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Social Media For Squidoo’ers: An Introduction

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Social networks offer powerful tools for staying connected to friends and family, curating information and inspiration and the chance to show the world what you love and love to do.

Being active on social media can help you promote your lenses to new readers, connect you with your audience and improve your overall Squidoo experience in a variety of ways.

Over the next 4 weeks, I’ll show you 4 major social media platforms and give you ideas and advice to help you put your best tentacle forward. Today, let’s look at the 4 sites I’ve chosen. These short overviews are meant to help you get an idea about what you can do with each one.

 

1. Facebook

Facebook is currently the largest social network. Its ubiquity makes it useful for keeping in touch with friends, family and acquaintances but it’s also an excellent place to find like minded content creators, interest groups and social clubs.

Nearly every brand, group and product has a presence on Facebook but that’s not a guarantee it will be active. Trends can spread like wildfire and then disappear overnight and the site is always under construction.

Good for: Chat, discussions, socializing, staying in touch, sharing and viewing interesting links, staying up to date with your favorite brands

2. Twitter

Twitter is a popular social network  based around sharing and reading short multi-media postings called  ”tweets”. A tweet is less than 140 characters and sometimes contains links to external sites, a photo or video. Twitter is popular as a tool for networking and sharing information, generally within one or two main areas of interest but some users tweet about anything that catches their fancy.

Good for: Short attention spans, breaking news, exclusive content, professional/career specific info, entertainment, self-guided discovery, chatty Cathys

3. Pinterest

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that’s highly visual and easy to use.

Bookmarks on Pinterest are called  ”pins”, each containing an image, a small selection of text and a link to the source of the image. Almost anything on the web can be pinned – or  you can upload an image that’s on your computer.

Users organize pins by putting them into themed collections of pins called “boards”. Any pin that’s not on a private board can be added to a board you’ve created as a “repin”. Repins aren’t duplicates – instead, the pin is shared with the same image, source link, comments and likes everywhere on the site.

Good for: Visual thinkers, creative types, collectors, inspiration, collaboration, curation

4. Google Plus

Google Plus, referred to here as “G+” has an intuitive interface and tie-in features with other Google products but somewhat limited adoption.

G+ allows you to sort people into customizable categories called ”Circles”. Circles allow you to control your privacy while also connecting with new people.  G+ has lots of interesting, active users from all over the world that share content with each other, usually based around an interest or hobby. New communities are springing up all the time, connecting people with similar interests.

Good for: Outgoing people, curators, serious hobbyists, photography, inspiring content, futurists

Got a question about one of these sites? Post it in the comments and I will do my best to answer it in the next 4 posts!

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/britflorida britflorida

    Sounds great, Tom! Do let me know if I can help.

  • Papiers

    I can see I’ve got a lot to learn here

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    I can sure use the info and lessons! Thanks Tom.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MSchindel MSchindel

    Tom, this couldn’t be more timely, especially for those of us who are Contributors. Really looking forward to this series over the next 4 weeks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/---Chazz —Chazz

    I have had a problem posting squidoo lenses to pinterest since you added the lensmaster’s name before squidoo in the url. Pinterest is unable to find photos from the lens I want to post about and, at best (if I retype the url and omit the lensmaster name using just squidoo.com and the lens name, pinterest just delivers photo options from squidoo’s home page. Anyone else have that problem or advice on circumventing it?

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/3QuartersToday 3QuartersToday

      I use the Pin button you can get from Pinterest and upload to your task bar, you have a wider variety of images to choose from, not just the main photo

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/---Chazz —Chazz

        Thanks — but I don’t even get the main image from the lens – I have the pinterest bar button but squidoo lenses still won’t post. I get an error message that says “Something went wrong on our end. Sorry about that.” Happens every time but only with squidoo lenses, which is why I think the problem is on squidoo’s end.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tonyleather tonyleather

    I use all of these all the time!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Thanks for the help. The lessons will be appreciated.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/fa1951 fa1951

    This is a great day to remember that we must love each other

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/teelover teelover

    Good tips! And what about not so wide known social bookmarking sites like digg and delicious???

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Ilona1 Ilona1

      delicious is pretty much over, and I don’t know anyone personally who uses digg- either online or off. Weird how fast some of these things change!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Ilona1 Ilona1

      delicious is pretty much over, and I don’t know anyone personally who uses digg- either online or off. Weird how fast some of these things change!

