You know when you’re searching around on the internet and ads pop up that you might be interested in? Well turns out they may be smarter than we think!
Advertisements start to pop up when you type in words called keywords. These keywords can be for anything, say a book you’re looking for or that pair of earrings you are dying to buy! Well if you type in “diamond earrings”, up pops ads for diamond earrings.
Advertisements are getting smarter. They start to know how many times you look something up and then will offer ads based upon how many times you’ve typed in that specific keyword. Soon we won’t need to type anything cause the computer will know exactly what sites we normally want anyways!
Social Media sites are an integral part of today’s society. Sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter help keep both individuals and companies stay connected with their fans and followers. They work together as well, connecting through one another so each post, each tweet, is connected within the various social media sites.
This connection to all those people is amazing. I personally have over 500 “friends” through Facebook, 50 connections through LinkedIn and another 30 or so that I follow on Twitter. If I took that approximate 580 people and sent a message out to all of them, and then that 580 copied and sent it to all their friends, the numbers will just start adding up! Soon that message will be out there to millions and millions, and all because you decided to connect with your fans and followers.
Using social media sites for networking can be beneficial as, for me, I have 580 connections that I have made. At times I will often feel the need to send them a quick email or a hello, just to let them know that I’m thinking of them. That helps me later when I need to ask them for something, take adevantage of that connection that was made. After all, that’s what “friends” are for!
Hello, I am a mature student at Capilano University in North Vancouver who is currently in her 4th year of Business Administration classes. Moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2007 and absolutely love it! I work part-time in Commercial Banking at RBC and am furthering myself through education to finally obtain my degree in Business Administration through Capilano University. Once a week I sing with the Suncoast Singers, a local Sechelt choir and I just rejoined my competitive dragon boat racing team, the Sea Gals! When not working, doing homework or participating in small town community events you can often find me outdoors, either in the woods or on the ocean.