You may not believe it but Facebook really does try to make sure that your NewsFeed is valuable to you. Facebook takes the clues you give it to mould the Feed to your desires, interests and preferences. Some of those clues include likes, comments, shares, information, searches. All of these little hints, help the Facebook algorithms understand you and what you want from it.
In some quarters I’ve accidentally fallen into the role of a bit of a social media expert. I’m not sure how it happened. I guess it’s because I’ve been learning and doing – creating, responding, and talkin’ it up – for four years now. I’ve been an off-the-wall (ie. via email) guide/advisor to many people who are now kickin’ it in social media and online spaces.
So people think I have a clue. It’s all very humbling and a little scary, but those who know me know that I’m always up for getting out of the comfort zone.
I’ve had in my mind the “WhichWay for Business”. I bought the domain a few years ago and have been thinking about what shape it will take. And over the past few months, I’ve been thinking that simple, straightforward, Murri-speak social media / social web e-courses is the way to go.
In the next month or so I’ll be running some face to face workshops for the Kuril Dhagun mob at The Edge at State Library of Queensland as well as the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
Both series of workshops will be similar, however the SLQ workshops will also include tools that mob can use to record and share their family histories, while the SEQICC workshops will be focused on Personal/Professional branding, business focus and publishing.
At Iscariot Media, our focus on always been on ways to show mob how to access, store, and share information and knowledge, as well as how to share knowledge and ideas. That’s how Deadly Bloggers was born.
It will be a very exciting time for Iscariot Media. We will start building the website within the month and begin trialling materials over the next few months.
We’ll keep you posted.
“WhichWay” in Murri-speak means knowledge, smarts, feeling good or right the way. It can also be used as a greeting to acknowledge how another person is feeling.
I’ve been seeing more and more business people hit the social media streams lately. More Indigenous businesses are Tweeting, Facebooking, Instagraming and LinkedIn-ing about their business, their crews, their products and services, and news with their networks. It’s fantastic!
Your organisation or business starts a Twitter account, but some time down the track, you need to change it. This post will tell you how.
Leesa was invited to present at the First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Workshop event at the State Library of Queensland in May. The event was very inspirational and there was quite a bit of “star-struckness” as the who’s who of Australian Indigenous literature turned out to be there.
Here is a link to Leesa’s presentation, posted on Deadly Bloggers http://deadlybloggers.com/blogging-for-beginners-at-first-nations-australiawriters/
Images are powerful tool in social media. Good images get shared and can take on a life of their own, As a page owner, how do you get value for your effort when it comes to images?
Here are a few tips I’ve shared with clients in the past –
Note: This is a really quick post that has more questions and few answers.
I use Facebook for personal and professional engagement. I have multiple pages for brands and organisations that I’m part of. On a personal level, I’m also always actively reflecting on what my personal behaviour says about myself as a user.
I meet quite a few Indigenous business owners who are still getting their thinking around social media. I want to reiterate, that you CAN live without a Facebook page for your business (that is, YOU DON’T NEED A FACEBOOK PAGE). It all comes back to “what do you want to say” and “to whom are you saying it”. If your audience is on Facebook – engaging, listening, talking – then you probably do want to be there.