Archive for the ‘Social e-Networks’ Category

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New SME.org: Initial impressions

May 1, 2012

I’ve been playing around with SME.org’s new site, which is based on software called Higher Logic. It includes both blogging and social media functions, as well as online management of your membership, etc.

So, how are they doing? Forthwith, a quick initial scan of the good, the bad, and the ugly. As we delve deeper into the platform, we’ll update this review…

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Picking Our Twitter Account Name

March 6, 2012

Follow us on Twitter!Our chapter has just set up a Twitter account, and we’d encourage members to subscribe. It’s an easy, no-hassle way to be notified of new events, etc.

In our case, we had an issue that any of you will have, if you go on Twitter: how to set up that account? And how to pick that account handle?

Here’s how we did it… Read the rest of this entry ?

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How Can Social Media Help Manufacturers?

December 12, 2011

Media Vine Marketing has some preliminary thoughts.

Hat tip to The Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Canada, who posted this on their LinkedIn page.

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A LinkedIn/Social Media Primer

November 30, 2011

Many of our members have heard of social media, and quite a few are probably using sites like Facebook. But are you using these sites professionally?

For professionals, LinkedIn offers better demographics, the absence of non-professional clutter, and a framework organized around careers. SME as an organization has committed to LinkedIn, and if you’re not there yet, we really recommend it.

It’s also worthwhile to understand how corporate HR is beginning to use these sites – including your non-professional social media accounts.

Over to Defense Industry Daily, I wrote “Sharpen Yourself: LinkedIn & Social Networking Sites” to help professionals understand what’s happening, where the pitfalls are, and how to use sites like LinkedIn as a way to build their careers.

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