actually make people more productive. Erik gave an example of checking email and Facebook on a SmartPhone while standing in checkout lines.
3 – Most people can spend less time finding information online than offline.
4 – The key to social media success is Doing rather than Deliberating.
5 – Social media spans time and space, allowing much greater opportunities for connection.
6 – The Pope uses many forms of social media, including Wikis.
7 – Google’s new WAVE is going to be the 21st century email.
8 – Winners in this new world: (1) Consumers get best products and services; (2) Best companies will reap best Word of Mouth.
9 – Social bookmarking site is a great way to do research AND see what is resonating with the public.
10 – Four steps to use social media: (a) Listen; (b) React; (c) Interact; (d) Softsell.
11 – Students can use blogs, wikis, and forums to bounce ideas off one another.
12 – When using/experimenting on the Web, ask for Forgiveness rather than Permission.
13 – We no longer search for news; it finds us. Soon products and services will find us.
14 – People can look at their updates and take a real assessment of their lives.
15 – How to get the most from Social Media: “Be social to learn social.”
For added reading, check out my article commenting on Erik’s 15 Social Media Maxims
and check out Top Ten Mistakes Made by Social Media Newbies