Visualizing my data

Where I Went
Foursquare checkins

From 2013, but what you see is mostly of my time in Montreal working on contract coordinating the redesign of Concordia’s website and social media.

Some of What I Said
Twitter infographics and top tweets of @matthewburpee

A Bit of What I Saw

My Foursquare Stats

My Social Network

A slideshow showing meta data from my facebook, twitter and other networks. Select for more info.

Be on all the social networks

A often heard piece of advice is to not be on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook unless your market is there and you are ready. See example.

While it makes sense to conserve your resources, don’t miss the opportunity to welcome people and direct them to where you want them to connect with you.

If your page is a placeholder for now then simply say so and tell people to visit your website

A social media account is free business card. It a good idea to exist on most social networks and direct people from your inactive accounts to where the conversation is even if it’s only a static website. As the opportunity for communicating with clients online grows then we can listen, plan, focus, develop content into a calendar, respond and interact from those once dormant accounts.

For better or worse someone will add you to a social network for you. It’s the nature of social media. An innocent user may quickly create your profile when they check-in on Facebook as happened with a client, or search for you and try to interact and tag you. Someone may register your company handle first. In the case of popular tools such as a Facebook page, I’m hard pressed to think of a market that’s not using Facebook. Half of Canada’s population logs into Facebook each month. You have a [insert social network name] account with an address and link to your website, right?

Someone will beat you to your name if they haven’t already. There are still solutions when your name is taken. For example I was able to convince Twitter to give the handle @Concordia to Concordia University as it wasn’t being used often. There is another small web company called Maze Solutions in Beirut and we both highlight our locations as differentiation. And then there is that guy who wants to sell my family name on Twitter to me! Meh, there will always be that guy.

So let’s take a few minutes and register your accounts. Contact us when considering these:
LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube | Google+ | Flickr | Foursquare | Yelp

Reposted from mazesolutions.com.

Social Media Roundtable Discussion

Social Media Roundtable Discussion

Social Media Roundtable Discussion

I’m looking forward to being on a panel about social media with Ray Hiltz, Lisa Ursano, Frédéric Harper, and Luis London. Here’s what’s on plate.

6:00 pm – 7:00: Brief intro to explain the purpose of the roundtable as a meeting to discuss the relatively new and rapidly evolving world of social media. Each participant will describe their expertise and activities in the field of social media.

7:00 – 8:00: Question period such as what role do social media play in marketing and public relations strategy? What impact do social media have on content authoring? What skills do writers need to enter this important market and benefit from these critical communication and collaboration platforms? To blog or not to blog? Other questions, issues and discussions will arise organically.

8:00 – 8:15:

Break

8:15 – 9:00:

Students and attendees will be invited to ask questions.