Web Search Pacific Invitation to After5 meeting, Sydney, Monday June 25 2014 : Questions for Social Media

“Linkedin is social media for grown-ups.”  Ask anyone in business and they will tell you Linkedin is the web careers service. When the stock debuted with an IPO in May 2011, it soared to a value of US$8.9 billion – the biggest price tag for a tech firm since Google in 2004. Today it is an essential tool for recruitment. Well maybe, but how useful can it be to researchers?

Facebook is a little older as a service (not much) but even bigger than Linkedin and with a younger demographic.  It gathers up members early and somehow manages to hold on to them, with nimble technology for mobile access and advertising. With hundreds of millions off users, no other service has such reach but does the content match the coverage?

Twitter has been wittily described as micro-blogging – the blogging equivalent of micro-brewing which is beer from craft enthusiasts. Brevity may be the soul of wit, and amateurs may have the passion, but what can be found there of value?

At the next meeting of After5 Vikki Bell of Bellinform Research will review the major social networking services and explore how we can use these tools to research people or organisations or events.  This meeting will aim to continue some of our previous discussions so we hope everyone will bring along some examples that we can explore solutions for.  Vikki believes there is so much promotion on social media that it can be harnessed to discover valuable information and expertise.

Topic: Questions for social media

Speaker: Vikki Bell

Venue: RFC Ambrian Limited, Level 14, 19-31 Pitt Street, Sydney

Date: Wednesday 25 June 2014

Time: 5.30pm (for 6.00 to 7.00pm)

Fee: $10.00

(For latecomers the contact phone number is: 0407 702 843. Please call if you arrive after 6.00pm).

Places are strictly limited to thirty people so an RSVP is essential before 11.00am on Monday 23 June 2014 to Elizabeth Swan at: e_swan@websearchpacific.com.au

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Robert Grundy

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