Tell us about your Social Media Needs! Take the IBM Social Media Survey
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Pictured: The Social Media Universe. Where do you fit? Take our Social Media survey and let us know!
IBM has launched a "Business Partner Survey on Usage of Social Computing" in order to assist us in strengthening our social computing strategy and capabilities into the future. I hope each of you will take some time to tell us about your needs and your current social media preferences. Are you a "twitterholic?" A Facebook fan? A member of LinkedIN?. Do you blog? These are all aspects of social media that some of our Business Partners use, or listen to. Through the survey we are seeking Business Partner input to better understand market preferences, needs and reactions to specific social computing capabilities and tools. This will also include an assessment of preferences regarding use of IBM and other IT company websites that utilize social computing capabilities.
As members of the IBM PartnerWorld Community, please take a few minutes to complete the survey available now in the Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking forum.
The survey has been approved by IBM’s Global Business Partner organization and is available through March 31, 2010. So hurry and take the survey today !:) Results will be made available in the above forum where participants are also invited to join a discussion around the use of Social Computing in business today. The survey is voluntary and, as all surveys are in IBM, this survey is completely anonymous - all personal information submitted becomes anonymous at time of submission.
Social Networking has grown dramatically in the last 18mos. But not everyone uses it for business , for some its only a tool for sharing personal information or photos. For others, it can be a great way to share business information and network in real-time. Social media offers immediate information that can help you better understand market needs and information to better help you interact with other IT professionals. For myself, I am continually amazed at the amount of good , relevant information flowing through Twitter, blogs and social networks.
If you're new to Social Media, and looking for introductory education, you may want to view the new Getting started with social media guide from IBM on Partnerworld.