For the past 4 months I conducted an informal poll on my Linkedin account. I asked people how they are using social media. It turns out, most people are using social media to be, well… social. As it turns out the tools of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin and many others are still seen as a personal form of communication. While some are using it to promote and further a new trend in their industry or as a networking strategy; the use of social media seems most popular for personal reasons. What do you think?
Here are the results:
- Staying in touch with friends and family – 51%
- Career networking – 22%
- Furthering your message in your industry – 19%.
- Helping a non-profit – 6%.
- Promoting a new trend or technology – 0%.