Traveling to a far away destination is always exciting, but planning for the trip most likely won’t be as much fun. Lots of people go on a vacation or business trip, but most of us dread planning for it. Packing a suitcase can be a frightening thought for some, but it also can be pretty scary trying to decide on where to travel. Since most of us are looking for advice from friends on just about everything, why not include traveling to the discussion.
Searching the web to discover new and up-coming networking sites can result in an overwhelming amount of information. It’s a task most of us go through when wanting to connect with new people and to share the wealth of information each of us produce. Many of us have blogs or websites in which we want others to discover, but a lot of us don’t know where to share our content, other than on social sites like, Facebook, or Twitter.
People within the world of social media are always looking for the next great social tool and are constantly searching for more relevant people to build their following on social networks. These tasks can become tedious and time consuming, especially when wanting to put the focus more on finding the latest social media news.
In the past, many users of social networks would use the “search boxes” located directly on the social sites, in order to find people who they might be interested in following. Hours would be devoted in going back and forth, from page to page, to find out the possible followers information and interests, but who has time for that? The whole point of social media is to gather and share information instantaneously, not for people to slowly discover one another.
Social media has provided many opportunities for it’s users that may have otherwise never existed. It has helped in connecting people from opposite sides of the world, finding out information more instantaneously, and it has allowed businesses to market their brands differently. Most users of social media sites, log-on, update their status, and share content on a daily basis. By posting information on social sites to friends and followers, users are providing a recommendation about a specific product or brand, even if that wasn’t their initial intention. Recommendations have persuaded many of us to “like” or “follow” a brand and have helped us in deciding whether or not to purchase a product. Peer recommendations have become even more prevalent, due to the accessibility caused by content sharing on social media sites.
Canadian shoppers are always looking for the latest, greatest deals on products they wish to purchase. It hasn’t always been easy though, trying to find relevant coupons and then remembering to use them before their expiration dates. That is, if we remember to use them at all. This process has sucked the fun right out of shopping, however, shoppers love the thought of saving money, so coupons it is… or is it? What if there was a way to find the greatest deals based on your location and it was fun because social media was factored into the process?
Many businesses have embraced social media as a way to market their brands and to connect with customers. However, what some companies may not know is that social networks can also be used as a way for employees to connect with one another. Many large businesses have incorporated social networks into their workplace, but many smaller businesses have yet to get on board.