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Building A Virtual Army: Part Three

Don’t follow people you’re not interested in. Chances are they’re not going to be interested in you either. That said, expanding your horizons a bit – following photo bloggers even if you’re not a photographer, or humor accounts from comedians you don’t know – can lead to a broader, more diverse range of followers. People have many different interests.

Who follows who across these four social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram – varies wildly. Facebook friends are usually just that – people you know in real life. Connections on LinkedIn benefit both parties. Each receives a potential job and a boost to their stats. In the business world, it’s not uncommon to work with people you’ve never met. All the two have is a shared industry, mutual friends, or the same employer. However, LinkedIn retains the expectation that connections at least have something to do with each other offline.

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Building a Virtual Army: Part Two

Part Two: So You Wanna Build an Army?

 

By Jeremy Allmendinger

 

Everyone hates pointless Facebook notifications. I don’t care how your FarmVille is doing. I don’t want to gift you pigeons in BirdBlazers. I hope your Frolic Simulator character gets an aneurysm. Similarly, sending people bushels of Facebook invites neither makes nor keeps friends. So how do I get people to like my page without bombarding them with reminders like the Allied forces in Dresden?

 

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Building a Virtual Army: Part One

Last May I was tossed into an uncertain world of possibility and failure before I could remove my mortarboard or robe. Trading a signed and stamped piece of paper for a job didn’t pan out, so I did what any attention-starved millennial in my shoes would have done and took to the Internet. I’ve never been much for traditional employment anyway.

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