Social networking continues to be all the rage. You can't open a newspaper, or a magazine, or turn on the television without reading, seeing, or hearing about it and how it is changing the way we communicate and keep in touch with friends.
It is becoming increasingly important in business, too. (Jonathan and Kevin tweet on Twitter every day.) There are webinars, whitepapers and conferences about how to leverage social networking to engage your customers and increase your sales.
The online sage of everything in the world - Wikipedia - provides this definition of a social network:
"A social network is a social structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, kinship, dislike, conflict or trade." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network
And defines a social network service as such:
"A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_service
Here is a great explanation of social networking via YouTube. It's short (one minute, forty eight seconds), simple, and humorous. Check it out:
So all this is probably nothing very new to many of you reading this. So why are we writing a blog post about it? Well, HRmarketer has finally gotten around to joining the social networking craze ourselves. We have put up a Facebook page so we can continue to build our online community of HR vendors and HR professionals, and share our interests and activities with the community.
Here is a link to our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/HRmarketercom/39347091877
Our hope is to create a network of like-minded people within the Human Resources field and provide a place where we can share ideas, information, and opportunities. We will share photos and videos, announce webinars and provide links to our HR Buyers' and HR Sellers' research reports, pose questions to the community and answer questions posed by the community. We genuinly hope that you will join us on Facebook and take an active part in the community - we can all learn from each other and help one another.