Social media is is the name given to the interaction between people on virtual networks and communities. Social media depends on extremely interactive platforms where people can gather to share, create or exchange information such as their photos, thoughts, biographical data or professional backgrounds.

And now, social media not only for networks and communities, but could be business online, like Linebookshop. 😛

I found articles from Entrepreneurial Insight for increase your Business Purposes by using social media. For example, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, and Youtube.

And here we go :

1. Facebook

Facebook, the ubiquitous social media network, cannot only be used as a personal social networking tool, but, when carefully used it can help your firm achieve your strategic marketing goals. Though it is only ten years old, Facebook’s meteoric growth and presence in our daily lives make it seem older.

Facebook was created by Mark Zuckerburg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes in 2004. It was originally founded as a social networking site for Harvard students, but quickly expanded to include all Internet users with an “.edu” address (college students, alumni, and employees). Its popularity led the fledgling company to then open the network to everyone. Currently the site has over 1.3 billion users, ten percent of which are estimated to be fake accounts. With such heavy usage worldwide, Facebook is fertile ground not just for personal interaction, but for business activity as well.

You can read more on here.

2. Twitter

Twitter, one of the most popular social networking services in the world, is a microblogging platform, which allows registered users to post, and send to other registered users, short messages. These short messages, limited to 140 characters, are called Tweets. The Twitter platform can be accessed through a website interface or a mobile app. Tweets can also be sent or received via SMS (text message). Unregistered users can search through and read tweets, but cannot send them. Major search engines, such as Google and Bing, have indexed Tweets to make them searchable.

Twitter was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone, and in March of that year, counted only a few thousand users. Yet after several years of meteoric growth, there are, as of July of 2014, an estimated 645 million users in July of 2014, sending approximately 58 million tweets per day.

You can read more on here.

3. Youtube

YouTube is ubiquitous these days, its videos enjoyed by tens of millions of viewers a day, shared worldwide via social networks and cellphones, and used in a variety of personal and professional settings. Indeed, YouTube is seen by many as a social media channel primarily designed to entertain. But, with proper planning and implementation, YouTube can be harnessed quite effectively to achieve a number of strategic business objectives as well.

The most popular video sharing service in the world, YouTube was founded by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim in February of 2005. The website allows registered YouTube users to upload videos to the site, as well as view, share, and comment on videos on the site. As a registered user, you can also create unique channels full of unique content and invite YouTube users to subscribe; subscribers receive notifications when you upload new content.

You can read more on here.

4. And the last, but (i hope) not least, WordPress

If you are looking to incorporate blogging into your marketing mix, look no further than WordPress. WordPress is the world’s most popular blogging platform, supporting approximately 19% of the world’s blogs and websites as of 2014. It is not only the most well-known brand in the blogosphere; it has grown to become one of the most popular website content management systems in use today.

WordPress was founded in 2003 by web developers Mike Mullenweg and Mike Little. It began as a fork – an independently developed project built from the source code of an existing software package (in this case, a blogging project known as b2/cafelog). The following year, WordPress rapidly gained users and contributing developers after the main competing blogging software at the time, Moveable Type, increased its prices. In subsequent years, the functionality and flexibility of WordPress grew, as did its user base. As of February 2014 – 11 years after its creation – WordPress supported 74.6 million sites, six new WordPress.com posts were made per second, and 22% of new registered domains in the U.S. were through WordPress.

You can read more on here.

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So, if you an entrepreneur or want to build some business, you can get increase your business with social media. I hope this article can help you to build your business. In my opinion, create a business is easy, but to grow up and hold it is hard. But, don’t give up! 🙂

*Pardon for my bad english. ._.

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2 thoughts on “How To Use Social Media For Business Purposes

  1. I hope this article can help you to purpose your business. saya harap artikel ini dapat membantu anda tujuan bisnis anda.

    but if you use ‘build’,
    I hope this article can help you to build your business. => saya harap artikel ini dapat membantu anda membangun bisnis anda.

    #Kicked ._.
    #PardonMe ._.

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