  • gloria freeman

    I use all of these but would love to have more info. Thanks Tom.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/binhdict binhdict

    Thanks for your sharing.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sir_Daniel_UK Sir_Daniel_UK

    Bread ‘n butter stuff is this. I’m sure you will have these covered in future episodes but in case you haven’t… I would advise on adding your Squidoo profile or best lens to your email signatures. You can go further and add to your outgoing sms messages, too. Also add to your Skype profile or any other instant chat client that you may use.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/PeacefulHeather PeacefulHeather

      great idea!!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    Can I sign up for lessons too? I need all the help I can get!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheRopesToKnow TheRopesToKnow

      Me too!!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kinworm kinworm

    Pinterest is my favorite but I got started with my first Facebook page this year and that is different but also good. Building audiences and readers interested in our articles has to be the way forward.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/FledglingStudio_com FledglingStudio_com

    I’ve peeked at all of these, but haven’t really seen the value of using any of them so far. I look forward to learning more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/vegival vegival

    Thanks! This will be a very useful, helpful series — especially for the special contributors!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/NoProblem NoProblem

    More specific tips for every social media (and other similar sources of traffic) would be great.

  • cercis70

    I am still a big fan of Facebook…love connecting with far-flung friends. I use it to promote my own lenses and those of other squidmasters which I enjoy. Never very sure how effective this all is….

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/3QuartersToday 3QuartersToday

    I think I do pretty well on Twitter, but the other platforms I could use some tips. Looking forward to more discussions with hints and tips

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    Google+ had 343 million active users at the end of 2012. I wonder where that figure stands now? I believe G+ can be very good for Squidoo and its lensmasters. Though I use all four of these sites, I am currently focused on doing more with G+. Looking forward to your series, Tom.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/shoputopian shoputopian

    I try to remember to use everyone of these, thanks for the reminder.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/conniec123 conniec123

    Good information to know! I used FB all the time and Twitter from time to time. I thought Pinterest was just for cooking and crafts, but looks it can be used for more than that. Thanks for the lens!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/favored1 favored1

    Using 3 of them. It keeps me in touch.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ideadesigns ideadesigns

    I use twitter and pinterest for squidoo social media. I don’t use FB for squidoo. Pinterest has been a great tool. You learn what people pin and don’t. The key is don’t just pin your own stuff, be wise. I’m sure G+ has some promises if I ever figure it out. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Helenee Helenee

    Pinterest is a great social platform for Squidoo lenses with their emphasis on visual content and good quality images.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ChristinaLucas ChristinaLucas

    All great social media tools. I’ve had a lot of success with Pinterest lately.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mountainmistjewelry mountainmistjewelry

    I never found Pinterest particularly useful for my Etsy shop until Bing added Pinterest boards to its image search results on 10/2/13. Now I routinely get Bing hits.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mbgphoto mbgphoto

    I’ve just started getting really into Google+ and I am particularly enjoying the communities on photography and even lighthouse photography . They are helpful in spreading my Photo Bug Contributor niche. I did start a Google+ page for Photo Bug Contributor, but right now I’m not seeing the advantage of having this separate page. Am I missing something Tom?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/earthybirthymama earthybirthymama

    I’m just getting started with Google+ I’m not sure how much i like the platform yet. Informative article I’ll keep checking in.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    This is good info. I use these all the time but didn’t have it spelled out before what was good for what. I like it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/joseph-sottile-16 joseph-sottile-16

    Good description of each group and what they are useful for. Thanks! I am looking forward to the next installment.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SamuraiMarine SamuraiMarine

    I used all four… find that it has drawn some traffic in, but being that I am still pretty new to this, it is slow going for the time being.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/islandgirl59 islandgirl59

    Interesting information. Need to catch up on my reading.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LindaJM LindaJM

    I’m looking forward to learning more. Thanks, Tom!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    After reading a post in our forum that praised the results of pinerest, I finally joined. And, while I was at it, joined Google+, too. I already had fb and twitter. I have to say, I still don’t know much about using any of these great tools, so I’m looking forward to your posts about each.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Emilysquotes Emilysquotes

    Very helpful

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/EditorDave EditorDave

    Keeping busy … but I have always thought that Squidoo itself was a “social network” … :-) … we’re a fairly *sociable* bunch, right?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Clkns Clkns

    thanks for the info

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sanji_Shajid Sanji_Shajid

    Social media is the powerful tool for business entrepreneurs in this era.. I knew it :) This is very good lens :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LindaWhite LindaWhite

    Looking forward to lots more information

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/FlowerChick FlowerChick

    Thanks for the tips Tom! I’ve used the first 3, but not G+ yet … anxious to learn more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MarcellaCarlton MarcellaCarlton

    I love that I get extra points every time that I find something I like on squidoo and send it on to Twitter and Facebook.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nicolepyles86 nicolepyles86

    I always love the idea of Pinterest, but can never figure out how to find pins! People get so many! Do they just google search and get them?

