What’s the Buzz: Social Media at Work; Creating Buzz and Followers Online

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

Mashable reportsanother study, which said that there is a 20% increase by companies to block social media sites. “Clearly, the 20% increase in companies blocking social media sites has yet to negatively affect the growth of Twitter and Facebook in the business world.” Part of this could be attributed to companies’ increasing efforts to create social media presence, as well as personal use.

When Richard Nash read the announcement that BookExpo America had decided to cancel its Tuesday afternoon show hours for 2010 and shorten the show to Wednesday and Thursday, he “began to compose a rant” on his own blog. But seeking a bigger audience, Nash instead wrote his article for the Huffington Post, entitled “Want to Sell Books? Start Gathering Fans.” He then posted the article to Twitter, Facebook and his own blog. Pretty soon, PW and Twitterers from all over publishing were talking about his opinions.

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Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the Publisher of Publishing Perspectives. Before joining PP in 2009, she worked as Project Manager at the German Book Office New York.