Social Media Explained (with the aid of a donut!)

Whenever I’ve been asked to explain “social media”, I’ve found that one sure way of getting the message across is to use this slide. It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but there’s no harm in injecting a bit of humour into any presentation.

I do not take any credit for the idea, and would normally accredit the original source, but there are so many different variations on this theme around the Web that I’ve not been able to discover how and where it started. ┬áIndeed, I’ve also made some of my own changes to bring it up to date. So, apologies in advance if I am upsetting any ownership sensibilities!

Social Media Explained - in a dounut

  • Twitter: I’m eating a #donut
  • Facebook: I like donuts
  • Foursquare: This is where I eat donuts
  • Instragram: This is a vintage photo of my donut
  • Pinterest: Here’s a recipe for making donuts
  • LastFM: Now listening to “Donuts”
  • Google+: I’ve joined a circle of donut-eating enthusiasts
  • Reddit: There’s a conspircy around donut eating.

About Steve Dale

Stephen Dale is both an evangelist and practitioner in the use of Web 2.0 technologies and Social Media applications to support personal development and knowledge sharing. He has a deep understanding of how systems and technology can be used to support learning and facilitate smarter working, where connections and conversations are the key to self-development and creativity within the organisation.
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