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/emackey61 emackey61

      You can find pins by “following” others. Then the pins of people you follow will appear on a newsfeed of sorts. To get to the feed, click the Pinterest logo in the center of the screen. To be sure, you can also add pin by finding things on the web and pinning them.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/terilass terilass

    comfortable with twitter, getting there with G+, still a long way to go it looks like.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kiwinana71 kiwinana71

    Thanks Tom. I find Pinterest the best for spreading socially, people like visual views and repining, but I do use them all.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    I get a lot of repins one of my lenses has had one 1K for example -but not much else happens – does anyone have that experience of Pinterest too?

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/davdlynch davdlynch

      I can’t figure out what happens on Pinterest except for repinning. Some say they’ve had sales through Pinterest. At this stage I have the same sort of experience of not much happening on it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Snakesmum Snakesmum

    This will be very helpful, as I’m sure myself and others are not using these sites to the best advantage.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaveStone13 DaveStone13

    One more important benefit of having a presence on G+ is that you can then have your smiling face alongside search results for your pages. This increase CTR enormously.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/thegardenersfriends thegardenersfriends

    Thanks, looking forward for the next 4 weeks.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Wednesday_Elf Wednesday_Elf

    I’ve only used Social Media to a limited degree thus far – not fully understanding how it all works :-), so I look forward to your explanations, tips and advice in this area.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/srwilliams srwilliams

    Yes, these are great tools, and I do use them regularly to let followers know about my latest Squidoo lenses and updates. Thank you!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TeacherPat TeacherPat

    I’m familiar with these social media sites and can’t wait to learn more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/doctorglen doctorglen

    I would add LinkedIn as a fifth significant social medium, especially focusing around professional and work ties and issues.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SgtCecil SgtCecil

    Very cool!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/teriann teriann

    Always looking for new info and tips on how to use each of these, I don’t do a great job with my social networking simply because it sometimes feels no one is listening so why should I bother but within the last few weeks I’m beginning to think I’ve just been following the wrong people. Looking fwd to this upcoming series of articles.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/alohamaids alohamaids

    Cool article. You have really broken it down. I could also learn more for sure.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/raveonstudio raveonstudio

    I know I don’t utilize Google+ as much as I probably could – thanks for the nudge!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/augustview augustview

    Thanks for the read! I am a social media marketer so I can appreciate a post like this!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ByCharliMills ByCharliMills

    Can you set up pages on G+ like you can on FB?

  • http://basichealthybalance.wordpress.com/about Marlene McPherson

    Thanks for this, Tom. I use Fb and Pinterest to an extent so far. I’m gearing up my blog and fb pages for visual impact to spread the word. Will eventually bring everything together with Squidoo as well to have a similar feel to all my work.
    Would love to learn how to use G+ effectively and don’t really understand how to connect to people you don’t know and get followers etc. Just haven’t spent enough time there, it confuses me. Do you join interest groups? Would like to know more about how to go about the whole thing.

    • http://tommaybrier.com/ Tom Maybrier

      I’ll definitely be covering those points in the G+ post.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/goodindahood goodindahood

    This is so important to getting readers and building an audience. Thanks Tom!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TravelsWithAuntyAnn TravelsWithAuntyAnn

    I have a PinInterest and Google + Account but I still don’t know how to use them correctly. Any help gratefully received….Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sholland10 Sholland10

    I belong to all, but I need to utilize each one more and with the tips you give for each. Thank You!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/OceansideTanning OceansideTanning

    Social media is definitely a great way to connect! I’ll be sharing my lenses on all of the above.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    I’m a fan of social media. I think the part that benefits me most in the lens is the “Good for:” information. One thing I use Twitter and Pinterest for is to drive traffic to link destinations with a larger content detail.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bjfoxglove bjfoxglove

