Weekend Update – Feb19

Social Media for SchoolsHappy Social Media Saturday! Listed below are links to interesting things I found on the web this week: cool tools, great blog articles, memorable Tweets – anything that stuck out to me and I think is worth sharing. I encourage you to check them out for yourself.

Blog Post: TED Launches Quora-like Social Platform – TED, the popular organization known for its thought leader conferences, today is launching a new social platform to augment its reach beyond the current five-day long, 1300-attendee conference. The platform, dubbed TED Conversations, will follow a Q&A-based format similar to Quora but with a few notable exceptions. First, conversations will be divided into three main categories – questions, ideas, and debates. In addition, each conversation will have specific expiration dates ranging from one day to two weeks depending on the topic. These features have been implemented to encourage thoughtful and active participation between users and thought leaders with busy schedules. Third, TED is bringing to the table the very thought leaders which they are best-known for hosting.

Blog Post: 10 Ways to Generate Constant Traffic – Some of our greatest concerns as bloggers are our loyal visitors and how we will maintain their loyalties.  How do we get them and how do we keep them? Kiesha’s site has maintained this authority for a reason.  It’s built to maintain loyalties and has grown over time, but how do we ensure visitor loyalty at the very beginning? It’s true that “content is king”, but what other ways can we attract and secure traffic in the long run? Whilst content is variable, there is always a niche market that depends on that content. In this post, I offer you a summary of how Weblogetter has achieved visitor loyalties and how you can possibly use this information to achieve yours.

Blog Post: How to Impress Blog Visitors Before they Start to Read – Isn’t the best way to impress readers by providing great content? My answer would be yes, because most people come to your site for your content. There are, however, some things you can do to impress and build credibility among your (first-time) readers even before they start to read what you have to say. How? Let me explain.

Have fun checking these out and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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