October 7, 2009
Filed under: Community
This year, I jumped on the social network bandwagon in a big way, using LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and finally Twitter to share industry news and post pics and videos. IMHO itz GR8. For the uninitiated, that’s tweet-speak for “In my humble opinion, it’s great.”
So I was fascinated by the results of a recent ASI Research study showing that an increasing number of you are also tweeting, friending and posting on blogs.
Our results show LinkedIn – the online site for professionals – is used by about 54% of distributors and 46% of suppliers, with more than 85% using it for business purposes.
Facebook - a more casual online site – has the greatest penetration in the industry overall, with 59% of distributors and 62% of suppliers indicating they have a Facebook account. More than 60% of users say it’s for personal use only.
But, as the study shows, things are always evolving in the online space. Nearly 90% of respondents feel social networking already is or will become a good way to promote their business.
Read the press release by clicking here.
LMK (let me know).