    Great information, hope to be learning alot more. Thanks

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kasman kasman

    I use G+ and Pinterest more than any other. They are both useful tools for publicising lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/AcademyofInnerLight AcademyofInnerLight

    thanks for sharing this information with us!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/JuliaJaf JuliaJaf

    Thanks for info

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TalkingFreebies TalkingFreebies

    Thank you. I do try to use each of the above avenues to share my lens on… :-)
    The “Good for” was very helpful to know for future lens creations and where to share that particular lens.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SuzyShopping SuzyShopping

    Social sites are great if you don’t waste too much time on them (which is very easy to do!)

    • http://tommaybrier.com/ Tom Maybrier

      Ha! That’s very true.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/crystalwriter crystalwriter

    Great breakdown on the strengths of each of these networks. With cross-posting, sometimes it gets confusing, but I must remember that not everyone sees every post, so the shared postings enable someone who may not have seen a post on Twitter to find it on G+.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nwalsh-8 nwalsh-8

    nice!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/KitandCaboodle KitandCaboodle

    I use a little of all of these. They are all great sources to utilize!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mutter mutter

    Using all of these, but just started with Tumblr so could use a few tips there.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Mommie-Moola Mommie-Moola

    Pinterest is my favorite! Thanks for the info.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MohammadAbdullah07 MohammadAbdullah07

    sound like fun ..and i like this post thanks for sharing this kind of information

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Lewisgirl Lewisgirl

    Great summary of the four sites! Looking forward to more info.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Bookworm25 Bookworm25

    Great page!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    Tom, I am certainly looking forward to your tips on how best to utilize each of these social sites to promote Squidoo activity. One thing I ask of you – Please address “Begging” for Likes and such as it is most annoying and unprofessional and serves to chase away those who might have indeed been interested in the topic at hand.

    • http://tommaybrier.com/ Tom Maybrier

      You bet.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Steve_Kaye Steve_Kaye

    This is an excellent overview. I’d like to know how to use these systems, especially #3 and #4.

    I’ll add that I’ve had accounts on Linkedin (more than 1000 connections), twitter, Facebook, google +, Pinterest, and other sites for years. Even so, I’d welcome practical instructions on how to get the most value out of using social media without making it a full-time job.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheRopesToKnow TheRopesToKnow

    Thanks so much for the help! I needed this. Will probably be asking questions in the near future!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Susanne_Iles Susanne_Iles

    Another site I would recommend is Instagram…I was very surprised at how many professional people I know use it to share their photos and ideas with others.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bobnolley bobnolley

    Great stuff indeed, Tom! Wondering how folks should prioritize their use of each…Is one any more important than the others?

    • http://tommaybrier.com/ Tom Maybrier

      The answer is “it depends”. Much of it depends on the content you’re looking to share or what you hope to learn and do. My hope is to show the strengths and weaknesses of each so you’ll be able to decide which is the most important for you.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    Thanks for sharing such an useful information.Tom

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nathan72 nathan72

    Wow my favorite 4 social media platforms and they are powerful

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nathan72 nathan72

    Wow my favorite 4 social media platforms and they are powerful

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Bonfire46 Bonfire46

    It’s a full time job just keeping up with the Social Media!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Bonfire46 Bonfire46

    It’s a full time job just keeping up with the Social Media!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ellyse2003 ellyse2003

    hi to all, I am new here and this site helped me to learn many things about culture and many more.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Anna2of5 Anna2of5

    I’m on all four sites you wrote about. I use all four differently. The best part of Squidoo is the ownership we have of our own original content. Very cool how that was built in.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RubyHRose RubyHRose

    I am on all four of them, but with different accounts. Love to click the buttons on favorite lens to show off all the great works around here. Much to learn, looking forward to it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/epdebt epdebt

    Great article, very informative.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephenJParkin StephenJParkin

    Great idea to educate users on the correct use of all of these social sites. I am presuming this is just the initial outline of what you will be covering over the next few weeks?

    • http://tommaybrier.com/ Tom Maybrier

      Yes, in the order listed above.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sabaz sabaz

    I love Pinterest the most.

