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Utilizing Social Media for Business with Help from Experts




Small business owners often have a hard time establishing their company’s name in the internet marketplace due to the competition. If you are experiencing the same thing you may want to look for effective ways to market your products or services and target the appropriate audiences, and one of these is by using social media to promote your business.


Social media has had a significant impact in the lives of consumers, allowing them to build relationships among friends and family regardless of their locations. As a business owner, using social media for business is just about the same. You must be able to establish a connection between you and your target market in such a way that they become open to your promotions and would be willing to try out your products.


Achieving this, however, is another matter. If you are new to the internet market place you may want to get as much assistance as possible, and this is when a social media expert plays a big role. An expert in social media marketing will be able to provide you with his or her services to help you target your intended market as effectively as possible.


For a small business social media marketing is as important as the usual means of advertising and marketing, perhaps even more so. This is why you have to make sure that the social media expert you plan on working with is equipped with sufficient skills to utilize various techniques that potential customers will be receptive to.

Small changes in new Twitter

Twitter is attempting to make it easier to personalize user pages and has undergone a little makeover. Some users can already make use of some new features.

According to Twitter’s official blog, users can now save a header graphic on their profile. The result is reminiscent of Facebook’s “Timeline” design. In order to display an image, you need to upload one in “Settings/Design” a “head graphic” and save.

Other enhancements include the addition of the optional background image. There are other features present in Twitter for iPhone, iPad and Android. To enable these, users should update the said app in these devices.

Khamenei posts on Twitter, Instagram

Iranian leaders might want to cut and prohibit Internet in their country, but Iran’s Supreme Leader seems particularly attracted to social networks.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has more than 4000 followers and almost 3000 tweets in his account, @khamenei. Since July 23, he even posted four photos of himself via Instagram.

The photos show Khamenei praying, surrounded by servants, and standing or sitting with the Koran. There are also photos of him with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Three years ago, after the Iranian presidential election, the regime cut the Internet connection. Iranian protesters who opposed the reelection of Ahmadinejad used Twitter to coordinate their protests and to witness the brutal repression of the regime.

Obama and Romney, unpopular in Twitter

Twitter users are not crazy about President Barack Obama, but even less of the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to the Twitter Political Index (Twindex).

Twindex gives an accurate picture of the political statements in the two million tweets sent everyday which mention the names of the politicians in the microblogging site. Accodring to the developer, Topsy Labs, the software can even distinguish sarcasm and humor in the cascade of tweets.

It is unclear how accurate exactly Topsy Labs’ claim is, but “anyone interested in understanding political dynamics will be fascinated by Twindex,” said a Democrat who helped with the project.

Assaulted teen mentions perpetrators in Twitter

A 17-year old girl from Kentucky in the United States must appear in court after mentioning on Twitter the names of two boys who had assaulted her. The girl says she did so because she disagrees with the punishment imposed upon the boys.

Savannah Dietrich from Louisville was assaulted last August by boys at a party after she had lost consciousness. Later she found out that the boys had taken pictures of her, and had shown them to others.

The offenders have been put in an IOU in exchange for reduced sentences. The court must still pronounce the verdict, but Dietrich was informed of the agreement of the perpetrators with the prosecutor. She, however, says that the punishment does not seem enough.

The lawyers of the boys believe that her posts on Twitter violate the gag order that is connected to the criminal law for minors. The offense is up to 180 days in jail or a $500 fine. They must appear in court July 30. Dietrich said that she wanted a public hearing, but the lawyers of the boys wanted it to be done behind closed doors.

Dietrich says she would rather go to jail than to curtail her right to free speech. “They say I’m not allowed to talk,” she wrote on Twitter. “In Louisville, protection for rapists is more important than justice for the victim.”

Several experts in the field of free expression have now rallied behind her, but lawyers say the gag order should be challenged in court.