Social Networking!

06.16.2009 / Miscellaneous

Yippee! Today’s Dialogue topic has Will, Kate and Lisa giving us the skinny on social networking. Hear what works for them, and then comment below to join the dialogue yourself!

How do you network online, and are there downfalls from doing so?

Related Episode(s): Community and Blog, Blog, Blog!

  • ‘Don’t be a jerk’! Haha good one. Sound advice. That line sums up the whole video, I think.

  • great dialogue ~ so true the point about getting everything done on every level and being funny/clever on twitter! i often wonder where people find the time for it all.
    guess some people are more social in general and it comes naturally!
    thanks guys :)

  • That was so informative in an upbeat way. Well done on the editing too, Erin.

  • kate’s comments ‘don’t social network so much that you can’t make work’ and ‘don’t be a jerk’ are really key.

  • thanks for another great dialogue! i used to be so afraid of networking (“before” the internet) because i thought it was all about trying to get something i wanted from someone, but i have to say, the internet has made it way easier to simply look at a person’s work and say, “i like that!” which has the potential to start a conversation or even a relationship in a more authentic way. it has made me more bold, i think, and now i don’t bat an eyelash at the thought of emailing someone to introduce myself to let them know i like their work, or that i am working on a project and would like them to be involved. . . .
    but it seems there is a fine line–it’s a little spammer-ish to go around commenting on blogs telling people to visit your blog, or to make the conversation come back around to you all the time. i think it’s good to give input and be part of the conversation (just like in real life, if you don’t speak up, no one will know what you are thinking!), but doing so in a relevant way is important, i think. it shows you can be part of an intelligent discussion without always trying to promote yourself.
    those are my thoughts.

  • I agree with your comments, Laura. In addition, it’s so amazing that with the internet today we can talk to artists we would never have a chance to interact with in real life! It makes an “artist’s life” so much more tangible to me. I feel like I could really be part of that community without living in a certain area or knowing certain people.

    I also also have some reservations when it comes to networking on-line. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started an e-mail/whatever and started thinking into it to much: I don’t want to come on too strong, creepy, etc. I just have to stop and think about how much I would appreciate it if someone took the time out to write me an e-mail.

    All in all, social networking: +

  • I LOVE your thoughts! This was one of my favorite episodes b/c it covers so much about social networking— being positive, staying on top of things, but in the end— it’s about making work.

    Keep your comments coming— I love this!

  • 1. Don’t be a jerk. Guess that lady behind me at the light yesterday didn’t see this episode.

    2. Don’t be toooo friendly.

    3. Will is 23!!!??? WHAT!!!!?

    Have a great week!

  • very helpful for a newbie like me!

  • Great dialogue, as always!
    Don’t be a jerk and make time for work are both VERY important!
    As a business owner, I spend about 15 minutes a day on social networking. I update facebook about once a week and update twitter about twice a day. I’ve learned to choose my social sites carefully and not over-commit. Choose two or three and keep them updated rather than ten that you never have time for.
    Looking forward to the next dialogue- thanks Erin!

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