Bridging The Gap Between Social Media and Economic Development (Infographic)

Death_to_stock_photography_weekend_work (9 of 10)We do not have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.

Quote attributed to: Erik Qualman

While we consider social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to be unique and new, the reality behind it all, is that these websites are merely an evolution of discussion similar to the kind we’ve seen on blogs and forum posts since the dawn of the internet.

That being said, these connected networks offer huge potential for economic development. Social media represents a catalyst for change that we’ve never seen before. Today we’ll look at how these two concepts can work in tandem and how you can leverage these platforms to reach more people in your community.

How Social Media Boosts Economic Development

Social media offers the ability for people to select the groups that they are a part of, regardless of their location or demographic. These common interests range across all industries and discussions. Without any obstacles, these communities can grow and spread organically, provided they are nurtured properly.

Access to these platforms is always available as well, which continues to increase the potency of their efficiency. Of course, certain tasks must be maintained if these platforms are to be used to their fullest potential.

The key to utilizing social media is proper management of the communities you’re involved in. This encompasses two major concepts:

  • Brand Awareness
  • Community Engagement

Luckily, social media offers avenues for both to be handled in short order. The level of communication potential is apparent, and with the proper strategies in place to market your content and posts, you will have everything you need to grow and nurture the communities you enter and create on these platforms.

Starting a blog for your community may seem daunting at first, but doesn’t really have to be hard.  With a little guidance you can create an effective blog with minimal investment.  Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create a blog I think you may find helpful.

For additional assistance in creating high-quality content for your social media pages, you can also check out this blog resource for beginners to find out how you can start creating your own content for social media.

Using Social Media to the Fullest Potential (Infographic)

Now it’s time we looked at an infographic designed to give you the ultimate insight into social media on today’s top platforms. Let us know how it helps you boost economic development in the comments!

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