Social Networking - Are You In?
And now, 20 years after joining my first networking site (KBBS – a Bulletin Board System), I find myself wondering how to best use the new reporting tools we’ve been given. Now tagged as social media, publishers, editors and writers can relay information to their readers, subscribers and/or fans instantaneously, and in a less formal format.
TILE and its sister publications, National Floor Trends and Floor Covering Installer, recently joined the social media networking site of Facebook. Since its launch, TILE’s growing fan page now includes readers from all over the world. If you’re not currently a fan, then I invite you to join us at: www.facebook.com/pages/TILE-Magazine/76029155977
On Facebook, I can pose questions, gather your opinion on various topics and gauge the relevance of published editorial content or those that are under consideration. Immediate feedback is a great tool for delivering focused and in-depth content on upcoming features, case studies, and installation related articles. You’ll soon be able to tweet us on Twitter and link to us on LinkedIn.
Currently, articles on TILE’s website appear with tools along the top of the article: Email, Print, Reprint, and Share. Share is where you can find a Facebook icon (with LinkedIn and Twitter coming soon). For example, if you select Share, you’ll be able to share a particular article with your LinkedIn connections and/or groups; post the article on your Facebook profile and/or email the article to your friends, and on Twitter, the article’s URL appears will appear as one of your tweets.
Whatever your chosen mode of communication is, TILE will be there with you.