A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization *Chapters 8 & 9* Media Communities/Widgets/Badges

  • Media communities are social sites where you can save, share, and comment on multimedia items.
  • Image sharing sites such as Flickr
  • Video sharing sites such as YouTube
  • Searching and search engine placement is searching images in Flickr and videos in YouTube using search terms just as you would do in search engine like Google.
  • Widgets are snipped of code, usually displayed graphically, that can be used to syndicate content.
  • Some widgets help you show off all of the places you are in the social web.
  • Some widgets encourage others to subscribe to your RSS feed and to share your site on social bookmarking or crowd-sourcing sites.
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