Are you a proactive or reactive social networker?

I've had plenty of conversations with people over the years about social networking (blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn etc). Based on those conversations, I find that there are many types of social network users, but for now, we're going to concentrate on two: reactive and proactive. Reactive social networkers experience life and then post about it. It becomes your next blog post, your next Twitter, a picture posted on Flickr or your next status update on Facebook. Simply stated, … [Read more...]

Unintentional Mentors

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Over the past few months I have become more deliberate in how I utilize social networking because I began to realize that there was something more to it than gaining "friends" and "followers." If you look at it from a different perspective, you'll start to notice that these networks can become one of the best tools the web has to offer. In fact, for me, social networking has become an invaluable set of tools; each serving a very specific purpose. For example: My Blog [ subscribe ] - I … [Read more...]