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Become a pro at social networking

May 12th, 2010 by Emily

Have you experimented with online social networking yet?

Social networking is one of the most important developments of recent years, not just in the world of the internet, but in society generally. Websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter allow people to communicate in a way that's closer, quicker and more accessible than ever before. And if you're not part of the revolution, you'll quickly feel left out.

Social networking isn't just for teenagers, although the likes of Facebook have proved to be a massive success with that age group. In fact, used knowledgeably, social networking can be an important and profitable business tool.

Many businesses use Twitter as a way of forging links with suppliers, customers and others in their industry. For one thing, it's a good way to practice thought leadership by sharing your opinions on the industry and general news developments of the day. Twittering is actually a delicate art, however: tweet too much or too little, or the wrong thing, and you can alienate people.

Similarly many people are on LinkedIn, which is a business version of Facebook. It can be a bit complicated to use at first, but it can be a goldmine in terms of forging links and finding new business opportunities and jobs.

If all of this sounds a bit daunting, then why not engage the services of one of the online marketing trainers at First Tutors: Business? We have people across the UK who can show you how to use social networks to your best advantage.