I’ve always been a late bloomer to social media sorts of things. By the time I got on LiveJournal, everybody was on MySpace. By the time I got to MySpace, everybody was on Facebook. And truthfully, Twitter still sort of annoys me.
Nonetheless, I feel like I’m finally 100% strapped in to the social media bandwagon. I understand the culture’s importance–it’s revolutionized the way we share and talk about information and ideas. This morning, I read in the news that demand for Facebook shares, expected to begin trading on Friday, is so high, they’re actually raising the shares’ price. The 8-year old company, which is run by a hoodie-wearing twentysomething who looks like someone John might play video games with, has 900 million users worldwide and, by the end of the week, could be worth more than U.S. corporate giants like Disney, Ford and Kraft food.
My point is, social media is here to stay, and Horse Nation is all about learning to how to use it in a way that makes YOU want to “like” us. Typically, we’ve been using Facebook and Twitter to post links to stories and the occasional photo, but I think the potential here is endless: contests, surveys, discussion, etc. Ideas? Feel free to email them to me at wylie@horsenation–we’re all ears.
Speaking of Facebook contests, check out the latest from our fantastic sponsor, Dubarry:
What do you do in yours?
Climbed a mountain? Jumped in a lake? Headed off to an exotic place?
Get creative/silly/funny/crazy and snap some photos of what you get up to in yours! Click here to enter them in our photo contest. Prize: Fabulous wardrobe of Dubarry kit! Dubarry want to reward the funniest/most creative photo of Dubarry Boots in Action. Get your Dubarry boots on, get plenty of creative pictures, upload them to the contest by using the “submit entry” option and get your friends voting.
SUBMIT ALL ENTRIES BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON MAY 31st. VOTING ON ENTRIES FOR THIS CONTEST ENDS ON JUNE 1st 2012 AND THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT 10AM ON JUNE 1st.
The entry that receives the most votes will win a His n’ Hers “Toe to Head” Dubarry outfit valued at up to £2,000/€2,500/$3,000
Check out the latest entries on their Facebook page. Go Dubarry, and Go Riding!