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Getting acquainted with social networks and apps: picking up the Slack in communication and collaboration

Getting acquainted with social networks and apps: picking up the Slack in communication and... PurposeThis paper aims to present the use of social media to engage internally with employees and stakeholders, which is becoming a popular option of communication for many business, organizations and libraries.Design/methodology/approachThe popularity and importance of social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram cannot be ignored.FindingsThe number of users on these networks continues to grow with 65 per cent of American adults using social networking sites (Perrin, 2015).Social implicationsSocial networking tools provide an ease of communication that allows for increased interaction and audience engagement.Originality/valueMany of the elements that make social networking platforms strong communication tools are now being used internally, allowing employees of these organizations and businesses to collaborate and connect with the same ease as with external audiences. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

Getting acquainted with social networks and apps: picking up the Slack in communication and collaboration

Library Hi Tech News , Volume 33 (9): 4 – Nov 7, 2016

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0741-9058
DOI
10.1108/LHTN-10-2016-0049
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PurposeThis paper aims to present the use of social media to engage internally with employees and stakeholders, which is becoming a popular option of communication for many business, organizations and libraries.Design/methodology/approachThe popularity and importance of social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram cannot be ignored.FindingsThe number of users on these networks continues to grow with 65 per cent of American adults using social networking sites (Perrin, 2015).Social implicationsSocial networking tools provide an ease of communication that allows for increased interaction and audience engagement.Originality/valueMany of the elements that make social networking platforms strong communication tools are now being used internally, allowing employees of these organizations and businesses to collaborate and connect with the same ease as with external audiences.

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Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 7, 2016

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