LinkedIn Groups, Facebook Pages, spam and self-promotion

The great thing with LinkedIn Groups and Facebook Pages is that they are started by people you can connect with, and they allow exchanging ideas, asking questions and so on, especially LinkedIn Groups.

I’m a member of several LinkedIn Groups and of course in many of these groups, there are people who “spam”.

Let’s define spam here as adding links to your own company, services or whatever without any value for the discussion but only for SEO or self-promotion purposes.

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Twitter: the number of tweets grows (but does anyone care?)

I guess that by now everybody has read Twitter’s blog post and other sources saying that the number of tweets is growing, some of them shouting out how much people tweet these days.

Tweets, those timely bits of information, have found a special place in today’s global network of people. It is simple to use Twitter. The micro-blogging platform is accessible and great to inform your followers or friends about what you’re doing, thinking, bookmarking, blogging about, etc. Twitter also has that community building aspect that is missing in IM and SMS, other ways to chat or share information.

Those are not the only reasons for the success of Twitter. There is the effect one tweet can have: speed, reach (the power of retweets), global spread, you name it. On top of that, Twitter can be accessed through more than 50,000 third party Internet and mobile applications, giving users enough flexibility. 

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