Ch 4: Using Technology to Network

About This Chapter

Take a look at the following video and text lessons to learn about types of technology used in networking. The information can help you choose the appropriate method of communication in your business endeavors.

Using Technology to Network: Chapter Summary

There are numerous ways to attract fellow professionals via technology. The short lessons in this chapter highlight the use of blogs, e-mail, social media and text messaging as examples to network with others in your industry. This chapter includes:

Types of Internet communication

There's a wealth of online outlets to use for networking purposes. This lesson addresses popular types, such as RSS, instant messaging, e-mail newsgroups, blogging and Twitter.

Tips for using text and instant messaging at work

These alternative ways of communicating should be used with care within the workplace. Some of the challenges, in the effort to maintain professional, may include incorrect punctuation and grammar, confidentiality and the mingling of personal and business contacts. Our counselors can teach you about these methods of networking.

Connecting by blogging

A blog is an informal website or webpage operated by an individual or group for commentary or personal use. In the business world, a blog can be used to express business ideas or to network. Common blog websites such as WordPress, Tumblr and Blogger are highlighted in this lesson.

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