I absolutely love Trending Topics on Twitter. Obviously, they let people see what has the most buzz surrounding it at any given point. What I don’t like, however, is when I see an intriguing trending topic, but can’t figure out what has actually occurred by reading the tweets associated with the topic.
For example, this afternoon I saw that “Manny Pacquiao” was trending. Now, as much as I am not a fan of boxing, it caught my eye and I was wondering what the athlete did to generate so much conversation. From the massive list of tweets I was confronted with, I was unable to figure out exactly what that was. So, I went ahead and did the work that I usually look for someone else to have already done.
For a long time, I have been a huge advocate of using online, social media platforms to make connections with professionals in one’s given field of choice. Specifically, I think it’s a great tool for students and young professionals who haven’t found the best fitting job for them yet.
To name a few, Twitter makes connecting easy because following does not need to be mutual. In other words, you don’t have to be accepted by a person in order to follow them.
Conversely, LinkedIn, known as the professional social
network, is great for connecting because connections on the site are generally only made between people who actually do have a legitimate offline relationship. In other words, it’s more authentic.
I want to clarify this a bit further, though.