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Once you have set up your blog, you need to focus on your content. Try creating about 10 interesting post, or best of all tutorials. Tutorials are great because most of the community is looking for knowledge when they are online. Another way is to do some Blog Hopping and by that, I mean visiting other Blogs.

When you go to other Blogs, they should be related to your business or artice. If you feel the need to leave a comment, then do so – just make sure it is for a good purpose and not be a sales pitch. Your post needs to be on topic and you can also leave a link to your blog as well. For example, when someone leaves me a positive comments on my Blog and links back to their site it gives me a feeling of accomplishment so I’m preety sure that’s how most Blog owners would feel.

By doing this, you will gain organic traffic back to your blog. This will be attracting visitors of the same niche so that way more people can click on your link to join your blog discussion as well. For example, if I was a visitor and type in “How to raise my baby kitten” in Google, I would come across a blog and start gobbling up that information. When I’m finished, I may read the comments and see another post from a visitor that shows their signature and a link to “All about Kittens and how to raise them.” This would
surely grab my attention and I would click on the link.

Your second benefit to this habit is that your site will start being crawled by Google or any other search engines. If your wondering how exactly this works – well, what happens is that the crawler bots count how many external links it finds yo your websites.The more times your website appears on other blogs, the more that will help you because it will increase your page rank, thus increasing

Last but not lease, this will help you begin the habit of good blogging. Just by visiting successful blogs, this will actually help you come across new blog controversies and tricks. You might also learn something that will benefit your knowledge. After all, as a blogger – it is your duty to collect information over the internet and store it in your brain, mainly for blogging purpose.

Social Networking

In this day and generation, almost everyone is connecting to Social Networks like Myspace, Twitter, Facebook, Hi5 and many more out there. These networks can benefit you in two ways. One is expanding your friends, letting you take part in various dicussions with others. Another is to promote your business as well.

The risks and benefits of social networking as a business tool

As wikis, RSS, blogs and social networks such as Facebook grow in use, can their technologies and popularity be beneficial to businesses, or do they present too much risk? That question was at the heart of a recent symposium hosted by the Fox School’s Institute for Business and Information Technology, “Social Computing and Networking: Business Tool or Consumer Fad?”
At the start of the this highly interactive symposium, the 73 participants — Temple alumni, faculty and students, as well as regional business practitioners — filled out a survey aimed at uncovering how prevalent social networking tools are in the business environment. Participants indicated that while some social networking tools, such as blogs, are universally adopted by people across all industries, others, like the virtual environment Second Life, are not important or useful to them.

According to symposium moderator Munir Mandviwalla, “Social networking is new and relevant for business use because it can enable employees to network with each other and exchange knowledge.”

The panelists discussed the pros and cons of these relatively new media, praising them as connecting people with common interests, and more efficiently helping companies reach out to employees, clients, consumers, contacts and potential employees. On the other hand, they warned, more media channels can lead to loss of confidentiality, information overload, and a company’s inability to control — or perhaps even generate — content for the channels they set up.

The bottom line: People and businesses participating in these social media need to understand and calculate the benefits and risks before engaging them, said Mandviwalla, associate professor and chair of Management Information Systems at Temple. Related research being conducted in the MIS Department includes projects with Lockheed Martin to understand why people participate in such networks and the value of social networking, and another project with GlaxoSmithKline on Second Life.

Temple University has established several social networking sites to help connect its community members, including for alumni, friends, students and faculty, and an “MIS Community” (above) for students, faculty, partners and alumni of the Management Information Systems Department, which recently hosted a symposium on social computing and networking.

This symposium, held Jan. 31, was co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and GlaxoSmithKline, which supplied several of the panelists. To learn more about Temple’s Institute for Business and Information Technology, including upcoming events, visit
— Written by Genevia SawyerFor the Fox School of Business

How are social networking technologies being used?
According to a survey of symposium attendees:

• Social computing and networking can enable organic and bottom-up innovation (as opposed to the traditional top-down model of organizational hierarchy).
• Blogs and wikis and applications such as Facebook and LinkedIn are the most-used social networking tools.
• Most of the organizations represented have no plans of using virtual worlds, such as Second Life, in the near future.
• Blogs are universally adopted by people across all industries.
• IT-based industries tend to use wikis, RSS, tagging, social networks and media sharing more than non-IT based industries.
• These tools are very beneficial, but only people who claimed more experience with these tools tended to be more cognizant about the risks of these technologies.
• Large organizations are more likely to use these tools for both internal and external use. On the other hand, smaller organizations are more willing to use these for external uses, such as communication with customers.
• Organizations are still not sure how best to manage or regulate these technologies. Companies are also concerned about information leakage and legal liabilities arising from social computing and networking usage.
These results were compiled by Assistant Professor of MIS Sunil

Top Social Networking Sites

Blogger (222 million)
Facebook (200 million)
MySpace (126 million)
Wordpress (114 million)
Windows Live Spaces (87 million)
Yahoo Geocities (69 million)
Flickr (64 million)
hi5 (58 million)
Orkut (46 million)
Six Apart (46 million)
Baidu Space (40 million)
Friendster (31 million) (29 million) (24 million)
Bebo (24 million)
Scribd (23 million)
Lycos Tripod (23 million)
Tagged (22 million)
imeem (22 million)
Netlog (21 million)
(ranked by unique worldwide visitors November, 2008; comScore)


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