  • http://thatgrrl.ca/ Laura Brown

    Twitter is my favourite by far. It’s simple and I can leave a quick note or jump into a conversation any time I have a moment or just feel like connecting.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/spatters spatters

    I have a hard time with Twitter….I would much rather use Facebook and Pinterest, and I think its because they utilize imagery much more than Twitter. But would definitely like to learn more about it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WriterJanis WriterJanis

    Looking forward to more of your info.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    Thanks for this overview, Tom. I look forward to seeing the next installment.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/lazywrites lazywrites

    I have all three except pinterest and I don’t use them a lot too, maybe I should start now. Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/veryirie veryirie

    I have my “tentacles” in 3 of the 4 so far. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/AppleRay AppleRay

    I am new to Pinterest

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/BrianS BrianS

    Only works if you engage properly and help people out where possible, just like you would for real friends.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Lgraham7980 Lgraham7980

    Great! There are a couple of these that I have just recently started using and there is so much to learn. Appreciate you taking the time to help

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Lgraham7980 Lgraham7980

    Great! There are a couple of these that I have just recently started using and there is so much to learn. Appreciate you taking the time to help

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ChrisBroome ChrisBroome

    So far I’ve been using three of the four mentioned. I’m still learning my way through Pinterest – but I’ll get there! Thanks for the advice!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ChrisBroome ChrisBroome

    So far I’ve been using three of the four mentioned. I’m still learning my way through Pinterest – but I’ll get there! Thanks for the advice!

  • http://www.rosedandrea.wordpress.com/ Rose D’Andrea

    I have accounts at all 4 sites, but to be honest some of the nuances elude me (especially at G+). I look forward to learning more. :)

  • http://www.rosedandrea.wordpress.com/ Rose D’Andrea

    I have accounts at all 4 sites, but to be honest some of the nuances elude me (especially at G+). I look forward to learning more. :)

  • Danielle

    Thanks, I am working with google + and Twitter

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MaryMorgan MaryMorgan

    I should do more social media so any advice is welcome!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CroSoldier99 CroSoldier99

    I use all except pinterest

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/debop debop

    Linkedin is also really handy for staying in touch and building a network. Plus mailchimp is a great way to send more targeted information in a nicely formatted way.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/River_Rose River_Rose

    I currently use facebook every day, just not too keen on the others yet. Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Pace21 Pace21

    I will definitely use Twitter and G+, but Facebook causes me a lot of issues, personally

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Lgraham7980 Lgraham7980

      I have used facebook and pinterest for several years, but just recently began u sing google+ and twitter. Will admit that these two definitely confuse me. Can’t wait for the next segment on this series!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Ilona1 Ilona1

    I use all these, but notice that my kids (18 to thirty-somethings) are starting to switch from FB to newer platforms (although they still casually use it) and never did catch on to Twitter. Pinterest remains huge, especially for women. I think Google plus is important, but I’ve been slow to catch on and find that the many social media places can become overwhelming to keep up with.

    Which platform would you choose to “major” in for Squidoo lenses? Or is there something of a priority order of what works best for lenses, in your opinion? Do you foresee more of instagram or newer social platforms becoming important?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/spahi992 spahi992

    Interesting.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/spahi992 spahi992

    Interesting.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ciscopower ciscopower

    I want to learn more! It is too short.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ciscopower ciscopower

    I want to learn more! It is too short.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Ladybird Ladybird

    Facebook is my first choice.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Ladybird Ladybird

    Facebook is my first choice.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SheilaSchnauzies SheilaSchnauzies

    Awesome article and so right on! Hey, you know what would be great? We already get a popup to post our lens to Facebook and Twitter… how about building in post links to Google+ and Pinterest as well? I always manage to do the first two because it’s right there in my face! The other two… not so much.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SheilaSchnauzies SheilaSchnauzies

    Awesome article and so right on! Hey, you know what would be great? We already get a popup to post our lens to Facebook and Twitter… how about building in post links to Google+ and Pinterest as well? I always manage to do the first two because it’s right there in my face! The other two… not so much.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/manlalakbay manlalakbay

    Thanks for sharing these sites and giving brief introductions. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/manlalakbay manlalakbay

    Thanks for sharing these sites and giving brief introductions. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/wleon63 wleon63

    I use the vast majority of the sites mentioned, but great information here. Looking forward to reading this series over the next month or so.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/PeacefulHeather PeacefulHeather

