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Using Twitter and Linkedin to network

Social media allows us to connect, share and interact with each other beyond what we had previously imagined. But now that there is so much happening in the social media world, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a world full of digital content, conversations and identities.

Luckily, there are a few ways to stay on the path of your interests.

Firstly, you have to find the authors and social influencers of the content that you’re interested in. By doing so, you will find great conversations. Leverage the interaction by commenting insightfully on their blogs, posts and tweets.

There’s no better way to join these social influencer, than by becoming one yourself. By writing a blog or publication, then sharing and discussing it on your social networks, other people interested in the same conversation will reach out to you.

Get familiar with Twitter keyword search. This is an easy tool to filter out through the many conversations to find one that interests you. Make sure you also join relevant groups on Linkedin. They are great work-related forums where members often share articles, ask questions and start online conversations.

When people on Linkedin have viewed your profile, if it’s appropriate you can link with them. They may be in your field, your community or a recruiter. It’s healthy to form new professional relationships, and importantly maintain them.