How Social Media Went From Exciting To Ingrained In Our Lives

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Chances are if you are in sales, social media is already a prominent part of your personal life. And now, thanks to social selling, it is hopefully a big part of your professional life as well. Incorporating social media into the workplace has brought many opportunities, but also many questions. You may be wondering how to best navigate social networks with your sales prospecting goals in mind.

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Trust Is Shifting to the Network

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Our trust in institutions and the establishment is in severe decline. At the same time, we are getting into cars with strangers and letting strangers sleep in our houses.
We are increasingly deciding who to trust based on what the network of our peers says.

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The wrath of social media! Face-to-face conversation becoming a passé

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

With social media substituting real-life communication, one-third of people communicate less face-to-face with their loved ones, a key factor for damaging relationships, a study has found.

The findings showed that a significant third of people communicate less with their parents (31 per cent), children (33 per cent), partners (23 per cent) and friends (35 per cent) because they can see and communicate with them via social media.

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How to Fortify Your Network for the IoT Revolution

Friday, February 17th, 2017

How to Fortify Your Network for the IoT Revolution

As more and more devices gain internet-connectivity, security measures have to change.
Experts estimate every person will own about 25 devices connected devices by 2020. Many of these items, such as refrigerators and televisions, will remain in the home. But some of them will make their way to the office.

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Making the most of social media

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Social media can be a great way to promote your MIT department, lab, center (DLC), or group and to engage with your audience. For those who are new to it, though, running multiple sites for outreach can be daunting. Jenny Fowler, the manager of social media strategy in MITs Communications Initiatives, shares some tips for those starting to build a social media presence.

Which platform?
The most popular platforms are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with Snapchat on the rise. Fowler recommends Facebook for those new to social media.

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