Re-cap #Socialmedia #YouTube

youtubeIf you enjoy making videos, working with power point, or vlogging, YouTube is the way to go. You can subscribe to other people’s videos and others can subscribe to yours. You want to do your research and subscribe to the videos that match your topics as a way to hopefully gain more followers.

In all of my classes, we have hit on social media platforms and which ones might be right to use for your specific business. That said it never hurts to be on several platforms, but from a business perspective (especially if you’re the only one managing the business) it’s best to manage only a couple of platforms. Managing a couple of platforms saves time, besides there are some great widgets you can use to link your accounts together.

A little on YouTube history  from Wiki. YouTube was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. YouTube’s early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.

In Dec. 2012 there were over one billion views on YouTube.

As far as platforms go YouTube is one of the biggest. According to 2015 statistics. YouTube comes in second at 22.2% to Facebook at 45.4%.

Use YouTube for Basic Activities

Signing into YouTube as a registered user lets you do a lot of stuff you can’t do while browsing the site anonymously, such as:

  • Save favorite videos for quicker viewing later
  • Comment on videos you watch or have an opinion about
  • Rate video’s you’ve watched
  • Create playlists of videos to watch
  • Operate your own video channel
  • Upload videos for others to watch

AboutTec has a wonderful article on how to use YouTube.

As with any of the platforms you use it pays to understand what that platform is about and how it will work for your needs. Remember you have to continually update your platform vlog in order for YouTube to work for you. In other words, if you set it and forget it the platform won’t bring in new likes or subscribers.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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