CrowdSourcing at Its Finest

I absolutely love to crowdsource questions. The answers you get are always so interesting and varied, as they say… “more brains are better than one”.

This is an emerging theme in social media with the advent of the latest social media platform, Quora. If you’re not familiar with Quora check out this awesome article from Dia Dalsky ~ “Quora Strategy: The Incomplete Beginner’s Guide”.

Being the person to ask the questions is great sometimes, but I’m a big proponent of “you get out what you put in“, so I always try to answer as many questions as I can.

I was perusing Twitter a few days ago and came across a tweet from @SWonderlin (a must follow social media specialist). She crowdsourced a question for an upcoming segment for her innovative Youtube show, Tweetheart TV: The First Interactive Social Media Show.

Make Sure and Check Out Tweetheart TV

I hate, loathe and abhor auto DM’s, so I definitely wanted to jump all over the question. I responded with…

Automatic DM's SUCK!

In addition to my answer, Stephanie was inundated with responses. She used the responses to gain insights and develop a great segment for Tweetheart TV. Check out the clip here:

I love how she pulls out a few tweets and individually highlights them. This is a great example of engaging with your audience, and then showcasing their value.

Do you engage and empower you social media audience? If you’re looking for some new ideas, think about crowdsourcing, it worked on me!

-Andrew

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About Andrew_ShipPR
I am a communications professional with a track record of proven success as a social media strategist and social media community manager. When I'm not working I love to play golf, run and go out to dinner.

6 Responses to CrowdSourcing at Its Finest

  1. Drew Carls says:

    Andrew, excellent example of crowd-sourcing. This, I believe, is really where the value of your social media network comes to life. I enjoy crowd-sourcing on any social media property, especially when I need help, advice or recommendations. Folks love to engage and I love to receive their thoughts.

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  3. Maureen Richmond says:

    Love the comment about Auto DMs being the same as mall kiosk people. That made me laugh out loud….because it’s so true.

    • Haha ~ Yeah that comment was pretty awesome.

      I would definitely recommend following Matt (@MattLaCasse) ~ He is, as he says, “full of snark”

      Thanks for the comment Maureen!

      -Andrew

  4. Thank you for the introduction to Quora. I’m excited to have found a new outlet into social media in which to engage people. I also like the video from Tweetheart TV. I absolutely agree with everything she said. It’s not the amount of interaction, but more importantly the quality of that interaction. Thanks Andrew!

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