Social networking, i.e. the act of using the wide variety of Internet-based and mobile-based methods of communication called social media, has become almost a way of life for vast numbers of people. Did you know, for example, that the number of people using social networks worldwide is estimated to be more than 940 million?
We at Aucamp Scholtz Lubbe want to enhance our offering to our clients and friends by exploiting some of the social media technologies that are available and already used so extensively throughout the world. The following brief overview of our presence in the world of social media and social networking is therefore intended to inform about, and encourage use of, these tools for accessing the information and ideas that we want to put at your service, and for staying abreast of what is happening at our firm.
Follow the links underlined in the text for detailed information on the specific topic.
According to Wikipedia, Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts (messages) of up to 140 characters known as “tweets”. Twitter has been in existence for six years and has an astounding number of 140 million users who send no less that 340 million tweets per day. Read further on http://bit.ly/JVsI
Our Twitter presence intends to focus on themes such as tax in general, being an entrepreneur, managing a business, and working on your business rather than in your business.
Following is a sample of what we have tweeted in the past month:
“SARS reeling under court judgement | Fin24”
“Unhealthy, Stressed Employees Are Hurting Your Business”
“No matter the time of year, it never hurts to re-evaluate your business goals.
How to give your business a perk up”
“SARS denies plans to target wealthy individuals”
“Checking in versus Checking up”
“7 Solutions – Effective Delegation. Give yourself time to work on your business”
“7 Ways to improve liquidity. Find out how to calculate your company’s liquidity ratio and how to improve it.”
To follow us on Twitter, please use this link: http://twitter.com/aslcoza. If you need more details on exactly how to use Twitter, just google “how to use twitter” and you will be surprised by the wealth of information available on the Internet on this subject.
The owners of Facebook describe their product simply as “a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.” Since the value of global friendships was determined by Facebook’s recent IPO to be in excess of $100 billion, we almost feel that further explanation isn’t necessary! Nevertheless, to read more about this social networking service which already has a mind-boggling 900 million users, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/facebook .
Our Facebook presence intends to focus on our social involvements and our offering as a prospective employer to current students. Links are also provided to some posts on our blog. Visit our page www.facebook.com/aucampscholtzlubbe for, inter alia, some photos of social interest, some which humorously illustrate the audit process, and coverage of our recruitment initiatives at the various universities. Sign up on the page to follow us regularly on Facebook.
A blog can be described as a journal published on the Internet in the sense that it provides information that is newsworthy or of current interest. It has been reported that there are more than 180 million blogs around the world.
Our blog is essentially an online collection of all the articles that appear in our newsletter. New articles are “posted” on the blog as they appear while previous articles are kept in an archive that can be accessed at a click. Once you are on the blog you can browse or search for articles by subject category. You also have the option to provide comments on articles.
Visit our blog at http://www.asl.co.za/blog or via our website and sign up to become a follower of our posts.
If you haven’t visited our recently-launched website, please do so. We’re at www.asl.co.za.
The website serves to provide a general background to who we are, the services we offer, our company ethos, our past, our present and what we intend in future. It also focuses on the individuals involved at management and director level.
THE VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA FACILITATE AND EXPEDITE COMMUNICATION. WHY NOT USE THESE TOOLS TO ADD AN EXCITING AND STIMULATING NEW DIMENSION TO YOUR INTERACTION WITH US?