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Social Media Learning Curve by Mind Map: Social Media Learning Curve
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Social Media Learning Curve

Skills

In the first stage, a participant spends most of their time learning the ropes. With a good coach, most people can be onto the next stage within a month or so. There is always more to learn, but there is a point at which one has "the basics".

Terminology

Before you can join the conversation, you have to understand what people are talking about.

Tools

In order to participate online, you'll have to learn some basic skills such as how to use blog software, feed readers, social networks, and more.

Etiquette

There are some foundational cultural observences that one must learn in order to avoid offending people accidentally.

Focus

After a participant learns to use the tools and has the basic idea behind online social interaction, they experience a period of information overload. In stage two, he/she learns how to focus their attention.

Reading

Using algorithmic processing to filter through content in order to read more signal and less noise.

Writing

Using less words to say more and knowing what to comment on.

Evaluation

Learning how to efficiently mine through analytics.

Enlightenment

In the third and final stage of the learning curve, the big picture comes together and a participant begins to understand how they can use their new found capabilities. It is at this stage where one sees "why" they want to participate. And, it's usually not the same as the reasons that motivated them to learn in the first place.

Social Intelligence

The ability to understand and manage men and women, boys and girls, to act wisely in human relations.

Motivation

The reason(s) you discover for why you are participating on social media.

Accomplishment

While most people experience their fist success during the first stage in the learning curve, they generally feel a sense of accomplishment after they reach enlightenment. It is similar to what Mazlow describes as the peak of our heirarchy of needs: self-actualization.