Using Social Media and Red Quinoa Salad
Nothing is more promising than the setting sun of Friday afternoon. The weekend countdown has begun! Anyone have something fun planned?
I’m really starting to feel at home at the Cancer Action Network. This week we focused a lot on social media and how we can use websites like facebook, twitter, 4square, etc to mobilize people to support our causes. It’s interesting seeing it from a non-profit business perspective after I use these tools for personal/blog use. I’ve begun to look at these sites with a new perspective and really getting the grasp on how companies can use these sites for profit or save the world—I like the latter.
Since everyone reading is, at least a little bit, in the know with social media and uses Facebook, Twitter, etc. what is your opinion on businesses using these sites?? Whether to sell products, mobilize non-profits volunteers, advertise, or promote an idea. I feel like the more popular these sites become, the less it is about the “individual” and the more it’s about big companies.
What do you think about the trend of using social media for businesses and corporations? Do you think it matters what their goals and tactics are? Is a nonprofit on facebook (like the EWG or ACS) more respected by you, or do you like the promotions and interactions with companies that sell things too?
I think this is only going to become more relevant as technology broadens so I’m interested in everyones’ opinions.
And while fussing around with social media at work, I fueled my busy brain with this LOVELY red quinoa salad with a lot of diverse nutrients: