Social networks and/or social media services allow you to network with people who share interests, professions, hobbies, backgrounds or real-life connections. They can be useful for keeping in contact with friends and family, making new friends, contacts or just hooking up for sex. So, they can be of benefit for work or play. Social media services are based online and often have mobile apps to allow users to access the service on the go. There are hundreds of social networks. These range from very small and specific services that serve a small community to global networks with millions of users. S, so you think you need social media training?

After that short introduction, feel you’ve missed the social media boat? lgbt computer geek can help you catch up with social media training. If you need a Facebook page or Twitter account, I find that most people can pick up the basics within a short tuition session.

Getting tailored one-to-one support can help you to achieve more than attending a traditional training course, usually in much less time.

Risks and benefits

Using social media can provide some risks. It’s important to understand the risk and benefits of using social media. There are days I despair with some of the crap that’s posted. Sometimes, there are are occasions where a post or series of posts just lifts your spirits and you laugh until it hurts.

Please contact John if you are fairly new to social media and want help with, e.g. Twitter and Facebook. We’ll cover the basics together. I can guide you as you write a short profile / bio and send a few messages/posts.

Setting up a profile, talking you through online safety, and showing you how to use your chosen website can easily be done remotely. Just follow simply to understand steps, and I can see what’s on on your screen. Read more about how easy it is to help you remotely.

If you want to use a phone or tablet then we must meet up.

Seven social media tips

Some of the tips that we might cover include:

  1. Decide which social media platform(s) to use
  2. Writing your social media profile(s)
  3. Online safety, including privacy setting and deciding how much you are going to share about yourself
  4. Find and follow friends, family and any people that you like
  5. Seek to keep a balance between following and followers
  6. Share interesting content (text, images, videos)
  7. Don’t forget to follow back

Have a look at the National Cybersecurity Alliance website. They have a really good page on how to safely enjoy social media.

If you’d like some social media training, please get in touch.