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Jun 19

Learning How to Navigate Social Media Formats

New social media sites are still being introduced on the internet. Most people cannot keep up with all the formats. Each site has restrictions for posts, may or may not allow videos, contains different headings, and has its own process for responding or adding a post. People get confused about how to add a video to one site because the process is a little different than the site with which they are familiar. Depending on how comfortable you are with social media, the whole thing can get overwhelming. Trying to learn the mechanics of a new site in order to navigate through pages can be complicated. Do not give up! Social media pages are how more and more people communicate, businesses reach customers, and companies present contests, coupons, and giveaways.

Sites provide extensive directions, instructions, and demonstrations for all their functions and features for those who have the patience to review the information. It may be wise to select one site at a time, get familiar with it, and be comfortable using it before moving on to another site. Once one site is mastered, the others will be easier to learn. The goal of the tutorials and explanations is to help users get the most out of what the site has to offer. YouTube, for example, is primarily a video social media site. Learning how to upload a video is important for people who wish to utilize their page for business.

Select the sites that are best suited to your purposes and needs. If communicating with family and friends is a primary goal for creating a page, Facebook or Twitter may be the best choice. The format allows posts, photographs, and videos to be placed on pages. Users can also like a page to see posts as they are presented, share a link with others, and privately message people at will. The Twitter format limits the characters used for each post to one-hundred and forty, along with a video or picture. Finding a person or business on a site is easy. Enter the address for the site, add a slash, and put in the name of the entity desired. An example is www.Twitter.com/laheyhospital. If that medical center has a Twitter page (it does), it will pop up automatically.