    I have a question. I am very new to Squidoo and I posted a lens that I created on my facebook page and asked friends and family to check it out and comment with some feedback. A lot of them asked me how they can do that without creating a Squidoo account (apparently they couldn’t post a comment without opening an account). Do my friends and family have to have an account to post comments on my lenses?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/PeacefulHeather PeacefulHeather

    I have a question. I am very new to Squidoo and I posted a lens that I created on my facebook page and asked friends and family to check it out and comment with some feedback. A lot of them asked me how they can do that without creating a Squidoo account (apparently they couldn’t post a comment without opening an account). Do my friends and family have to have an account to post comments on my lenses?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/alternative-therapies alternative-therapies

    I use all of these.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/alternative-therapies alternative-therapies

    I use all of these.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/LSJ-88 LSJ-88

    I don’t use Google+ but that’s because I haven’t set up an account yet, I guess i should do that…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Doc_Holliday Doc_Holliday

    Facebook is my first choice

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Doc_Holliday Doc_Holliday

    Facebook is my first choice

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artbyrodriguez artbyrodriguez

    I definately need an introduction to Social Media!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artbyrodriguez artbyrodriguez

    I definately need an introduction to Social Media!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WebLori WebLori

    I use these too..!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WebLori WebLori

    I use these too..!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RubyHRose RubyHRose

    4 of my favorite friends. I love to share stuff I read and write on all 4 of these. Learning more all the time and super excited to read and learn from all the tips you are finding for us, yipee!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RubyHRose RubyHRose

    4 of my favorite friends. I love to share stuff I read and write on all 4 of these. Learning more all the time and super excited to read and learn from all the tips you are finding for us, yipee!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/JDJ JDJ

    good to find out where to place one’s tentacles!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/0ctavias0fferings 0ctavias0fferings

    Nicely summed up :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/0ctavias0fferings 0ctavias0fferings

    Nicely summed up :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deborah-Diane Deborah-Diane

    I use all four of these sites and get views from them all. I never thought about the different types of people they were good for, though.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deborah-Diane Deborah-Diane

    I use all four of these sites and get views from them all. I never thought about the different types of people they were good for, though.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/angela-amor-129 angela-amor-129

    Is very goog.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/angela-amor-129 angela-amor-129

    Is very goog.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/msapos msapos

    A good intro. It’s also good to know that you can link the social networks to each other.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/msapos msapos

    A good intro. It’s also good to know that you can link the social networks to each other.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hollandnumerics hollandnumerics

    What about LinkedIn for “business” social interactions?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hollandnumerics hollandnumerics

    What about LinkedIn for “business” social interactions?

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    this is useful to me

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    this is useful to me

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/granyvictoria granyvictoria

    Social media is truly helpful to share my Squidoo thoughts..

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/granyvictoria granyvictoria

    Social media is truly helpful to share my Squidoo thoughts..

  • http://handycrowd.com/ Ian Anderson

    Pinterest is a natural partner for squidoo IMHO! Visual, crafty, informative stuff that appeals to everyone.

  • http://handycrowd.com/ Ian Anderson

    Pinterest is a natural partner for squidoo IMHO! Visual, crafty, informative stuff that appeals to everyone.

  • http://handycrowd.com/ Ian Anderson

    Pinterest is a natural partner for squidoo IMHO! Visual, crafty, informative stuff that appeals to everyone.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    I would love to learn more about Google+. Thanks for an interesting article!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    I would love to learn more about Google+. Thanks for an interesting article!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/melaniekaren melaniekaren

    I really like the “good for:….” parts you listed with each social venue. Currently, I mostly use Facebook then Pinterest. I haven’t worked enough with Google Plus. There’s something about the layout I’m not getting comfortable with. I guess I just need to work with it more. As for Twitter, I’ve never been able to get into Twitter at all. I like songs as videos and photos with articles. Tweets with 140 or less just isn’t doing it for me still. Seeing the “good for…..” part of your article put into words and helps explains why I like a couple social network more than others. Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/melaniekaren melaniekaren

    I really like the “good for:….” parts you listed with each social venue. Currently, I mostly use Facebook then Pinterest. I haven’t worked enough with Google Plus. There’s something about the layout I’m not getting comfortable with. I guess I just need to work with it more. As for Twitter, I’ve never been able to get into Twitter at all. I like songs as videos and photos with articles. Tweets with 140 or less just isn’t doing it for me still. Seeing the “good for…..” part of your article put into words and helps explains why I like a couple social network more than others. Thanks!

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