It's now easier than ever for everyday Web users to influence the opinions and decisions within their circle of friends and beyond. If you Facebook and/or Twitter, or even if you just casually brows the Web, here are some tips to help share your agricultural story.
Here's a quick guide of the links and resources mentioned throughout version 2.0 of the Ohio Farm Bureau Guide to Social Media.
Download the entire Guide to Social Media here.
Business usage of Facebook has skyrocketed since the first version of this guide was published. Learn how to set up an official business page to maximize your business or organization's engagement with Facebook users.
Facebook users quickly discover that they have many different friends that require different levels of socialization and privacy options. Use this guide to separate friends into lists and apply security settings to each.
Location-based social networking is growing in popularity. Learn how Facebook Places is helping bring location-based social networking to the mainstream, and get tips on why you would want to use it.
Although most of Facebook’s Pages look similar, there are fundamental differences that you may not have noticed. Discover the differences with this tutorial.
Start building your online social network by learning all the various ways to find friends and add them to your Facebook profile.
Discover how to use Facebook on your phone, how to handle Friend Requests, install Facebook Applications, check your Facebook Notifications, Messages and Requests and more.
Take advantage of Facebook's robust set of privacy settings, allowing you to customize how others access your information. This allows you to use one Facebook account for both personal and professional purposes.
The News Feed tells you what all your friends have been up to on Facebook. It also allow businesses and organizations to update their fans. Learn all about the engine that makes Facebook churn, and how you can customize it to make it work for you.
There are a multiple ways to communicate and share your messages in Facebook. Be sure you are keeping private messages private with this tutorial.
There are a multiple ways to communicate and share your messages in Facebook. Discover what all is considered to be publicly viewable by anybody on Facebook.
Learn the differences between Twitter and Facebook messages. We also tell you how to link the two accounts together in a way that lets you choose which tweets also get sent to your Facebook status.
There’s no better way to learn about social media than to simply sign up for an account and get started. It’s free, easy and secure! Learn how to sign up for accounts with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
A little bit about Ohio Farm Bureau's Social Media Guide and guidelines for its use.
It doesn’t seem like much, but more people will follow you if they can see who you are and find what you do to be interesting. Here's how to customize your Twitter profile.
To many, the common tweet looks like a foreign language. This tutorial takes a tweet and breaks it down in English.
Find out how to correctly use the different types of tweets for various communication purposes.
Learn ways to find and grow your list of followers and people you follow.
Many people don't realize that tweets can be searched, and even more don't realize that Twitter is the Web's fastest-growing search engine! You don't even have to have an account to search Twitter. Learn why it has become such a popular search engine.
Ohio Farm Bureau gives you some extra tips to help you find out why people are finding Twitter valuable and to help you get over the “Twitter-Quitter” hump.
Did you know that 75% of tweets originate from places other than twitter.com? There are many sources for your computer & phone that do a better job at allowing you to manage and search tweets. Find out which are the best, and how they can really enhance and help you understand Twitter.
Learn the multiple ways to sort and view your tweets on twitter.com
Twitter is much more than a simple status update. Discover how to tweet and how to provide value to your followers.
Learn how ofbf.org provides an outlet for members to take ownership of messages received by consumers. By signing up for a free Web account, farmers and consumers alike may take part in a number of social features including commenting, poll-voting, content-sharing, RSS feeds and more.