November 27, 2007

Exposure on Myspace and Facebook

Social networking sites are used to stay in contact with friends but with a little effort they can also help expose creative work.

A networking feature on Myspace can be accessed in the profile editor. Once users select a network such as advertising, or film, they can message and connect with others in the network including prominent professionals.

Myspace videos works like Youtube but it also links videos to user profiles so viewers can message and network with video creators. Users can also highlight their work by using the bulletin feature to announce the creation of their Black Turtle Media portfolio and the blog feature to provide a permanent link to it.

On Facebook, users can join groups such as Creative Advertising (which has more than 5,000 members). Group pages have a discussion forum, a picture gallery, and a video reel. The tagging feature in Facebook allows users to select friends to be notified when they post a picture, video, or message. Tagging is a great tool to use when posting work.

Increasing exposure on existing social networks such as Myspace and Facebook only takes a small amount of time and can yield big results for professional networking.