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Remember asking what "social media" is for, Palmetto?

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Remember asking what "social media" is for, Palmetto?

AnsuGisalas
At the time, I didn't have an answer, but I have done some research.

Facebook is for maintaining relationships with semi-estranged family and fair-weather friends, mainly so you can keep each other updated on really important stuff, such as photos of what you had for lunch. If you prefer not to know what such people eat for lunch, better skip it.

LinkedIn is about general-purpose non-specific brown-nosing. It is great for keeping those sucking-up muscles trimmed. If you don't want to suck up to anybody, better skip it.

Google+ is about finding completely random people who happen to have the same interests as you, or who produce interesting text or photographs or who attract interesting discussions or otherwise tickle your fancy. If you don't want to do that, better skip it.

Like, if someone was to fancy plants of the family Nepenthaceae, one could join this community:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117037123781049426104
or this one:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108732200169956427257
or this one:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105730273526169818962

It's all about fancy.

[EDITED: The headline punctuation saves, lives.]
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Shellbot
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gotta figure out the nesting levels on this thing... where that silly "take offline" thing come from?

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AnsuGisalas
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"F U" from the site re-unfitting...

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CharlieSpencer
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If you go too far down and get stuck with 'Take Offline' instead of 'Reply', go back up to the previous level and reply to it.

"Teacher says, every time someone uses 'Take Offline', an angel gets sodomized."

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cmiller5400
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The "Take Offline" creates a post in the Water Cooler area. But since this is a water cooler topic, won't that create some sort of loop? Kind of like "Crossing the streams" and having a total protonic reversal event

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Shellbot
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do you mean its recursive??

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NickNielsen Moderator
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nested procedure calls...without end.

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cdurai
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Social media engagement for companies or brands is different. Companies use social media for building their brand and its management. By proper monitoring and analyzing the 'Shout' (sentiments) in the social media they can change their business or service strategy. They can use shout analytics for the sentiment analysis in the social media monitoring.

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CharlieSpencer
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"They can use shout analytics for the sentiment analysis in the social media monitoring."

We have a winner! Three management-speak phrases in one sentence! I award extra points for 'sentiment analysis'; that's a new one on me.

With that said, I have no doubt that there are some departments in some companies that gain value from social media. That doesn't mean it has value for all companies, or for individuals on a personal level.