How to be a social media superstarBrian Tong offers tips and tricks on how to take advantage of social media and make it a powerful tool for you.
Now, we saw how active Poly is on social media and Twitter. And it can really be a powerful tool. So, we wanted to show you some CNET secrets that will possibly get you as many followers as Justin Bieber, and I'm serious about that. So, let's start off with what I call the "Big 3." And Kev, you need to pay attention. Number one, be useful. You wanna post some interesting links that your followers will also be interested in. So, for example, I have people that follow me for tech, video games, and geek pop culture, but I'm not gonna tell them about my cross-stitching project. Now, number two is be opinionated. Share your thoughts on a topic or idea, and really generate a conversation around it without being overly negative. In this case, I started a conversation about a really important topic, "creamy or crunchy peanut butter?" And better yet, it's also useful. And number three, be funny. Everyone loves to be entertained, and Twitter is a really quick and easy way to throw out a jab or a joke. So, have fun with it. Now, there's also some other tools that you can use to enhance your Twitter experience. You wanna check out Bitly, and this allows you to shorten your links, that leaves you more characters for your tweets. Also, a really cool trick, is if you add a plus sign at the end of your Bitly link, put it in your browser, you'll be able to see how many people clicked on it, where they're from, and when they did it. Also for you, desktop users, another cool tool is a free app called TweetDeck. It lets you see all your interactions on Twitter. And even cooler, you can schedule specific tweets for a specific time to go out. And if you guys haven't jumped on the Instagram bandwagon, pretty much, it's time to do that. It's a really great way to share the snapshots of your life from your perspective. I like to take pictures of cities I've been in or some of the great, amazing food I've had to eat. But there's other people that like to take self-portraits of themselves. Kevin. So, you guys, there you have it. Some really cool tips for social media. And Kev, I expect now, be useful, be opinionated, and be funny, man.