The worlds of IT and social media are more connected than many people realize. Although a typical person might think that social media is more for amateur or corporate use, and IT is more for professional use, there are a surprising number of ways that their paths combine regularly.
To illustrate this, consider the following five themes: first be sure to know what the big three are, then use this knowledge to understand the security risks involved, use social media to promote professional and technical knowledge, find reasons to create more efficient and shareable code, and use the system as a way to find kindred workers and job opportunities.
What Are The Big Three
When you dive into social media analytics, you’ll immediately find lots of references to the big three. These are, obviously, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Without that basic understanding, the rest of the IT and social media connections aren’t going to make sense. If you want to step yourself through the process, you at least need accounts in those three places to understand how to set them up and what they connect. Instagram and SnapChat are two other systems to consider integrating as well. [Read more…]