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Facebook Safety Check: Using Social Media In Times of Crisis

Most recently put into practice during terror attacks in Paris, Facebook is using a new feature of their social media platform to keep people connected during times of crisis. Launched in October 2014, Facebook Safety Check is a tool that allows users to check the safety status of loved ones who are in close proximity to a major disaster. For those anxiously awaiting news and updates, Safety Check is an easy way to check in and let them know that you’re safe.

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Taylor Swift Connected Generation

The Connected Generation, As Inspired by Taylor Swift

For those of you who know me well, you knew this post was coming — it was just a matter of time that I’d give a shoutout to my favorite artist. It should also come at no surprise to anyone that Taylor Swift has changed today’s music industry and how artists connect with their fans. Having recently attended Taylor’s sold out shows in Nashville and Atlanta, I learned just how relevant social media is to engaging the 25-year-old’s audience and how it has shaped the way our generation connects with the world around us.

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Should I Be Tweeting Professionally?

If you’re looking to gain a competitive edge in your job search and want to stay up-to-date with industry trends, the answer is yes. With 302 million monthly active users and 500 million tweets sent daily, Twitter is one of the strongest and well-known social media platforms out there.

You’ve probably noticed your favorite celebrities and brands are on Twitter posting engaging and entertaining content, because it’s a place to showcase things you’re passionate about. It’s also a great way to showcase knowledge. By creating a professional Twitter account, you can read and post about industry news, trends, and developments.

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Creating The Most Effective LinkedIn Profile

In the age of the Internet, social media is becoming a vital tool for finding your next job and networking with employers. The most powerful business networking tool out there right now is LinkedIn. With over 350 million users from 200+ countries, the networking possibilities are endless. In this blog post, you’ll learn why LinkedIn is important and how you can create the best profile to grow your personal brand.

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How To Use Social Media In Your Job Search

Just a few years ago, finding a job was as easy as looking at a job board, submitting a resume, and waiting for a recruiter to pick up the phone and give you a ring. These days, that’s unfortunately not the case. It seems like everyone is on social media, from your co-workers to your great-aunt. While some may think it’s smart to avoid social media when looking for a new job, it’s becoming an important tool that connects job seekers with potential employers.

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