Social Media Manager Duties: A Case Study in “Hectic”

One of the most common questions we get when people ask about social media management is, “What exactly is a social media manager supposed to do?”

We know they tweet a lot, Facebook a lot, and chat along a seemingly mundane and endless string, but what do they actually do?

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The State of the Internet

This video by JESS3 is loaded with interesting stats about social media and the Internet in general. One word of caution: the music may drive you insane. I recommend watching it with the sound off.

JESS3 / The State of The Internet from JESS3 on Vimeo.

JESS3 designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010.

JESS3 designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010.

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Social Media Addiction. The Inforgraphic.

Our friends over at Flowtown put together another superb infographic related to Social Media. Not much to say here except that, yep, we’re addicted ourselves.

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The Five C’s To Social Media

We all are in need of tips to try and begin utilizing Social Media to its fullest potential and although it is ever growing and changing, certain things remain the same.

CHere are your five C’s to Social Media, that can be applied to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and any other Social Networking site that you use for personal or professional gain.

  1. Connect- Your first pursuit with any Social Networking site is to find people to connect with. Friend and Fan those you are already aware of that use Social Media and then branch out. Don’t just randomly add people or friend those back because they have added you. Instead, check out their page and see what things you may have in common. This will cause you to have a more positive and long-lasting relationship with people, instead of numbers.
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Reddit Founder Discusses Social Media on TED

When Alexis speaks, Redditors listen.

From Mashable:

We’ll start things off with a real-life social media parable about how the biggest and most effective forces on the web usually take shape by accident. Alexis Ohanian of Reddit.com tells the quick and hilarious story of how the social web provided some unexpected help to Greenpeace in halting the Japanese whaling industry. Internet marketers take note: The meme is all powerful, and it cannot be controlled.

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SocialBlade is in the Running for a ShortyAward

I wouldn’t have expected it, but it’s true. One of my most important “jobs” occurs every Thursday at 7:00 pm PST. The Social Blade Show has become an important part of what I do and how I do it and as a result, it is with great pride that I announce we are a finalist for a Shorty Award.

Never in my life have I “campaigned” for an award, especially a web award. This time, it’s different. It’s personal.

It’s for keeps.

OK. Maybe it’s not that serious, but it’s still “pretty darn cool” enough to ask you, oh loyal Social News Watch readers, to hop on your Twitter and vote for us in the News category. Here’s the link: Social Blade Show Rocks the News World and Doesn’t Talk Much About Twilight. You know what to do.

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